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Accounting & Reporting Manager(Supply Ch

Date: Apr 6, 2019

Location: Ballyragget, KK, IE

Company: Glanbia


Accounting & Reporting Manager – Supply Chain & Operations


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 Accounting and Reporting Manager – Supply Chain & Operations will report to the Financial Controller – Glanbia Ireland. This role will focus on operational cost accounting & control.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead a finance team with responsibility for the accounting, reporting & control activity in relation to operating costs – to include manufacturing, supply chain and support function overheads.
  • Plan, monitor, and control the month-end close process for all operating & support cost areas – to include raw materials and finished product.
  • Oversee the delivery of accurate & timely monthly management accounts for assigned cost areas above, ensuring completeness of GL entries and posting of accruals / prepayments to reflect outstanding items, in compliance with company accounting policy.  
  • Produce cost reporting requirements to facilitate month-end validation & close-off.
  • Liaise with Finance Business Partners to both fulfil business-specific reporting needs and to that ensure key variances versus plan are reviewed, rationalised and fully understood.
  • Ensure strict governance with regard to GL entries. Oversee the monitoring and elimination of GL postings to incorrect codes / cost centres, in addition to minimising manual journals as part of the GL compliance framework.    
  • Oversee purchasing compliance and work to ensure optimum controls / invoice processing effectiveness.
  • Work with Accounting & Reporting peers to drive process improvement, finance automation and assigned projects / objectives.
  • Drive the development of Business Intelligence & SAP reporting capability in partnership with Accounting & Reporting peers, ensure effective & professional presentation of financial data.
  • Mentor, coach and develop team members – ensuring delivery of role competencies and Finance objectives.
  • Lead the external audit activity. Review periodic internal control reports and remediate control gaps. Ensure best in class compliance & controls for assigned areas of responsibility.



Key competencies:

  • Track record of team leadership & development
  • Compliance & commercial approach to management reporting
  • Process driven individual with ability to identify and implement streamlining opportunities in a continuous improvement environment
  • Change management skills
  • Project management skills
  • Innovation & collaboration skills


Key Requirements:

  • Performance & results driven approach
  • Degree qualified with professional accounting qualification – 7+ years PQE required
  • Leader / collaborator with the ability to deliver requirements in partnership with peers & stakeholders
  • Track record of achievement in a large finance organisation
  • Excellent reporting & data presentation skills, enabling professional reflection of financial reporting among Glanbia Ireland stakeholders & board of directors
  • Experience in the management & execution of Finance process efficiency & automation projects would be an advantage
  • Experience of ERP systems, Data Warehousing platforms and report design
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills


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


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