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Financial Accountant- FIRM

Date: Aug 6, 2019

Location: Kilkenny, KK, IE, R95 K319

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia plc


Financial Accountant- Finance Information Risk Management Team


An opportunity has arisen for a Financial Accountant to join the Finance Information Risk Management (F.I.R.M) team based in our Kilkenny office. This is a permanent position and will report directly to the Finance Information Risk Manager. This role offers an excellent career development opportunity, within a high growth oriented organisation, for an ambitious, business focused individual.


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 Financial Accountant will become a knowledge expert on the Glanbia financial statements, processes and systems which are deployed across the Group. The role will require regular, proactive and clear communications with accountants across the Group’s Business Units and central finance and tax functions. This role will involve working with a team of both qualified and graduate accountants in the development, maintenance and enhancement of the Group’s financial accounting systems and finance governance processes.


The role will involve participation on a number of large scale, group wide Finance project initiatives, along with partnering with business unit finance colleagues to deliver on business unit change projects and business as usual change requests and optimization initiatives.


Key Elements of the Role

  • Support and communicate the finance information risk agenda with our business units and key stakeholders and work closely with them and other stakeholders to help drive the finance information risk agenda.
  • Evaluate business as usual, finance project and acquisition change requests for any proposed impacts to the Group’s finance systems or information and assess for finance information risk.
  • Critically assess project workshop outputs and provide feedback and input into relevant project status updates to the wider Global Project Offices and central finance functions.
  • Become a knowledge expert on the Groups ERP (SAP) and Consolidated (BCS) Financial statements and systems deployed across the group.
  • Partner with the business and other stakeholders to develop best in class systems, controls and process solutions to mitigate against finance information risks by simplifying and automating business finance processes between the various SAP modules.
  • Ensure compliance with the Group’s finance information policies and procedures
  • Production, consolidation and analysis of robust Microsoft Excel models to analyze large group wide datasets and provide relevant, actionable and succinct analysis to drive project risk or governance decisions/directions.
  • Participate in weekly team meetings providing updates on business as usual activities and on-going projects.
  • Provide support to other finance change projects on an ad hoc basis



  • Recognised Professional Accounting Qualification – Minimum 1 to 2 years PQE.


Skills & Experience

  • Strong hands-on SAP knowledge with SAP FICO, SD, MM module and/or product costing experience desirable.
  • Good financial control & process improvement experience.
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills desirable and strong Word and PowerPoint skills are essential.
  • Ability to communicate with managers and senior managers across different levels and functions of the organisation.
  • Good project management skills and flexible style.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.



  • A good team player with strong team work and integration skills
  • The energy, enthusiasm and drive to make things happen both individually and for the team using Glanbia’s core values
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to confidently communicate to stakeholders across various levels and functions.
  • Highly ambitious and proactive and is used to working effectively on own initiative and within a team with minimal supervision.
  • Highly Organized and Capable of delivering on multiple tasks within tight timeframes, prepared to do what it takes to get the job done.
  • Accurate with keen attention to detail.
  • Ability for limited travel when and if required on an occasional project needs basis.