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Employer Gemma Hayes Recruitment
Job Title Management Accountant

Job Title: Management Accountant

Reports to: Financial Controller

Location: Wexford, Ireland

Department: Finance

Purpose & Scope

The purpose of this role is to provide comprehensive, effective and efficient finance support to the Financial Controller and internal stakeholders. The post holder will be able to utilize accounting, analytical skills and business aptitude to be a financial business partner to the site. You will play a leading role in developing and maintaining month-end reporting packs as well as driving the budgeting, forecasting and costing activities at the Wexford site.

The incumbent will be required to develop strong relationships with personnel at all levels across the business with the purpose of delivering accurate, appropriate and timely finance support, advice and guidance as required. He/she will work consistently to ensure the continuous development of the role and ensure that the service is delivered according to procedures and processes which are accurate, professional and consistent at all times. There is a requirement that the post holder will monitor the service and react accordingly, and in a timely manner to changing needs with resultant re-prioritisation of his or her work as necessary.

Essential Criteria:

  • Qualified accountant – ACCA, ACA, CIMA or CPA qualified
  • Minimum 2-3 years’ PQE
  • Must be numerate, analytical and have good oral & written communication skills
  • Have hands on experience of modern integrated ERP systems & proficient in the use of excel
  • Ability to work on own initiative and within cross functional groups.
Highly Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience of working in a high volume FMCG environment.
Core Responsibilities

Core Weekly Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the integrity and accuracy of the P&L, with an emphasis on overhead controlling
  • Complete reporting to line manager
  • Accounts interpretation and ability to communicate information
  • Business variance analysis reporting and explanations
  • Interaction with non-Finance budget owners and various ad-hoc reporting
Core Monthly Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for completing monthly management accounts
  • Complete the necessary accrual and prepayment activities
  • Preparation of month-end accounts within prescribed deadlines.
  • Reconciliation of designated balance sheet accounts.
  • Input and preparation of monthly Corporate Reporting
  • Co-ordination of the site Capex process including review of capex programme, presentation to General Manager, Financial Controller and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Involvement in the preparation of the monthly forecasting for the business unit
Quarterly Core Responsibilities:

  • Input into Corporate landing targets
Core Annual Responsibilities:

  • Involvement in the preparation of the budget for the business unit
  • Meet with all relevant budget holders to produce the relevant workings for budgets and forecasts.
  • Reconciliation of designated balance sheet accounts.
  • Input into Corporate landing targets

  • Support Function to Management Accountants in Wexford
  • Maintain Files of all documentary evidence to support accounting transactions and audits
  • Keeping up to date with financial legislation and statutory requirements
  • Demonstrate the behaviours required of a finance professional at all times
  • Any other ad hoc duties as deemed reasonable by the Financial Controller
Person Specification: Essential Skills & Behaviours

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Full Management Accountant remit with the ability to effectively support and partner the business and management
  • A creative and logical thinker, able to deliver practical solutions
  • Prioritises tasks and organises own time effectively
  • Experience of working with stakeholders at all levels
  • Communicating complex and sensitive information
  • Sound problem solving skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Working in a multidisciplinary fast paced environment
  • Experience of providing accurate finance advice to stakeholders
  • Team Working & Personal impact
  • Broad range of relevant IT skills
Due to the urgency of this vacancy, our client is not willing to go down the route of work permits/visas/sponsorship, therefore, all candidates must have permission to work in Ireland.

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Location Wexford
Date Added 70 days ago
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