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FP&A Director

Type Permanent

Salary Negotiable

Location Dublin North

Ref # 8199

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In Barden, we are delighted to have been chosen by the executive team of a leading Irish business to act exclusively in the appointment of an FP&A Director to set up and shape the financial planning & analysis function for their rapidly growing business.


“With a significant footprint in Ireland and the UK now is the right time for us to put the structures and processes in place to support not just the business that we are but the business we will become. This is an incredible opportunity for someone to come in and create a significant new finance workstream right here in Dublin” – Global CFO


We are looking for an ambitious and innovative leader, someone capable of leveraging their extensive financial planning & analysis experience to lead transformation initiatives and implement cutting-edge automation solutions. Your primary responsibility will be overseeing all aspects of financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, and analysis, to support decision-making across the organisation.


As a direct report to the CFO and a member of the Finance Leadership Team, you will provide professional leadership while managing a high-performance team.




  • Budgeting and Forecasting: Taking the lead in the annual budgeting and forecasting procedures, collaborating closely with the finance business partnering team to generate precise financial projections.
  • Financial Modelling: Develop and maintain financial models to scrutinise business performance, detect trends, and predict future outcomes.
  • Variance Analysis: Supplying in-depth variance analysis and explain the primary drivers of financial performance to senior management.
  • Strategic Reporting: Supervising the compilation of monthly, quarterly, and yearly financial reports to ensure their accuracy and completeness.
  • Process Enhancements: Identifying avenues for refining reporting and analysis processes to enhance efficiency.
  • Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A): Taking the helm in financial due diligence for potential acquisitions, evaluating risks, and pinpointing opportunities for value creation.
  • Integration Support: Providing assistance in the integration of acquired companies and mitigating disruptions to business operations.
  • Team Development: Offering guidance and nurturing a high-performing FP&A team, fostering collaboration and facilitating continuous learning.





  • Qualified accountant (or equivalent) with circa 8+ years of leadership experience in a UK&I or similar, multijurisdictional, financial planning & analysis type role
  • Demonstrates exceptional interpersonal skills and strong communication abilities, with a proven track record of effective collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong proficiency in financial modelling, forecasting techniques, and data visualisation tools (e.g. Power BI, Excel, Hyperion, Tableau).
  • Possesses a track record in leading large-scale financial transformation projects and driving process automation initiatives.
  • Demonstrated success in leading M&A due diligence and integration efforts, preferred.
  • Exhibits a results-driven approach, characterized by an energetic leadership style that inspires others to achieve their goals.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to continuously improving core business processes and systems.
  • Possesses the ability and confidence to challenge existing norms and readily embrace change.



This role offers a unique opportunity to drive change and lead the organisation towards a future marked by enhanced efficiency, precision, and financial excellence.

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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