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Head of Group Finance

Type Permanent

Salary Negotiable

Location Dublin West

Ref # 8344

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Barden are delighted to lead an exclusive retained search for a prestigious Irish PLC headquartered in Dublin, to support the appointment of a Head of Group Finance.


This is a unique opportunity for an ambitious senior finance professional to join a dynamic and forward-thinking organisation, renowned for its innovation and leadership within the industry.


About the Role

As the Head of Group Finance, you will be a key member of the finance leadership team, responsible for leading the accounting function including technical accounting, consolidation and reporting across the group. You will lead a high-performing group finance team, ensuring robust financial governance, strategic planning, and insightful analysis to support the company’s growth and success.


About the role:

  • Oversee all aspects of group accounting operations, including the month-end close process and annual audit.
  • Ensure the timeliness and accuracy of financial and management reporting data.
  • Supervise the preparation and communication of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements.
  • Develop a high-quality corporate governance environment, enhance policies and procedures, and participate in leading relevant portions of Audit Committee meetings.
  • Lead the technical accounting and guidance process for the group, implementing accounting policies across the organisation.
  • Ensure conformity with professional accounting standards and best practices in accordance with GAAP.
  • Manage external reporting requirements, including the preparation of the Annual Report.
  • Serve as the Finance integration lead for M&A activities.
  • Develop a finance talent agenda to attract the best finance talent, with a view to succession planning at every level and strong career development opportunities for finance team.


About the person:

  • Qualified Accountant with at least 10 years PQE.
  • Proven track record in a senior group finance leadership role within a large Irish PLC.
  • Big Four accounting experience essential, SEC reporting experience preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures essential.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence at all levels.
  • Deep understanding of financial regulations and best practices.

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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