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Senior Manager / Controller

Type Permanent

Salary Negotiable

Location Cork City

Ref # 8362

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Barden are excited to be partnering exclusively with the leader of a Global Business to identify a Senior Manager / Controller. This is an opportunity to join an established business in a leadership capacity during a very exciting growth phase for the company. 

Reporting to a very impressive and personable Global Lead, this role will offer pace, variety and further progression for the right person. Leading a large team of qualified accountants, you will play a pivotal role in the success of the controllership function.

“I’m seeking to speak with ambitious individuals who are looking to join a dynamic organisation and make an impact. I want to to build a partnership with someone for the long term where we can achieve our aligned professional goals” – Global Finance Lead

If you are results focused, a strategic thinker, team player and natural leader with significant technical accounting skills, please get in touch for more information on this Senior Finance opportunity.


  • Oversee accounting close and financial reporting activities.
  • Ensure compliance with international and local GAAP rules.
  • Coordinate and present quarterly accounting issues to senior finance leadership and external auditors.
  • Manage the preparation, audit, and filing of statutory financial statements for all entities under remit.
  • Ensure controls and compliance across all functions within the wider finance team.
  • Lead internal and external direct tax reporting and filings.
  • Drive change initiatives and participate in cross-functional projects.
  • Develop and maintain internal controls related to accounting and financial reporting systems.
  • Foster a continuous improvement culture, defining and maintaining key performance indicators (KPIs).
  • Recruitment, retention, motivation, and development of a large finance team.


  • 7-10 years of business experience, including management in an international organization.
  • Expertise in general accounting policies, regional statutory and tax reporting requirements.
  • Background in Big 4 or similar, with significant exposure to large companies.
  • Proficiency with large scale ERP systems e.g Oracle / SAP.
  • Strong skills in accounting, customer service, process improvement, and project management.
  • Proven experience in leading teams, both directly and remotely, with effective people management skills.
  • Ability to quickly establish credibility and influence at multiple levels within the organisation.


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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