Finance Assistant

Salary Band Applies
27 May 2023
27 Jun 2023
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Part qualified, Newly qualified

Come and be part of Rock N'Roll History at FENDER!

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (“FMIC”) is one of the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturers, marketers and distributors, whose portfolio of brands includes Fender®, Squier®, Gretsch®, Jackson®, EVH®, Charvel® and Groove Tubes®, among others. Our brand mission is to accompany each player at every stage with products and brand experiences that fuel the pursuit of musical expression. Fender EMEA is a growing team that plays a critical role in the engine that delivers Fender to a global audience. We accompany the legendary brand at every step of the way. An American icon, Fender was born in Southern California and has built a worldwide influence extending beyond the studio and the stage. A Fender is more than an instrument, it’s a cultural symbol that resonates globally.

About the role

We have a unique opportunity for a Finance Assistant to join our Finance team, based at our office in Cavan, Ireland! This position will assist the Finance Manager in the day to day running in the accounting and Accounts Payable functions within the EMEA region.

If you're passionate about making a difference, working with a close knit team, and will enjoy the challenge of working across a European business...this role is for you!

Main Responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance with all company policies and standard operating procedures and identify/establish internal controls and ensure their operating effectiveness, Create and maintain up to date vendor information in Fender EMEA’s operating system, AS400, Process vendor invoices into Accounts Payable module accurately and in a timely manner, Process payments to vendors within agreed payment terms, Administration of financial processes for Fender EMEA’s expense management system, Concur, including providing staff support in processing claims on time, Administer of financial processes for Fender EMEA’s nominated company credit card operator, Support with month end reconciliations and accruals, Bank account reconciliations and assisting with weekly cash flow forecasting, Support with the preparation of monthly intercompany statements, Support with the preparation of local EU VAT & Intrastat returns, EU Sales Lists, and duty administrative support for The Netherlands and EU regions, Support with the preparation, and submission of local statutory accounts for Dutch & EU statutory accounts, Support with the preparation of corporate income tax calculations for the Dutch entity and its EU Branches, where applicable, Assist with local and Group audits, Cover for other accounting teams during absence and holiday, Provide further ad hoc support to wider Finance Managers and Financial Director where required, Identify approved process improvements and implement them once approved,

This is an indication of the main responsibilities of the role and the Company reserves the right to amend the content of the role at its discretion.

Person Specification

Essential Skills/Knowledge/Experience

  • Practical experience of working in a finance function for a medium sized company, Practical experience of Accounts Payable functions and liaising with vendors, Attention to detail, Deadline driven with the ability to remain calm under pressure, Proactive, Multi-tasking, flexible and adaptable, Excel (intermediate level) and Word experience. Ability to work at pace.

          Desirable Skills/Knowledge/Experience

  • AS400, Concur SAP, SAP, Advanced Excel Fluent in another European language, desirable but not essential,

Why Work for Fender?

We offer a range of Company benefits to our employees, and we would love you to join the team! 

  • Learning and Development

We have an extensive range of courses and Udemy training sessions to enhance your learning! We also fund accreditations and externally recognised qualifications.

  • Birthday Lunch/Voucher

Every employee receives an employee lunch/voucher on their birthday!

  • Long Service Awards

We operate a long service award that recognises your individual contributions to Fender. 

  • Employee Assistance Programme with Health Assured

Unlimited telephone counselling 24/7 counselling helpline and where applicable, structured short-term solution focused therapy. Advice and information for practical legal, financial, and medical matters. Online CBT and resources, face to face sessions up 6 per year. 

  • Free unlimited access to Fender Play

Want to learn the guitar, bass, or ukulele? Look no further than Fender Play, free to all our employees! 

  • Fender Staff Discounts Program

We offer comprehensive discounts on all products and accessories available from our & websites. 

  • PreSonus Staff Discount Program

Discounts are also available on products from PreSonus Audio Electronics, a member of the Fender Family of brands. 

  • Working from Home Equipment and Support

We want to support all our employees to work from home and offer a wide range of support mechanisms and equipment to ensure you’re all good to go! 

  • Fender Days

2 x discretionary annual leave days taken on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve for all employees.