Financial Accountant - County Westmeath. This role is being offered as a 9 months' fixed-term contract. Position Summary: The Financial Accountant will report to the local Financial Controller and along with the Finance team will be responsible for ensuring data is processed on a timely basis and recorded accurately. Main Responsibilities: Monthly Financials- • Preparation and entering of accruals and journals to the nominal ledger. • Present monthly overhead expenditure levels, comparing to budget/forecast and highlighting any variance and required actions. • Complete Balance sheet reconciliations of relevant accounts. • Ensure accurate and timely submission of accounts. • Month end close and ensuring deliverables completed within 2 day month-end close cycle. • Submission of variance schedules to corporate Finance. Compliance- • Ensure all financials are in compliance with US & Irish GAAP. • Revenue compliance – responsible for VAT, VIES, Intrastats etc. – Return and compliance. • Define and implement internal controls in order to maintain compliance with financial requirements and SOX. • Deal with external and internal auditors to ensure compliance of audits and statutory requirements. General- • Supplier payments and on-site treasury contact. • Active member of Business unit (BU) – Finance lead for any issues within chosen manufacturing area. • Input into annual budget and quarterly forecast, detailing volumes, headcount, overhead etc. for BU. • Update budget/forecast to Financial database. • R&D grant claims. Other- • Dealing with queries from staff at all levels. • Identify and drive process/system improvements. • Miscellaneous projects as required. • Supplier payments and on-site treasury contact. Requirements for this role: Interested candidates must be a qualified accountant with proven technical ability and computer literacy. At least five years' experience in financial accounting in a manufacturing background. Skills: • Ability to take ownership, be proactive and achieve desired results is key. • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. • Ability to work in a team environment. • Strong analytical and problem solving skills. • Self starter with ability to work on own initiative & work to tight deadlines. • Strong process performance skills. • Working experience of computerised accounts packages. • Experience working in a manufacturing environment. • Proficient in MS office applications. This job originally appeared on RecruitIreland.com.
164 days ago