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Associate - Finance Analyst - Ireland

Company overview

Centaur is a specialist alternative investment fund administrator founded in 2009 which provides its services to high profile investment funds. Centaur has a strong pipeline of new business and expects its growth to continue in Ireland and other locations. Centaur’s ethos is focused entirely on the quality of service and accountability it can offer its clients.

Centaur is seeking energetic and ambitious individuals who are interested in furthering their career in an entrepreneurial environment with an experienced management team. These demanding roles call for professionals who are enthusiastic to be part of a team that will help Centaur continue its progression to becoming a leading service provider.

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a motivated and commercially astute individual who has strong financial analysis and reporting skills to join our finance team as a Finance Analyst. This is an exciting, varied and fast paced role which will offer the successful candidate significant opportunity for development and progression within the Group.

Role Description

he successful candidate will have responsibility for analysing the historical financial performance and future outlook of the group and providing strategic insights to the Finance VP, CFO and wider management team to help drive business decisions.

The role will include (but is not limited to) the following:

  • Assist the Finance VP and CFO with strategic and commercial analysis across the group
  • Involvement in the tracking and forecasting of revenue, and responsibility for the maintenance of the group’s real time financial forecasts
  • Support the budgeting process for the group and ongoing monitoring of group’s performance versus budget
  • Produce monthly reporting packs and other ad-hoc analysis that give insights into financial performance and help drive business decisions
  • Generate various pieces of analysis and reporting for the group, as required
  • Support and drive various finance projects – including policy and process enhancements, automation initiatives, system transformation projects etc
  • Assisting the broader finance team with reporting and other duties, as required

Required Skills / Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications and skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA,CIMA), or alternatively three years’ relevant experience
  • 0-2 years PQE, prior financial analysis experience an advantage
  • Excellent working knowledge of Excel is required
  • Financial services experience is beneficial but not required
  • Experience in finance transformation projects advantageous
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills

Centaur offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, a comprehensive benefits package and a professional working environment.

To apply please send a cover letter and C.V to

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