Financial Accountant - Balance Sheet Reconciliation & Control

Location
Dublin, Ireland
Salary
Unspecified
Posted
25 Apr 2022
Closes
25 May 2022
Ref
84796BR
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Role: Financial Accountant – Balance Sheet

Reconciliation & Control

Purpose of role: Contribute to the continued development of techniques and the improvement of processes and workflow for the function, delivering a quality & timely service.

Reports to: GL Reconciliation Manager

Key Responsibilities:

  • Overall responsibility for Balance Sheet Reconciliations Process across all Entities.
  • Contributes to risk assessments and drives actions to address the root causes that persistently lead to operational risk losses by challenging both historical and proposed practices.
  • Evaluates the current set of in-scope Reconciliations & Controls, recommending ways to optimize & further automate.
  • Ensure effectiveness of own team and other closely related teams with a quality and timeliness of service provided.
  • Continuous review & evolvement of outputs, together with effective reconciliations, ensuring appropriateness of controls in line with business requirements
  • Coordinates audits, examinations, and deliverable requirements from internal and external reviewers by supporting coordinating activities within the team.
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with internal & external customers and stakeholders through strong business partnering
  • Manage team responsible for Balance Sheet Reconciliations
  • Coach and develop individual team members
  • Break down information in a systematic and communicable manner
  • Escalating, managing and reporting control issues with transparency.

Essential knowledge, skills and experience:

  • An experienced accounting professional (ACA/ACCA) 3 Years + who has worked in a rapidly growing environment and can bring experience of best practice gained including solid Accounting, Financial reporting and IFRS understanding.
  • Excellent technology knowledge and experience with balance sheet reconciliation processes & implementations.
  • In depth knowledge & experience in Oracle Financials & Excel
  • Teradata and integrated reconciliation process a strong advantage
  • Proven track record of managing within shared service type environment and delivering improvement to operating processes and practices
  • Ability to lead, develop and motivate high-performance individuals & team
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and influencing skills across all levels of the organisation
  • Pro-active about managing change and challenging existing procedures and processes to achieve best practice

Personal attributes

  • Excellent planning and organisation skills, ability to multi-task, plan and prioritise work schedule for self and team and work within agreed timescales
  • Pro-active and self-starting with proven ability lead and close activities in a structured manner to a high quality
  • Result-oriented, focusing on fulfilling management expectations
  • Excellent attention to detail and an ability to analyse and interrogate high volumes of data as well as demonstrating an ability to focus on higher level overview.
  • Be a collaborative team player with excellent interpersonal/communication skills, while demonstrating high levels of emotional intelligence.
  • Proven ability in developing effective working relationships across all levels of the organisation.
  • Operates with a high level of integrity, diplomacy, tact and professionalism.
  • Effective and persuasive presentation skills, including the ability to present complex information in an understandable manner to all areas of the business.
  • Ability to lead, influence and coach others
  • Sound judgement, unquestionable ethics and integrity with high degree of transparency and trust
  • Has the ability to operate with a limited level of direct supervision.

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