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Audit Accountant - 9mth Contract

Location Dublin West, Dublin
Sector
Job Type Contract
Salary Negotiable
Published 6 months ago
Start Date ASAP
Contact Joanne Duffy
Job Ref JDSA4502

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Accountant

The Statutory reporting team are responsible for delivering timely, complete & accurate external statutory reporting for 60+ subsidiaries in Europe & Asia across 46 jurisdictions. This role will be responsible for managing the external audit process for a number of Client's Companies in Europe. We are looking for a highly motivated individual who will use their problem solving skills and communication skills to resolve issues as they arise.

Main Duties include the following:

  • Prepare audit files for all Companies under job responsibility.
  • Prepare and analyze financial statements in advance of audit commencing.
  • Prepare journals as required adjusting US GAAP management accounts to local GAAP statutory accounts.
  • Communicate with relevant internal groups and ensure all audit Prepared By Client requirements are met to the agreed timelines.
  • Work with other internal teams within company in order to ensure successful audit completion including Legal, Tax etc
  • Act as a single point of contact during the statutory audit and address auditor questions during audit.
  • Prepare reconciliation pack between US GAAP & Local GAAP for management review, respond to review questions etc.
  • Manage compliance reporting while ensuring timely filing of all statutory accounts for area of responsibility.
  • Prepare analytical reviews for Income Statement and Balance Sheet for all entities under area of responsibility.
  • Ensure that statutory timing differences are addressed appropriately from US GAAP perspective & that no permanent differences arise.
  • Research significant transactions in year under review to ensure understand business driver & ensure local accounting treatment is correct.
  • Participate in feedback loop to other Finance functional teams if consistent issues occur across entities or if significant error transaction is identified.
  • Ensure that statutory timing differences are addressed appropriately from US GAAP perspective & that no permanent differences arise.
  • Monitor, assess and interpret technical accounting developments within each jurisdiction and work with technical manager with respect to addressing potential impacts to relevant financials.
  • Identify potential areas of process improvement and working with peers and management effectively implement. Update process documentation annually for changes.
  • Be participant in any projects that impact area of responsibility

Skills:-

  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • The individual must be able to effectively communicate with all levels within the company, must have good listening ability.
  • Individual must be pro-active in engaging with auditors & stakeholders.
  • Individual must have the ability to both build relationships and to influence stakeholders in the process.
  • Professional and proactive approach to work.
  • Strong organisational skills and planning skills, concern for quality & accuracy and working to strict deadlines

Education:

  • Accounting degree and professional accounting qualification essential (i.e. ACCA/ACA)
  • Audit practice experience essential preferably with Big4 Company.
  • Three to four years post qualification experience essential.
  • Experience of IFRS desirable

Please forward your CV for the attention of Joanne Duffy (Walkinstown Branch)