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JOB DESCRIPTION: Financial Accountant – Retail (12 Month Contract)

Role Overview/Purpose:

This role will be responsible for the reporting of financial and management information within Irish and UK Retail. There will be a focus on operating expenses, cost of sales and revenue accounting. This role will include ownership of daily revenue, month end accounting, management reporting and liaising with all key stake holders within retail.

Key Responsibilities

Financial Reporting and Accounting:

  • Ownership of the Retail daily revenue process and associated reporting
  • Ensure accurate operating cost reporting is maintained, issues are investigated/reviewed, and the business is challenged
  • Responsible for ensuring accounting information is produced and published according to relevant accounting rules
  • Completion of relevant balance sheet reconciliations and ensuring reconciling differences are properly investigated
  • Provide reports, analysis and information according to set deadlines and customer requirements
  • Proactively seek to add value to/improve reporting and analysis
  • Operate a robust cost accruals process to ensure that costs are correctly accrued within the time constraints of tight deadlines & proactively manage the processes around balance sheet controls
  • Timely completion of assigned taxation and statutory reporting obligations

Process and Procedures:

  • Continuously review processes and procedures considering changes in systems and in requirements of the business
  • Work collaboratively with related finance teams to achieve wider finance/organisational goals and efficiencies
  • Pursue opportunities to reduce the monthly close process duration without impacting the quality of the information produced.
  • Ensure processes and procedures within area of responsibility are documented and robust

Internal and External Partnership:

  • Work with Finance teams as part of accounts production / close process to ensure accurate and timely accounting information is produced in accordance with their requirements
  • Support Commercial Finance in the budget and forecasting process to meet Group timelines
  • Proactively engage with Internal and external audits when required
  • Deliver timely and accurate financial information to the Group reporting team

Education, Qualifications & Experience

  • Qualified accountant with 2+ years working in a similar environment with a proven track record in financial reporting/analysis
  • Keen attention to detail & drive to improve quality
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to challenge stakeholders & performance manage direct reports
  • Ability to explain financial concepts to non-financial staff in a confident and professional manner
  • Adept at dealing with high volumes of data and comfortable in a highly automated environment
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a dynamic environment
  • Experience of Oracle ERP or other similar financial systems an advantage
  • Excellent MS Office skills particularly Excel