Finance Manager - IFRS 16

Location
Dublin, Ireland
Salary
Unspecified
Posted
16 May 2022
Closes
18 May 2022
Ref
85662BR
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Manager
Role: Finance Manager – Lease Accounting (IFRS 16)
This is an opportunity to join our Global Finance Team in Dublin. Our Finance team is home to over 200 Finance professionals. You will have the opportunity to have autonomy and exposure to exciting areas of our business including many countries. You will be expected to bring a commercial mindset to this role providing finance support to the Primark’s international markets as required.
Purpose of role: Responsibility for lease accounting and financial controls for the Primark Group
Reports to: Assistant Group Financial Controller

Key Responsibilities:
  • Management role with responsibility for leading a team focused on preparation and analysis of robust periodic financial and management accounts from a lease accounting perspective for the Primark Group
  • Supporting on lease analysis for ABF as requested
  • Delivery of a project to replace the current lease accounting model
  • Support the international finance teams by ensuring compliant lease accounting adhering to local GAAP and IFRS 16 requirements in all countries in which we operate
  • Provide leadership and guidance for the accounting treatment for all leased property transactions across the Primark Group
  • Significant cross-functional working across Finance (mainly Commercial Property Team), ABF Property and other areas of the business
  • Review and challenge of periodic processes to identify opportunities to drive efficiencies through automation or revised processes
  • Ensure proper books and records are held in all jurisdictions and are in accordance with local requirements (tax, accounting, legal etc)
  • Any other tasks and ad hoc projects as required by management
  • Leading and management of direct reports including qualified and trainee accountants.
Essential knowledge, skills and experience:
  • Accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA, CPA or Equivalent)
  • 6 years post qualification experience preferred (experience working in or with retail industry an advantage)
  • 2+ years managing a team
  • Big 4 background and a number of years industry experience preferred
  • IFRS16 experience essential
  • Excellent Project Management skills – demonstrated ability to manage projects and teams
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) – ability to present complex information in an understandable manner and communicate to all levels within the business including those from non-accounting backgrounds
  • First-rate planning and organisation skills, ability to multi-task, plan and prioritise work schedule and work within agreed timescales
  • Ability to work under pressure in a demanding environment
  • Commercial awareness with an ability to demonstrate a sound knowledge of wider business factors
  • Excellent attention to detail while also demonstrating an ability to focus on higher level overview
  • Demonstrated initiative with strong work ethic
  • English is essential and other European language would be an advantage
  • Personal Attributes:
  • Organised, detail-oriented, possessing the ability to effectively prioritise projects and deliverables
  • Be a collaborative team player with excellent interpersonal/communication skills, while demonstrating high levels of emotional intelligence and possess the ability to influence
  • 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
  • Comfortable working and taking responsibility in a dynamic environment
Behavioural Competencies
  • Working with Others; Influences with passion and energy, exciting people in their vision
  • Decision Making; Makes informed decisions with pace and confidence, in difficult and pressured situations
  • Self-Direction and Agility; Promotes a culture of optimism, enthusiasm and mutual support
  • Customer Experience; Understands, always considers and delivers for their customer Demonstrates a high level of trust, collaboration, confidentiality and diplomacy
  • Innovation; Implements a plan for managing and responding to innovative ideas and business opportunities
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below. 

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