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Finance Systems Specialist (fixed term)

Date: Jul 4, 2019

Location: Dungarvan, WD, IE, X35 F207

Company: Glanbia


Glanbia Co-Operative Society


Finance Systems Specialist- Fixed Term Contract


An opportunity has arisen for a Finance Systems Specialist within the Glanbia Co-Op Team. This is a 12 month contract position reporting to the Co-Op Operations Manager and is based in Dungarvan / Kilkenny.


Our Purpose & Values

At Glanbia we are dedicated to delivering better nutrition for every step of life’s journey. We differentiate ourselves by doing not only what is right for our business, but also what is good for our people and the communities in which we live and work. So if you’re looking to develop your career, stretch your ambitions and work for a company that has the ability to succeed on the world stage, ours is a journey you’ll want to share.


Role Summary

The Co-Op is currently engaged in a number of key projects designed to enhance and develop its current key information system platforms. The Finance Systems Specialist will play a key role in working with system developers and key system users to ensure these projects are developed in a secure and timely fashion.


Key Elements of the Role 

  • Participate in project teams to deliver key upgrades to Co-Op systems, including upgrades to GAP operating system and the replacement of existing Discoverer reporting tool.
  • Work with the project team members to develop a comprehensive test plan to be undertaken as part of the relevant system replacements and upgrades.
  • Executes test plans and test scripts to ensure system changes are aligned with business requirements in partnership with relevant system developers and key system users.
  • Identify opportunities to streamline business processes and system performance for continuous improvement
  • Participate in the project team to ensure the Co-Op is fully compliant with GDPR requirements.
  • Other adhoc project work as directed by the Co-Op Operations Manager.



  • 3rd level qualification in Finance, Business or Information Technology


Skills & Experience and Qualifications 

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in an accounting, system development or system maintenance role.
  • Experience in working in cross functional teams delivering IT system projects within demanding time lines.
  • Strong attention to detail to ensure completeness and accuracy of information.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to communicate to stakeholders across various levels and functions across the Group.
  • Proficient Microsoft Office Excel and Microsoft Office Word skills
  • Self-motivated, proactive, ability to ensure tasks are finalised to strict deadlines.
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced, innovative environment where the focus is on continuous improvement and the challenge to make it better.
  • Knowledge of SAP and Co-Op share registration systems and processes would be desirable.
  • Qualified/ part qualified accountant with relevant Finance experience would be an advantage.