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Group Financial Controller

Type Permanent

Salary €100 000+

Location Dublin City Centre

Ref # 3644

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Barden are working exclusively with the CFO of an Irish PLC to recruit a Group Financial Controller.  Based in the Dublin Head Office, the Group Financial Controller of this international business will have overall responsibility for Financial Accounting and Reporting, Tax and Treasury and manage a team of excellent finance professionals.  There is huge potential in this role and it will suit a strong senior finance professional who has aspirations to become a Head of Finance/CFO in the future.  This business is very agile and fast paced and provides huge learning and opportunity to the right candidate.


  • Key member of the senior management team providing support to the CFO as necessary
  • Management and development of finance, tax and treasury teams which include very accomplished senior finance managers
  • Overall responsibility for the monthly management accounts and all necessary quarterly and annual group reporting and business performance analysis for the listed international business
  • Support Corporate M&A team
  • Management of Corporate Tax Strategy
  • Responsible for all technical accounting issues and updates as necessary
  • Manage and control key systems and processes
  • Regular presentations to Board Members
  • Involvement in ad hoc projects as required


  • ACA/ACCA Qualified Accountant – preferably Big 4 trained
  • 10 to 15 years PQE
  • Must have significant PLC Reporting experience
  • Presently in a Senior Financial Controller/Finance Director/Head of Finance role
  • Proven ability to successfully manage managers
  • Strong technical skills and experience
  • Highly organised and efficient person
  • Self driven and assertive with excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Problem solver and critical thinker mindset


Barden’s Accounting and Tax recruitment practice is where finance professionals go before they start looking for a job. Make sure you get expert advice about your Accounting / Tax career from Barden first – your future is just too important to leave to chance.

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Sandra Quinn is qualified, big 4 trained accountant and leads our executive search recruitment practice in Ireland supporting senior appointments across industry, financial services and professional services firms. With a deep understanding of executive level recruitment Sandra specialises in CFO/Finance Director or similar appointments but also handles other executive appointments for key clients on a retained basis. Sandra and her team are where CEOs and Boards in Ireland go for advice before they start hiring their leadership team.

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