Financial Services Manager

Location Dublin City
Discipline: Finance & Accounting
Job type: Permanent
Contact email: niallgarland@godfreynorth.com
Job ref: J109
Published: 12 months ago
Expiry date: 14 Apr 2023 11:59
Startdate: 15/03/2023

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​We have partnered with one of Ireland’s leading professional services firms to recruit for the position of Financial Services Manager

The role

The candidate will be reporting directly to the directors and partners in the business unit (BU).  The candidate should have a strong background in the financial services industry and understand the challenges and trends which affect this sector. The candidate should be experienced in delivering projects regarding the achievement of operational excellence, transition management and remediation. The candidates would be expected to work under their own initiative and help drive the growth in the Business Unit.

Main responsibilities

Business development requirements

The candidate would be expected to contribute to the development of the business as follows:

  • Providing input into the design and implementation of the business unit strategy;

  • Working with senior team members to determine the products and services to be delivered;

  • Helping to identify target market, a specific list of target entities and a go to market plan;

  • Improving the financial statement or finance function close process through reduction in timelines, or increasing the robustness or quality of the output;

  • Introducing new or improved management information through the use of new BI tools or the introduction and monitoring of appropriate KPI's.

Technical requirements

  • Strong experience in the preparation and review of financial statements in asset management, insurance or banking;

  • Experience in a variety of funds types / structures such as mutual funds, UCITs, ICAVs, Private equity, REITs, SPVs an advantage; 

  • Experience in automated financial reporting packages for asset management an advantage;

  • Proficient accountant, with a strong understanding of GAAP/IFRS.

Engagement delivery

The candidate would be responsible for managing the delivery of a number of engagements and would be required to carry out the following tasks:

  • Assist in maintaining and developing key client relationships;

  • Assist with the on-shoring or off-shoring of financial reporting and finance related processes.

  • Design and implementation of project plans;

  • Diagnosis, stabilisation and process redesign arising from a critical business or P&L issues;

  • Ensure completion of assignments within appropriate budget and timeframe;

  • Manage a team while on assignment;

  • Commercial / business awareness;

  • A passion for client service.

Experience, skills and attributes

  • Deep knowledge  of financial services / asset management industry either directly or through practice;

  • Appropriate professional qualification, which may be based in accounting or another appropriate discipline;

  • Specific experience of having been part of large scale finance projects in a multinational environment;

  • Experience in a top 10 practice;

  • 5 - 8 years PQE practical experience of auditing or preparing financial statements;

  • Self-motivated and ability to work within a team;

  • Strong project management skills;

  • Strong communicator, highly articulate with good report writing and excel skills;

  • Mature and confident person with excellent interpersonal skills, particularly communication skills;

  • A self-starter with an ability to work on their own initiative, but knowing when to seek assistance and work collaboratively;

  • Energy, enthusiasm and passion for a new challenge.