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Financial Accountant - Central A&R

Date: Jul 13, 2021

Location: Kilkenny, KK, IE

Company: Glanbia



Financial Accountant – Central A&R


Rooted in our rich heritage of family farming and embedded in our communities, Glanbia Ireland has evolved to bring the passion of our farmers and their high-quality ingredients to the world. Using modern-day technology and applying the best processes to our milk pool of three billion litres and our outstanding grains portfolio, we export innovative products and tailored ingredient solutions to more than 100 countries. We nurture a talented team of over 2,000 people to manage our network of 11 processing plants and 52 agri branches, serving our communities and delivering annual revenues of just under €2 billion. 


Glanbia Ireland owns leading consumer and Agri brands such as Avonmore, Kilmeaden Cheese, Millac, Truly Grass Fed, Premier Milk, Wexford, mymilkman.ie, Glanbiaconnect.com, countrylife.ie and GAIN Animal Nutrition.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified financial accountant to join a dynamic team within Glanbia Ireland. This role will report to the Central Accounting and Reporting Manager and will focus on Balance Sheet control, planning and reporting. The successful candidate will work within a busy team to safeguard the accuracy and integrity of the reported financial information.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Reporting of monthly actual and plan data across the Ingredients business division.
  • Consolidation of monthly actual & plan P&Ls, Balance Sheets, Cash Flows and further supplementary data for the Ingredients business division via the group consolidation platform.
  • Variance Analysis (actual vs. plan) of working capital and provision of commercial explanations and recommendations as applicable.
  • Financial accounting across a range of company codes, including foreign exchange, hedging, tax, provisions, investments, reserves and pension.
  • Preparation of monthly balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Risk assessment and monitoring of balance sheet control environment.
  • Development of forecast/budget Balance Sheet and Cash Flows for a number of company codes within the Glanbia Ingredients business division, based on identifiable assumptions and ensuring accurate funding, working capital and debt levels are projected.
  • Advocate for adherence to the Group Policy manual and procedures and keep informed of updates to ensure ongoing compliance of ledgers under their control.
  • Update of finance master data for their respective company codes as and when required.
  • Set standards for monitoring the accounting and control for areas of the business and manage rollout.
  • Liaise with both internal and external auditors as required.
  • Input into schedules required for statutory reporting and tax compliance.
  • Support and drive optimal change arising from other ad hoc projects as and when they arise that impact on the Ingredients balance sheet area.
  • Work with Accounting & Reporting peers to drive process improvement, reporting capability development, finance automation and assigned projects / objectives.
  • Collaboration with and support of team members in delivery of tasks. Work with wider A&R team, wider Finance team, Shared Services, Group Finance and Glanbia Business Services.
  • Other ad hoc duties/responsibilities as they arise.


Key competencies:

  • Experience in a large multinational company environment would be an advantage
  • Process driven individual with ability to identify and implement streamlining opportunities in a continuous improvement environment
  • Attention to detail
  • Curiosity to learn, improve and challenge processes
  • Operational acumen
  • Collaboration skills 


Key Requirements:

  • Performance & results driven approach
  • Degree qualified with professional accounting qualification – a minimum of 5 years PQE required
  • Experience of ERP systems, Data Warehousing platforms and report design would be an advantage
  • High degree of proficiency in the use of Microsoft Excel would be an advantage
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent reporting & presentation skills


Glanbia Ireland is a joint venture 60% owned by Glanbia Co-op and 40% owned by Glanbia plc. If you are interested in this position, please apply with an up to date resume.


Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Glanbia Ireland 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.


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Glanbia Ireland is a Values Based Organisation - www.glanbiaireland.com


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.