Head of Finance

  • Job Ref: J017852JL
  • Sector: Retail
  • Location: Dublin North
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Salary: Negotiable

Job Description

Excellent opportunity to join the leadership team of a highly successful, well-known Irish retail Group, during an exciting time for the business. The Group continues to enjoy success in a challenging, highly competitive market, and is well positioned for future growth and development. The role has arisen due the planned retirement of the current Finance Director. This key member of the executive team will form close working relationships with the Managing Director and other senior executives, and will have overall responsibility for:

  • Accounting and Finance operations - hands-on involvement in financial reporting, FP&A, budgeting, forecasting, treasury and working capital management, tax, audit
  • Systems – embracing technology, and improving systems performance
  • Management Reporting - setting and reporting on KPI’s, benchmarking
  • Performance – Driving through commercial performance improvement initiatives
  • Strategy - actively contributing to company strategy and strategy delivery
  • Commercial negotiations with brand owners, property leases,
  • Banking – managing banking relationships and funding requirements for future growth and development
  • Board Reporting
  • Leadership – leading and developing the accounting and finance team (c. 7), hands-on role in leadership and HR

Requirements for this Role

Successful candidate will have the following background:

  • Qualified Accountant, with minimum 5 years’ PQE, with experience of leading a finance function within a small to medium sized business, in a fast moving, dynamic environment
  • Commercially astute, with the ability to operate at both strategic and operational levels
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, at all levels, and highly articulate
  • Strong leadership skills and negotiation skills
  • Energetic and highly motivated with the ability to lead a team and add real value to the organisation
  • Strong systems skills

About Our Client

Our client is a well-known and well-established Irish retail Group, with operations primarily in the Dublin area.


An attractive and competitive total compensation package will be available to successfully attract a high calibre person required for this role.