Europe Ireland

Mainstream Renewable Power is in a rapid growth phase and is seeking to recruit a commercially minded BI Finance Lead who can thrive in a scaling organisation and has the ability to lead and drive the performance of the business. The role, which reports to the Head of Treasury & FP&A, will have significant interaction with Executive Management as well as the regional and cross functional teams.  

The ideal candidate will work with newly implemented BI tools to build a road map for the future of the business.  You will be able to translate financial data into valuable management information and provide deep insights to help drive results in the business. 

The successful candidate will be a confident people person who can fit into Mainstream seamlessly and adopt a hands-on approach to developing the Mainstream Finance function.  This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to excel and develop into a leadership role. 

This is a key role in the finance team that requires significant experience in driving change through data.  We are looking for a finance/BI professional who has an inquiring mind, a talent for precision, and enjoys working in all areas of Reporting and Analytics.  

We value strong business finance process knowledge, experience with FP&A & Treasury technologies, problem solving skills, project management and adaptability.  

Key Responsibilities: 

Primary Accountabilities:  

  • Continuously improve finance systems & processes through the execution and support of key finance projects 
  • Identify & drive efficiencies in financial reporting & analysis ecosystem - e.g., build automated solutions to reduce manual labour 
  • Responsible for the specification & testing of reporting for the implementation of finance projects, ensuring integrity of reporting data flow from initial transactions through to accurate recording & accounting  
  • Creation of finance process mapping documentation as part of optimisation projects, driving an ethos of process documentation & dissemination of understanding. 
  • Design, develop and test BI solutions such as databases, data cubes, queries and views, reports, and dashboards.   
  • Perform data conversions, imports and exports of data within and between internal and external software systems. 
  • Implements data structures using best practices in data modeling, processes, and technologies. 
  • Enhance the performance of business intelligence tools by defining data to filter and indexes, lead performance tuning of BI applications. 
  • Document new and existing models, solutions, and implementations. 
  • Lead the integration efforts for merging BI platforms with enterprise systems and applications. 
  • Explore the data and discovers patterns, meaningful relationships, anomalies, and trends. 
  • Troubleshoot BI tools, systems, and software and track performance and production issues, and manages the escalation of production issues.  

ABOUT THE PERSON:  

Essential Skills: 

  • 5 or more years of Experience in Business Intelligence, analytics and reporting platforms with specific experience in one of the market leaders (Tableau, Power BI etc). 
  • 5 or more years of Experience in a Reporting and Analysis role with strong quantitative and analytical skills and a proven track record of turning large amounts of multi-faceted data into meaningful information. 
  • Microsoft SQL Server knowledge is required with strong skills in writing & optimising SQL queries for analytics. 
  • Hands-on experience with relational databases, data modelling, and data visualisation tools to deliver results.
  • Project experience with the proven ability to work on multiple projects concurrently leveraging excellent organisation and time-management skills. 
  • Experience providing business-related/and or technical subject matter expertise on large, highly complex reporting projects and business analytics to support management, multi-functional departments, staff members, and peers. Strong verbal and written communication skills to explain confidential and complex issues and make recommendations to leadership. 
  • As a senior manager on the Finance team, you should:
  • Raise the Bar in terms of overall expectations and standards of performance across all functions. 
  • Play a leadership role in the finance team as we leverage D365, other systems and associated new processes and ways of working. 
  • Work with the finance teams and key leaders of the group and within the platforms to support the process improvement and digitalization agenda  
  • Drive a continuous improvement mind-set across all finance processes to ensure we eliminate all unnecessary inefficiencies. 

Requirements for this position 

  • Qualified accountant with ACA, CIMA or other accounting qualification and a strong academic record - 5+ years post -qualification experience  
  • Experience in finance process optimisation and automation or significant roles in larger scale finance automation projects in industry is essential  
  • Strong communication, collaboration and team building skills; ability to connect with all levels of the organization 
  • Strong Analytical and interpersonal skills, ability to effectively balance a number of projects, work to deadlines, and produce quality deliverables. 
  • Comfortable working in a matrix environment, while embracing and driving change. 
  • Flexibility to work on a broad range of projects. 
  • Flexibility to travel 

Technical Competencies 

  • Project experience with the proven ability to work on multiple projects concurrently leveraging excellent organisation and time-management skills. 
  • Business Process Engineering or Lean Six Sigma / Good statistical knowledge 
  • Hands-on experience with relational databases, data modelling, and data visualisation tools to deliver results.  (D365 or other major ERP systems experience a must have.)  
  • Experience providing business-related/and or technical subject matter expertise on large, highly complex reporting projects and business analytics to support management, multi-functional departments, staff members, and peers. Strong verbal and written communication skills to explain confidential and complex issues and make recommendations to leadership. 

Personal Competencies 

  • Relationship builder (internally and with customers) with excellent communication skills 
  • Likes autonomy and is pro-active 
  • Results driven  
  • Team player (recognizes successes) 
  • Decisive (takes tough decisions on priorities) 
  • Challenges status quo 
  • Talent manager for a global organization 

Whats on offer?

We offer you the opportunity to work in a dynamic and entrepreneurial organisation, in a growing market, with plenty of financial capability to meet the demands of a fast paced industry. You will receive a very competitive total benefits package including an excellent base salary, bonus scheme, pension contribution, healthcare subsidy, life assurance, and potential to participate in company share option scheme, subject to completion of the 6 month probation period.

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