EMEA Financial Controller

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My client, a Galway City based medical device business, seeks to hire a new Financial Controller for the EMEA region. You will be fully qualified, 7years + PQE in a multinational industry setting, Big 4 trained originally. You will have a proven track record in a Shared Service Controller organization with change management and project management experience. This role will be working remotely initially with a view to returning to the Galway City based office when it is safe to do so. This role is a permanent position, reporting to the EMEA Finance Director.


  • The provision of accounting services including transaction processing, general accounting and reporting.
  • Play a lead finance role in the further growth and development of the business.
  • Ability to quickly establish credibility and engage with external and internal stakeholders at all levels.
  • Transition of accounting processes to the Galway site.
  • Manage remote working team.
  • Transition of accounting processes to SAP.
  • Responsible for standardizing and implementing policies & procedures to drive compliance, efficiency and improved business productivity.
  • Establish and implement appropriate internal controls and accounting policies in areas such as Revenue Recognition.
  • Build strong collaborative working relationships with local and US teams.
  • Responsible for communicating and implementing policies, operational controls and procedures to ensure an efficient and accurate service to customers across the region.
  • Contribution to the definition of service standards and continuous management of service level agreements.
  • Contribute to the definition and maintenance of KPI’s and SLAs.
  • Financial Analysis, including month end review of business unit performance.
  • Cash forecasting.


  • 7+ years post qualification experience (PQE) in a multi-national environment.
  • A big-4 trained and qualified Accountant ACA, CIMA, ACCA with a Bachelors Degree.
  • Knowledge of US GAAP, FRS102 and IFRS.
  • Preferably have a track record in a Shared Service Controller organization with change management and project management experience.
  • Strong analytical capability and an ability to appreciate the commercial impact of accounting issues.
  • Experience of remote team management and development.
  • Knowledge of SAP / SAGE ERP systems is essential.
  • A high degree of integrity and personal ethics is required.
  • Candidates should have excellent communication and leadership skills combined with strong influencing capabilities.
  • Strong controls background including SOX and Internal Audit exposure.
  • Flexibility for travel for business purposes.

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