Head of Finance

Location: Dublin 4

Reporting to: Finance Partner

Base: 40 Mespil Road / Hybrid

Contract type: Full-time permanent

About Crowe

Crowe Ireland is a leading accountancy and business advisory firm. We have developed an unrivalled understanding of the Irish business environment and built a national reputation in audit, tax and business consultancy. We provide a comprehensive service to a variety of clients, from owner-managed firms to multinational organisations and some of Ireland’s leading national companies. Crowe Ireland is part of the Crowe Global network.

Our dynamic team currently has 14 partners and c150 employees, including qualified accountants, taxation practitioners, management consultants, trainees, and the business support team.

At Crowe, our culture is one of our most valuable assets. It has been a driving force since our inception in 1941, shaping our firm and our approach to work. Our culture thrives on fostering open collaboration and encouraging active engagement. We hold high expectations of our employees and we provide the support to enable them achieve their goals and to fulfil their potential.

Guided by our values, we have cultivated vibrant company culture that prioritizes enduring, fruitful relationships – within the firm and with our clients – resulting in great, impactful work.

Job purpose

The Head of Finance is a key member of our senior management team, working closely with the Finance Partner, Managing Partner and members of the Management Board to ensure we achieve our strategic goals.

The Head of Finance supports the senior leadership team in providing strong, efficient and effective financial management and control of the firm's finances. You will be responsible for maintain the firm's financial health and driving long-term sustainable growth.

We are seeking an ambitious, high-performing candidate to work within a busy and dynamic environment.

Key result areas

  1. Managing and implementing the financial management system and system of internal financial control.
  2. Oversee the month-end financial close process and ensure compliance with monthly reporting frameworks.
  3. Provision of timely financial management information and reports to senior management.
  4. Monitoring and management of business and financial performance.
  5. Proactively manage the firm’s working capital investment, including timesheets, WIP, billing and debt collection.
  6. Prudent management and monitoring of cashflow on an ongoing basis.
  7. Overall responsibility for the preparation of financially sound budgets and forecasts.
  8. Proactively provide financial advice, business insight, guidance and recommendations to the Management Board, partners and other key decision makers.
  9. Identifying and supporting the drive for process and performance improvement within the firm and business units.
  10. Ensuring adherence to relevant financial policies and procedures.
  11. Ensuring compliance with all taxes (such as payroll taxes, professional service withholding taxes, VAT and corporation taxes) as well as other regulatory payments and returns (eg. CRO, Insurance, Professional Standards and Crowe Global).
  12. Ensuring client monies are reconciled and maintained in compliance with Client monies regulations.
  13. Oversee client onboarding process and ensure all AML regulatory requirements are met as part of this process.
  14. Overseeing cost management, staff expenses, procurement and accounts payable.
  15. Leading and/or contributing to a wide variety of projects and initiatives as required.
  16. Deliver high quality outputs in the most effective ways and to share insights and lessons learned
  17. Manage, mentor and motivate the finance team (accounts assistant and credit controller) in delivering high-quality and timely support to the business.
  18. Manage relationships with funders, suppliers and other parties.
  19. Proactively participate in the department and firm strategy.
  20. Keep abreast with the market, client, technical developments and associate bodies activities to ensure firm's activities are aligned.

Person specification

Essential knowledge & skills:

  • ACA, ACCA or CPA qualified with a minimum of four years' post-qualification experience;
  • Proven ability to work in a team orientated environment;
  • Proven ability to work on own initiative;
  • Proven management skills and experience. Must enjoy managing a wide range of multiple tasks/projects at any one time.
  • Highly numerate with strong attention to detail;
  • High degree of analytical and problem solving ability;
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills
  • Proactive and driven to achieve solutions on matters as required;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to manage relationships and engage with multiple demands on your time;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Experience of IRIS Star practice management desirable but not essential;
  • Experience of MS Dynamics Nav desirable but not essential;
  • Experience in Financial Statement preparation.

Essential competencies:

  • Business Development: A strategic thinker, takes ownership of learning, empathy with management needs, seeks way to improve. Evidence of enthusiasm for ongoing performance improvement.
  • People Leadership: Proven ability to listen, build rapport, influence and build relationships. Keen to develop career as a member of the firm’s senior management. Proven experience in managing a team.
  • Practice Management: Proven ability to focus on performance, meeting deadlines and producing results. A proven decision maker, evidence of sound judgement and common sense.
  • Client Leadership: Strong communicator, with an ability to present information clearly and accurately. A trusted advisor who demonstrates personal integrity and honesty.

To apply

Please send your CV with covering email to [email protected].

Applications received will be stored on our system and may be considered for similar positions that may arise within the next year. By applying for this position, you hereby agree to the personal data contained in your application, and provided by you to Crowe, being retained by us for a period of up to one year from the date of receipt of your application. If you are applying for a position and you do not wish for your details to be stored by us, please notify us by emailing [email protected] and we will ensure that such information is not stored other than for the purposes of this application.

Agency policy

Crowe Ireland endeavours to recruit and fill vacancies directly. However, at times when we do need to engage with recruitment agencies, we operate within a preferred supplier list (PSL). We only work and partner with recruitment suppliers where our agreed contractual terms fully in place. If unsolicited CVs are received from any agency not on our PSL, then we will not be liable for payment of introduction fees.