Commercial Financial Controller

Location: Cork, Co Cork, Ireland
Date Posted: 05-12-2016
Commercial Site Financial Controller – FMCG

The Role
Working on-site at a large production facility in Cork, the successful candidate will be a key member of the management team and will be a commercial individual with a background in manufacturing, FMCG or food processing.  Experience dealing with the large multiples (Dunnes, Aldi, Musgraves etc) would be an advantage.

Key Responsibilities
  • Assist in commercial decision making, financial control and reporting around the commercial model. Specific elements of the commercial model include the trading model, cost of sales, business projects and efficiencies
  • Support the team to ensure that cost lines are understood; budgets are accurate and well communicated.
  • To develop in the role and identify and implement commercial and financial opportunities to grow sales, reduce margin erosion and minimize revenue leakage
  • To build strong relationships with finance, sales and commercial colleagues providing financial support and insight by working to understand their needs and requirements
  • Drive accuracy and consistency across the business and act as business support around issue resolution.
  • Build commercial acumen and financial awareness within the site team.
Skills/ Experience 
Qualified accountant (ACA/CIMA/ ACCA)
  • Post qualification experience preferably in manufacturing / Agri / Food / FMCG business
  • Experience of dealing with Blue Chip customer accounts
  • Strong analytical and interpretive skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office including and advanced level of Excel combined with general proficiency in IT systems. 
  • Practical approach to solving problems.
  • Attention to detail & organization skills.
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