General Ledger Accountant (ACA / ACCA)

  • Reference: D46014
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Dublin City Centre, Dublin South, Kilkenny
  • Category: Accountancy & Finance

GL Accountant:

Excellent opportunity to work with one of the world’s leading research-based biopharmaceutical companies.

Role Description:

  • Dublin City Centre.
  • The General Ledger Accountant in a corporate accounting role is responsible for an entity/entities, working with the local markets and internal departments.
  • Will report to our clients’ corporate headquarters on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
  • Initial 11 month contract.
  • Must be fully qualified.  


  • Identifying inefficiencies with a view to developing and implementing more robust processes within the group. 
  • Responsible for monthly, quarterly and annual corporate reporting to US Headquarters. 
  • Proactively identify, rectify and follow-up on errors and causes of errors while managing the quality and development of financial accounts, systems, processes and databases within given parameters. 
  • Handle general ledger inquiries from other GFS departments, NY Controllers and the Market. 
  • Work with Corporate Audit for all audit related issues under US GAAP; provide audit information on a timely basis. 
  • Develop effective working relationships with key stakeholders in the Market and in GFS. 
  • Perform/Review monthly reconciliations. 
  • Contribute to team effort and assist co-workers as needed. 
  • Identify opportunities for continuous process improvements.
  • Create innovative solutions to ensure team operates in an efficient and cost-effective manner. 
  • Participate in projects that require creativity and analytical skills. 

Skills Required: 

  • Minimum of 3 years of related accounting experience.
  • Ability to work independently, to work under pressure and to handle several projects at once.
  • Strong accounting, interpersonal, analytical thinking and organisational skills.
  • SAP and/or Oracle experience desirable. 
  • Proficiency in PC skills (particularly Word and Excel).
  • Experience in dealing with external auditors and involvement in the audit process.
  • Experience in financial reporting in a similar shared service environment is also beneficial for this position.
  • Strong technical accounting skills i.e. good knowledge of accounting standards.
  • Knowledge of US GAAP.
  • Familiarity with Sarbanes Oxley and internal controls. 


  • Minimum qualification of a University Degree in Business or Finance.

Interested? Contact us now!

  • For further information on this role, please contact Blaithin O’Shea on 01-6620088 or email: 
  • For more information on our Recruitment and HR Services, and to see a full list of our available jobs across Ireland, please visit our website at
  • For more information on Collins McNicholas, contact one of our six branches across Ireland in DublinCorkGalwaySligoAthloneLimerick

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