Primark Ireland

External Reporting and Compliance Accountant

Dublin, Ireland
04 Dec 2023
04 Jan 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant
External Reporting and Compliance Accountant

Our Financial Reporting teams are right at the heart of what we do. Surrounded by some of the best Finance specialists in the industry, you’ll bring your own ideas to the business - helping to shape the experience of our customers as part of a forward-thinking team. 

As an External Reporting and Compliance Accountant, you will be responsible for ensuring Primark meets all our statutory reporting and compliance obligations across the 16 countries we currently operate in, in addition to supporting our international growth strategy in new markets.

What You’ll Get

The world is changing and it’s important we support our colleagues. People are at the heart of what we do at Primark so it’s essential we provide the right environment for you to perform at your best. That’s why we offer benefits that put you first!

Some of our benefits are:

  • 27 days of leave, plus bank holidays; if you want, you can buy 5 more.
  • Flexible Working, the opportunity for an early Friday finish, and a subsidised cafeteria.
  • Primark Perks – Discounts with some local partner businesses to our offices
What You’ll Do:

In your role, you’ll collaborate with different people across a range of skill sets. Here’s a flavour of your day-to-day:
  • Timely and accurate completion of all statutory reporting and local accounting compliance obligations for multiple legal entities across multiple countries
  • Liaise with external auditors, tax advisors, and internal stakeholders on financial reporting and compliance matters.
  • Monitor and update accounting policies and procedures in line with changes in accounting standards, regulations, and best practices.
  • Provide technical accounting guidance and support to the business units on complex transactions and issues.
  • Conduct research and analysis on emerging accounting topics and developments.
  • Identify and implement process improvements and efficiencies to enhance the quality and timeliness of financial reporting and compliance.
What You’ll Bring

Here at Primark, we want everyone to feel valued – so please bring your authentic self to work, of course with some other key experience and abilities for this role in particular:
  • Experience in a similar role either from industry or practice.
  • Professional accounting qualification (ACA/ACCA)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of IFRS and local GAAP, as well as relevant regulations and frameworks
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with diverse teams and stakeholders.
  • High attention to detail and accuracy, with great analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel
Ready? Good - because we can’t wait to see what you can offer. You’ll be joining a team of diverse, passionate, and talented individuals where you’ll truly belong, collaborating on projects that will shape the future of our industry. If you’re excited about this role but don’t meet all the criteria, we encourage you to apply. You may be the right candidate for this role or another one, and our recruitment team Can determine where your skills may fit in at Primark.
Apply to be part of our future and we’ll help you develop yours.

If you need any reasonable adjustments or have an accessibility request, during your recruitment journey, such as extended time or breaks between online assessments, a sign language interpreter, mobility access, or assistive technology please contact your talent acquisition specialist.

All offers of employment are subject to background checks, including the right to work, reference education, and for some roles criminal, and financial checks. If you have any concerns please reach out to our talent acquisition team to discuss.

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

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