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Head of Finance - Co Louth

Accountancy & Finance
Ref: 449 Date Posted: Monday 03 Oct 2022

All of our jobs are based in Louth/ Meath/ Cavan/ Monaghan/ North Dublin.


Role  :  Head of Finance, Reporting to Finance Director, permanent role based in Co. Louth.


Principal Objective of Position:


Responsible for the accounting, day to day financial management, reconciliation and analysis of the businesses in Ireland & Denmark. Preparation of monthly, quarterly, and year-end reporting. Control and ownership of Balance Sheet and P&L statements.


Key Responsibilities:


Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:


Financial Management & Reporting

  • Monthly financial reporting, management accounts preparation and assist with statutory accounts preparation within internal timeframes.
  • Preparation of a management reporting pack with analysis and commentary on KPI’s, for internal management decision making purposes.
  • Preparation of reconciliations and journal postings for the monthly management accounts.
  • Ongoing working capital, cash flow and overhead management.
  • Ongoing analysis and review of business performance, including recommendations on how to drive commercial improvements within the business.
  • Liaising with our Commercial & Operations Departments in Denmark and supporting them with financial analysis of their business.
  • Ongoing analysis and review volumes and margins, including recommendations on how to drive commercial improvements within the business.

Financial Control & Risk Management

  • Management and oversight of annual internal and external audits ensuring on time completion and reporting.
  • Co-ordination of the preparation of all statutory and tax reporting and filing including VAT, Excise Duty, Payroll and Corporation tax.
  • Management of the transfer price agreements.
  • Management of the internal control environment to ensure it is in line with guidelines and best practice.
  • Co-ordination and preparation of the month end reporting file in line with the internal control framework.
  • Working capital, cash flow and overhead management and optimisation.
  • Working closely with the central operations team (i.e., AP, AR, Treasury, Stock & Logistics) to ensure processes are operating effectively.
  • Working closely with the Group functions to ensure all requirements are met.
  • Management of FX exposure in Denmark.
  • Oversight of daily payments and receipts to ensure transactions are processed accurately and on a timely basis.
  • Fuel supplier relationship management (financial & operational issues).
  • Management of our fuel contract management system.
  • Assist in areas of risk management and compliance and liaise closely with external auditors.
  • Working closely with the central operations teams (i.e., AP, AR, Treasury, Stock & Logistics) to ensure processes are operating effectively.

Budgeting & Forecasting

  • Driving the weekly, monthly, and annual budget and forecasting process in line with Head Office requirements.
  • Review actual performance against budgets & forecasts and report variances on a per customer basis.
  • Drive the annual 3 Year Plan along with senior management team.

Commercial Support


  • Financial support and analysis of business development initiatives.
  • Preparation and submission of capital expenditure requests in line with requirements.
  • Financial support for customer contracts.
  • Benchmarking of financial performance against external measures.
  • Finance support for any acquisition activity.





  • Develop an in depth understanding of the key processes within the SAP system.
  • Support the Finance Director on ad hoc projects as and when required.
  • Interaction with external/internal parties including customers, auditors and Group Compliance teams.
  • Keep up to date on relevant accounting issues that may impact on this business.
  • Perform role in line with all Group HSE and other corporate policies.
  • Team management and training of junior team members.


Education & Experience:

  • Qualified accountant with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a finance & accounting team.
  • Experience gained with a Big-4 firm an asset.
  • Excellent attention to detail and numerical ability.
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team.
  • Capable of working on own initiative.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, time management and presentation skills.
  • Experience in the energy industry desirable.
  • Proficient with Microsoft products.
  • Experience of SAP an advantage.
  • Danish speaker an advantage.

Occasional International travel required.

If you are interested in the above role, please apply to job reference KR/608 on or send your CV in Word to

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