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Finance Team Lead

Finance Team Lead

Finance Team Lead

Job Category

Accounting & Finance

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Job Location

Castlebar, Mayo

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Job Description

JWR Employment Specialists are working with one of Europe’s leading Technology distributors to recruit a Finance Team Leader to join a growing and diverse finance team.

The primary focus of the role is to lead and develop the banking function of the company by ensuring:
  • Strong leadership, effective feedback and performance management of the team.
  • Engaging and motivating the team; driving them to high performance.
  • The team consistently meet or exceed service/delivery of expectation towards internal and external partners.
  • Good practices are followed and looking at process improvements across the day to day banking function. 

Role Responsibilities

Daily Admin Duties:

  • Oversee the team ensuring daily banking tasks (including cash and payment postings) are complete.
  • Oversee and assist in the completion of monthly bank reconciliations as per reporting timelines.
  • Management of invoice discount facility and preparation of monthly MERs. 
  • Monitor ledgers to ensure accounts are cleared down in timely manner. 
  • Review intercompany postings to ensure accurately reflected in SAP.  


  • Regular 121s with team members as well as regular team meetings.
  • Setting quarterly SMART Objectives, coaching the team for performance to achieve them.
  • Developing the team via PDP discussions, effective feedback, identifying skill gaps and development opportunities. Regular assessment of team’s skill level within the careers structure.
  • Being an escalation point for decision support, complex queries, managing more difficult external relationships.
  • Training of team in all areas. Identifying strengths and weaknesses in the team, allocating tasks according to strengths and providing training in areas of weakness. 
  • Development of new processes and process improvements to ensure higher accuracy and speed.
  • Testing new processes for errors or inconsistencies. 
  • Involvement in development project work, e.g. New systems and business improvement projects. Working on ways to implement them within the team. 
  • Ensuring all policies and procedures are followed and well documented across the team. 
  • Complete ad hoc training with team members when required.
  • Audit work – coordinate the tasks and ensure they are completed in a timely manner. 
  • Year end – ensure all year end postings are complete and all accounts are reconciled for year end.

General Duties

  • Provide cover for your counterparts in the team during periods of absence or holidays
  • Carry out other tasks or duties as required by senior management in line with the business achieving its objectives.


  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a similar role or finance environment
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills
  • Multi-currency experience an advantage
  • SAP accounting software experience would be an advantage
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Enjoy leading teams
  • Has high level of interpersonal and effective communication skills to build effective and successful relationships


Full Private Health Insurance
Part Hybrid working Arrangments

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