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Financial Accountant

Date: 28-Feb-2023

Location: Kilkenny, KK, IE

Company: Glanbia




Financial Accountant

(1 year fixed term contract)



About Tirlán

Tirlán, formerly known as Glanbia Ireland, is a world-class food and nutrition co-operative, with a diverse portfolio of quality ingredients, leading consumer and agri brands.

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.


Role Profile

The successful candidate will support the Agribusiness Accounting & Reporting (A&R) Manager in ensuring the integrity of financial processes and financial and management reporting for the Agribusiness category (division) with key responsibility for the consolidation and reporting of period end and all planning processes. 


Location:  Hybrid / Kilkenny


Key Responsibilities

  • Accurate, timely preparation and submission of monthly and year-end financial and management accounts and reporting packs to Group and Senior Management.
  • Provide analysis and supporting information to assist management teams in understanding business performance and decision making.
  • Preparation of weekly cash forecasts for the business unit.
  • Maintenance of the balance sheet & production of balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Pro-actively identify opportunities to enhance and improve controls, systems and processes in line with evolving business needs.
  • Input into schedules required for statutory reporting and tax compliance.
  • Liaise with both internal and external auditors as required.
  • Ownership & control of SAP data uploads in relation to Budget/Forecast in supporting the planning process.
  • Advocate for adherence to the Group Policy manual and procedures and keep informed of updates to ensure ongoing compliance of ledgers under their control.


Key Requirements

  • Professional Accounting Qualification (ACA/ACCA)
  • 2-3 years post qualification experience ideally in a multinational organisation or medium to large practice.
  • Strong financial reporting (IAS/IFRS) background.
  • 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 team player who can challenge and influence colleagues at all levels.
  • Advanced knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
  • 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.


More about us at Tirlán

A talented team of over 2,100 people manage Tirlán’s network of 11 production facilities and 52 agri retail outlets serving its communities with annual revenues of over €3 billion expected in 2022. 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


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.


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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. 

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