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Financial Controller / Maternity Leave Cover

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Financial Controller / Maternity Leave Cover

  • Location:

    Kildare, Republic of Ireland

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  • Contact:

    Noelle Hogan

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Duration:

    9 Months

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Title: Financial Controller / Maternity Leave Cover

Location: Maynooth, Co.Kildare

Salary: TBC/DOE


Our Client - a Property, Construction and Engineering Business are currently seeking a Financial Controller to cover a part-time 9-month Maternity leave position. The job is an excellent opportunity for anybody seeking a part-time or full-time position with flexible work hours in a company during a key time of growth. The suitable candidate can expect to gain extensive and broad experience to expand their skills set in a busy and flexible work environment.

Responsibilities and Key Result Areas:

Product & Job Costing

  • Develop detailed P&L's for all major projects & initiatives
  • Analyse variances by labour and material by project, daily
  • Help management team to understand and reduce negative variances
  • Learn to understand how effective scheduling impacts production output, labour utilisation and customer lead times
  • Identify the most effective product mix to maximise margins while satisfying customer demand and market positioning


  • Integrate procurement into the overall production planning process
  • Analyse and take corrective actions to improve the procurement process
  • Ensure procurement of major materials is not an impediment to production
  • Establish minimum order quantities and lead times to maximise buying power
  • Optimise payment terms, consistent with cashflow and economic value

Sales Forecasting and Production Planning

  • Liaise with all relevant personnel to prepare a 2 week and 12-week sales forecast
  • Convert the above information into a production schedule by major project for each of the next 10 working days and 10 working weeks
  • Ensure forecasts and schedules are updated daily as necessary to reflect the latest and most accurate information available
  • Highlight over/under capacity challenges in the schedule, arising from the sales pipeline, and work with all players in the chain to maximise output and customer service levels at lowest possible costs
  • Help embed the Construction Fundamentals culture in all aspects of production planning to include: Safety, Quality, Productivity, Programme, Housekeeping

Financial Reporting

  • Provide agreed daily, weekly and monthly management information reports, in a consistent and timely format, to help the management team make the right economic decisions
  • Management Reporting - Assisting the preparation of monthly reporting pack for Senior Management / Director review, with variance analysis, WIP reporting, monitoring project performance
  • Prepare monthly cash flow statements, project margin analysis and capex reports in partnership with external advisors
  • Finance Operations - fixed assets, bank reconciliation, balance sheet reconciliations, accounts receivable, accounts payable, Intercompany balance reconciliations
  • Manage working capital effectively in conjunction with the management team
  • Stock Value, turns, WIP, obsolescence, waste etc.
  • Debtors Value, debtor days, aging, bad debt's etc.
  • Creditors Value, creditor days, aging, extended terms, discounts etc.
  • TWC % (Stock + Trade Debtors - Trade Creditors) / Annual Sales
  • Ensuring Tax compliance (VAT, PAYE, RCT, RTD)
  • Liaise effectively with bank, creditors, auditors and other external bodies as necessary
  • Preparing the annual statutory accounts including managing the external audit process
  • Supporting other departments to perform commercial / financial duties as required

Candidate Requirements:

  • Relevant Level 8 Degree or Higher
  • Experience preferred but 2-3 weeks training will be provided with current FC
  • Proficient in both verbal and written English
  • Due to the urgency of the role, a valid Irish work permit is required

If you are interested in this role please call Eilise for a chat on 0861688326 or email We expect this position to fill quickly.


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