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Sup Ch & Op, R&D Qual A&R Mgr

Date: Dec 6, 2018

Location: Kilkenny, KK, IE

Company: Glanbia


Supply Chain & Ops, R&D and Quality

 Accounting & Reporting Manager


Glanbia Ireland is a world class, ambitious, integrated agri-food and nutrition business, with a diverse portfolio of quality ingredients, leading consumer and agri brands with the proven talent to succeed in the global market.


Glanbia Ireland owns leading consumer and agri brands such as Avonmore, Kilmeaden Cheese, Premier Milk, Wexford, and GAIN Animal Nutrition. It processes a 2.6 billion litre milk pool from 21 counties and exports high quality dairy and agri ingredients as well as branded products to over 60 countries.


With annual revenue of €1.8 billion, Glanbia Ireland has 11 processing plants, 53 agri branches and over 1,800 employees. 


The primary functions of this role will be to produce timely and accurate Management and Statutory reports for Supply Chain & Operations, R&D and Quality. This role leads a small team of accountants and working with the other Accounting & Reporting managers will be expected to drive process improvement and standardization across all of GI. They will ensure a robust control environment is maintained in their respective category /market/function. This role reports to the Accounting & Reporting Senior Manager.


Key Responsibilities

  • Lead a team of Financial Accountants, allocating work as required, to ensure the timely delivery of accurate monthly management accounts, reporting pack & stats for the Supply Chain & Ops, R&D and Quality Function.
  • Review and approve financial and operational reports to ensure completeness and accuracy.
  • Responsible for planning, monitoring, and controlling the close process in Supply Chain & Ops, R&D and Quality Function.
  • Ensure that only approved journals are posted and all posted journals are in compliance with company policy and accounting policies.
  • Execute period-end accounting entries if required.
  • Monitor key and critical control accounts & review reconciliations thereby supporting a robust control environment
  • Responsible for the distribution of monthly reports including initial commentary for further review by Business Partners
  • Work closely with the business partners, responsible for supplying budget/forecast inputs
  • Work with Accounting & Reporting Senior manager to drive process improvement
  • Work closely with the business partners to implement joint finance initiatives that benefit GI
  • Work closely with Accounting & Reporting Senior Manager and business partners to drive continuous improvement of service quality
  • Act as technical resource and coach to improve team performance
  • Support external audit activities and ensure Internal control compliance
  • Review periodic internal control reports and remediate control gaps.
  • Support cost management and operational performance optimisation platform
  • Product costing management and reporting
  • Plan and manage the Statutory, Annual Audit and Stock take processes


  • Period days to close
  • Audit success
  • Reporting accuracy (i.e. no restatements)
  • Working capital management


Key Requirements:

  • Professional Accounting Qualification
  • 7+ years post qualification experience ideally in a multinational organisation or professional practice
  • Strong leadership and management skills with operation experience.
  • SAP or similar accounting platform


If you are interested in this position, please apply through the Glanbia Homepage with an up to date resume.

Glanbia Ireland is a Values Based Organisation -