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Financial Controller

Job Title: Financial Controller
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
REF: 91338
Job Published: about 2 months ago

Job Description

Contact: Jenny Dore
Telephone: 086 0449371

Financial Controller (Big 4 Qualified)

Who are the client

Our client, a medical device company in Galway are currently looking to recruit a Financial Controller for their site.

Why this role
  • Leading pharmacutical in County Galway
  • Very competitve salary and benefits
  • Fast career progression
  • Excellent onsite facilities

What will I be doing
  • Lead and manage a high performance Finance Team including FR&C, AP, FP&A & Treasury
  • Continuously review and improve finance processes, systems and procedures to drive measureable improvements in outputs, productivity and quality of information produced.
  • Continually develop and improve the professional skills, competences and business knowledge and profile of finance team members.
Financial Reporting & Control (FR&C)
  • Prepare monthly management accounts and financial pack and ensure accuracy of information included
  • Ensure all monthly schedules, reconciliations and journals are approved in line with best audit practice
  • Manage annual financial audit and preparation of statutory audited accounts
  • Ensure the individual company accounts and related intercompany pricing, journals and cost allocations are compliant with transfer pricing documentation
  • Ensure all statutory returns are submitted accurately within deadlines
  • Maintain a robust system of internal controls, accounting and finance procedures to safeguard company assets, monitor financial performance and meet audit requirements
  • Coordination of insurance renewals for the Group on an annual basis ensuring adequate cover is in place and manage all claims in conjunction with insurance broker
  • Liaise with HR to ensure all payroll is coded correctly on the accounting system
Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)
  • Prepare monthly sales and quarterly gross margin analysis by product and by customer
  • Analyse overhead expenditure monthly and highlight areas of concern and work with relevant managers to improve efficiencies.
  • Prepare summary and analyse the stock levels for each division of the Group and provide input to monthly stock scorecard meeting
  • Prepare annual budget for the Group including Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet and Cashflow Statement including detailed sales, gross margin and overheads analysis.
  • Work closely with Costing Team to gain an understanding of variances between standard and actual costs and update system as required.
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly forecasts based on financial forecast model
  • Provide input as required to rolling five year strategic plan
  • Provide Finance input to Group Operational Excellence and Visual Management initiatives
Accounts Payable (AP)
  • Manage the accounts payable team to ensure all purchase invoices are processed and paid in an efficient manner
  • Dealing with any escalation of invoice queries
  • Review aged creditors listing on a monthly basis and seek clarification where required
  • Review creditor reconciliations on a monthly basis
  • Investigate and implement IT improvements that help improve productivity of the AP team.
  • Monitor controls in place for the approval of purchase invoices to ensure best practice.
  • Prepare/Monitor rolling 12 week cash flow forecasts to ensure the efficient use of available funding
  • Review Invoice Finance balances on a daily basis and ensure all reserves are correct.
  • Prepare weekly report showing overall Group cash position
  • Prepare monthly cash flow forecast for inclusion in financial pack
  • Secure lease finance where appropriate for plant and equipment capital expenditure

What do I need
  • Qualified Accountant with Big 4 training background
  • Minimum 5 years' post qualification experience
  • Proven commercial/operational finance track record in large, complex and demanding environment.
  • Manufacturing experience is an advantage
  • Strong analytical, financial reporting and auditing exposure
  • Demonstrable experience of influence and impact on business decisions.
  • Target and Result driven
  • High business acumen and the ability to build strong and effective working relationship with senior stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and presentation.
  • Clearly demonstrated ability to lead an established Finance team
  • Candidates will also display clear leadership qualities and performance management skills.

For further information on this Financial Controller role in Galway please contact Jenny Dore on 086 0449371 /
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