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Head of Group Financial Reporting

Type Permanent

Salary Negotiable

Location Dublin South

Ref # 5821

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Our client is an Irish headquartered PLC with growing operations outside of Ireland and significant expansion plans. We are working together to recruit a Head of Group Financial Reporting for their growing team based in South Dublin.

“This broad role requires strong technical capabilities coupled with leadership ability. We are seeking a high calibre and talented senior finance professional who has a proven track record operating at this level. The successful candidate will be a supportive, confident, and ambitious people person who can thrive in a rapidly growing organisation.” Group CFO


Financial Reporting:

  • Oversee the Group Financial Reporting function.
  • Oversee accounting for and monthly reporting of all group companies.
  • Lead preparation of monthly Group consolidated management reporting.
  • Manage period end close and provision of accurate information and analysis for board and shareholder reporting, with focus on optimising month end close process.
  • Ensure the Company meets all public company reporting deadlines, including publication of Annual Report and Interim Results.
  • Manage the Audit process and timelines, ensuring that consolidated and statutory financial statements are produced in line with relevant accounting standards and all areas of judgement are documented for the audit committee.
  • Evolve the department by designing and executing process improvement initiatives and best practice that will enhance maturity of the function.
  • Support the CFO and wider Finance team on additional finance projects and ad hoc support as required throughout the year.
  • Lead and develop the existing Group Financial Reporting team and enhance capability to meet future long-term needs of the finance team.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with internal stakeholders including Internal Audit, FP&A, Capital Expenditure, Business Unit Finance Teams, Investor Relations, Treasury and Tax etc.


Education, Qualifications & Experience :

  • A qualified and technically minded accountant (ACA, ACCA, CPA) with minimum 10-12 years post qualification experience.
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in a finance leadership role.
  • Senior leadership and reporting experience in a large-scale leading multinational company, PLC experience an advantage.
  • Proven people management experience with ability to lead, influence and build appropriate career and development plans for a growing team of finance professionals.

Additional Key Skills & Attributes:

  • Genuinely believes in the importance of talent development and management within the team as key to the creation of a positive, engaging work environment and to the overall future growth of the business.
  • A positive attitude with a hands-on, solution-oriented approach.
  • A dynamic individual who is adaptable and can thrive in a rapidly growing and evolving organisation.
  • Experience delivering to deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent stakeholder management and communications skills in dealing with individuals and groups at all levels, both internally and externally.
  • Driven and committed, and ambitious in terms of career development and progression.
  • Strong people management skills with proven track record of building a high performing team and acting as a coach and role model to employees in line with culture values.
  • Demonstrate strong analytical capability to interpret and challenge data and to interrogate financial systems.


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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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