Senior Accountant, Financial Control - Limerick

Limerick, Munster, Ireland
11 Jan 2022
11 Feb 2022
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant
About Northern Trust:

Northern Trust provides innovative financial services and guidance to corporations, institutions and affluent families and individuals globally. With 130 years of financial experience and nearly 20,000 partners, we serve the world’s most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service.

As a Northern Trust employee (Partner), you will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture, which has a strong history of financial strength and stability. Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company that is committed to strengthening the communities we serve.

Northern Trust is committed to working with and providing adjustments to individuals with health conditions and disabilities. If you would benefit from adjustments for any part of the employment process, please inform the recruiter to discuss your individual requirements.

We recognize the value of inclusion and diversity in culture, in thought, and in experience, which is why Forbes ranked us the top employer for Diversity in 2018. 

Role/ Department:

This is a new role within EMEA Financial Control team that has arisen due to a strategic change in the business that will support the expanding and increasingly complex business requirements.  The successful individual will be part of the Financial Control team, based in Limerick.

This role will work as part of a team which is responsible for completing financial control processes, report production, timely issue resolution and providing adhoc support as required to the EMEA regional finance teams.  The team will also be responsible for the production of the monthly management accounts, completing the month end close process, regulatory returns and the statutory accounts production for a number of regulated legal entities.

The successful candidate will work with a variety of operations and other Finance teams to understand the business and ensure that the books and records accurately reflect the business undertaken, with adherence requirements to accounting policy, US GAAP and IFRS for the relevant legal entities.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Complete the daily accounting, administration and oversight to support the financial accounts production process for a number of regulated legal entities.
  • Complete the production of the monthly management accounts for a number of legal entities.
  • Maintain and improve internal controls ensuring there is appropriate supporting detail to substantiate the balance sheet.
  • Produce monthly reconciliations and ensure all documentation and accounting is completed in line with corporate requirements and policies.
  • Produce month end analytics and trend data to assist with the review and validation of financial results.
  • Complete statutory financial statements and audit processes for a number of regulated legal entities.
  • Input to the preparation of Board papers.
  • Respond to and resolve queries on a timely basis from the Business, Finance colleagues and Head Office as they arise.
  • Work with the EMEA Financial Control team to recommend and implement standardised process improvements identified in day to day activities.
  • Provide technical input to systems and business process projects as required.
  • Participate in group-wide finance initiatives.
  • Work with Finance teams in other EMEA locations.

Skills/ Qualifications:

  • Ability to work as part of a team in the region and as part of the broader EMEA Finance team
  • Self-starter with an ability to self-motivate
  • Strong planning and organisational skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly numerate with strong analytical skills and high attention to detail
  • Ability to assess issues, identify solutions and problem solve
  • Ability to react and respond on a timely basis
  • Ability to adapt and react positively in a changing and dynamic work environment
  • Flexible approach towards changing work methods, deadlines and variable workloads

Required Skills
  • Qualified accountant (preferable ACA / ACCA) with at a number of years PQE in a multi-currency environment 
  • Experienced background in a corporate financial control environment with a sound knowledge of accounting, reporting and financial control requirements as well as statutory and audit requirements
  • Experience in dealing with stakeholders across multiple locations
  • Experience of US GAAP and IFRS 
  • Advanced level of IT skills notably MS office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Visio)
  • Experience in using ERP systems
  • Financial services experience is advantageous but not essential

Working with Us:

We’d love to learn more about how your interests and experience could be a fit with one of the world’s most admired and ethical companies. In return, we will support you with your personal and career goals in a number of ways:

Financial – Life Assurance, Disability Plan, Pension/ Gratuity, Annual Pay Review

Work Life Balance – Flexible Work Options, Incremental Annual Leave, Community Volunteer Days

Health & Wellbeing – Private Medical Insurance (REMOVE FOR LUX POSTINGS), Active Sports & Social clubs (lunchtime and after-work groups), Employee Assistance Program

Professional Development – Clear Career Path, Education Assistance, Recognition Programme, NT University (wide range of online, virtual & in-house training options) and employee-led Business Resource Councils dedicated to diversity and inclusion initiatives.

And Finally 

We hope you’re excited about the role and the opportunity to work with us.

We value an inclusive workplace and understand flexibility means different things to different people.

Apply today and talk to us about your flexible working requirements and together we can achieve greater.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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