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Finance Transformation – Director Business Consulting

Type Permanent

Salary Negotiable

Location Dublin (All)

Ref # 8103

Are you a Consulting and Transformation professional looking for a move to one of Ireland’s leading Business Consulting teams?  Do you currently support businesses who are focusing on creating agile & dynamic finance functions, that enable them to align finance strategies to broader strategic priorities?

About The Opportunity

Barden are delighted to partner exclusively with a leading Business Consulting practice to support the appointment of a ‘Director – Finance Transformation’ to their Business Consulting practice. 

The Business is expanding its Consulting practice in Ireland and are seeking to recruit for a key leadership position within their Business Consulting Finance (BS Finance) team.  The BC Finance team assists clients in building Finance functions that are business-focused, cost-effective and agile in meeting the needs of all their stakeholders.  They also work with clients across different industry sectors to develop and enhance Global Business Services solutions to deliver standardised, end-to-end processes across multi-disciplinary support functions.

“Key to many of our Finance Transformation engagements is the identification, evaluation and deployment of the right technology to support our clients’ business agenda. In particular, this involves intertwining our Finance and Shared Services portfolio with other offerings like cyber security, analytics, RPA and digital technologies. In order to support our continued growth we are seeking an experienced consulting professional who will drive the continued growth of our Finance Transformation services in Ireland – both by developing a portfolio of business built on valued relationships with external clients and growing a team with specialised skills in this area to meet our clients’ needs.” Partner – Business Consulting


As a Director for our Finance Transformation services, you will be required to:

  • Develop and maintain long-term client relationships and networks including the development of relationships with team members across all practices to serve client needs.
  • Lead business development and client pursuit efforts with a strong insight of the market and past sales record of having won new business and developed existing accounts.
  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert on Finance matters and stay abreast of emerging business and industry trends relevant to our clients’ business, such as Business Analytics, Robotic Process Automation and Managed Services.
  • Effectively lead delivery of client engagements, including:
    • Managing and motivating client engagement teams with diverse skills and backgrounds.
    • Drive high-quality work products within expected timeframes and on budget.
    • Monitor progress, manage risk and ensure key stakeholders are kept informed about progress and expected outcomes.
    • Manage expectations of client service delivery
  • Demonstrate expertise and in-depth technical capabilities in the areas of Finance operations and processes; Finance operating models; Global Business Services and Finance technologies.
  • Foster an innovative and inclusive team-oriented work environment and play an active role in counselling and mentoring junior consultants within the organisation.
  • Demonstrate ability to quickly assimilate to new knowledge and possess good business acumen.


Skills Required:

  • Minimum of 8-10 years’ relevant experience. Key areas of experience include previous consulting experience and experience within Finance Reporting (VPM) and Finance Process & Automation.
  • MBA, ACCA/ACA/CIMA and/or PMP/Prince2 qualification.
  • Strong market focus with ability to identify and build new opportunities and client relationships and a proven ability to write and shape proposals.
  • Experience managing senior stakeholders, providing constructive challenge and robust advice to the senior management including C-suite. Development of strategic Finance and IT relationships with C-suite decision makers.
  • Experience across the complete lifecycle of Transformation projects, from concept through execution and ongoing operations.
  • Excellent Technology knowledge and experience, covering current trends and best practice Consulting, complemented by strong Finance functional and operations understanding.
  • Characteristics of a forward thinker and self-motivator that thrives on new challenges and adapts quickly to learning new knowledge.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and manage a team of junior consulting professionals.

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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