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Senior Finance Project Lead

Dublin City

Job type
Contract / interim
€70,000 - €75,000
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My candidate is a qualified accountant with 19+ years post qualification experience in multiple roles and industries that is looking to make a move into more project based contract positions having been in permanent roles for the last 16 years.

My candidate is Top 6 trained (EY – Now Big 4) in audit before qualifying as a chartered accountant in 1997. After qualifying the candidate moved on to a project accountant position where she was tasked with the implementation of a new fixed asset register.

Most recently the candidate has held Financial Control positions managing teams of up to 6 individuals. In these roles the candidate had overall responsibility for company P&L and co-ordinated the monthly, quarterly and year end processes.

Having worked in permanent positions for the last 16 years the candidate decided they wanted a change so resigned in June 2016 and took some time to spend with family and friends and is now looking to step into the contract market where they can ideally work on project based work.

Comes across extremely well in person. Immediately available.


Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland
Qualification: Chartered Accountant

Qualification: 6 Honours (at honours level)
Completed Leaving Certificate in June 1990

Work History:

Confidential Employer (Communications Solutions Company)
Financial Controller
March 2008 – June 2016

Operational Responsibilities
• Managed team of 6 (direct management of 3) across Finance, Administration, Logistics and Warehousing
• Overall responsibility for company P&L with monthly presentation of financial figures and analysis to Group
• Co-ordinating monthly, quarterly and year end processes
• Managing the organisation’s financial accounting and reporting systems
• Managing financial KPI performance

Strategic Responsibilities
• Member of senior management team
• Annual preparation of Budget and 3 Year Plan, participating in the presentation to the Group COO
• Prepare and analyse financial reports for business units to improve decision making
• Implemented company processes and procedures to ensure cohesion across all functions of the business

• Took part in key acquisition in Ireland
• Successfully brought DBO from 60 days to 35 days
• Served as leader in reducing operating expenses
• Reduced monthly reporting schedule by 3 days by identifying enhanced closing procedures and direct reporting from accounting system
• Consistently met deadlines while demonstrating strong analytical and problem solving skills
• I was selected to attend 2 senior manager courses
• Led project and implementation of the company SEPA project

Confidential Employer (Technology)
August 2000 – February 2008

Finance Director (Jan 2005 – Feb 2008)
Finance Manager (August 2001 – December 2004)
Company Accountant (August 2000 – July 2001)

Operational Responsibilities
• Management of a team of 6 people across Administration and Logistics
• Final responsibility and sign off for all sales contracts
• Monthly management accounts preparation
• Monthly, quarterly and annual reporting to HQ (Venlo , The Netherlands) adhering to strict reporting deadlines
• Annual audit and tax responsibility through to signing and filing of financial statements
• Company treasury and banking functions
Strategic Responsibilities
• Annual budget presentation working closely with the Managing Director
• Worked closely with all Department heads ensuring profitability in all areas
• Implemented a new accounts and contracts system

Confidential Employer (FMCG)
Project Accountant
Jan 2000 – Jul 2000

• Consolidation and interpretation of monthly financials from six sites
• Communication of results to HEFCF
• Consolidation and timetabling of key processes and communication to Business Unit Financial Controllers
• Design of monthly forecast model
• Draft of monthly financial presentation for review with the General Manager Finance

Travelling Australia, New Zealand and Asia
Nov 1998 – Dec 1999

Confidential Employer (Licencing company)
Oct 1997 – Nov 1998

• Completed monthly management accounts
• Submission of tax returns
• Bank reconciliation
• Backup of Company Data nightly

Confidential Employer (Oil)
Project Accountant
Sep 1996 – Oct 1997

• Implementation of a new Fixed Asset Register
• Training of staff in the new system
• Compilation of Procedures Manual
• Participation in implementing a centralised sales ledger, purchases ledger and stock system for 10 locations

• Having completed the Fixed Asset Register my candidate was involved in working with the Project Leader in finalising the consolidated reporting package which would be used in preparing the Report for the Board of Directors. This involved using a report writer tool to extract the information into a valid report for publication to the Board.

Ernst & Young
Audit Senior
1993 - 1997

• Planning and completing audit assignments to auditing standards
• Completing audits to strict deadlines and within budgets, reporting directly to audit partner or director
• At peak times, responsibility for completing several audits simultaneously
• Identifying and communicating findings for internal control weaknesses and deficiencies, non-compliance with regulations, policies and procedures and improvements in economies and efficiencies
• Preparation of statutory financial statements
• Coaching, supervising, co-ordinating and motivating staff in the completion of audits

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