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Financial Accountant

Date: Nov 18, 2021

Location: Kilkenny, KK, IE, R95 K319

Company: Glanbia


Financial Accountant


An opportunity has arisen for a Financial Accountant within the Group Finance team in Glanbia Plc. This permanent position reports to the Finance Manager.


The group finance team is responsible for the group consolidation, annual and interim reports for Glanbia PLC, and Glanbia Cooperative, statutory financial statements of subsidiaries, and Corporate head office ledgers.


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.



The base location of the role will be Head Office, Kilkenny, 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.


Role Summary

The Financial Accountant’s main responsibility will be the preparation of monthly consolidated management accounts and hold a role in the preparation of the published interim accounts and annual report for Glanbia plc, and statutory accounts of subsidiaries of the Group. In addition to process improvement and development and ad hoc project work, as required.


Key Elements of the Role

  • Preparation of monthly consolidated management accounts to strict deadlines for inclusion in monthly board reporting
  • Preparation of consolidated forecast accounts to strict deadlines for inclusion in forecast board reporting
  • Preparation and review of statutory accounts and co-ordination of the annual audit in respect of all statutory companies
  • Preparation of various disclosure requirements in Glanbia Plc’s interim results and annual report, and liaising with external auditors to facilitate their review of these financial statements
  • Pro-active approach to ongoing process improvement and development to reflect changing and evolving needs
  • Key point of contact for business units in relation to reporting queries
  • On-going liaising with all key stakeholder groups to resolve system, process and accounting issues arising
  • Preparation of detailed reconciliations from the SAP nominal ledger to the final statutory accounts
  • Other ad hoc finance project work as required



  • A professional accountancy qualification (ACA or ACCA) and retain membership of the relevant accounting body


Skills & Experience

  • Minimum of 0-2 years relevant post qualification experience
  • Technically competent and good knowledge of IFRS
  • Knowledge of SAP and/or BCS would be an advantage
  • Strong attention to detail to ensure completeness and accuracy of information
  • Strong written communication and reporting ability with ability to communicate to stakeholders across various levels and functions.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to communicate and interact with people at all levels across the Group
  • Proficient Microsoft Office Excel and Microsoft Office Word skills
  • ‘Big 4’ experience or experience in a large PLC environment
  • 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


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.