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General Ledger Accountant

Job Title: General Ledger Accountant
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Galway
REF: 83577
Job Published: over 2 years ago

Job Description

Contact: Jenny Dore
Telephone: 0212066287/0860449371

Title: General Ledger Accountant

General Description Our client, a leading multinational Medical Device company are currently looking to recruit a General Ledger Accountant in their Finance Team for their site in Galway as part of their ongoing development.

General Responsibilities

? Assist in the preparation of Monthly Financial Reports, Annual Financial Statements and any other internal or external reports required, ensuring that they are completed in a timely, accurate and efficient manner.
? Assist in transition of GL functions both into and out of the SSC.
? Develop new and streamline existing processes and systems as required to ensure more efficient delivery of value add information to both internal and external stakeholders.
? Be an effective team player who will drive efficiency and continuous improvement throughout the department
? Preparation of monthly financial reports, ensuring they are completed in a timely, accurate and efficient manner:
? Preparation, analysis and posting of journals at month end;
? Preparation and analysis of balance sheet reconciliations at month end;
? Calculation, posting and analysis of monthly accruals and prepayments, ensuring that all items are accurately captured;
? Review and reconciliation of inter-company accounts, involving communication with other business locations worldwide;
? Preparation of multi-currency bank reconciliations;
? Preparation of variance analysis and standard cost updates as required;
? Provide cost information to management and other departments as required.
? Support in transition of functions to other locations into the SSC.
? Collaboration with external audit staff for periodic year end review procedures and local statutory audits as required. ? Provision of input on local finance policies and procedures ensuring ongoing compliance for all accounting and finance operations.
? Participation in ongoing policy and control environment development to ensure compliance with applicable internal control regulations.
? Enhancement of existing processes and development of new ones to ensure the most efficient completion of duties.

Education and Experience:

? Accounting Qualification - ACA, ACCA, CIMA
? Third Level Degree or equivalent
? 0 - 5 years' relevant experience - preferably with Shared Service Centre and multinational corporation background
? SAP/Oracle 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
? Strong computer skills especially MS Office
?Fluency in a European language an advantage


? Occasional travel may be required during the implementation phase

For further information on this General Ledger Accountant role in Galway please contact Jenny on 021 2066287 / 0860449371 Check out all our open jobs on our website -