McCabes Pharmacy engage Barden to support appointment of Finance Manager into potentially career defining role.

Barden is delighted to be acting on behalf of McCabes Pharmacy, to support the appointment of a Finance Manager as a key step in the evolution of their business nationally.

Working in a 7 person finance team and working directly with the Group Finance Director, this role leads a team of two and involves approximately 50% financial accounting and 50% Financial Analysis/Business partnering activity.  In time, it is also expected this person will lead several transformational projects to ensure that the finance function has the ability to directly contribute to operational and strategic decision-making in the future.


“This is a key appointment for McCabes and will be a career-defining opportunity for an ambitious finance professional that wants to play a key role in the future of our rapidly growing business” – Group Finance Director



This will be a varied role with significant opportunity to influence the future of the finance function.  A top-level summary of the day-to-day would include:

  • Preparation of month-end reporting including P&L, Balance Sheet and KPI Analysis.
  • Reconciliation of various balance sheet accounts.
  • Supervise and mentor other members of the accounts team and be the day-to-day support for these colleagues
  • Analysis of and reporting on financial performance.
  • Cash flow analysis.
  • Filing of revenue returns VAT, VIES, RTD etc.
  • Annual budget preparation in collaboration with colleagues from other departments.
  • Year-end audit preparation and liaising with external auditors.
  • Assess the current processes, systems and reporting structures for improvements and time-saving.
  • Assisting the Finance Director with ad hoc projects including the analysis of potential acquisitions and Greenfield projections.
  • Assisting the Finance Director in the management of controls and risks.



  • Qualified Accountant with a minimum of two years PQE.
  • Experience working in the pharmacy, healthcare, and/or retail sector is a distinct advantage.
  • A strong communicator with the ability to bring the numbers to life in the business and help stakeholders make more informed decisions.
  • An adaptable person who likes variety and taking on new challenges.

This is a career-defining role that would suit an early career accountant looking for an organisation where they can make a real difference.

Curious?  You should be.  Contact Bernie Duffy ( and Bernie and her team will take things from there.  Simple.

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