Senior Financial Accountant

Location Dublin City
Job type: Permanent
Published: 25 days ago
Expiry date: 23 Mar 2023 23:59


About Our Client

We are working with one of the leading global financial services firms, with offices in all major financial service centres throughout the world. Their business encompasses equities, Investment Banking, Real Estate, Fixed Income and Currencies. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Financial Accountant to work with their team in Dublin.

NOTE - To be considered for this role you must possess an EU or UK passport, or have a valid Stamp 4 visa for the Republic of Ireland. Sponsorship is not offered.

Role Summary

  • Reporting to the Financial Controller, the successful candidate will work as part of the finance function to help with the preparation of internal and external reporting.

  • The successful candidate will work independently, to own and control the Income statement and Balance sheet for one our client’s entities. This role will primarily consist of performance reporting to the business and senior management, preparation of statutory and regulatory reporting, including engaging with External Audit and supporting our Central Bank of Ireland returns.

  • The candidate will work with the business to understand the entity performance and analyse performance vs prior period and budget.

  • The candidate will be joining an experienced Finance team, who operate a flexible and supportive approach to task allocation and completion.

Main Responsibilities

Assist in the production of reconciled Management Accounts monthly, in an effective and efficient manner, reflecting the month end financial positions of the companies concerned. Duties will include:

  • Production of the monthly management accounts for one of the Regulated entities within our client’s group structure.

  • Preparation of actual versus budget variance analysis with adequate explanations for differences recorded, providing insight and value add to the Executive Committee.

  • Transformation catalyst e.g., support transformation initiatives to further Ireland’s alignment with Group processes and procedures.

  • Ensuring that financial information is of sufficient calibre and quality to aid management decision making, for short term and longer-term business strategy.

  • Ensure high standards of controls, using audit and accounting principles, to ensure that the financials are materially correct including review of financial KPIs/KRIs (e.g., balance sheet substantiation, aging/monitoring, and issue escalation).

  • Weekly Cash flow forecasting.

  • Assist in the preparation of annual budgets.

  • Assist in the annual external audits and preparation and submission of Financial Statements.

  • Preparation and submission of the Regulatory Returns.

  • Other Ad hoc duties as may be required from time to time.

Key Skills

  • Has a “can do” attitude to change and a “right first time” mindset.

  • Is assertive and expresses opinions and argues them concisely, tactfully, and persuasively to influence at all levels of the organisation.

  • Uses experience, knowledge, and judgement to influence and deliver upon objectives.

  • Builds a sense of teamwork on his or her team and within/between groups.

  • Strives to improve him/herself and the Firm and actively seeks feedback from peers and management.

Applicants must have the following

  • 5 years post qualified accountant - ACA, ACCA, CIMA.

  • Experience with Financial Services Industry.

  • An analytic mindset and excellent attention to detail.

  • Can work to tight deadlines.

  • Experience in reporting/production of Management accounts.

  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office combined with general proficiency in IT systems – Knowledge of Oracle GL and Insight, a benefit.

  • Practical approach to solving problems, promoting straight through processing through automation.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of an integrated team.

  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken.

  • Eligible to live and work in the EU.