Senior Manager

We are looking for an ambitious, high-achieving Senior Manager seeking a new challenge in a progressive and forward-thinking Audit and Accounts Department. This position, reporting to the audit/accounts director and directly to partners, offers genuine opportunities for progression, challenging projects, and learning and development in a collaborative environment. Excellent organisation, time-management and communication skills are essential for this role.


  • Proactively manage client expectations and be point-of-contact for clients with turnovers up to €10m+. As such, you will be working closely with Director/Financial Controller/Senior Executive levels in managing the specific client requirements, including non-audit transactional work, due diligence, management accounts, providing financial guidance and advice on operational structure.
  • Manage a portfolio of clients of variable sizes across different industries.
  • Managing Accountancy Services to a bureau of clients which will include (but is not limited to):
    • Review of monthly/quarterly management accounts
    • Review of Unaudited Year-End Statutory Accounts
    • Advising clients with systems of financial control
    • Company Secretarial Advice and Compliance including Maintaining Company Registers & Minutes where required
  • Help drive the firm’s accounting technology strategy to best serve our clients and project manage the roll out of new accounting solutions.
  • Assist with managing the team’s financial performance e.g. agreeing and billing of fees; cash collections; monitoring recoverability of WIP etc
  • Participate in the coaching, mentoring and appraisal of staff

This role requires an experienced, positive, self-motivated individual with superior organisational and technical skills who can execute multiple tasks simultaneously to ensure a high level of professional standards.

Skills and competencies required

  • ACA or ACCA with minimum 7 years PQE
  • Minimum of 5 years+ relevant post qualified work experience in practice with strong technical knowledge and financial/management accounts experience
  • Proven management skills and behaviours
  • Excellent organisational skills, time-management and communication skills 
  • A strong market/commercial awareness
  • Working knowledge of accounting software packages such as Surf, QuickBooks, Sage, Xero or similar with a high aptitude and interest for using new software 
  • Ability to use and implement AI-based accounting software, accounting tools and connected app functionality in house and to clients
  • Client-oriented with initiative, enthusiasm and problem-solving attitude
  • Ability to handle sensitive, confidential information with maximum discretion
  • Ability to exercise good judgement and decision making when necessary

About Merry Mullen

Merry Mullen is a full-service practice of Chartered Accountants in Dublin, offering Audit & Accountancy, Tax Compliance, Insolvency Services, Payroll & Bookkeeping, Company Secretarial, Corporate Finance, Business Advisory and Business startup advice.
We are in business since 1945 and believe our success is underpinned by our long-standing relationships with our clients (some of whom are 2nd and 3rd generation clients), through the delivery of an exceptional client service by our highly experienced team of professionals with expertise across a wide range of accountancy services.
A cornerstone of our successful practice is providing superior client service to build long term and mutually beneficial relationships. If you share a passion for client engagement and working as part of a team to fulfil client needs this role will offer great job satisfaction and career progression in a friendly, highly respected and forward-thinking practice.
We are a team of 25+ people, most of whom are with the company several years.

At Merry Mullen we know how important it is to create an environment that is conducive to producing high quality work for our clients, but most importantly, a place for our team to grow and learn. We have a framework in place to help people stay on track of their development.

Our team play a fundamental part in who we are. When we go to market to search for a candidate, it’s important we find people with the right skillset along with a work-style that brings an enthusiasm and determination to get involved in the shaping of ‘how we work’ and who will champion our vision. In this way, we can trust that our teams are set up for success and for the future.

Our office environment is friendly, hard-working, with some dollops of fun that keep our days interesting!

Benefits at Merry Mullen

  • 22 Days Annual Leave [to include Good Friday]. Additional 1 day every 5 years.
  • Flexible Working – starting anytime between 8:30-10am, finishing anytime between 4:30pm-6:30pm [Normal Working Hours are 9-5:30pm]
  • Working From Home option: Up to 2 days per week
  • Summer hours [Consolidation of hours across Jul/Aug, with a 13:00 finish on Friday]
  • Client Referral Bonus Scheme
  • Social Club
  • Professional Subscriptions
  • Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • PHI – Income Protection

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To apply for this role please send your CV to: or call Janet on 01-8972360.