Bank of Ireland

Financial Accountant, Financial Control

Location
Dublin, Republic of Ireland | Hybrid
Salary
Unspecified
Posted
21 Feb 2024
Closes
05 Mar 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

What is the Opportunity?

This is an exciting opportunity for a strong accountant, looking to develop their understanding of treasury products, as well as develop their core proficiencies of problem-solving, leading change, and partner management.

The role will expose you to detailed balance sheet and income statement analysis of a leading Irish treasury function. You will gain knowledge of products such as bonds, derivatives, FX products and corporate deposits.

This is a hybrid role and can be done anywhere in the Republic of Ireland with the primary office location as Dublin. Travel will be required for in-person collaboration and customer meetings - exact frequency to be agreed with line manager.

In this role you will:

  • Be responsible for reporting and controlling of M&T's various products, including derivatives, loans and deposits, liquid assets, trading book assets and liabilities and debt securities in issue. The person will also be responsible for implementing operational improvement initiatives and other ad hoc activities related to Financial Reporting for Markets & Treasury.
  • Responsible for the delivery of MI as produced by the team (e.g. monthly analytical review and commentaries), ensuring results are complete and accurate.
  • Liaise with the Valuations, Hedge Accounting, Income Support and Decision Support teams in the M&T finance team, to ensure the correct measurement and classification of items in the primary statements, notes to the accounts, and FINREP.
  • Provide support to other financial control teams, when required, on the accounting and reporting of derivatives
  • Control Environment: adhere to operational risk controls, including Internal Financial Controls and EUCs; collaborate closely with external and internal auditors; identify any control weaknesses and highlight to management
  • Ad hoc: contribute to ad hoc projects as they arise e.g. implementation of IFRS 9, EBA Stress Testing; be pro-active in identifying and implementing potential improvements in areas such as operational risk controls, processes, MI reporting etc.; build relationships with key partners across the Group and become a key point of contact on the Financial Control Team

What will make you stand out

You have an understanding of the Markets & Treasury business (or equivalent treasury business) and the products it trades, delivering to tight reporting timeframes with a keen attention to detail.

You are a confident, enthusiastic self starter with ability to challenge the status quo and implement change. Good knowledge of excel is a must!

While not crucial to apply to following would be a strong bonus!

  • A keen interest in treasury functions
  • Prior experience of working in a treasury function
  • A knowledge of Visual Basic / macros

Essential Qualifications

  • Qualified or part qualified accountant with strong academic ability.

More about the team

The Finance Division has overall responsibility for driving the Group budgeting and forecasting process, developing Group-focused financial insight and analysis and delivering the Group's statutory, regulatory and external reporting. We do this through collaborative business partnering in each of the Divisions and with centralised Finance shared / specialist services.

Why work with us

The Bank of Ireland company culture prioritises work-life balance with an opportunity for flexible working, along with 23 days annual leave and excellent pension contributions. Family can mean different things to different people; we offer 6 months paid maternity leave, an innovative fertility and surrogacy policy and working parent supports.

Your wellbeing is important to us; we have an employee assistance program, WebDoctor and financial wellbeing coaches available. We also encourage and support staff to pursue educational and professional qualifications to grow and enhance your career!

Key Competencies

  • Customer Focused - Self
  • One Group, one team - Self
  • Accountable - Self
  • Agile - Self
  • Manage Risk - Self

Where Agency assistance is required Bank of Ireland Recruitment Team will engage directly with suppliers. Unsolicited CVs / profiles supplied to Bank of Ireland by Recruitment Agencies will not be accepted for this role.

Bank of Ireland Group is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace which values and benefits from the diversity of our workforce. We offer reasonable accommodation at every stage of the application and interview process. If you require assistance, please contact recruitdirect@boi.com.

Closing date: Mar 4, 2024

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

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