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A large Irish retailer has partnered with Prism Executive to appoint a Business Financial Planning Manager. The appointee will hold strong experience in analysing, interpreting and communicating key financial and operational information to help managers and colleagues across all parts of their business understand how their area has performed against target, and why, and how the group overall is progressing to achieve its strategic goals.

The successful candidate will work closely with senior management to develop a new suite of KPIs for every part of the businesses and work closely with colleagues in Finance, I.T. and Retail Management to establish the practices and procedures needed to capture the required data systematically. There will be particular emphasis on drivers of Convenience, Food & Other income and the role will be responsible for co-ordinating the production of a “Weekly Book” of KPIs, customer data analytics and other management information.

The requirements of the role are expected to evolve quickly and considerably over the short and medium term, so flexibility, commercial awareness and the ability to work on own initiative and collaboratively with internal and external colleagues to tight deadlines and challenge the status quo will be essential qualities for this role.

Qualifications & Personal Attributes

  • A qualified accountant with at least 5 years PQE experience, preferably 12 months of which have been in a commercial business.

  • A keen interest in business generally and in the commercial activity which underpins financial transactions & accounting provisions.

  • Excellent PC skills including MS Word, Excel (advanced), Access (intermediate) and Powerpoint & experience of using an integrated financial system.

  • A confident, commercially aware proactive problem-solver with excellent analytical, administrative, written & verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Dynamic, flexible, hands-on, organised and detail driven. Able to effectively prioritise and execute tasks in a fast-paced environment.

  • Accurate, flexible, well-organised, self-motivated, capable of working under pressure & planning workload to meet tight deadlines.

  • Capable of amending/developing & documenting policies & procedures to meet changes in the business.


  • Work with Senior Management to identify Strategic KPIs and develop appropriate SOPs to ensure their consistent regular collection, analysis interpretation & commentary.

  • Co-ordinate the development of a full listing of quantifiable measures and targets, across all dimensions of the business (financial, customer, internal process and our people), to enable ready assessment of how effectively the business is achieving its strategic goals and where it needs to improve.

  • Identify and collect comparative data from industry competitors and best-in-practice operators.

  • Participate in a TQM team and be main support to TQM team leader to gather input and feedback from all parts of the business as to appropriate KPIs and work with colleagues to develop and implement SOPs for their collection, analysis and commentary.

  • Co-ordinate Production of a Weekly Book of extensive KPIs.

  • Management & Board Reporting on Convenience, Food & Other Income (CFOI)

  • FC Responsibility for Reporting on CFOI Performance.

  • Financial Oversight of Sales Support Department

  • Retail & Regional Management Support.

  • Annual Budgets and Update of 5-year plan, Rolling Forecasts.

  • Capital Appraisal and Business Plan Renewals

  • Assist Retail Team with interpreting financial information from licensees.

  • Financial Controls

For confidential representation, Orla Brennan of Prism Executive is managing all expressions of interest. Please contact / 086 1720090


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