Grant Thornton Ireland

Financial Controller – Outsourced Accounting

20 Sep 2022
12 Oct 2022
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Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Financial Controller – Outsourced Accounting

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our expanding Outsourced Accounting team as Outsourced Financial Controller. We have a growing client portfolio and provide a holistic service to established and dynamic growing clients. Current client portfolio includes companies from the ICT/Pharmaceutical/Construction/Retail/Aviation and Service sectors. The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with technical, personal and business skills reporting directly in to the Partners on financial control, finance strategy and reporting. This is a hands-on position that requires someone who wants to get to grips with the finance processes quickly. The successful candidate will be responsible for the production and delivery of financial and management information for their clients, in addition to the ownership of the financial accounting processes.

This is a broad role and the successful candidate will gain experience in the following areas:

Financial Accounting and Reporting

  • Ensure the delivery of accurate, complete and timely management accounts, with detailed tracking of accrual, pre-payment and intercompany balances
  • Review all significant variances for areas of responsibility, flagging key variances in advance of tight month end close deadlines
  • Review and approval of balance sheet reconciliations, ensuring reconciling differences are properly followed up and completed by the team
  • Develop a strong operational understanding of their clients and business, including how the organisation is structured, the activities of the business, and the primary KPIs, in order to provide valuable commentary to the business and key stakeholders, as well as contribute to & influence decision making
  • Work collaboratively with their clients to achieve wider finance / business goals
  • Drive innovation and process improvement by seeking ways to standardize or automate month end tasks
  • Lead and manage all aspects of the annual audit process, acting as the primary point of contact with external auditors
  • Lead a manage the annual FRS102 or IFRS reporting, depending on the client
  • Management of direct finance reports driving continuous development and performance improvement across the team
  • Develop KPI reporting to assist appropriate decision making
  • Ensure robust controls and processes are in place
  • Support regular ad hoc information requests from business owners and senior management and assist on other responsibilities and projects as required

Education, Qualifications & Experience

  • Qualified accountant with 3+ years post qualification experience (ACA, ACCA or similar qualification)
  • Keen attention to detail & drive to improve quality
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to challenge stakeholders & performance
  • Strong leadership / people management capability
  • Ability to explain financial concepts to non-financial staff in a confident and professional manner
  • Ability to communicate complex information in a succinct and clear manner
  • Adept at dealing with high volumes of data
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a dynamic, fast-paced and transforming environment
  • Experience of Oracle and SAP an advantage
  • Excellent MS Office skills, notably Excel
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task and problem solve
  • Can-do attitude
  • Ability to effectively manage and prioritise multiple activities with competing deadlines

At Grant Thornton, our people are at the heart of our business. Our teams are built with a variety of background, cultures, age, gender, gender identity, ability and family types to ensure we have a diversity of thought in everything we do. Grant Thornton is committed to ensuring that every staff member can bring their whole selves to work and that individuality is embraced.

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