Financial Controller

Dublin, Dublin 8

"<p><span>About Distilled</span></p> <p><br></p> <p><span>Distilled SCH combines Irish owned Distilled Media Group and <span>Adevinta</span> from Barcelona. Together we command No. 1 positions in real estate, motors and general buy and sell with our hugely popular online marketplaces <span>, and</span></span></p> <p><span>Our goal is to win in our core markets and grow our positions as the leading Irish websites for our advertising brand partners. By working closely with brands we aim to connect advertisers with our broad audience and deliver on their key marketing objectives in a smart and engaging way.</span></p> <p><br></p> <p><span>What’s the opportunity</span></p> <p><br></p> <p><span>We are looking for an ambitious Financial Controller. The successful person will be hard-working, level-headed, dynamic, enthusiastic, highly organised, ambitious, with an exceptional eye for detail. In this role you will report to the CFO and play an integral part in delivering finance objectives. You will be responsible for ensuring outstanding finance processes while also providing accurate financial reporting and insights.</span></p> <p><br></p> <p><span>What will I be doing</span></p> <p><br></p> <ul> <li><span>Responsibility for delivery of monthly management accounts pack and flash revenues, to meet internal and external reporting deadlines.&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span>Preparation of reports for executive management and JV partners, with corresponding analysis and commentary, including detailed performance analysis (revenue, costs, KPIs) against plan, explaining variances.</span></li> <li><span>Developing and implementation of financial and non-financial metrics for group companies.</span></li> <li><span>Responsibility for producing timely and accurate financial forecasts and budgets to strict deadlines, in conjunction with various business divisions across in the group.</span></li> <li><span>Day to day management of finance staff (accountants, accounts assistants, credit control), gaining an excellent understanding of resourcing requirements, functions and workloads. Accountability for the output of your team whilst encouraging responsibility at every level.</span></li> <li><span>Working with senior managers to understand business performance and addressing their financial requirements.</span></li> <li><span>Continual review of the current financial processes and systems, identifying improvements and introducing cross functional changes as required.</span></li> <li><span>End to end ownership of the annual audit process, from liaising with auditors, coordination of finance team’s work, through to presenting accounts to directors for signing and subsequent annual return filings.</span></li> <li><span>Responsible for company secretarial and tax compliance within the group.</span></li> <li><span>Provide ad-hoc support to the CFO, management team and finance team as required.</span></li> </ul> <p><br></p> <p><span>What skills and attributes do I need</span></p> <p><br></p> <ul> <li><span>Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) with 5+ years post qualification experience in an SME industry role.</span></li> <li><span>Excellent academic record with deep technical understanding.</span></li> <li><span>A positive, hardworking, solution-focused, can-do attitude with a flexible, collaborative approach to work.&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span>Be resilient and maintain high performance under pressure, taking pride in your role and demonstrating professionalism that inspires others.</span></li> <li><span>Experienced in effectively managing a finance team in a faced-paced SME environment with multiple and shifting priorities. Understand the implicit demands of your role and ensure policies are in place to guide the work of your team. Know when you shift focus, anticipate how demands may change.</span></li> <li><span>Organised individual who can self-manage multiple priorities, routine work with strict deadlines and urgent issues as they arise. The ideal candidate is focused on resolving issues in a calm, proactive, customer-focused and timely way.</span></li> <li><span>Excellent communicator with a track record of developing relationships with senior internal stakeholders to understand their requirements.</span></li> <li><span>Strong commercial acumen, with understanding and belief in how the finance department contributes to strategic decision making.</span></li> <li><span>Must have excellent analytical skills (advanced Excel) with very strong numeracy, analytical &amp; interpersonal skills.</span></li> <li><span>An aptitude for identifying &amp; implementing operational improvements, calling out resourcing issues and implementing change programmes</span></li> </ul> <p><br></p> <p><span>What’s it like to work here</span></p> <p><br></p> <p><span>You will have the opportunity to work with one of Ireland's fastest growing Internet companies. You will get the chance to make a significant contribution to our strategic direction. Projects are exciting and employees are given wide scope for creativity and innovation.</span></p> <p><br></p> <p><span>Our Values</span></p> <p><br></p> <p><span>Our values give us a framework for leadership and daily decision making, they are what make us a phenomenal place to work. Although we hail from all walks of life and speak dozens of languages, our staff share and work towards a common goal and vision for the company. These values are the embodiment of how we as a company and individually behave and present ourselves both internally and externally for our colleagues, our users and our customers.</span></p> <p><br></p> <p><span>We have a growth mindset, we like to simplify things, we make things happen, we collaborate across teams, business units and brands, and we're passionate about what we do.</span></p> <p><br></p> <p><span>Our Benefits</span></p> <p><br></p> <ul> <li><span>Competitive salary in a dynamic and technology driven environment</span></li> <li><span>We help you plan for your future by offering a 5% contribution towards your pension</span></li> <li><span>Peace of mind with life assurance and fully paid healthcare</span></li> <li><span>Focused career development and progression opportunities</span></li> <li><span>If you’re cycling or commuting, we’ve got you covered with the cycle-to-work and taxsaver schemes</span></li> <li><span>MacBooks are our standard, but we’re happy to get you whatever equipment you need to do your job</span></li> <li><span>Our biggest benefit is our friendly and hardworking people!</span></li> </ul> <p><br></p> <p><span><em>We are a diverse bunch of people here in Distilled SCH, and we want to continue to attract and retain a diverse range of people into our Company. We do not discriminate based on gender, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, race and membership of the Traveller community</em></span></p> <p><br></p>"

Dublin, Dublin 8


Permanent Full Time



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