Head of Finance & IT – 12 month FT Contract - Prodieco

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Head of Finance & IT – 12 month FT Contract

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About Prodieco

At Prodieco we are dedicated to designing & manufacturing high performance Blister Tooling and advanced engineering solutions for the pharmaceutical industry. Quality, precision and a passion to exceed our customers’ expectations, drives everything we do.

Our ethos is simple: there is always a better way. You will see this in our continuous drive for internal process improvement but more importantly in the dedication to enhance every tool design to produce the perfect blister pack.

Pride, dedication and an unwavering commitment to perfection are at the heart of what we do. When you join us at our home in Cookstown, you are joining some of the most talented craftspeople and engineers in the world. We are looking for people who will help shape the next chapter of the Prodieco story. From the engineering design office to the workshop floor, we are a close team united by one desire: working to provide a service that is second to none. Our passion inspires people to join, and makes them want to stay.

We look for hard-working team players who are responsible, honest and able to be creative when faced with challenge. Crafting our world renowned tooling requires flawless attention to detail, which should follow through in everything that you do. To help you achieve your best, we provide many ways for you to develop and grow, supported by an attractive benefits package and a great working environment.

Our state of the art production facility operates as an exemplar of LEAN manufacturing in operation. From material sourcing and selection to high speed engineering equipment, the pursuit excellence runs through our operations.

job description

Budgeting – devises annual and monthly departmental budgets, produces forecasts based on historical information and future projections and measure and reports on variances to target. Works with budget holders on initiatives to remedy these variances. 

Financial Accounting – oversees the completion of all periodic financial accounting, management reporting and Payroll requirements on time, accurate and complete.

Management Accounts – Designs, develops and maintains good systems & processes for reporting and control. Develops dashboards, metrics and reports that provides analysis and insight to enable better financial planning and decision making by the Board of Directors

Cost Management – continuously evaluates and reviews spending within the organisation for opportunities for improvement. Proactive with budget holders in identifying areas for cost improvement within the operation and develops and delivers a programme of cost reduction and efficiency initiatives to deliver bottom line improvements.

Capital discipline –supports the decision making process regarding capital by providing Return on Investment and Cost/Benefit Analysis information.

Data integrity – ensures appropriate measures are taken to maintain integrity and confidentiality of financial information.

People Management – leads and manages direct reports, ensuring they have the relevant skills, capabilities, tools and support to perform in their roles.

IT –Supports the implementation of an IT strategy that supports business continuity and resource enablement. Provides support and direction to the IT team.

Administration – provides day to day supervision of the Administration and Facilities functions.

Person Specification

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, CIMA or equivalent) with evidence of CPD
  • At least 5 years relevant experience in a commercial Finance function PQE, with knowledge of/prior experience of working in SME sector with turnovers of +€25m
  • Experience of working with a manufacturing organisation
  • Technical knowledge of Irish GAAP and IRFS Strong commercial acumen with keen analytical skills
  • Proven financial analysis and forecasting ability
  • Production and interpretation of management accounts.
  • Hands on, can work in the detail and also take a more strategic view
  • Strong evidence of delivering results in cost management and profitability improvements
  • Proven ability to provide support, guidance and training to financial and nonfinancial managers and colleagues.
  • Communication and reporting skills (verbal and in writing)
  • Proven ability to manage or supervise people
  • Confident at challenging the status quo, both influencing and challenging decisions at a senior management level
  • Ability to work to deadlines with good prioritisation and time management skills.
We manage our recruitment process in line with General Data Protection Regulations. For more information on your data protection rights please view our privacy statement on our Terms & Conditions page. Prodieco is an equal opportunities employer

Head of Finance & IT – 12 month FT Contract

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