Finance Manager - Sales, Margin & Opex

Dublin, Ireland
16 Feb 2021
16 Mar 2021
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Contract type
Full time
Experience level

If you are an experienced Finance Manager, who is used to working in a fast paced dynamic environment our new opportunity maybe the right role for you.

This new opportunity within the Primark Finance team will give you an outstanding and unique career opportunity to join an exciting and fast-growing value fashion retail group. The role is based in our impressive International Headquarters in the heart of Dublin city.

What the role involves:

  • Management role with responsibility for leading a team focused on preparation and analysis of robust periodic financial and management accounts
  • Support the international finance teams by ensuring sales, margin and opex accounting adheres to local GAAP and IFRS requirements in all countries in which we operate
  • Provide leadership and guidance for the accounting treatment of all sales transactions across the Primark Group including concessions and gift cards.
  • Review and challenge periodic processes to identify opportunities to drive efficiencies through automation or revised processes
  • Support Finance Manager: Stock Valuation Transition as required with the transition to Oracle Retail
  • Team leadership supporting preparation of statutory accounts for a number of international legal entities
  • Key link with audit teams and other advisors ensuring timely and accurate completion of all statutory obligations for a number of legal entities
  • Assist in the submission of periodic reporting suite to ABF (Associated British Foods)
  • Involvement in technical financial accounting advice, researching the impact of accounting policy decisions on the business and advising of relevant changes
  • Leading and management of direct reports including qualified and trainee accountants
  • What we're looking for;

  • Accounting qualification (ACCA, ACA, CPA or equivalent) with 5+ years PQE
  • Big 4 background or a number of years industry experience preferred
  • Experience in sales and margin would be an advantage
  • 2+ years managing a team
  • Self-motivated with excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) - need to communicate to all levels within the business
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills, ability to multi-task, plan and prioritise work schedule and work within agreed timescales
  • Ability to work under pressure in a demanding environment
  • Excellent attention to detail and an ability to analyse and interrogate high volumes of data as well as demonstrating an ability to focus on higher level overview
  • Strong commercial awareness with ability to demonstrate a sound knowledge of wider business factors
  • Have strong financial and analytical acumen as well as excellent Project Management and communication skills
  • English is essential and other European language would be an advantage
  • Demonstrated initiative with strong work ethic
  • For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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