Finance Manager Galway

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Job Description


My client, a Galway based global multinational company seeks to hire an experienced Finance Manager we specific experience managing teams within the areas of AP, AR, and Treasury. This is a permanent role, reporting to the Director of Finance.


  • Lead and manage a high-performance Finance Team including AR, AP, & Treasury
  • Continuously review and improve finance processes, systems and procedures to streamline our accounting functions, drive measurable improvements in outputs, productivity and quality of information produced.
  • Continually develop and improve the professional skills, competences and business knowledge and profile of finance team members.
  • Ensure all monthly schedules, reconciliations and journals are approved
  • Manage annual financial audit and preparation of statutory audited accounts
  • Ensure the individual company accounts and related intercompany pricing, journals and cost allocations are compliant with transfer pricing documentation
  • Ensure all statutory returns and statistical returns are submitted accurately within deadlines
  • Maintain a robust system of internal controls, accounting and finance procedures to safeguard company assets, monitor financial performance and meet audit requirements
  • Promote regulatory compliance
  • Coordination of insurance renewals for the Group on an annual basis ensuring adequate cover is in place and manage all claims in conjunction with insurance broker
  • Liaise with HR to ensure all payroll is coded correctly on the accounting system
  • Manage the AP team to ensure all purchase invoices are processed and paid efficiently
  • Dealing with any escalation of invoice queries
  • Review aged creditors listing on a monthly basis and seek clarification where required
  • Review creditor reconciliations on a monthly basis
  • Investigate and implement IT improvements that help improve productivity of the AP team.
  • Monitor controls in place for the approval of purchase invoices to ensure best practice.
  • Prepare/Monitor rolling 12-week cash flow forecasts
  • Review Invoice Finance balances on a daily basis and ensure all reserves are correct.
  • Prepare weekly report showing overall Group cash position
  • Prepare monthly cash flow forecast for inclusion in financial pack
  • Secure lease finance where appropriate for plant and equipment capital expenditure
  • Manage the AR team to ensure all customer invoices are collected in an efficient manner
  • Dealing with any escalation of customer account queries
  • Review and monitor aged debtors listing on a monthly basis and keep ageing current
  • Review monthly debtor’s scorecard and ensure account allocations are up to date with minimal credit balances held
  • Support the Accounts Receivable Controller in chasing debt collections through litigation
  • Investigate and implement IT improvements that help improve productivity of the AR team.
  • Monitor controls in place for the approval of customer rebates to ensure best practice.
  • Ensure invoice discounting is reconciled monthly along with efficient drawdown methods


  • Qualified Accountant preferably with Big 4 training background, but not essential
  • Minimum 5 years’ post qualification experience
  • Proven commercial/operational finance track record in large, complex and demanding environment.
  • Previous manufacturing experience would be a significant advantage, but not essential.
  • Strong analytical, financial reporting and auditing exposure.
  • Demonstrable experience of influence and impact on business decisions.
  • Target and Results driven.
  • High business acumen and the ability to build effective working relationships.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and presentation.
  • Clearly demonstrated ability to lead an established Finance team.
  • Candidates will also display clear leadership qualities and performance management skills.
  • Previous experience with a leading ERP system (e.g. SAP) would be a significant advantage.


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