Senior Financial Accountant

Location Dublin North, Dublin
Job Type Permanent
Salary €60000 - €65000 per annum
Published about 1 month ago
Start Date ASAP
Contact Lorraine Mooney
Job Ref GR1

Job Description

Senior Financial Accountant

Reports directly to the Director of finance and works closely with the Finance Manager and Financial Accountant. This role involves a number of areas including banking/treasury, annual audit, internal controls, tax, company secretarial and budgets and forecasting.

Role outline:

Financial Accounting/Reporting:

  • Preparation/review of accounting transactions/journals to meet reporting deadlines.
    • Prepare under US GAAP with local GAAP adjustments as required for Ireland/UK
  • Review reconciliation of all stock option exercises, restricted stock and other equity transaction activity
  • Prepare/review Balance sheet recs
  • Preparation of Quarterly analysis and reporting templates for delivery to Consolidation/SEC reporting teams
  • Prepare/document accounting for complex non-routine transactions in both US and local GAAP
  • Create/report key accounting metrics
  • Prepare budgets/forecasts for corporate functions
  • Support continuous improvement of processes, procedures and reporting

Tax Reporting: Requires significant level of work collaboration with internal/external tax teams

  • Prepare supporting schedules for Irish/UK CT returns
  • Prepare tax provision supporting schedules to review stage for Irish/UK entities
  • Implement payroll tax solutions/reporting for UK corporate office (includes Senior executives/Secondments)
    • Ensure on-time reporting of BIK
  • Review Non-executive Director payroll, manage process and all NED payroll tax documentation
  • Preparation/review of VAT returns/reporting for Irish/UK entities

Annual Financial Statements and Audit:

  • Preparation to review stage for external reporting team in respect of PLC statutory financial statements
  • Prepare draft statutory financial statements/audit files for review
  • Review draft stats/audit files prepared by Financial Accountant

Company Secretarial: For Irish subsidiaries only:

  • Support Director of Finance in his role as Company Secretary
  • Provide required information to external Company secretarial service providers
  • First stage review of draft CRO filings
  • Ensure all original signed board minutes, CRO filings, relevant legal documents are sent to appropriate internal/external location

Treasury/Banking for IRLCORP: Working closely with internal treasury

  • Provide cash forecasts/reporting for IRLCORP entities to treasury
  • Manage funding of bank accounts
  • Bank account set-up/maintenance

SOX and Internal controls:

  • Document accounting processes and procedures
  • Document internal controls to review stage
  • Support Director of Finance and SOX team in ensuring PLC and specific Irish/UK entities are fully SOX compliant

Central Statistics Office returns:

  • Review of quarterly CSO returns to review stage


  • Qualified Accountant ACCA/ACA with > 4 years Post-qualification experience
  • Both practice and industry experience preferable
  • Ideally Big 4 background with audit experience
  • Financial Accounts and Corporate tax filing preparation
  • SOX experience
  • US GAAP, Irish GAAP (and/or IFRS) experience


  • Highly conscientious
  • Collaborator with strong levels of engagement with individuals and teams
  • High levels of integrity and trustworthiness
    • High performing in meeting commitments
    • Analytical skills and sound judgement
    • High level of delivery and work completion
    • Strong desire for continuous learning and development
    • Highly organised with strong focus in ensuring complete audit trail created and accessible to the wider team
  • Proactive in working with a wider team at a number of international locations
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written