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Assistant Accountant

Date: Nov 11, 2021

Location: Dungarvan, WD, IE, X35 F207

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia Business Services

Assistant Accountant - 12 month FTC


A vacancy has arisen for an Assistant Accountant who has the energy, enthusiasm and drive to “make tomorrow happen” at Glanbia Business Services (GBS) in Dungarvan, Co Waterford. This is a 12 month FTC covering maternity leave position and will report to the Financial Accounting Team Lead.


The successful candidate will enjoy working in a fast-paced, innovative environment where there is a key focus on continuous improvement, while delivering high quality, reliable services to other divisions within Glanbia.



The base location of the role will be Dungarvan, Co Waterford with a blended working arrangement available through our Smart working model which allows you a greater choice in how you work and live, giving you a better work-life balance.


 Key Elements of the Role

  • Responsible for posting bank transactions to the nominal ledger and ensuring accuracy
  • On a daily basis complete bank reconciliations of high transaction volume accounts
  • Completion of payment runs by running SAP programs to select vendors for payment and transmission to authorisers
  • Respond to payment queries and issues in a timely manner
  • Deliver payment improvement initiatives identified to reduce costs and increase productivity
  • Supports the payments team in ensuring all relevant Payment policies are implemented and adhered to
  • Maintains a strong set of financial controls ensuring that their area of responsibility is compliant with the group policy
  • Provide support for new payments systems
  • Develop a close working relationship with the Finance team in the business unit and across Glanbia
  •  Ad hoc work as required in the role to include systems testing and participation in project roll-outs



  • Part-qualified Accountant or Qualified Accounting Technician


Skills & Experience

  • 2+ years’ experience gained in a similar role in a multinational business environment.
  • High degree of computer literacy with experience in MS Office (Excel) essential and SAP knowledge preferable
  • Experience with Blackline is preferable but not essential
  • Excellent data analytical skills
  • Ability to work to and meet tight deadlines.
  • Excellent communicator with experience in engaging with customers, colleagues, Senior Management and external service providers.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Self-starter capable of working in a close knit team
  • Enthusiastic and willing to learn about company systems and procedures
  • Experience with SAP is desirable but not essential



  • The energy, enthusiasm and drive to make it happen.
  • Strong prioritising skills with the ability to take on challenges as opportunities to find a better way.
  • An effective team member, who plays their role in achieving the company’s vision in line with our core values.
  • A team player who has the ability to motivate others, making it fun while getting the job done.
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced, innovative environment where the focus is on continuous improvement and the challenge to make it better


If you believe you meet the requirements in terms of the candidate we are looking for and if our supportive, enthusiastic, fast-paced and innovative environment sounds like one in which you would excel, we’d love to hear from you



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, or disability status. 


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