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Financial Accountant

  • Location: County Westmeath
  • Job Type:Permanent

My client, a manufacturing company with a European presence, based in Athlone, Westmeath is looking to recruit a Financial Accountant to be part of their Finance Team. This is a full time permanent position and you will be reporting directly to the Financial Controller in a rewarding work environment.

Key duties & responsibilities of your new role: 

  • Preparation of monthly management accounts.
  • Maintenance of the General ledger.
  • Journal preparation and posting.
  • Ensure accurate and timely submission of accounts to Head Office on a monthly and year end basis.
  • Ensure all internal control procedures are implemented.
  • Revenue compliance – responsible for VIES, Intrastat, etc. – return and compliance.
  • Responsibility for cash management of the business.
  • Cash flow preparation / Management of supplier payment process and on-site treasury contact.
  • Management and operation of weekly payroll / Liaise with HR department re costs/variances.
  • Monitor and measurement and weekly reporting of KPI’s to monitor business performance.
  • Monthly sales reporting and variance analysis by customer to head office.
  • Maintenance of data warehouse for internal Cognos reporting for Sales and Production.
  • Investigation and analysis of aspects of business performance.
  • Assistance with year-end statutory audit

Skills Required:

  • Qualified Accountant with 5-10 years PQ experience in financial accounting
  • Ability to take ownership, be proactive and achieve desired results is key
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, confident and articulate
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to prioritize tasks while maintaining consistent level of quality
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong IT Skills - Proficient in MS office applications

Company Benefits

  • On-site parking
  • Canteen facilities on-site
  • Access to company defined contribution pension scheme on completion of qualifying service
  • Active sports and social club
  •  Occupational nurse on-site during the week
  • Attractive Salary - €65,000-€75,000k DOE

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Sarra Hadi