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Trainee Accountant

Date: Jan 9, 2018

Location: Ballyragget, KK, IE

Company: Glanbia

Trainee Accountant


Glanbia Ingredients Ireland is Ireland’s largest dairy company, annually processing over 2 billion litres of milk into a uniquely broad range of ingredients for export to more than 60 countries. We supply leading multinational food and nutrition companies – across a range of sectors from branded cheese and butter through to infant formula, sports, affordable and clinical nutrition for both developed and developing markets.


An opportunity has arisen in the Finance Team of Glanbia Ireland (Ingredients) at Ballyragget for a 12 month contract for the position of Finance Graduate / Trainee Accountant.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work as part of the Glanbia Ireland (Ingredients) Finance Department.


Reporting to the Management Accountant, key responsibilities include but are not limited to; Providing Accurate and Timely Management Accounting Information to local Management Team and other Finance staff.


Role Responsibilities

  • Maintain margin related files
  • Assisting with the compilation of weekly Mass Balance [raw material, usage and efficiency report] report [and standing in to back-fill and attend meetings when senior person away on leave].
  • Assisting with compilation of other weekly operations tracking information such as product composition tracking and effluent losses tracking.
  • Calculating customer commission charge for the month and ensuring accurate accrual provided at month end.
  • Facilitate the processing of commission invoices by validating charge against provisions and collection of monies from customers prior to commission payment.
  • Assisting in preparation of monthly accounts
  • Weekly & Monthly invoicing
  • Issuing weekly maintenance cost reports.
  • Monthly updating of transfer pricing and communicating to relevant individuals
  • Maintaining monthly energy and effluent reports.
  • Assist with weekly payroll accrual calculations
  • Assist with budget and forecast overhead preparation process including taking the lead on meeting some of the managers.
  • Maintenance stock obsolescence provision calculations plus assisting maintenance manager with targeting stocks for obsolescence review.
  • Physically attend maintenance stock counts and sample count same.
  • Monthly chemicals report.
  • GRC monitoring – extraction of quarterly reports for manager review.
  • Dealing with ad-hoc queries and reports


Qualifications & Experience

  • Part qualified accountant or a graduate intending to pursue an accounting qualification
  • Some accounting experience desirable but not necessary as training can be provided.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Willingness to learn
  • Determination to get the job done
  • Logical approach
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work to and meet tight deadlines
  • Good team-player and communicator with good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Organised and disciplined approach to work


GII has five key manufacturing sites, Ballyragget Co Kilkenny (the largest integrated milk processing plant in Europe), Virginia Co Cavan, Wexford, Carrick-on-Suir and Belview Co. Kilkenny which will increase business processing capacity by 50% over the next five years.


If you are interested in this position, please apply via the link, with an up to date CV, to Jill Davidson, Recruitment Consultant, GII.

Glanbia Ingredients Ireland is a Values Based Organisation -