Finance Director – Galway | Collins McNicholas

Finance Director – Galway

  • Reference: GJ45820
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Clare, Galway, Galway City
  • Category: General Management

Finance Director required for a major company who are setting up their European operations in Galway.  


  • Responsible for the general management, development, daily operations and transactions of the Galway site, and to play a key role in the success of the operation.
  • Responsible for managing and overseeing the internal financial close process and management reporting.
  • Oversee the operations of the accounting department, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the department’s goals and objectives.
  • Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
  • Manage outsourced functions, including external auditors
  • Issue timely and complete financial statements
  • Monitor debt levels and compliance with debt covenants
  • Comply with local government reporting requirements and tax filings 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance, and 10 years’ experience in a mid-to-large sized manufacturing company required. MBA and/or ACA is highly desirable.  5 years prior supervisory experience required
  • Public accounting background preferred. 
  • Previous experience in a start-up is desirable.
  • An in-depth knowledge of corporate accounting practices relating to a high-volume operation is required, as is a working knowledge of cost accounting principles.
  • Knowledge of financial statement preparation and audit, and GAAP is required. 
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, are extremely important, as are solid negotiating skills.


For a confidential discussion and a more detailed job spec (more information on the role), please contact Noeleen Stewart on 091-706712 or email


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