Commercial Financial Controller

Location: Westport, Mayo, Ireland
Date Posted: 04-19-2018
Financial Controller
Job Type: Full-time Permanent

Salary: €50-€60K DOE

This role will assist the CEO from a financial management and forecasting perspective. This is a senior position in the organisation / group of which the duties and responsibilities will reflect accordingly.
The candidate will be responsible and accountable for the financial management of operations and will have strategic input into the management of a €50m investment.

Main responsibilities:

Whilst the post holder will need to work closely with the other posts within the Leadership Team, they will report directly to the CEO, and will be responsible for:

Long-term financial and cashflow forecasting
Setting Annual Budgets, and associated KPI’s
Forecast of sales, costs and profitability on a 12-month rolling basis
Supervision of all aspects and day to day running of the finance department
Managing the finance team
Management of IT related systems and processes
Establishment of Standard Operating Procedures within each business
Review of monthly balance sheet reconciliations
Oversee Payroll, AR & AP
Oversee HR Function
Monitoring of Gross Profits Percentage in each department.
Work closely with the other members of the Leadership Team in driving the strategy & optimising performance
Weekly sales, purchasing and labour forecasting processes
Preparation of monthly management accounts including Profit and Loss Account, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow to Group deadline
KPI reporting to the CEO
Responsible for compliance and internal controls
Overseeing cash management and security of cash within the premises
Manage the implementation of new hospitality software and systems across the Hotel and Estate
Managing relationships with banking, insurance, external auditors and company solicitors
Compliance with any related statutory legislation across the business
Any other duties as required
This is a key role of the Financial Controller and involves working with the Senior Management and Heads of Departments to ensure performance targets in the various Financial areas are met and controlled.


Third level degree in Business or Finance.
Qualified Chartered Accountant or similar.
At least 5+ years’ experience in a similar role within a Hotel or Resort, Hospitality, or Attraction business.
Strong people management experience.
High degree of computer literacy.
Possess strong commercial awareness.
Strong organisational skills. Ability to prioritise workload and manage time effectively.
Ability to work effectively within a team environment as well as on own initiative.
Ability to maintain confidentiality associated with this position.
Good knowledge of management of systems and processes.
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