Group Financial Controller

Posted: 09/11/2023

Job Consultant
Adam Ryan
Principal Consultant

Group Financial Controller - Global Logistics Group


The role encompasses a wide range of duties and responsibilities, which include, but are not limited to:

  1. Supervising finance team members to coordinate and fulfill both internal and external reporting requirements while ensuring compliance with reporting needs for the group and its subsidiary companies.
  2. Offering guidance to accounting teams on intricate accounting matters and providing clear directives for addressing high-level financial inquiries.
  3. Preparing, analyzing, and overseeing the group's financial statements.
  4. Assuming full responsibility for the budget and financial reporting cycle of subsidiary group companies.
  5. Compiling group Board trading updates and commentary papers in preparation for monthly board meetings.
  6. Creating financial forecasts for the entire group.
  7. Generating regular, detailed cash flow analyses for the Finance Director, in advance of each monthly board meeting.
  8. Leading the evolution of the finance function, including system and software improvements, automation of report generation, and the integration of AI to streamline certain finance department processes.
  9. Supervising the annual audit engagement with the group's external auditor, ensuring timely and on-schedule compliance with audit requirements.
  10. Overseeing the group's tax affairs and all related returns, both domestically and internationally, in close collaboration with the group's tax advisers.
  11. Monitoring and enhancing tax compliance controls, structures, and automated processes to effectively manage the group's overall tax compliance.
  12. Providing leadership and guidance to accounting teams.
  13. Identifying projects within the Finance Department as part of an ongoing improvement program, leveraging technology and financial systems to streamline financial processes.


Qualifications and Experience:

Ideal candidates should possess the following qualifications and experience:

  • Qualified accountant (ACA or ACCA) with a minimum of 7 years of relevant post-qualification experience in a similar senior role within an organization of comparable scale and complexity.
  • Exceptional technical accounting skills and the ability to make high-level financial decisions.
  • Strong commercial acumen with a proven track record in commercial projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in a complex environment with a history of success.
  • Experience at the board level.
  • Proficiency in project management and delivery.
  • Proven ability to lead and manage teams in a fast-paced, dynamic, and ever-changing environment.
  • Capability to produce timely and insightful reports and distribute critical information to support decision-making.
  • A track record of implementing technological changes for continuous improvement in financial operations.
  • Ability to meet and deliver on tight deadlines.
  • Good working knowledge of Irish and UK tax legislation.
  • A history of effectively engaging with internal stakeholders.
The Offer
  • Full time, Permanent
  • Base Salary €100k - €115k + bonus and benefits.
  • Reports to Group FD and is part of senior leadership team.
  • Oversees finance function of circa 20 heads.
  • Excellent long term career growth potential
  • Full time, on-site for first 6 months, some flexibility thereafter.

If you meet the qualifications and are excited about the opportunity to contribute to the success of a fast growing global business please contact Adam Ryan at Fortis or apply using the link provided.

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