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Finance Director – SME

Type Permanent

Salary Negotiable

Location Dublin (All)

Ref # 8230

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Barden are delighted to have been asked to act exclusively on behalf of the CEO to support the appointment of a Financial Controller to oversee the Finance function for an Irish SME company.


‘This is a unique opportunity to join a fast-growing SME company, rolling up your sleeves and being very hands on to make your mark overtime and with experience have a strong commercial impact on the business’ CEO


This role would suit a finance professional with circa. 5-8 years PQE currently in a Financial Controller type role, with experience working within an SME environment.


Key Responsibilities: As the Financial Controller, you will play a crucial role in driving financial success and contributing to the ambitious growth plan. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Overseeing financial reporting, ensuring accuracy and compliance.
  • Active involvement in day-to-day financial operations.
  • Collaborating with the leadership group, including key executives.
  • Fostering a continuous improvement mindset.



  • Qualified accountant, with 5-8 years PQE.
  • Previous experience in an SME environment an advantage.
  • Strong commercial finance background.
  • Proven expertise in driving financial success and growth.
  • Ability to work closely with leadership teams and contribute to strategic decision-making.

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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Elaine Brady leads a team of accounting recruitment experts that work exclusively with the accounting professionals across Leinster. With a deep understanding of leading businesses, team structures, cultures and the nuances of the Leinster market, Elaine and her team, many of whom are accountants themselves, go to great lengths to provide a consultative and supportive service to the people they work with. Elaine and her team are where accounting professionals in Leinster go for advice before they start looking for a job.

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