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Group Commercial Controller – Global Sports Organisation

Type Permanent

Salary Negotiable

Location Dublin (All)

Ref # 7021

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Barden are delighted to have been asked to act on behalf of the Group COO to support the appointment of a Group Commercial Controller to oversee the finance and reporting function for a significant global sports organisation.

Leading a seven-person team, this could be a career defining role for the right person as the organisation embarks upon an unprecedented period of transformation.

‘This is a unique opportunity to step into a people leadership role in a period of significant transformation, and to make your mark overtime and with experience have a strong commercial impact on the business’ Group COO.

 The role sits alongside the heads of finance and reports to the Chief Financial Officer


  • Support the CFO in the delivery of finances operational & transformational goals
  • Ensure compliance to internal control strategy and group policies
  • Ensure operational reporting and month end process are accurate and on-time
  • Leading a team through a large scale finance transformation journey
  • Working alongside sales & commercial teams in driving process improvement
  • Facilitating and fostering standardisation & automation of financial operational processes
  • Calculating and monitoring the Key Performance Indicators of the Business
  • Develop internal relationships to ensure accuracy, maintenance and delivery of financial reports, statements, and information.
  • Manage external audit process and produce annual financial statements


  • ACCA (or equivalent)
  • At least 8 years’ experience in financial controllership type role
  • Managed teams
  • Exposure to international finance
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Be ambitious, hard working and a team player
  • Be very comfortable working on their own initiative
  • Have excellent IT and project management skills
  • Multi-tasking and ability to work against tight deadlines
  • Travel may be required

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Bernardo is a qualified lawyer, having qualified in Portugal through a top tier law firm in the country. Before joining the world of recruitment in 2017 he practiced in-house for 4 years with IBM and Parexel, two of the leading multinational companies within the technology and healthcare sectors. Bernardo is an expert in recruitment within the legal, company secretarial and data protection markets. He partners with and supports a variety of companies and clients across all industries, both in the private and public sector, with a particular focus on in-house legal roles.

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