Finance Manager

The Finance Manager is involved in running of the accounts function for GLS Ireland and is involved with the reporting of financial results to the holding company GLS. An important part of the role is also assisting Business Unit Managers to understand and improve their financial performance.

Key Objectives:

  • To provide accurate and current financial / legal information and support for GLS Ireland and partners.
  • Improve the performance of month end, according to the closing schedule.
  • Proactive in accurate and timely delivery from the departments to reduce numbers of errors and process time.
  • Aware of any non-standard tasks in the month end process for the following processes, Cash Management, Inter-company, Revenue Accounting & General Ledger. To be pro active in reducing the amount of non standard tasks for the departments.
  • Drives efficiencies in process and systems by leading month end reviews with actions for improvement.
  • General Management of all departments and support for Managing Director Ireland.
  • Responsible for the delivery of timely and accurate financial processing, month end close,
  • Department management reports and Balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Responsible for providing commentary and opinion for the management team.
  • Ensure that all corporate changes are incorporated into the accounting process according to guidelines set.
  • Provide input to the design of policies and processes and to the agreed business objectives for the company.
  • Manage a team of up to 5 people in the accounts department.
  • Responsible for the production of monthly management accounts, Departmental/Division Management (review) reports.
  • Preparation of annual budgets.
  • Investigate and analyse any variances in financial figures.
  • Preparation of presentations related to financial reporting.
  • Analysis of the internal & international clearing.
  • Assist head of departments on specific queries on Profit & Loss/Company Performance.
  • Control the cash flow of GLS Ireland, inclusive of subcontractor payment review.
  • Assist the company in adhering to social and legal obligations.
  • Manage all the day-to-day dealings with creditors, debtors and banks.
  • Liaising with other departments in GLS Ireland with regard to financial information.
  • Provide and complete all necessary information for year-end statutory audit.
  • Completion of ad hoc projects as required by directors.
  • Redundancies.
  • Company Property Contracts and management.
  • Company Fleet Management.
  • Company Insurance co-ordination.
  • Company Secretary Legal Documents – Liaison with Legal Department. .
  • Approval of invoices.
  • Signing of cheques/authorisation of payments.
  • Dealing with Revenue.

Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years accounts experience
  • Have at least 2 years mgt accountant experience
  • Experience in implementing new procedures and re-engineering processes
  • Knowledge of SAGE Line 200 or similar accounting package
  • Knowledge of MS Office products, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Essential Attributes:

  • Accurate and timely data entry skills essential
  • Excellent communication skills both written and in person
  • Ability to own responsibilities and processes
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Ability to prioritise work
  • Ability to contribute to a shared goal together with others
  • Ability to deliver agreed goals and results within the agreed timelines
  • Ability to adapt to changing circumstances

Company Benefits:

  • Vhi Healthcare package
  • Performance Bonus
  • Health and Wellbeing programme
  • Training and development on ongoing basis
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Gym contribution fee
  • Tax Saver Public Transport ticket


  • Experience in Freight Forwarding company

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