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Senior Financial Accountant

Date: Apr 2, 2021

Location: Kilkenny, KK, IE, R95 E866

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia

Senior Financial Accountant

 

An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Financial Accountant within the Group Finance team in Glanbia Plc. This permanent position reports to the Finance Manager.  While likely to be initially remote working due to the current COVID-19 requirements, the base location of the role will be Glanbia Head Office, Kilkenny on return to the workplace.

 

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, Corporate head office ledgers and finance information systems governance.

 

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 Senior Financial Accountant’s responsibilities will vary on department requirements. The role may include preparation of monthly-consolidated management accounts; hold a role in the preparation of the published interim accounts and annual report for Glanbia plc, statutory accounts of subsidiaries of the Group, preparation of monthly accounts for Corporate entities, involvement in the governance process for the Group information systems. In addition to process improvement and development and ad hoc project work, as required.

 

Elements of the Role may include:

  • 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
  • Day to day management of certain Corporate Ledgers
  • Information systems governance review and process improvements
  • 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

 

Qualifications

  • Recognised Professional Accounting Qualification required

 

Skills & Experience

  • Minimum of 4 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.