Financial Accountant Team Lead

Date: 20 Nov 2023

Location: waterford, WD, IE, X35 F207

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia Business Services

Financial Accountant Team Lead


Join this dynamic team focused on delivering better nutrition for every step of life’s journey


The opportunity


We are searching for a Financial Accountant Team Lead who has the energy, enthusiasm, drive and vision to “make tomorrow happen” at Glanbia Business Services. This is a permanent role and will report to the Senior Finance Manager, EMEA.


The successful candidate will enjoy working in a fast-paced, innovative environment where there is a key focus on continuous improvement, while delivering high quality, reliable services to other business units within Glanbia. You should be an effective leader, resourceful, dependable, adaptable and organised with the ability to build an engaged team who are aware of their role in achieving our mission of “Making tomorrow happen”.


· Lead and motivate a small team of energetic, eager to learn Accountants (potential to range from graduate to qualified accountants)

· Providing continuous leadership and coaching to the team, ensuring delivery of KPIs, personal development objectives and achievement of career objectives where possible.

· Liaise and work closely with fellow team members within the GBS finance function and also across functions both internal and external to GBS.

· Fixed Asset Accounting – depreciation runs, variance analysis, asset creations, disposals, impairment reviews and monthly reconciliations preparation and/or review.

· Investigate intercompany variances and review reconciliation of intercompany accounts on behalf of a number of company codes across the Group in line with strict reporting timelines.

· Forecast and budget planning, as well as performing month end close on behalf of our Shared Services business unit.

· Review, improve, automate and implement standardised processes on a continuous rolling basis

· Ensure compliance with Group Accounting Manual/ Policies

· Review and sign-off of bank reconciliations across the Glanbia Group on a weekly basis

· Consistent and regular stakeholder engagement

· Lead ad hoc finance related projects with the potential to impact the wider Glanbia Plc Group.


The skills you will bring to the team

· Recognised Professional Accounting Qualification (ACCA / ACA) required and retained membership of the relevant accounting body

· Big 4 trained and if not, have at least 2 years’ industry experience working in a similar role

· Previous experience leading a team is essential

· Proven leadership capability

· Experience with forecasting, budget planning and cash reporting is desirable but not essential.

· Proven ability to work on your own initiative to deliver projects as an individual and as part of a team

· Proven ability to manage stakeholder engagement and relationships

· Ability to identify opportunities for process improvement and subsequently initiate and lead the change process

· Strong financial reporting, problem solving and analytical skills

· Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, Word and Power Point

· Strong attention to detail with ability to prioritize and organize work tasks

· Ability to work to and meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment

· Experience with accounting software packages – SAP preferential but not essential




If you believe you meet the requirements in terms of the candidate we are looking for and our supportive, enthusiastic, fast-paced and innovative environment sounds like one in which you would thrive, we’d love to hear from you!


Where and how you will work

The base location of the role will be Dungarvan, Co Waterford 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.


What we would like to offer you! 

The opportunity to develop your career on a global stage, continuous learning through an on-demand learning platform, and a competitive compensation package


About Glanbia 

The Glanbia Group comprises three divisions: Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Glanbia Nutritional's, and Joint Ventures. Collectively and with our partners we offer an incredible breadth of expertise in nutrition. We employ a team of 6,000 people, work with global food and beverage companies, and sell our award-winning and market-leading products in 130 countries worldwide. 



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, colour, 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.