Collins McNicholas

Reporting to the Reporting Accountant, the successful candidate will work as part of the Finance Team. The primary purpose of the role is to support the financial accountants within the team in the delivery of accurate financial reports and compliance to tight deadlines.

Main Responsibilities:

Reporting and Control

  • Support in the processing of all journals in accordance with the journal policy. Deliver accurate, timely and value-add monthly reporting pack to the financial controller.
  • Provide high quality analytics and populate required supporting schedules (as key input to reporting pack). 
  • Work within the team to deliver accurate and timely monthly and annual reporting packs to the financial controller.

Business Partnership

  • Analyse, review and discuss monthly performance face to face with financial accountants on deviations from budget.
  • Discuss risks and opportunities to budget achievement with financial accountants.
  • Ensure full understanding of business drivers to credibly partner with accountants.
  • Analyse KPI performance on a monthly basis to surface trends and inform budgets and revisions


  • Drive any reconciling items to closure and escalate any open items to the financial controller.
  • Ensure all tax-related returns are completed on time in full (VAT, PAYE/PRSI, Intrastat, VIES and CSO returns).
  • Training to become an expert point of contact on all local compliance reporting.
  • Provide required supporting evidence and internal controls reviews.
  • Ensure adherence with all of the finance team policies at all times.

Budgeting and Forecasting

  • Support the business throughout the forecasting and revision process.
  • Translate business plan into a financial plan and assist to deliver the detailed financial budget.


  • Continually strive to simplify and standardize accounting and reporting processes.
  • Participate in process improvement initiatives.  Strive towards “best-in-class” in line with company objectives.


  • Drive continuous improvement in all business facing financial processes e.g. budgeting and month end.

Background, Experience & Skills:


IATI or part qualified ACCA, ACA or CIMA


  • Proven ability in working to and consistently meeting tight deadlines.
  • Experience in working in a service driven, customer focused environment.
  • Minimum of one year’s experience working in a finance function an advantage.


  • Self-motivated & hard working individual willing to learn from the financial accounting team as well as completing accounting qualification.
  • Drive own development in conjunction with the financial controller and ensure adherence to appraisal process
  • Ability to take direction and work within a team.
  • Good communication skills both written and oral.
  • Proven ability to develop and sustain effective business relationships.
  • Good organisation skills with an ability to prioritise and meet competing demands to the satisfaction of all.
  • Proactive individual that identifies, resolves or escalates issues as required.
  • Constant curiosity, asks “why” and eager to understand.

Computer knowledge

  • Knowledge of an ERP package (Navision is an advantage)
  • Knowledge of MS Office products, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Excellent excel skills essential.

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Sarah Boyle on 016620088 or email


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