Financial Controller

AB Group Packaging
Wicklow, Ireland
Competitive salary
15 Sep 2020
22 Sep 2020
Job Title: Financial Controller

Reporting to:Managing Director who is MD Finance and Group FC.

Location:Blessington, Co. Wicklow

Supervising the Finance team in Ireland and day to day finance operations, to work with staff across all business functions up to senior management level and to liaise across the group on elements of finance matterswhere appropriate.

Duties and Responsibilities

The key areas for which this job holder will be accountable are:

The main responsibilities include:
  • Timely and accurate preparation of monthly Management Accounts.
  • Ownership of finance activities within the group to include group cash flow management, accounts receivable, accounts payable, fixed asset register, accruals, prepayments, and group VAT returns.
  • Oversee elements of group revenue requirements including group VAT reconciliations and payments and interstat.
  • Oversee loan and lease schedules via Netsuite and report results to Managing Director.
  • Overseeing the operation of payroll for Ireland and providing backup cover for the UK.
  • Supervising and developing the Ireland Finance team. Accounts Assistant
  • Preparation of monthly creditor reconciliations and management of creditor queries/relationships.
  • Providing back up for the posting and reconciliation of bank payments and receipts for elements in theGroup. Ensuring that Bank reconciliations are taking place in a timely and accurate way across the group.
  • Reconciliation of ID facilities for the group.
  • Reconcile monthly credit card statements and update directors accounts as appropriate.
  • Month end journals
  • Overseeing the inter-company reconciliations which are automated through the Company ERP system.
  • VAT reconciliations for the Ireland business.
  • Preparing the depreciation journals and balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Ensuring all statutory returns are submitted accurately within deadlines.
  • Overseeing and managing the Crown Time and Attendance and handscanner systems for the Blessington site.
  • Liaising with Company auditor to ensure that the annual audit is prepared and delivered on time.
  • Reporting on the financial KPI's, budgeting and cash flow to relevant stakeholders as required.
  • Working closely with senior management team on any other ad hoc projects when required.
  • Managing customer and supplier account positions that are of concnern and raising them with the relevant account manager to avoid the operations of the business being disrupted.
  • Providing financial data and analysis as required to support the group and to assist decision making.
  • Maintain the personnel files for all Blessington based staff (with the exception of management files which are held by the MD).
  • Issue contracts of employment and relevant employment documentation for all approved hires for the Blessington site.
  • Reviewing of finance processes, systems and procedures to drive improvements in outputs, productivity and quality of information produced.
  • Providing holiday and other cover for members of the Finance Team.

  • Responsible for Ireland Finance based colleagues
  • Assist in the recruitment of new team members
  • Assist with the induction of new Finance staff
  • Attendance management for all Ireland Finance staff, including regular auditing of time keeping and attendance
  • First point of contact for performance management for all Ireland Finance staff
  • Maintain and enhance communication systems between the Finance team and other group functions

Qualifications / Experience

  • Relevant Accounting qualifications
  • Experience of providing finance and accounting services to high volume, multi jurisdiction manufacturing businesses.
  • Good IT skills including use of Excel, Word and Email.
  • Demonstrable ability to get good results from their teams
  • Proven ability to work efficiently and effectively in a fast-moving environment.


Skills / Abilities

  • Able to manage effectively the work of direct reports.
  • Team player with an open and friendly personality with a can-do attitude.
  • Good Excel, Word and email IT skills. Candidates need to be very comfortable using IT systems to carry out key parts of their role.
  • Able to review and analysis finance reports and provide management reports and commentary.
  • Working to tight deadlines
  • Strong internal and external partner communication skills
  • Strong sense of ownership and accountability.
  • Ability to liaise clearly with other staff members and customers.
  • Practical approach and application.

  • Self-starter with the ability to work on own initiative
  • Worked using computerised ERP systems and knowledge of Netsuite system beneficial but not essential.
  • An individual who can contribute to the team and innovation.

This job description is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities and qualifications for this position. The job description is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or that may be required to do either now or in the future.


VAT reconciliations, loan and lease schedules, reconciliation of bank payments

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