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Job Opportunity: Financial Accountant:Brightwater

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Financial Accountant


   » Meath
   » 55000 - 65000
   » Fixed term contract
   » Updated 14/06/2018
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One of our clients within Financial Services is looking to recruit a Financial Accountant on a 12 month FTC located in Navan, Co. Meath.

Job Purpose
   » Assist in the production of accurate and timely financial information for the Wealth Protection, Portfolio Bonds and Unit Linked Business Lines that is compliant with all accounting standards
   » Maintaining the SAP general ledger for the three business lines
   » Ensure accuracy and completeness of data via reconciliations of accounting data back to core operating systems and bank statements
Distinguishing Features
   » The function holder will have an accounting background with a good knowledge of applicable IFRS accounting standards
   » The function holder will display strong attention to detail and be controls focussed
   » The function holder will have the capability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
   » Is likely to have practice in the SAP general ledger system
   » Will have practice in documenting procedures and process improvement
Main Accountabilities
General ledger maintenance
Responsible for ensuring that all authorised and significant general ledger postings are made to enable the production of accurate and timely financial information
Accounts production
Preparation of monthly accounts for the Wealth Protection, Portfolio Bonds and Unit Linked business lines
Cash flow analysis
Production of financial and management accounting information
Processes and controls
Implementation and maintenance of robust controls over financial data
Performance Indicators
   » All significant accounting entries are posted to SAP on a timely basis
   » All interfaces are prosperously posted to SAP and are reconciled back to source on a monthly basis
   » Issues are raised and resolved quickly and escalated where significant
   » Bank reconciliations are completed on a monthly / quarterly basis
   » Production of monthly management information
   » Reconciliation of individual profit and loss and balance sheet accounts and production of control packs
   » Liaising with business areas to ensure that accurate information is received on a timely basis
   » Production of updated analysis of aged debtors
   » Monthly cash flow analysis and forecasting
   » Weekly cash transfers
   » Production of quarterly profit and loss and balance sheet for
   » Wealth Protection, Portfolio Bonds and Unit Linked in line with
   » GPE reporting deadlines
   » Assist in the production of budgets and forecasts
   » Develop and maintain robust reconciliation checks over financial data
   » All reconciliations to be completed on a timely basis and reconciling items followed up and closed
   » Data quality issues are logged
   » Maintain up to date documentation of processes and procedures
   » continuing review of processes and implementation of improvements to enable greater efficiencies
   » Continue to support enhancements to the SAP general ledger and BI360 reporting
   » Feedback from managers / teams
   » Quality of support to other staff

Critical Competencies
   » Computer expertise - is highly competent in the use of Microsoft Office and SAP General Ledger
   » Quality Standards - is able to work to a high standard and to monitor those standards to ensure high levels of accuracy
   » Communication - effectively communicates in written and verbal form.
   » Team Work - must contribute as a member of a small team where there is considerable overlap of responsibilities and be able to assist colleagues when required.
   » Planning and prioritising - the capability to plan and prioritise with only limited management input

Required / Desirable Qualifications and practice
   » A qualified accountant with a strong background in finance preferably with insurance and / or investment accounting practice
   » practiced in the use of Microsoft Office applications on a day to day basis with specific focus on Excel and Word
   » Hands on practice of SAP general ledger system
   » Strong numeric expertise with a high level of attention to detail and accuracy
   » Controls focussed with practice in identifying and closing open reconciliation issues
   » Good working knowledge of FRS101 and IFRS
   » Strong communication and interpersonal expertise
   » capability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
Ref: 918098
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Job Location: Meath
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Post Date: 06/14/2018 / Viewed 17 times
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