Group Finance Manager

Recruiter
IPL Global
Location
Dublin (City), Leinster (IE)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
07 Sep 2023
Closes
07 Oct 2023
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Manager

IPL is a global leading sustainable packaging solutions provider that manufactures specialty rigid packaging products used in the food, consumer, agricultural, logistics and environmental markets. We have over 2,500 colleagues in 20 manufacturing facilities, two corporate & sales offices and three R&D facilities across the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Continental Europe, and China. IPL operates in a fast paced and dynamic environment and has significant growth plans, acquiring four businesses within the past year.

Read more about our story at: www.iplglobal.com

 

Position Title: Group Finance Manager

Location: Dublin

IPL offers a hybrid working model

As a Group Financial Controller, you will have leadership of the financial close process, oversee the relationship with the auditors and liaise with them throughout the quarterly review and year end audit. You will also manage and develop the BI360 financial reporting suite and take a leading role in the rollout of a new consolidation system. You will collaborate with other finance teams in head office (tax and FP&A) and across the divisions to ensure accounting alignment, and provision of technical financial accounting advice. In this position, you will provide accounting expertise on M&A transactions from pre-acquisition due diligence to post-acquisition integration.

Job Overview and key duties (agile)

  • Lead the monthly Group financial consolidated close process with a continuous improvement approach focused on efficiency, accuracy, scalability, and load balancing across the team.
  • Responsible for the review of quarterly financial information pack and quarterly financial statement including the financial integrity and timeliness of the information reported to key stakeholders.
  • Play a leading role in liaising with the Group’s auditors throughout the quarterly review process and year-end audit, including managing the relationship with auditors
  • Assess opportunities to improve existing systems including identifying areas of efficiency and control improvement
  • Responsible for managing and maintaining the required high level of effective controls including coordinating the internal and external audits of the business to ensure compliance with the Group internal control policies and quarterly control submissions
  • Look to implement and continuously improve management information packs and monthly accounts close process and drive the introduction of new and better processes
  • Assume overall leadership for accounting policy and procedures. Determine and recommend internal accounting and reporting procedures and policies across divisions align with group and to drive continuous improvement.
  • Work collaboratively with other finance teams in head office (tax and FP&A) and across the divisions to ensure accounting alignment, and provision of technical financial accounting advice.
  • Provide accounting expertise on M&A transactions from pre-acquisition due diligence through post-acquisition integration
  • Manage and develop the financial reporting suite (on BI360) and take a leading role in Head Office in connection with the Group’s rollout of a new ERP system (IFS).
  • Preparation and review of Irish and UK statutory filings, as required.
  • Execute ad hoc projects as needed and prioritized by the Group Financial controller.
  • Oversight and review of the Head Office monthly pay-runs and oversight of Head Office cash-forecasting.
  • Execute ad hoc projects as needed and prioritized by the Group Financial controller.
  • Oversight and review of the Head Office monthly pay-runs and oversight of Head Office cash-forecasting.

Additional information (including specialized qualifications / skills)

  • Recognised accounting qualification (ACA/ACCA).
  • 3-5 years post qualification experience.
  • Strong technical accounting experience.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • A demonstrated ability to take ownership for tasks and responsibilities.

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