Job Description

Finance Director – North Dublin

Ref No: AM18052

County Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Competitive salary

Finance Director – North Dublin.

This role will entail managing a group of finance professionals to provide financial direction, reporting, and control to the plant and legal entity to ensure attainment of cost objectives within the guidelines of corporate policies, procedures, and generally accepted accounting principles (standards).
The role holder will report directly to the Vice President of Finance and act as a strategic business partner to the senior management team as well as a being a member of the Manufacturing financial organisation. The person will be expected to develop good working relationships within the department, with local senior management and finance personnel in the corporate departments.

Key tasks and responsibilities:
• Provide analytical, forecasting, budgeting, and financial guidance and support to all functions at the site.
• Directs and/or prepares all financial statements, reports, and analysis for the site.
• Recruits, manages, and develops the legal entity finance staff to ensure an uninterrupted and efficient accounting operation.
• Direct and/or prepares all statutory and corporate financial statements, reports and analysis for the site. Liaise with external and internal auditors, tax and legal advisors, providing all necessary information and process support.
• Directs and participates in the annual plant budgeting, forecasting, and financial planning processes, ensuring compliance to timetables and procedures.
• Directs the development of accurate product costing and variance reporting, implementing improvements to reporting and systems as required.
• Participate as an integral part of the Plant management team, providing financial analyses, evaluations, decision making insights and interpretations on all aspects of manufacturing operations. Initiates meetings with manufacturing management to drive financial performance, resolve cost problems and recommends cost management concepts, methods, and procedures to facilitate operational controls.
• Establishes and maintains effective internal control procedures and systems, including compliance monitoring in accordance with corporate policies and GAAP. Review and control of plant capital asset requests and preparation/validation of associated financial analysis. Responsible for management and results of local annual audit.
• To be the Finance lead on strategic projects such as new product development, capital investments, continuous improvement and other site initiatives as required.
• Provide financial leadership for the global supply chain transformation projects, both with respect to site implementation and by contributing to the shape and direction of the manufacturing plans.

Interested applicants should have:
CIMA/ACCA Accounting qualification, BA/BS Degree in Accounting/Finance or equivalent qualification. MBA, CPA, or equivalent profession accreditation required.
At least 10 years' significant financial senior management and reporting experience.
Knowledge of IAS, US, GAAP & Sarbox.
Extensive knowledge of product costing techniques, and inventory accounting and management.
Minimum 10 years’ manufacturing experience
Track record of leading significant business transformation activities
Computer literacy commensurate with the scope and level of this role.
ERP systems knowledge, preferably SAP
Proven track record of digital innovation and sustained process improvements
Understanding of legal entity board structure, procedures and corporate governance practices
Experience of working in a large multi-national organisation


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