Commercial Financial Accountant – 3-6 Month Contract Our client, one of Ireland’s leading retail brands, is looking for a Commercial Financial Accountant to join their friendly and welcoming finance team. This role is a 3-6-month contract, and will be an office based in Dublin 1, with option of one day working from home. This role is an immediate start. This is an exciting opportunity to join a friendly and welcoming working environment with a reputable organisation. The ideal candidate will have strong experience with end-to-end month end accounts preparation and close process for a large size company.
Salary: 65-80K DOE (Pro Rata)
Hours: 9am to 5:30pm (Mon – Fri)
Annual Leave: 22 Days (Pro Rata)
Production of monthly management accounts packs for the Commercial sectors of the business, comprising sales and margin, marketing, e-commerce and logistics, within 10 working days to include P&L and Balance Sheet elements for these areas;
Leading business partnering with the respective commercial teams across the business who are responsible for the above areas, regularly reviewing performance versus budget and prior year, and supporting business performance improvement initiatives and key commercial decisions using data and insights available from the finance and BI reporting systems;
Direct management of 2 accountants who are responsible for store and e-commerce operating cost accounting and store bank and cash accounting;
Work closely with the Senior Team on annual budget and quarterly forecast submissions, running scenario and sensitivity analyses according to variable key assumptions, building budget models and working closely with the key commercial teams on the construct of the budget;
Involvement in the year-end statutory audit with specific responsibility for the main trading companies and consolidated group accounts;
Ownership of stock reconciliations and responsible for inventory accounting;
Continuous improvement of finance processes focussing on efficiency gains and enhancements to be derived from the new ERP system;
Ad Hoc project work including financial modelling of new stores, e-commerce initiatives and digital marketing campaigns.
Technical Skills and Experience
Qualified Accountant with at least 5 years post qualification experience;
Proven track record operating in a commercial and business partnering role;
Strong technical accounting skills with up to date knowledge of relevant IFRS standards;
Experience in the retail / FMCG sector is a distinct advantage;
Experience in manging, mentoring and developing a team;
Advanced excel user and strong system skills required.
The successful individual must be capable of working in a focused, committed, diligent and professional manner, overcoming challenges to deliver high quality results. They need to consistently deliver accurate and relevant information against important business deadlines.
We require the successful candidate to possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The candidate must be able to tailor his/her communication style to suit the situation and must be able to interact positively with key stakeholders, both internally and externally. Strong business partnering skills are essential.
We expect the successful candidate to display initiative and to have a strong commercial awareness to be able to propose commercial ideas that generate positive results for the business. The ability to generate actionable insights from rigorous financial analysis will be important.
We expect the successful candidate to demonstrate the ability to evaluate a situation and propose possible solutions to a problem. This requires the ability to research the facts and engage with the relevant stakeholders to fully understand the issues and propose creative solutions to problems.
We require the successful candidate to be a team player with a positive, can-do attitude and the ability to be ‘hands on’.
We require an individual who is highly organized, structured, with clarity of focus and with the ability to multi-task while performing under pressure in a fast paced environment.
For more information please apply through the link provided for the attention of Meghan Darmody or call Osborne Recruitment on 01 638 4400 If you are interested in finding out more about the above role and would like to be considered for this or other suitable roles that we may have available for your skill set – please attach your CV via the link provided. Please submit your updated CV in Word Format If you are living in Ireland and hold a VALID WORK PERMIT, we would love to hear from you, if however, you do not hold a valid work permit unfortunately we will not be in a position to assist you with your job search. Osborne are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. #INDDARM #INDOSB1