Senior GL Accountant

Location: Galway, Ireland, Ireland
Date Posted: 04-25-2018
Senior General Ledger Accountant, GALWAY

POSITION SUMMARY:
• 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.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 
• 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 approval of multi-currency bank reconciliations;
• review and analysis of freight accounting, working closely with Supply Chain, and Transport Controllers;
• analysis of any other specialised general ledger area;
• monitor, review and communication of monthly service revenue recognition
Analysis of any other specialised general ledger area
• 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. 

EXPERIENCE:
Qualified Accountant
• High achieving self-starter, that is motivated and can work on initiative .
• Strong team working abilities and experience of delivering results.
• Good IFRS knowledge and experience in application.
• 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..
• 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..

KEY PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS: 

• 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.

SKILLS REQUIRED:
Excellent knowledge of MS Office / Excel & Powerpoint skills are essential.
Knowledge of Oracle an advantage but not essential
Highly developed analytical skills
Logical, systematic thinking, high intellectual ability
Strong verbal and written communication skills; 
Good facilitation skills for group problem solving
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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