Purpose of the Role: Reporting to the Financial Controller, the successful candidate will work as part of the Finance Team. The primary purpose of the role will be the delivery of accurate month end financial reports to tight deadlines. Provide support with the preparation of annual statutory accounts, liaising with the group’s external auditors and internal auditors to conclude such audits in a timely manner.
Duties required in the role:
Process all close journals in accordance with close calendar and journal policy.
Deliver accurate, timely and value-add monthly reporting packs to the head of finance/financial controller and local management.
Provide high quality analytics and populate required supporting schedules
Deliver accurate and timely monthly, four monthly and annual reporting packs to the head of finance.
Discuss monthly performance face to face with local management on deviations from budget.
Discuss risks and opportunities to budget achievement with local management and head of finance/financial controller
Ensure full understanding of business drivers to credibly partner local management.
Analyse KPI performance on a monthly basis to surface trends and inform budgets and revisions
Respond to the Head of Finance/financial controller, local business and wider finance team queries in a timely manner
Provide financial support and challenge on investment decisions and related business cases e.g. NPV.
Active engagement as new systems & accounting tools are rolled out e.g. cubes
Represent finance department on key business projects e.g. cash pooling, working capital optimisation.
Drive continuous improvement in all business facing financial processes e.g. budgeting, cube development, updates to IFRS, up-stream discipline for divisional reporting, PLC reporting requirements etc.
Ensure that all balance sheet reconciliations are performed, reviewed and approved on time.
Drive any reconciling items to closure and escalate any open items to the head of finance/financial controller.
Ensure all tax related returns are completed on time in full (Corp. Tax, VAT, PAYE/PRSI, Intrastat & Vies).
Expert point of contact on all local and statutory reporting matters.
Provide required supporting evidence for statutory accounts and internal controls reviews.
Work with internal auditors to develop new processes and procedures when required and ensure adherence with all finance team policies at all times.