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Assistant Accountant

Accountancy & Finance
Ref: 472 Date Posted: Monday 27 Mar 2023

 All of our jobs are based in Louth/ Meath/ Cavan/ Monaghan/ North Dublin.

Overview of Role: Our client based in the North East is seeking an Assistant Accountant (Part Qualified) on a full-time permanent basis.

As a key member of a high performing finance team, you will be responsible for overseeing the smooth and efficient management of the General Ledger and Reporting functions for the European business. Assisting the Accountant with preparation of financial information for internal and external reporting.

Supporting the implementation and enhancement of effective and efficient processes within the Company’s organisation. This role will provide an excellent opportunity to gain responsibilities in a range of Financial and Business Partnering driven tasks and be a key player in both local and European Finance activities.  

  Financial Accounting  

Supporting the Accountant with month-end reporting to the Group including, preparation of monthly management accounts, monthly trading commentary and monthly checklists

Supporting the Accountant in preparation of annual financial statements and related schedules

Co-ordinating with auditors (both internal and external) to ensure a smooth and efficient audit process

Management of the month-end close process, including co-ordination with other members of the finance team to ensure timely completion of month-end tasks

Ensure all key month-end reconciliations are performed by the appropriate team member and reviewed by an appropriate supervisor

Ensure a comprehensive month-end folder is prepared each month, containing all key month end reconciliations, and supporting schedules for key balance sheet accounts

Ensure compliance with all financial control requirements (e.g., manual journals, key account reconciliations)


Overhead Management/Reporting

Liaise with the accounts payable department to ensure that invoices are posted to the appropriate profit centres (site-level, network-level, central)

Responsibility for month-end overhead accruals process

Working with the Head of Finance to implement, develop and maintain the Monthly Overhead

Reporting in the system

Working with the Accountant to prepare and maintain site-by-site and network level P&Ls in the system – including monthly allocation of month end accruals, and ensuring that team members tag all margin postings by profit centre and by material

Liaise with the payroll provider for all necessaries salaries related queries

Property, Plant and Equipment

Overseeing the maintenance of a detailed fixed asset register for the business

Ensuring that assets are depreciated appropriately

Accounting for repairs/maintenance/upgrades


In conjunction with our tax advisors, ensuring that VAT returns are prepared and filed in a timely

Property Management

Management of all lease/rental payments to ensure payments are correct and paid on time  

Ensure that the property master data is accurately reflected in SAP

Review the leases and ensure inflation is reflected



Support the Head of Finance and Finance Director on ad hoc projects as and when required Collaborate with other managers within the business for cross-cover, and for co-ordination of any tasks that impact on the financial reporting functions

Interaction with external/internal parties including customers, auditors and the Group

Compliance teams

Keep up to date on relevant accounting issues that may impact on this business Perform role in line with all the Group and other corporate policies

Cross train with other members of the Finance Team to ensure adequate cover is maintained during holidays / leave and ensure that all major team tasks are always managed 


Part Qualified Accountant 

At least 2 years’ experience in a similar role in a fast-paced environment 


A proven ability to work as part of a team

Effective communication, interpersonal, time management and presentation skills 

Excellent Microsoft Excel skills

Experience of SAP or similar large ERP system an advantage  

French or German speaker an advantage


Strong attention to detail, with an ability and willingness to work in the detail and take                      

a hands-on approach

Capable of working on own initiative

Positive, can-do attitude, displaying a high level of commitment & motivation

Demonstrates a desire to grow and undertake additional responsibilities

Highly organised with the ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities 

Demonstrates articulate and professional communication style o Demonstrates high levels of personal and professional standards

Possesses strong financial acumen

Ability to build strong business relationships across different cultures and business areas

Willing to travel on business trips if required 


If you are interested in the above role, please apply to job reference HM/644 on send your cv in a Word format.

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