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Head of Finance

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Sector:

    Financial Services and Banking

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  • Salary:

    €80-150,000 + Equity (Dependant on Experience)

  • Contact:

    Brad Rosser

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  • Published:

    15 days ago

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Our client in Cryptocurrency is rapidly growing and as part of their global expansion plans, we're working together to search for a Head of Finance to join the ever-growing team in Dublin, Ireland. You will be heading up the Finance function for all of Dublin and be integral to the success & development of the operations globally. 

You will report to the General Manager, CFO & Board of Directors while being responsible for supporting the business during their EMI license application and ensure their regulatory compliance obligations are met. 

Responsibilities of the role include: 

  • Prepare and maintain operating budgets, local accounting and reconciliation mechanisms and manage and oversee the cash flow of the company ensuring it has the appropriate treasury controls.
  • Develop and execute a comprehensive financial strategy to support business growth goals, and regulatory requirements, ensuring all accounting activities and internal audits comply with financial regulations.
  • Maintain and enhance the existing stress testing methodology and scenarios to ensure they continue to meet the needs of the Company and external regulatory requirements.
  • Prepare and file financial statements, VAT and tax returns, as applicable.
  • Prepare and file regulatory reporting as required by the Central Bank of Ireland.
  • Produce monthly, quarterly, and annual forecasting and periodic reporting of financial results.
  • Conduct profit and cost analyses, identifying funding requirements and cost reduction strategies.
  • Maintain and oversee banking relationships.

Skills required:

  • Minimum 7 years relevant experience in the Financial Services sector with proven experience (5+ years) as a Head of Finance function or similar, preferably in regulated institutions.
  • In-depth understanding of cash flow management, bank reconciliation and bookkeeping.
  • Hands-on experience with budgeting and risk management with a depth of knowledge of data analysis and forecasting models.
  • Demonstrated understanding of regulatory frameworks in Ireland and requirements related to Financial institutions, Electronic Money, and Crypto assets is an advantage.
  • Proficiency in accounting software.
  • Deep understanding of the Financial Services sector and products. Knowledge and experience within FinTech, Blockchain and Crypto assets operations is an advantage.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • A proven track record of working effectively with people at all levels both inside and outside the Company and within and across a decentralised international and matrixed environment.
  • High degree of integrity, initiative, perseverance, coupled with exceptional organisational, analytical and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with complexity and ambiguity to understand the bigger picture and drive change to make a difference in the organisation.
  • Data analytics skills preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to execute under pressure whilst meeting deadlines.
  • Educated to a degree level, ideally within Accounting, Finance, or relevant field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Relevant certifications (e.g. CFA/CPA/ACA/ACCA) will be considered as an advantage.