Senior Financial Analyst – R&D – Tax – Galway | Collins McNicholas

Senior Financial Analyst – R&D – Tax – Galway

  • Reference: GJ43267 b
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Clare, Galway, Galway city
  • Category: Accountancy & Finance

Senior Financial Analyst required with 5+ years experience, with tax qualification. Experience in a large multinational environment preferably manufacturing.  Galway.


  • Business Partnering – Provide financial support to your NPD partners through comprehensive review of their financial performance, lead forecast & budgets for their area & provide financial appraisal support as required.
  • Lead the R&D Tax Credit Claim process – Ensure appropriate due diligence & compliance with Revenue guidelines.  Coordinate with other Irish sites & ensure on time submission. 
  • Lead Grant Claim Process – In conjunction with NPD, identify opportunities for external funding, support grant applications, prepare grant claims & manage external grant audits.
  • Accounting –   Lead the month end close process for R&D & NPD.  This involves:    
    • Coordination with Global Business Services & local finance team to ensure transactions are posted correctly.
    • Variance analysis – review of results versus latest forecasts.
    • Grant & Tax Credit Income recognition.
    • Project Statement preparation to communicate results of NPD & Manufacturing Scale Up Projects.
    • Balance Sheet Review – Accruals & Provisions
  • Maintain effective control systems for areas under your responsibility ensuring full compliance with Corporate Policy, SOX & GAAP.
  • Identify & implement process improvements to improve the efficiency of Finance processes in this area & improve the service we offer our business partners
  • Support projects depending on Finance & Business priorities.


  • Qualified Accountant with 5+ years post qualified experience.  Experience in a large multinational environment would be a distinct advantage. 
  • Tax Qualification or direct experience in R&D Tax Credits.
  • Expert level financial system & excel skills are essential.  
  • Strong analytical & interpersonal skills. 
  • Proven aptitude for identifying & implementing process improvements. 

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role/company please contact Noeleen Stewart on 091-706712 or email

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