Financial Accountant

Location: Galway, Ireland, Ireland
Date Posted: 04-19-2018
Key Elements:
• Assist in the Monthly Close Process, preparation and reporting of Monthly Financial Reports, Annual Financial Statements and any other internal or external reports required, ensuring that they are completed in a timely, accurate and efficient manner.
• Assist in the co-ordination of the daily workflow of the accounting team including the completion of detailed account analysis and reconciliation of all general ledger accounts.
• Develop new and streamline existing processes and systems as required to ensure more efficient delivery of value add information to both internal and external stakeholders.


% of Time Description of Essential Function

• Assisting in the preparation of monthly financial reports, ensuring they are completed in a timely, accurate and efficient manner:
• preparation, analysis and posting of journals at month end;
• preparation and analysis of balance sheet reconciliations at month end;
• calculation, posting and analysis of monthly accruals and prepayments, ensuring that all items are accurately captured;
• review and reconciliation of inter-company accounts, involving communication with other business locations worldwide;
• review and approval of multi-currency bank reconciliations;
• preparation of variance analysis and standard cost updates as required;

• Collaboration with external audit staff for periodic year end review procedures and local statutory audits as required.
• Provision of input on local finance policies and procedures ensuring ongoing compliance for all accounting and finance operations.
• Participation in ongoing policy and control environment development to ensure compliance with applicable internal control regulations.
• Enhancement of existing processes and development of new ones to ensure the most efficient completion of duties.
• Provision of technical expertise, support and guidance to the accounting group.

• Promote team work within the group.
• Develop relationships with both internal and external customers. 
• Liaise efficiently with corporate and with the other business subsidiaries throughout the world. 


• Provide training and support where possible to the Finance team in Galway.
• Ensure that the internal control environment is operating as intended and that any improvements are implemented in a timely fashion
• Provide assistance to the worldwide finance organization where required.
• Other duties & projects as assigned by the Regional Finance Manager.

Qualified Accountant – ACA, ACCA, CIMA 


• Strong team working abilities and experience of delivering results.
• Proficient in IFRS application.
• Demonstrated competence and experience in operating financial controls and financial management systems.
• Analytical and conceptual thinking capability to organize and interpret complex information and challenge business decisions.
• Proven ability to organize and prioritize workload effectively, meet deadlines, provide a professional service and follow through on assignments.
• Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
• Excellent attention to detail is essential.
• Excellent communication skills, the ability to communicate within all levels of the organization and the ability to influence and guide business management in relation to strategic decisions.
• Effective interpersonal skills for representing the company and for maintaining excellent working relationships within the organization and with external communities.
• Enthusiasm & a genuine interest in customer care & support.


• Co-operation with the company’s external auditors to ensure that all information is provided in a timely fashion and a clean audit report is obtained.
• Co-operation with internal audit to ensure that our control environment is operating efficiently.
• Trusted advisor to other departments of the organization in relation to cost analysis and provision of accurate information.
• Develop excellent working relationship with internal functions ensuring that all goals are aligned and the company’s overall objectives are being achieved.

Computer: Excellent knowledge of MS Office / Excel skills are essential.
Knowledge of Oracle is desirable.
Mental: Highly developed analytical skills
Logical, systematic thinking, high intellectual ability
Communication: Strong verbal and written communication skills; 
Languages: Knowledge of French an advantage, but not essential
Good presentation skills
Good facilitation skills for group problem solving
Problem Solving: Well developed problem solving skills to be applied to a wide range of business and technical problems.
Emotional: Ability to remain focused, impartial and composed during the difficult inter-personal conflicts and issues that may arise during change efforts.

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