Senior Manager - Accounting & Reporting

Date: 18 May 2023

Location: Kilkenny,, KK, IE, R95 DXR1

Company: Glanbia






Senior Manager – Accounting & Reporting

Hybrid working



About Tirlán

Tirlán, Ireland’s largest Co-op, is a world-class food and nutrition business, with a diverse portfolio of quality ingredients, leading consumer and agri brands.

With Revenue of circa €3bn, exporting to over 100 countries, and processing 35% of the national milk pool at our 11 production facilities and servicing our member through an extensive agri branch network. We currently have 2,300 committed employees. Tirlán’s state-of-the-art headquarters in Kilkenny city and innovation centre in Ballyragget promote innovation, creativity and collaboration. Tirlán is committed to sustainability throughout the organisation through its comprehensive Living Proof programme, and the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) contained within it. For more information visit


Role Profile

Reporting to the Group Financial Controller, the Senior Manager - Accounting & Reporting will be responsible for key financial reporting internally and externally, including Board & Committee reporting and key financial statements. The role will also have responsibility for aspects of technical financial reporting and compliance within Tirlán.


Key Responsibilities

  • Key relationship owner with external auditors, owning the process to ensure a smooth audit delivered to agreed timelines
  • Ensure the accuracy and integrity of financial statements, in compliance with IFRS, and other accounting regulations
  • Review and analyse financial statements, including monthly, quarterly, and annual reports
  • Develop and implement accounting policies, procedures, and internal controls to ensure compliance with accounting regulations and safeguard company assets
  • Manage and mentor the financial accounting team to ensure that staff are competent and equipped to perform their roles effectively
  • Collaborate with other departments, ensuring that financial accounting and reporting are aligned with overall Group strategy
  • Monitor and analyse financial data to identify trends, areas of risk, and opportunities for improvement
  • Drive process improvements to streamline financial accounting & reporting and enhance efficiency
  • Prepare ad-hoc financial analysis and reports, as required by the Board & senior management
  • Prepare and review key board & board subcommittee reports
  • Owner of the Group Accounting Manual ensuring accuracy and compliance with all accounting standards and company law requirements


Key Requirements

  • Professional Accounting Qualification (ACA/ACCA)
  • Trained and progressed to at least manager level in a Big 4 firm
  • Experience in financial reporting and consolidated financial statements for a large complex organisation
  • Experience in preparing Board and Board sub-committee reports
  • Excellent IFRS knowledge with a passion for problem solving
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, including report writing
  • Can interpret complex financial and commercial issues and communicate proposals to stakeholders
  • A self-starter, with a high degree of analytical rigour with the ability to think commercially and strategically while working with detail
  • A strong collaborator who can challenge and influence colleagues at all levels
  • Advanced knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ideally experience of ERP systems, SAP & Data Warehousing platforms (or similar) and report design would be an advantage


If you are interested in this position, please apply with an up-to-date resume.


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Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
Tirlán embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams where different perspectives drive innovation and growth. We strive to create an inclusive workplace where people can bring their true self to work and achieve their full potential.

At Tirlán, 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, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, or disability status. 

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

Tirlán owns leading consumer and agri brands such as Avonmore, Kilmeaden Cheese, Millac, Solmiko, Truly Grass Fed, Premier Milk, Wexford, and GAIN Animal Nutrition. 


About us:

The farmer-owned co-operative has a first-class track record of success in the global market. Rooted in a rich heritage of family farming and embedded in its communities, Tirlán has evolved to bring the passion of its farmers and their high-quality milk and grains to the international marketplace. Using modern-day technology and applying the best processes to its milk pool of three billion litres and its premium grains portfolio, Tirlán now exports to more than 80 countries.  Its award-winning brands are household names in Ireland, and include Ireland’s number one consumer dairy brand, Avonmore.

The organisation draws on a wealth of experience to deliver exceptional products and tailored nutritional solutions including Kilmeaden, Wexford, Truly Grass Fed, Solmiko, CheddMax and GAIN. Tirlán has a strong market presence in the UK, France, Germany, UAE, the US, North Africa, Japan and China.

Tirlán is a Values Based Organisation -