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Finance Director (Manufacturing)

Type Permanent

Salary Negotiable

Location Cork City

Ref # 8254

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Barden are proud to have been selected as exclusive partners on a very exciting Finance Director appointment.

Our client is an established manufacturing company with a proven track record of delivering high-quality products for its clients. The business is entering a new phase of accelerated growth and are looking for a talented Finance Director to lead financial strategy and operations. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team at a pivotal moment in the company’s history.

As Finance Director, you will play a key role in guiding the strategic vision of the business while ensuring robust financial control. You will report directly to the CEO and collaborate with the executive team to drive business growth.

If you possess an ambitious mindset and are looking for a new challenge, then please get in touch for a confidential discussion.


  • Develop and execute financial strategies to support the company’s growth plans. Provide insights and recommendations to the executive team.
  • Work closely with key stakeholders across the business to provide financial guidance and support decision-making.
  • Oversee financial operations, including accounting, budgeting, forecasting, and cash flow management. Ensure compliance with relevant regulations and standards.
  • Collaborate with the executive team to define business objectives and develop long-term financial plans.
  • Identify and manage financial risks, implementing controls and mitigation processes.
  • Prepare accurate and timely financial reports for internal and external stakeholders, including investors and regulatory bodies.
  • Lead and develop the finance team, fostering a culture of excellence and continuous improvement.
  • Work with private equity partners to meet their reporting requirements and support their investment strategy.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field (Master’s degree preferred).
  • Professional accounting qualification (e.g., ACA, ACCA, or equivalent).
  • Proven experience in a senior finance role, ideally within a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with private equity-backed companies is a strong advantage.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong leadership and communication abilities, with a track record of building and leading high-performing teams.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-growth environment.


Hi, we’re Barden.  We’re the Partner Led Talent Advisory & Recruitment Firm that puts Talent first. With practices across Accounting & Tax, Business Support, Financial Services, Legal, Life Sciences, Supply Chain, and Technology, we help build world-class teams for Ireland’s top companies and we help top Talent achieve their ambitions. Simple.

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