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Financial Accountant Team Lead

Date: Apr 28, 2021

Location: Dungarvan OR Kilkenny, WD, IE

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia Business Services

Finance Team Lead / Financial Accountant (fixed term)


We are searching for a Finance Team Lead/Financial Accountant who has the energy, enthusiasm, drive and vision to “make tomorrow happen” at Glanbia Business Services. This is a 12 month fixed term contract opportunity, and will report to the Senior Financial Services Manager, EMEA.


While likely to be initially working remotely due to current restrictions, the base location of the role will be Dungarvan, Co Waterford OR Kilkenny, upon return to the workplace 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.


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 business units within Glanbia. You should be an effective leader, resourceful, dependable, adaptable and organised with the ability to build an engaged team who are aware of their role in achieving our mission of


'Fuelling Glanbia's success through Innovation and Excellence in Process and Technology’


Key elements of the role

  • Lead and motivate a small team of energetic, eager to learn Accountants (potential to range from graduate to qualified accountants)
  • Providing continuous leadership and coaching to the team, ensuring delivery of KPIs, personal development objectives and achievement of career objectives where possible.
  • Liaise and work closely with fellow team members within the GBS finance function and also across functions both internal and external to GBS.
  • Key contact for liaising with the Treasury department regarding Corporate activity
  • Fixed Asset Accounting – depreciation runs, variance analysis, asset creations, disposals, impairment reviews and monthly reconciliations preparation and/or review.
  • Investigate intercompany variances and review reconciliation of intercompany accounts on behalf of a number of company codes across the Group in line with strict reporting timelines.
  • Review, improve, automate and implement standardised processes on a continuous rolling basis
  • Ensure compliance with Group Accounting Manual/ Policies
  • Review and sign-off of bank reconciliations across the Glanbia Group on a weekly basis
  • Consistent and regular stakeholder engagement
  • Grant Support work as required
  • Lead ad hoc finance related projects with the potential to impact the wider Glanbia Plc Group.


Requirements for the role


  • Qualified ACA , ACCA or CIMA with at least 2 year’s post qualification experience


Skills & experience

  • Big 4 trained and if not, have at least 2 years’ industry experience working in a similar role
  • Previous experience leading a team is essential
  • Proven leadership capability
  • Proven ability to work on your own initiative to deliver projects as an individual and as part of a team
  • Treasury experience would be an advantage
  • Proven ability to manage stakeholder engagement and relationships
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Grant claim experience would be an advantage
  • Ability to identify opportunities for process improvement and subsequently initiate and lead the change process
  • Strong financial reporting, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, Word and Power Point
  • Strong attention to detail with ability to prioritize and organize work tasks
  • Ability to work to and meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with accounting software packages – SAP preferential but not essential



If you believe you meet the requirements in terms of the candidate we are looking for and our supportive, enthusiastic, fast-paced and innovative environment sounds like one in which you would thrive, 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.