Head of Finance Operations

Our client, a well-known and extremely successful food processing company established over 50 years, are seeking a Head of Finance Operations to work with their UK manufacturing plants. This is a newly created role, responsible for a team of finance managers.

The Role

This is a senior finance operations role, which requires significant controlling responsibility across all manufacturing sites. This role is a key support to the operations, commercial and finance directors in the UK business.


  • Lead the preparation of consistent operational reporting on a weekly and monthly basis mainly focusing on manufacturing yields
  • Drive the standardisation process
  • Manage and review the allocation of capital expenditure across sites
  • Monitor of stock levels and valuation
  • Challenge operational performance across the sites
  • Develop, implement and continuously improve standard business tools and reporting for financial performance to provide accurate, timely and consistent information
  • Maintain an excellent relationship with the Group Finance team
  • Management of cost centres
  • Support lean process through contribution to site projects
  • Support NPD process
  • Project management
  • Develop and improve the financial reporting systems

The Person

To be considered, you will possess:

  • A professional accountancy qualification (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) with 5 years’ post qualified experience
  • Financial reporting experience in the manufacturing industry
  • Experience in leading an accounting function with a multisite environment
  • Experience in preparing all areas of financial statements and standard control procedures
  • Highly motivated with excellent analytical communication and interpersonal skills
  • Change management skills
  • Strong IT systems skills

Frequent and consistent travel to the UK essential (approx 60%).

Salary: up to €90,000 + benefits

To discover more about this role, apply now or contact Clair Schindler on 01-6321881 for a confidential discussion.

Salary: €80000 - €90000 Location: Meath