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Financial Accountant - Infant, Clinical & Sports Nutrition

Date: Feb 6, 2019

Location: Virginia, CN, IE

Company: Glanbia

Financial Accountant

 Ingredients Infant Clinical Sports Nutrition


Glanbia Ireland is a world class, ambitious, integrated agri-food and nutrition business, with a diverse portfolio of quality ingredients, leading consumer and agri brands with the proven talent to succeed in the global market.


Glanbia Ireland owns leading consumer and agri brands such as Avonmore, Kilmeaden Cheese, Premier Milk, Wexford, and GAIN Animal Nutrition. It processes a 2.6 billion litre milk pool from 21 counties and exports high quality dairy and agri ingredients as well as branded products to over 60 countries.


With annual revenue of €1.8 billion, Glanbia Ireland has 11 processing plants, 53 agri branches and over 1,800 employees. 


The primary function of this role is to support the Accounting & Reporting Manager in ensuring the integrity of financial processes. They play a critical role in the financial and management close process by performing activities such as control account reconciliations, revenue assurance activities. Working closely with finance teams in Glanbia Business Services, they ensure that all close activity in their Category/Function progresses smoothly and act as the first point of contact for resolution of queries. They also have a responsibility in creating the draft P&L / B/S and Cash flow statements for their A&R manager to review and approve. This role reports to the Ingredients and MEA Accounting & Reporting Manager.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure Period End close activities are performed according to agreed close schedules
  • Perform supervisory review and approval of GBS Transaction Finance team’s work, i.e. AP / AR
  • Controlling, reporting and monitoring of key balance sheet accounts, including Fixed Assets, Debtors and Creditors
  • Perform balance sheet account reconciliations where required, submitting for review to manager
  • Reporting of key Balance Sheet variances, including detailed working capital analysis and comparisons to the latest financial plans
  • Act as point of escalation to resolve intercompany disputes / interface errors / journal positing queries
  • Clear and accurate monthly financial reporting of P&L and Balance Sheet, via SAP Business Warehouse / Business Objects, including supporting schedules
  • Prepare other reports as required – e.g. Inventory reporting (monitoring obsolesce / performing inventory adjustments)
  • Provide analysis and supporting information to (through the BP) assist management teams in understanding business performance and decision making
  • Participate in process improvement reviews and undertaken root cause analysis to reduce exceptions in the process
  • Ensuring compliance with controls including reporting on and monitoring of controls & Liaising with internal and external auditors
  • Foreign exchange reporting and control
  • Involvement in preparation of annual budgets and quarterly forecasts
  • Preparation of year end statutory accounts in compliance with IFRS
  • Preparation of tax schedules at year end



  • Period days to close
  • Audit success
  • Reporting accuracy (i.e. no restatements)
  • Working capital management


Key Requirements:

  • Professional Accounting Qualification
  • 2-3 years post qualification experience ideally in a multinational organisation or professional practice
  • Strong financial reporting (IAS/IFRS) background and risk management experience



Glanbia Ireland is a joint venture 60% owned by Glanbia Co-op and 40% owned by Glanbia plc. Established in July 2017, it combines Glanbia Ingredients Ireland, Glanbia Consumer Products and Glanbia Agribusiness.


If you are interested in this position, please apply through the Glanbia Homepage with an up to date resume.

Glanbia Ireland is a Values Based Organisation -