Financial Accountant – Operations and Working Capital Management

Reports to: Financial Controller – Europe
Location: Shannon, Ireland

Position Overview

This role is responsible for providing financial assistance to the Operations Management Team, along with responsibility for the working capital management (i.e. Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable etc.) across our European entities.

Duties & Responsibilities

• Oversight of the Accounts Payable & Accounts Receivable processes for all European entities
• Responsibility for group liquidity & cash flow management
• Responsibility for continuous review and improvement of the controls environment on our end-to-end working capital related processes (Payables, Receivables, Liquidity, etc.), ensuring effective & robust policies, procedures & controls are in place
• Assisting team with month end and consolidation of financial statements
• Balance Sheet reconciliations & review to strict deadlines and procedures
• Assist in preparation of 12 month rolling monthly forecasts
• Assist in budget preparation
• Compliance with Corporate Accounting Policies & Procedures & IFRS
• Assisting team with cost control reporting, analysis & review
• Assist with Cost and Scenario modelling, review and analysis
• Assist with annual audit
• Various Ad Hoc projects & reports

Competencies

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills; (verbal, written and presentations)
• Must be comfortable dealing with ambiguity and understand key variables to minimise risk
• Knowledge of process improvement / process re-engineering
• Self – starter with a high level of diligence and the ability to work on own initiative and in conjunction with other key process leaders
• Goal oriented results driven with a strong desire to see tasks through to completion. Realistic and pragmatic approach to objectives
• Demonstrated capability to solicit, influence and secure cross-functional and cross-regional senior management support
• Ability to interact comfortably and effectively at all levels within the organisation including Operations & Finance Executive Management Team
• An analytical and forward thinker. Be able to recognise a problem before it’s too late

Requirements

• Professional Accounting qualification (e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CPA etc.) with +3 years industry experience
• Knowledge of working capital management processes & best practices
• Demonstrated business and financial acumen, specifically be able to articulate how operational activities impact accounting entries and ultimately financial results
• Detailed knowledge of ERP systems, Microsoft Office package and advanced MS Excel capability
• Capable of working on own initiative & ability to work well within team environment & lead teams
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Possess the natural ability to do the right thing for the business, not the easy thing

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