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Financial Analyst

Job Title: Financial Analyst
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Galway
REF: 83578
Job Published: over 2 years ago

Job Description

Contact: Jenny Dore
Telephone: 0212066287/0860449371

Title: Financial Analyst

Our client, a leading multinational company in Medical Device sector is currently looking to recruit a Financial Analyst with their supply chain team for their site in Galway.

General Responsibilities

? Prepare monthly reports and analysis of all Inventory related transactions and balances and work with Supply Chain teams to drive improvements on various Inventory related metrics;
? Prepare reports & analysis of monthly Purchase Price Variances.
? Setting of annual standard costs & transfer prices & monthly updates to these
? Be an effective team player who will drive efficiency and continuous improvement throughout the department;
? Prepare monthly analysis and reporting of Inventory balances, Inventory reserves and Inventory related scrap costs for a range of Inventory locations;
? Work with cross functional Supply Chain team to improve various Inventory related metrics;
? Coordinate with external auditors and internal teams on managing annual stock takes and follow up reconciliations to year- end financial accounts;
? Preparation of monthly Purchase Price Variance analysis;
? Preparation, analysis and posting of journals at month end;
? Manage the process of setting annual standard costs and transfer prices as well as monthly management of changes including new product introductions;
? Provide ad hoc financial information to management and other departments as required;
? Collaboration with external audit team for interim and year end audits;
? Ensure compliance with local finance policies and procedures
? Occasional travel may be required

Personal Characteristics

? Strong analytical and procedure mapping skills, excellent attention to detail and good business judgment.
? Innovative, with a strong ability to identify pain points and potential solutions.
? Effective communicator, both articulate & verbally presentable.
? Self-starter, possesses flexibility and ability to work under pressure in a fast-changing environment and ambiguous situations.
? Positive attitude, team player with a high level of initiative, energy and enthusiasm.

Education & Experience

? Accounting Qualification ? ACA, ACCA, CIMA ? is desirable
? Third Level Degree or equivalent
? 0 - 5 years relevant experience ? preferably with Shared Service Centre and multinational corporation background. ? Experience in finance for Inventory Management and reporting is essential
? SAP/Oracle/Hyperion or other major ERP Systems experience is desirable.
? Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential.
? Able to work alone to understand and summarise financial data into high quality, accurate and usable summaries.
? Ability to work with cross functional teams and drive projects across functions is essential.
? Strong computer skills especially MS Excel.

Job Characteristic Profile


? Understands the business strategic direction and is able to pro-actively conceive and develop a training plan which is aligned.
? Pro-actively identifies potential future skill gaps and plans accordingly.

Manages Complexity

? Is familiar with broad suite of the company and 3rd party products.
? Understands the different dynamics with each team and adopts his/her approach accordingly.
? Partners where necessary with peer groups within and outside the company.


? Is comfortable and confident in interfacing with senior management.
? Can positively influence employees at all levels on the need for continuous skill enhancement.
? Can interface professionally with external auditors.


? Can develop plans and policies to meet continually changing business needs.
? Identifies best practice training organisations and implements learning.
? Continually seeks to improve the effectiveness of training across the business.

Results Driven

? Implements his/her plan with 100% attention to detail and success.
? Associates directly with all customer related metrics across the site and builds connectivity of training plans in support of same.

For further information on this Financial Analyst role in Galway please contact Jenny on 021 2066287 / 0860449371

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