Piquant Finance Manager

We are hiring a Finance Manager

22 May
2024

Posted by
Amy

Finance Manager (part-time)

Location: Limerick, Ireland
Hybrid working model. This role is a part-time role approximately 20 hours per week.

About Piquant

Piquant is a full-service creative agency based in Limerick, Ireland, dedicated to pushing the boundaries of creativity, innovation, and brand transformation. We believe in the power of imagination to drive growth, and we are on a mission to create extraordinary experiences for our clients.

Job Description

Piquant is seeking a commercial Financial Manager to play a pivotal role in our organization. We are looking for a strategic financial leader who will help shape the future of our agency. This is a hands-on finance role, which will require end to end ownership of the finance function. This is an opportunity to drive financial excellence and be a key partner in our creative journey.

Key Responsibilities:

Finance Management:

  • Financial leadership fostering a culture of innovation and continuous improvement. Champion financial literacy throughout the organization to ensure informed decision-making at all levels.
  • End to End Finance Management: ensure the smooth running of the finance function, including book keeping.
  • Provide monthly financial reports to the directors
  • Manage payroll & VAT processing
  • Imbed good financial practices across the business
  • Coordinate and manage financial audits, including liaising with external auditors and addressing audit findings
  • Performance Management: Gathering and presentation of data, such as time tracking, invoice tracking, delivery timelines etc. to support the executive team in sound financial decision making.
  • Critical Financial Evaluation – assessing investment opportunities, identifying incremental cashflow and evaluating Return on capital employed.

Financial Strategy:

  • Develop and implement a forward-thinking financial strategy that aligns with our creative and business objectives. Provide guidance to the executive team on financial decisions that impact the company’s growth and profitability.
  • Budgeting and Forecasting: Drive the budgeting process and develop accurate financial forecasts. Monitor and analyze financial performance against plans, identifying areas for improvement.
  • Risk Management: Oversee financial risk assessment and management, identifying potential challenges and developing strategies to mitigate them.
  • Provide insights on potential opportunities and threats to the business.
  • Investor Relations: Manage relationships with stakeholders, investors, and financial institutions. Communicate financial performance and objectives effectively, building confidence and trust in our financial management.
  • Financial Innovation: Explore creative financial solutions and partnerships that align with our agency’s vision, while maintaining financial discipline.

Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in finance, business, or a related field. An MBA or other advanced degree is a plus.
  • A proven track record of financial leadership and strategic financial planning, ideally in a creative or innovative industry.
  • Experience working in a start-up or scaling environment is a plus
  • Strong IT skills including experience using accounting software (experience using Xero is a plus)
  • Experience using project management software and CRM (experience using Monday.com is a plus)
  • Exceptional financial acumen and the ability to translate financial data into actionable insights.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation abilities.
  • A forward-thinking mindset with a focus on financial innovation.

What We Offer

  • The opportunity to take a lead role in a dynamic, creative agency.
  • Competitive compensation.
  • Performance-based bonuses and incentives.
  • A chance to shape the future of the organization and contribute to our mission of creating extraordinary experiences.
  • Health insurance after the first year of employment.
  • Flexible work hours to accommodate your work-life balance.
  • Hybrid remote and on-location work options, giving you flexibility.
  • Income protection insurance after the first year of employment.
  • A supportive and collaborative team that values your financial leadership and innovation.

How to Apply

If you’re a visionary financial leader with a passion for creativity and innovation, and you’re ready to take a leadership role at Piquant, please send your resume and a compelling cover letter to [email protected] detailing your financial leadership.

Salary Expectations

The compensation package for the Finance Manager role will be highly competitive and reflective of your experience and the leadership responsibilities associated with the position. Further details will be discussed during the interview process.