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Financial Accountant

Date: Nov 26, 2021

Location: Dublin, D, IE

Company: Glanbia

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT

CONTRACT SERVICES & TRANSFER PRICING

 

Reports To:         Financial Controller – Accounting and Control 

Department:      Glanbia Nutritionals Finance

Location:             Ireland

Exempt Status:  Exempt

At Glanbia Nutritionals Inc., our portfolio centers around dairy and non-dairy nutritional ingredients. We co-innovate and deliver ingredient solutions and precision premixes for use in the mainstream food and beverage, infant and clinical, and functional nutrition markets. We are the number one provider of whey-based nutritional ingredients globally and the number one producer of American-style cheddar cheese. Our protein systems have transformed the bar and beverage categories — bringing increased levels of protein, cleaner labels and greater product functionality to market. We have a direct presence in 21 countries, with manufacturing facilities in the US, Germany and China, and international sales and technical offices around the world.

 

JOB SUMMARY

 

GN’s legal entities operate under a Global Contract Service Model (CSM) which outlines the basis on which these entities transact. Given the significant growth and increased complexity within the business, we are seeking a Financial Accountant to support the development and maintenance of processes and controls supporting this model, in particular, the development and maintenance of the detailed Transfer Pricing models. This role will be a global role and it is expected to develop into a Subject Matter Expert in this area to support business change.

 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the Finance processes supporting the Division’s Contract Services Model including the calculation, review and maintenance of Transfer Pricing within the Division
  • Responsible for ensuring Legal Entity standard costs are updated to reflect relevant transfer prices and periodic revaluations
  • Responsible for ensuring that all CSM related transactions within the Group are processed and reconciled each month end and that the requisite controls are in place to support the Division and Group’s management & financial reporting.
  • Work with GN, Group Finance and Group Tax to develop and enhance detailed transfer pricing models and related processes.
  • Develop expert knowledge for the accounting and processes surrounding the CSM
  • Act as a Business Partner to the business unit to ensure a clear understanding of the requirements and impacts of the CSM in both existing transactions and adjusting to new sales flows and system updates
  • Assisting with requests from internal and external auditors, statutory audit queries and work with the transfer price tax team and local accounting team on requests from different customs requirements and audit queries

Supervisory Responsibilities (If relevant)

  • Reports to the VP Finance  – Accounting and Control
  • Key relationship with all GN Accounting and Control teams, Group CSM Compliance Analyst, Group Transfer Pricing Manager, Transfer Pricing Tax Team, Commercial Finance team, Operations Finance team,
  • Other key relationships with Group Finance, Tax, Glanbia Internal Audit team and External Audit team

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

Education, Training:      

  • Qualified Accountant with minimum 1 / 2  years PQE experience in a similar role and multinational environment
  • Working knowledge of transfer pricing a significant advantage

Experience Required:   

  • Strong analytical skills required with excellent attention to detail essential.
  • Strong influencing and communication skills
  • Self-starter, highly motivated and ambitious
  • Inquisitive, high energy, high creativity but ability to work through the basics too
  • Can work effectively in a fast paced, dynamic, high growth environment
  • Can effectively navigate complexity and ambiguity
  • Learns quickly/adapt insights based on new learning’s
  • Works effectively across broad geography with geo-political challenges
  • Strong organizational skills to manage requests involving several different accounting and tax teams to achieve a resolution
  • Hands on experience of using and operating SAP systems ( SAP ECC6, SAP BI & BCS). Advanced level MS Excel and proficiency with MS Word, Outlook and PowerPoint

Knowledge, Skills & Competencies:       

Leadership Capabilities

  • Planning – Has proven ability to establish clear directions and mobilises resources (people,  technology, support) to get things done in an effective and efficient manner
  • Driving Results - Results-driven, must be able to work under pressure across a global organisation engaging with multiple stakeholders.  Is very bottom line oriented and can be counted on to consistently exceed goals
  • Influencing Others – Collaborates across key internal and external stakeholders. Communicates and influences effectively. Can employ a wide range of influencing styles to engage others in problem-solving and decision-making

Functional Capabilities

  • Accounting - Provides competent and fit for purpose accounting knowledge, including good understanding of Tax Accounting and Transfer Pricing
  • Risk identification – Can accurately identify and mitigate key commercial and business risks
  • IT skills – Can leverages IT technologies and systems to drive and improve business performance

 

Language, Computer & Numeracy:         

Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

  • SAP knowledge preferred
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft packages

 

TYPICAL PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Physical Requirements:

  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, works with the fingers, and perceive attributes of objects and materials
  • Involves moderate physical activity performing non-strenuous daily activities of a primarily administrative nature
  • Should be able to identify and distinguish colors, see clearly at 20 inches or closer and 20 feet or more, observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point, judge distances and spatial relationships, and adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus

Physical Demands:

  • Regularly involves talking or listening, sitting, and the use of hands and fingers
  • Regularly involves going up and down stairs
  • Frequently involves reaching with hands and arms, standing and walking
  • Occasionally involves crouching, stooping, kneeling and/or climbing or balancing

 

Typical Environmental Conditions

  • May be exposed to moderate noise levels (i.e. office equipment, light traffic)
  • May be exposed to moderate to high noise levels (i.e. production equipment, forklifts, heavy traffic)
  • May be exposed to humidity, intense heat and cold, outdoor weather conditions, and fumes and toxic chemicals
  • May work in areas with mechanical moving parts, above ground with risk of fall, or areas with risk of electrical shock

 

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • No travel requirements

 

 

At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status.

 

At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.

 

DISCLAIMER

 

Must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing significant safety threat to self or others.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.

 

Are you someone who likes to make it happen, make it better and make it fun? If so, our company offers you an excellent opportunity to do really interesting work and develop a career in a dynamic and innovative environment that is all about making you and our business successful.