My client is seeking a Financial Accountant to join their team on a 14 month Fixed Term Contract. This role is based in Newtownmountkennedy (or by agreement) and offers a hybrid working model.

This role is responsible for the preparation & delivery of monthly management accounts, performance packs & KPI’s and has a business partnering role in financial planning and forecasting for assigned business areas. The role has a strong focus on Governance and controls and it’s also responsible for implementing appropriate accounting policies, the annual financial audit and the maintenance of accounting systems.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Prepare monthly management accounts and performance packs for the division, ensuring alignment with business requirements and adherence to established accounting policies.
  • Conduct monthly reviews of the general ledger and accounts, processing journals as necessary for designated business segments.
  • Continuously evaluate reporting needs, solicit feedback, and enhance reports to provide high-quality information supporting timely decision-making.
  • Deliver regular analyses with clear, concise presentations, incorporating strong variance analysis and key metric reports demonstrating insight into pivotal drivers.
  • Ensure accurate recording of assets in compliance with FRS102, and timely completion of all balance sheet reconciliations. Serve as the primary contact for audit inquiries.
  • Oversee the monthly depletion calculation as part of the management accounts, and annually update depletion rates. Prepare the annual budget and quarterly forecasts for depletion.
  • Manage the financial audit program, preparing statutory disclosure notes in line with FRS102, providing necessary documentation, and coordinating all audit-related activities.
  • Supervise the development and maintenance of accounting policies, procedures, and process documentation.
  • Administer the Agresso financial system, reviewing, enhancing, and integrating reporting from both financial and operational systems.
  • Foster a culture of operational excellence, financial accountability, and continuous improvement, driving process simplification.
  • Cultivate strong relationships with Transaction Services, Group Finance, and Business areas to ensure collaboration and alignment.
  • Assist in developing streamlined consolidated financial planning and reporting templates that align effectively with monthly management and financial reporting.
  • Coordinate the development of strategic plans, budgets, and forecasts for assigned business areas to support the Division’s strategic objectives.
  • Provide support and analysis for forecasts and budgets, challenging the business to meet financial plans.
  • Identify and communicate commercial opportunities and risks, collaborating with the business to formulate action plans ensuring goal achievement.
  • Support the evaluation of capital projects and new strategic business opportunities, ensuring the existence of appropriate business cases for optimal allocation of capital resources.
  • Lead the balance sheet reconciliation process, ensuring adherence to all Group timelines.
  • Ensure timely completion of all GL reconciliations assigned to this role, highlighting any identified key risks.
  • Identify high-risk balance sheet accounts, review aged balances, propose action plans to address concerns, and escalate significant issues to senior management.
  • Ensure accurate reporting of all external income in the P&L and verification of relevant balance sheet debtor accounts.

Requirements:

  • Qualified Accountant (ACCA/ACA/CIMA) with a minimum of 2 years PQE
  • Strong financial modelling, analytical, technical accounting and process management skills
  • Ability to plan, organise and manage team work
  • Excellent business and commercial acumen
  • High level of IT proficiency, particularly with Financial Accounting Systems and Microsoft Office

Compensation:

Competitive salary: €45,000 – €55,000 DOE

If you have the relevant experience and you would like to hear more about the role, please contact Katie@stormrecruitment.ie.

To apply for this job email your details to Katie@stormrecruitment.ie