Financial Planning & Reporting Controller

Galway

Basic Summary:

As the Financial Planning & Reporting Controller you will report into the Head of Finance. This is a key position within the Finance Structure and will be responsible for all financial reporting, budgeting, planning and analysis for the reporting group.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead a team of four qualified accountants, with two direct reports, ensuring they achieve their annual performance goals
  • Coordinate the entire financial reporting, budgeting, planning and analysis process for the trading group
  • Managing the closure of the month end ledgers on the ERP system
  • Ensuring the team are aligned to deliver month end reporting on time and to the desired quality every time
  • Review pinch points and identify opportunities to shorten the month end reporting cycle
  • Ensure a comprehensive month end reporting file is maintained to support all judgements and estimates used
  • Ensure the team undertakes a comprehensive standard cost vs actual cost reconciliation for key product ranges
  • Review and analyse the transfer pricing for the group
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive and effective financial forecast for the group
  • Coordinate the production of the monthly financial information for the board pack
  • Develop, propose and implement strategies to improve financial performance (reduce costs, increase sales)
  • Manages the annual budgeting process including developing templates with sufficient granularity to allow meaningful analysis and consolidating the submitted templates into meaningful summaries for Board approval
  • Ensuring the team prepares monthly gross margin product analysis reviews across Medical and Veterinary products
  • Review proposed rebate calculations based on sales data and independent calculations of rebate agreements
  • Prepares monthly business performance snapshot reports to commercial teams
  • Provide monthly opex variance commentary to form part of the Board pack
  • Adhoc analysis and requests from Management
  • Provide training and constant feedback to other business users as to the correct procedures to be followed
  • Actively identify opportunities to streamline the workflow process and reduce the administrative burden

 

Competencies

  • Organisational skills, personal efficiency, time management skills and the ability to prioritise competing demands are key communication skills
  • Ability to lead and motivate a team and manage diverse personalities and viewpoints
  • Ability to build relationships and collaborate with others is vital
  • Strategic decision-making within the business as an influencer
  • Being able to understand company finances, resourcing and ultimate aims of the business is important role-modelling
  • Demonstrate and lead on the values, initiatives and culture of an organisation
  • A strong working knowledge of best practice processes, change management implementation, coaching and mentoring
  • Demonstrated ability in prioritising key initiatives, driving growth and setting targets and KPIs to monitor the performance
  • Positive and proactive person who is energised by having great responsibility
  • Practical, action-orientated approach to managing priorities and teams

 

Qualifications:

  • Relevant 3rd level qualification, preferably at Degree level
  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • At least seven (7) years + relevant industry experience, ideally pharmaceutical/healthcare experience in a multi-currency, multi-company environment would be an advantage
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Strong computer skills in MS Office

Financial Planning & Reporting Controller

Galway