This is a dynamic role within the Corporate Accounting team based in Dublin. As part of this team you will be supporting the financial close and consolidation process and working on projects to advance the processes and IT systems used by the global Accounting & Finance organisation.
As well as having a proven technical competency your role will involve working across multiple locations and in cross-functional teams so good communication and networking skills are required. This is an important role where the right person will have the opportunity to make a difference and contribute to the advancement of the team and self.
Role Scope / Responsibilities
Own key elements of corporate accounting activity.
Support the monthly consolidation process.
Support the Technical Accounting Group and the Accounting organization research and apply US GAAP technical accounting topics/ pronouncements/ accounting standards updates.
Preparation and report out of consolidated balance sheet commentary to senior management.
Assist in the preparation of the SEC quarterly reporting (10Q / 10K).
Liaise regularly with different functions within the business (i.e. Treasury/ IT/ financial analysts / regional accountants) and with external service providers (i.e. Clearwater Analytics/ BNY Mellon) to ensure the smooth running of the close process.
Maintenance and development of ERP modules in use by the accounting group.
Drive efficiency improvements across the financial reporting close process.
Preparation of subsidiary financial statements in accordance with local GAAP.
Regular liaise with external and internal auditors as part of quarterly review/ Interim & year-end audit/ SOX testing .
Maintenance of internal controls processes and accounting policies.
Big 4 trained background desirable with ACA/ACCA Professional Accounting Qualification.
US Multinational experience highly desirable.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills with ability to see the bigger picture.
Ability to work and adapt in a fast paced and constantly changing environment.
Flexibility to meet reporting deadlines and deal with urgent requests.
Ability to embrace change and implement process improvements.
Ability to work and communicate effectively with different functions / regions / cultures / stakeholders with a customer service mindset.
Comfortable presenting and reporting to senior management.
Experience in delivering as part of a project team.
Strong knowledge of IT systems with Oracle and Hyperion systems knowledge an advantage.
Report writing experience an advantage.