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Cost Accountant

Cost Accountant required with 2 – 4 years experience in a manufacturing environment. Galway.


  • Lead the implementation of SAP in the finance department.
  • Perform strong analytics and develops insight used to build monthly financial forecasts, Budgets, and Strategic Plans. A specific focus will be on new and existing services.
  • Developing and analysing cost standards.
  • Developing operational metrics and KPI’s.
  • Creating innovative ideas and value creation.
  • Lead by influence and strong communication across the company on cost management and awareness.
  • Assist in the preparation of reporting packages and analysis of the commercial financial performance, identify and evaluate key business metrics and trends. Analyze actual versus forecasted and budgeted financial results. Provide variance analysis highlighting key business drivers as required for executive reporting, project status and expense status.
  • Gain a deep understanding of the business including key services, competitive movements, and our customers actions as well as the overall industry.
  • Develop modeling and analysis to assess and challenge commercial forecasts and transfer them into a financial plan. Reviews, challenges, and analyzes product level plans.
  • Analyze and evaluate budget and forecast data, calculations and underlying assumptions from both a business and financial perspective.
  • Ensure the accuracy and integrity of information used in reporting, analysis, and decision-making by thoroughly analyzing conditions, trends, and facts.
  • Assist with ad hoc requests on business performance and continually evaluates planning assumptions.
  • Ensure the integrity, accuracy and confidentiality of information. 


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) required with a specialization in Finance or Accounting and 2 - 4 years of experience is preferred. Related experience and/or education may be considered.
  • Previous SAP implementation would be an advantage.
  • Must possess strong Finance/Accounting technical knowledge, as well as business acumen. Prior forecasting, planning and financial modelling experience is a plus.
  • Must have advanced technical skills with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Must possess decision-making capabilities and analytical skills; Must also demonstrate the ability to take initiative, respond to work demands in a flexible manner and produce timely, high quality work products.


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Noeleen Stewart.