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Financial Controller (Irish Business)

Type Permanent

Salary Negotiable

Location Cork (All)

Ref # 7971

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We are delighted to be partnering exclusively with a successful medium sized business in Cork to identify a Financial Controller to join their team. The business has celebrated significant growth over the last 30 years and is well positioned for further expansion.

The Financial Controller will report to an impressive Finance Director who promotes an excellent culture on the team. This is a broad role which involves overseeing the day-to-day Finance activities, capitalising on digitalisation, and implementing best practice systems and controls.

The ideal candidate will have a good energy, be a strong communicator and be technically strong.  

Please get in touch for more information (, or my colleagues Denis Galvin ( and Simon Cogan (



Roles and Responsibilities:

–    Responsibility for quarterly and year-end reporting, providing analysis and recommendations to assist the management team in understanding business performance and decision making.

–    Take the lead role in the preparation of statutory accounts and management of the external audit.

–    Continuous improvement initiatives, leveraging existing and new technologies to enhance the control environment and improve all elements of financial information.

–    Provide strong balance sheet and working capital management.

–    Provide day-to-day leadership, direction, and coaching to the Finance Team.

–    Ad hoc duties and projects to support the growing needs of the business.

“The ideal candidate is someone who is willing to be hands on with operational elements of Finance, have a questioning mindset and interest in implementing best practice controls and processes. Here, you will have a voice and we value the experience and knowledge a strong Finance professional can bring to the table.” – Finance Director



–    Professional Accountancy qualification with 5+ years PQE.

–    Strong interpersonal and communication skills with attention to detail and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

–    Proven ability to influence at all levels in the organization.

–    Organized and efficient with ability to prioritize workload and follow through on tasks.

–    Strong technical skills.

–    Positive ‘can do’ attitude.


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

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