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Financial Controller - Waterford

ICDS Recruitment

  • Wexford / Cork / Waterford
  • Negotiable
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 12/07/2012
  • Emer Moore
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Financial Controller with 10+yrs experience at senior managerial level in the Construction / Manufacturing / Engineering industries required for permanent role in Waterford.


Financial Controller with 10+yrs experience at senior managerial level in the Construction / Manufacturing / Engineering industries required for permanent role in Waterford.


  • This position, reporting to the Managing Director, involves the complete management of the financial affairs of this medium sized Mechanical Engineering Company ensuring growth and profitability.
  • Responsible for leading and managing all financial planning, analysis and accounting control related activities for manufacturing and installation works on and off site. 
  • This role is responsible for providing financial, business and strategic oversight / guidance to the Managing Director and General Manager.
  • This position is responsible for leading and developing a team of direct reports and should engage as a collaborative member of the management team.


  • Establish / manage the company’s financial outlook by developing and maintaining a robust 5 year finance strategy with a key focus on sales and export growth.
  • Continually monitor current performance to provide feedback to management and ensure that the organization remains on track to meet long term and short term financial goals.
  • Participate in and lead certain aspects of factory and site operations, system upgrades, Lean and process excellence to strive for efficiency improvements in all areas.
  • Lead, manage and develop a Manufacturing Finance Plan ensuring accountability across all departments and sections of the company.
  • Responsible for preparation of accurate product/project margin reports for management.
  • Be a driving influence in creating initiatives with other functions to achieve world class performance in lean practices and cost management.
  • Ability to implement and improve processes and procedures for cashflow, pricing, costs savings and waste reduction
  • Assure 100% compliance to all local tax regulations
  • Establish and maintain the organisations accounting principles, best practices and procedures
  • Prepare financial reports and present findings and recommendations to Managing Director
  • Direct the preparation of financial statements, business activity reports, annual budgets, annual audited financial statements and other required reports
  • Continuous improvement in management control, namely in the efficiency of resources and their productivity, oriented towards a policy based on cost assessment and control
  • Prepare and analyze on-going financial trends in manufacturing operations (absorption factors) including performing in-depth analyses to help understand trends, align business unit strategy appropriately, and drive business transformation.
  • Enable better management by providing controlling indicators and reports, working with the company directors in analyzing the performance of each of the workshops and the various sites and maintaining reports on variance analysis, project and performance metrics
  • Develop strong cross functional relationships ensuring that managers are provided with the appropriate information to assist cost effective and value adding decision making
  • Manage / Review / First approval of all capital expenditure requests.
  • Monitor deviations of approved budgets to anticipate savings and efficient investment payback.
  • Provide management information on the profitability of products, projects, and or customers
  • Approve company expenditures budgets of operational costs and capital investments
  • Increase collaboration with customers and suppliers to define product requirement
  • Enforce compliance of the company finance rules and policies on the sites
  • With a focus on the company strategy, act as a key advisor to the site Managing Directors and General Manager by proposing new methodologies and objectives for the areas under their coordination, as well allocation of resources.
  • Ensure the integrity, accuracy and timeliness of all management reports. Prepare monthly analytical accounting reports, product costing reports, budget deviations,
  • Maintain a solid management control reporting information system on all aspects of site’s cost metrics
  • Responsible for overall annual planning process and quarterly forecasts
  • Co-ordinate monthly Outlook process – driving activity and productivity targets
  • Manage the Cost accounting/FP&A function and develop direct reports
  • Negotiate cost effective contracts with suppliers and approve purchase orders to vendors



  • University graduate with qualification in the field of Business, Engineering or Finance
  • Qualified accountant – ACCA/ CIMA/ ACA
  • 10 + years experience in Construction/Manufacturing/Engineering industries
  • 10+ years experience at senior managerial level (Finance area)
  • Ability to motivate, direct, lead and manage senior managers.
  • Must be h

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