Vacancy Financial Controller Plaka UK & Ireland

Plaka UK & Ireland

Description company

The Plaka UK & Ireland Group are a leading distributor of construction accessories products across the UK and Ireland. Distributing products to the Civil Engineering, Construction and Precast Concrete industries. The Plaka UK & Ireland Group is made up of three companies, Anchorbay Construction Products Ltd, FCA Wholesalers & Plaka Ireland respectively.
The business is part of the CRH Group which is a leading global building materials group employing over 89,000 people at around 3,900 locations worldwide.
As a fast paced, dynamic and rapidly growing company the business now requires a Group Financial Controller reporting to the Group Finance & Operations Director located at its head office in the London region, Centurion Way, Erith, DA18 4AF, UK.
This position offers a great opportunity for the successful candidate to showcase their skills and experience in a fast paced team environment.

About the Team

The Finance team has a wide-ranging remit across financial accounting, management accounting,  Sales control, purchase ledger, payroll, credit control, and commercial finance. The international reach of the company and the diversity that the sector delivers brings variety and challenge to their roles. The team members have a strong work ethic, with high standards and commitment which has helped to drive rigour and accuracy across the financial affairs of the business. This is a leadership role with the FC and FD positioned as key members of the management team of the business but at the same time a hands on approach will be required. This person will work hand in hand with the MD and Finance & Operations Director to support and drive the Plaka UK & Ireland  Group in its day to day operations through efficient and effective processes and controls, timely,  insightful, information and analysis. They will lead the financial accounting, reporting, control and  treasury activities of the group and all subsidiary companies and ensure they are carried out in line with best practice and regulatory requirements.

The role is technically complex as the Group operates in different legal and tax jurisdictions. A sound  knowledge of UK & Irish tax and accounting requirements will be assumed. The applicant will also need to acquire the necessary tax and legal knowledge to oversee the international aspects of the business.

Main duties will include:

  • Ensuring that an appropriate system of internal controls to safeguard the company assets is maintained
  • Day to day management of the finance team
  • Management of accounting records and preparation of monthly management accounts on a timely basis
  • Preparation of year end consolidated accounts and supporting working papers and liaison with auditors
  • Preparation of draft UK corporation returns, supporting schedules and working papers for Irish and UK tax returns and monthly UK and Irish vat returns.
  • Management of daily and longer term cash flow
  • Working with the FD to deliver the Group's treasury management plan and maximise the return on cash and currency funds.
  • Preparation of annual budget, forecasts and business plans, and continued performance monitoring & evaluation of these

The Successful Applicant

We are looking for a tenacious, results-focused individual who demonstrates a high level of professional integrity and extremely strong technical understanding and skills across a broad range of Finance functions. You will bring a passionate and proactive leadership style to the Finance function and have the ability to work in a high pressured environment.

In addition, the following skills and experiences will be required:

  • Qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA/CPA
  • Working knowledge of IFRS / Sox
  • Demonstrable experience of:
  • Detailed knowledge of UK and EU vat rules
  • Payroll
  • UK corporation tax
  • Treasury management
  • Group management reporting/KPI Reporting
  • Strong influencing and interpersonal skills, with a willingness to challenge and build effective cross-functional working relationships
  • Excellent reasoning and evaluative capability
  • Excellent team building and coaching skills, able to develop a strong team ethic and deliver results through effective team leadership

Remuneration Package

The Remuneration package will reflect the expertise needed for the role and will be dependent on experience.


Please send your curriculum vitae, together with a motivation to:
David Karrigan  by e-mail:



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