Financial Controller

Full Job Description

The Shaw Commercials Group is the main Renault Truck Dealer and Schmitz Cargobull Service Partner in the West of Ireland. Supplier of Renault Trucks and a range of Renault Vans, the award winning Group is established for over 25 years and based in Castlebar at the Breaffy Business Park. The business includes a CVRT Testing Centre, Workshop for repairs and warranty and Renault Trucks sales, as well as Contract Hire of Schmitz Cargobull trailers.

The company has a vacancy for the position of Financial Controller. The role includes;

  • As part of the leadership team the successful candidate will participate in management meetings and give effective input to the overall running of the business
  • Full responsibility and oversight for the groups finance function to include reporting and debtor/creditor management
  • Ensure adequate insurance coverage for the full group
  • Ensure that the payment of salary and wages to staff is carried out timely and accurately.
  • Participate in negotiations and reviews of all key contracts before finalisation
  • Full responsibility for process improvement and change management in the areas under their charge.
  • Drive internal control standards, procedures, practices consistent with business needs as required by the business and by other interested parties (management; government; internal & external auditors).
  • Support the decision-making process by providing meaningful ad hoc analysis and by providing financial perspective on all commercial decisions
  • Ensure all taxes are filed and paid on time to the Revenue Commissioners
  • Full responsibility for the delivery of effective and robust financial reports to the management team in a timely manner, including management accounts. Ensure monthly balance sheet reconciliations are completed.
  • Participation in meetings with third parties including financial institutions and dealer principal
  • Annual Budget setting & monitoring
  • Setting and monitoring of agreed KPIs and holding people to account for same
  • Staff management
  • Ad Hoc duties as assigned


  • · Qualified accountant and a full member of a recognised accountancy body.
  • · At least 5 years post qualification experience
  • · Experience as an accountant in the motor industry or equivalent is an advantage.
  • · Strong reporting experience
  • · Previous experience at management level
  • · Previous staff management experience
  • · Experience of budget and cashflow preparation & monitoring
  • Proficient in the operation of VAT and a strong knowledge of VAT legislation and it’s application in practice.
  • · Previous management experience of accounts payable and receivable
  • · Experience of working to strict deadlines
  • · Excellent excel experience
  • · Previous experience of using Sage accounting package would be an advantage

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Bike to work scheme
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • On-site parking
  • Sick pay