EMEA Finance Director

Location: Mayo, Co Mayo, Ireland
Date Posted: 06-01-2018
A rare senior level opportunity in County Mayo for a candidate with experience of managing a team in a multinational SSC environment.

Executive Finance Director for the European Finance Shared Service Centre, managing a team of 60 employees who are providing General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, VAT and Statutory Accounting services to over 100 entities in countries across the Europe Africa and Middle East region.

Total staff supervised: 60   Direct: 5   Indirect: 55

Effectively manage EFSSC activities to assure the company's ability to accurately record, process, summarize and report financial data. Ensure compliance to SOX, audit and statutory requirements.
Managing system implementations, business projects and integration of new entities, within the EFSSC as required.   
Ensure effective communication and collaboration is maintained between EFSSC and In-country/Corporate teams.     
Maintain and evaluate relevant KPI’s to drive process improvements and identify cost efficiency opportunities. Strive for single, common and global solutions.                                                                                                                            
Leadership and management of the EFSSC team, building and maintaining a high performing, flexible team, with low staff turnover.     

Education and Experience/Knowledge:
Qualified Accountant (ACCA/CPA/CIMA/ACA)
Minimum five years’ experience working with US GAAP.
Minimum three years’ managerial experience in a large Finance dept. including establishment and achievement of team objectives.
Proficient systems knowledge, in particular SAP Finance module.
Flexible to a continuous changing business environment. 
Ability to adopt and implement change.
Experience in managing Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and General Ledger  functions in a Finance department or shared service center is extremely desirable 
Experience of working with finance teams across Europe would be an advantage.
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