Head of Finance

  • Job Ref: J017453EM
  • Sector: Asset Manager
  • Location: Dublin C.C.
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Salary: Negotiable

Job Description

A newly created Head of Finance position has arisen with a leading Asset Manager. This exciting opportunity will have full responsibility for the finance function in Dublin, including responsibility for accounting, reporting and control functions. Key accountabilities will include:

  • Provide leadership and direction to the Dublin Finance team ensuring that work priorities are organised efficiently and that individuals are actively coached, trained and developed
  • Key contact for Group, managing the financial close process and overseeing the quarterly consolidation of certain CLOs into the Group’s financial statements and the provision of associated disclosure templates, completed accurately and timely in accordance with US GAAP
  • Ensuring a robust control environment for all financial processes, to ensure compliance with all relevant obligations including Sarbanes Oxley
  • Manage the year end audits working with multiple stakeholders and 3rd party administrators to ensure audits run smoothly and financial statements are accurate, in accordance with Irish/UK GAAP and IFRS, and are approved and filed by the deadline
  • Leverage a deep understanding of complex fund and investment strategies to ensure that NAV and investor reporting is accurate and that 3rd party fund administrators are in line with service levels
  • Regular interaction with the Portfolio Management team in relation to performance tracking of CLOs and funds and assisting the Investor Relations team with requests from existing and potential investors
  • Key Finance contact for the Central Bank of Ireland and responsible for implementing systems & controls to meet relevant regulatory requirements (e.g. periodic filings, ICAAP and Liquidity Policy)
  • Partner with in house Tax team and external advisors on tax compliance requirements and structuring as required. This will include, inter-alia, contribution to Transfer Pricing studies, review of corporate and indirect tax returns

Requirements for this Role

  • University Graduate and qualified accountant with Big 4 audit experience of Funds required
  • Extensive experience in a similar role with relevant experience in the financial services industry
  • Strong technical accounting experience in US GAAP, IFRS, and Irish GAAP
  • Exposure to the alternative fund industry, particularly hedge funds or credit funds
  • Exposure to the regulatory framework in Ireland and in particular MiFID
  • Strong communication skills with the ability and gravitas to present credibly, challenge and probe and to engage with varied and senior stakeholders

About Our Client

Our client is a leading international Asset Manager.


An attractive employment package commensurate with experience will apply.