Financial Accountant

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Job Description

Our client, a leader in the Professional Services sector have an opening for a Financial Accountant. Excellent opportunity!

Key areas of responsibility:

Under the supervision of the Head of Finance and while being autonomous in your work your tasks cover but are not restricted to :
Commercial
Providing financial support for the local management team, which will include assistance with monitoring of the annual budget and provision of variance updates., interpreting centrally provided financial data on KPIs including around billing and cash;
Working with local teams to ensure cost control and accurate accounting of costs;
Working with local management and central credit control for debt management;
Interpreting centrally provided financial data on KPIs including around billing and cash.

Accounting, Control & Compliance
Maintaining the local accounting records, processing month end journals, providing monthly analysis on figures and preparing the annual consolidation package for the two entities in Ireland;
Partner accounting ensuring that Capital, Interest, and partner drawings are accurately reflected in the Partnership accounts;
Assisting to establish an adequate system of internal control and compliance with Group accounting policies on a range of issues;
Processing of monthly payroll and recording in accounting records;
Assisiting to comply with Law Society of Irelands accounting rules or equivalent company requirements around client money management;
Submitting local tax and regulatory reporting, VAT, VIES and annual returns

Risk management
Assisting in the maintenance of the local business and financial Risk Logs.

Key areas of responsibility:
Under the supervision of the Head of Finance and while being autonomous in your work your tasks cover but are not restricted to :
Commercial
Providing financial support for the local management team, which will include assistance with monitoring of the annual budget and provision of variance updates., interpreting centrally provided financial data on KPIs including around billing and cash;
Working with local teams to ensure cost control and accurate accounting of costs;
Working with local management and central credit control for debt management;
Interpreting centrally provided financial data on KPIs including around billing and cash.

Accounting, Control & Compliance
Maintaining the local accounting records, processing month end journals, providing monthly analysis on figures and preparing the annual consolidation package for the two entities in Ireland;
Partner accounting ensuring that Capital, Interest, and partner drawings are accurately reflected in the Partnership accounts;
Assisting to establish an adequate system of internal control and compliance with Group accounting policies on a range of issues;
Processing of monthly payroll and recording in accounting records;
Assisiting to comply with Law Society of Irelands accounting rules or equivalent company requirements around client money management;
Submitting local tax and regulatory reporting, VAT, VIES and annual returns

Risk management
Assisting in the maintenance of the local business and financial Risk Logs.

Projects
Involvement in various internationally driven projects, such as the implementation of a new global ERP system

The above list is not exhaustive and there will be opportunity to develop your skills depending on your abilities.
Skills, experience and characteristics:
You will possess a minimum of 3 to 5 years of relevant experience and appropriate professional accounting qualification;
Experience in a professional services environment is an advantage;
You have excellent knowledge of Excel;
You have gained experience in a finance function of an International organisation;
You have a strong knowledge of local accounting rules, VAT legislation and preferably of International Financial Reporting Standards;
Has a strong knowledge of local statutory reporting requirements;
Experience with SAP Concur will be an advantage;
You have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and are fluent in English;
You are a self-starter, who is able to work on their own initiative as well as being part of a team, and you have a strong client service orientation;
You feel comfortable operating in sometimes ambiguous situations, demonstrating a flexible and collaborative personal working style;
You feel comfortable multi-tasking and working to conflicting timescales on multiple priorities in a robust and fast-paced environment;
You possess the interpersonal skills and experience to work with colleagues throughout the International firm.

Projects
Involvement in various internationally driven projects, such as the implementation of a new global ERP system

Skills, experience and characteristics:
You will possess a minimum of 3 to 5 years of relevant experience and appropriate professional accounting qualification;
Experience in a professional services environment is an advantage;
You have excellent knowledge of Excel;
You have gained experience in a finance function of an International organisation;
You have a strong knowledge of local accounting rules, VAT legislation and preferably of International Financial Reporting Standards;
Has a strong knowledge of local statutory reporting requirements;
Experience with SAP Concur will be an advantage;
You have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and are fluent in English;
You are a self-starter, who is able to work on their own initiative as well as being part of a team, and you have a strong client service orientation;
You feel comfortable operating in sometimes ambiguous situations, demonstrating a flexible and collaborative personal working style;
You feel comfortable multi-tasking and working to conflicting timescales on multiple priorities in a robust and fast-paced environment;
You possess the interpersonal skills and experience to work with colleagues throughout the International firm.

For more information please email an up to date CV to rachel.walsh@cpl.ie

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