Head of Finance (Dublin)

Company Description

With 19 years of Mobile Infrastructure experience, Benetel is highly regarded in the Wireless world as a provider of 4G and 5G Hardware Platforms. Our leading-edge modules are used by our clients (OEMs and System Integrators) in their Cellular Base Station products targeting Private LTE applications and next-generation telecom infrastructure solutions.

Benetel has recently introduced a new family of leading-edge 5G Basestations to address this growing international market.

Role Profile

The Head of Finance role is a strategic position. You will report directly to the CEO and provide strategic advisory support.

The Head of Finance will have responsibility for all accounting, finance activities, and commercial planning for the company including the overall achievement of the financial, governance and efficiency objectives.  You will also be responsible for the provision of financial strategy and planning, overseeing all the financial aspects of the business, including cash management, working capital, debt, taxation, leading budget cycles, regulatory and compliance, and management reporting. 

You will have the ability to balance financial acumen with strong commercial awareness, challenging assumptions, and decision-making where appropriate whilst providing robust financial analysis and guidance on all activities, plans, targets, and business drivers.

Person Profile

Strong financial controller/finance director background, ability to work within the structure of an SME. Proven track record of taking a business to scale, raising new funding, and be a key adviser to the CEO.

Key Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate your ability to be a financial lead for the business
  • Manage the finance function and deliver an accurate and timely financial analysis of all aspects of the business
  • Securing government/European and tax incentive financials
  • You will be an innovator for the business  – driving upgrades to existing financial systems to support growth plans
  • Support company secretary, stakeholders, CEO, legal & compliance, while adding business value
  • Supporting the commercial team to win business/contract negotiation
  • Proactively work on financial modelling in line with business needs 
  • Identify and escalate reporting matters, with an ability to present at Board level 
  • Reporting function on the following areas: Projects, Grant management, Systems, and  Account systems.
  • Research and Development Tax Credits
  • Provide guidance and knowledge on matters related to corporate change management and business growth
  • ERP Systems implementation
  • Treasury management
  • Documentation, with an understanding of legal complexities
  • An ability to negotiate deals and funding
  • Proven track record of strategic planning, treasury management.

Required Qualifications

  • Qualified Chartered or Certified Accountant (ACA or ACCA) or equivalent is required
  • Industry experience desired but not essential

Essential Skills/Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years plus post qualification experience in a senior financial leadership role.
  • Proven experience as a Head of Finance or equivalent with day-to-day finance leadership experience.
  • Stakeholder management/ Business Partnering experience is required.
  • Track record of managing people
  • Experience and ability to demonstrate strategic mindset/plans
  • Oversee financial projects that have delivered business goals.
  • Industry experience in a fast-paced service environment, ideally in IT, Engineering, Manufacturing or Supply chain
  • Balanced experience of working in a small business with growth aspirations.
  • Exposure to dealing at senior level with customers, banks, auditors, legal advisors and suppliers
  • Executive management experience and track record in budget management, strategy setting and execution.
  • Previous experience with legal entity set-ups and focused Due diligence 
  • Demonstrable decision-making ability with ability to drive and challenge
  • Managing business risk
  • Managing working capital/capital spend
  • An ability to negotiate deals and funding

“We do not require the assistance of agencies at this time or accept applications from such agencies”

To apply for this position or to find out more, email us at careers@benetel.com