EMEIA M&A Integration Accountant (12 Month Contract)

Cork, County Cork, Ireland
28 May 2024
28 Jun 2024
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Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant


Apple is a place where extraordinary people come together to do their best work. Together we build products and experiences people once couldn’t have envisioned — and now can’t imagine living without. If you’re excited by the idea of making a real impact, a career with Apple might be your ideal job… Just be prepared to dream big!

Teamwork is important at Apple, and every day you will connect with and be supported by your peers and colleagues at one of the most diverse companies in the world. As an individual, you will have responsibility for our continued success and be a key player within your job function.

You'll become a member of the wider Finance team at Apple. With over 300 employees from a multitude of backgrounds, the Finance department in Cork supports all functions of Apple in EMEIA, including Sales Fulfilment, Logistics, Manufacturing and Operations, Apple Music, Apple Retail as well as being part of the Global Business Solutions (GBS) function.

Our Record to Report team consists of over 60 employees responsible for a wide range of areas including Fixed Assets, Treasury Accounting, Intercompany, Inventory Accounting, Revenue Accounting, M&A Integration and more.

The role is primarily responsible for detailing and improving the processes for US GAAP, local statutory & tax compliance functions across a range of legal entities in EMEIA. You'll be tasked with providing support to the GL teams, wider business teams and also works closely with the other GBS accounting organisations in APAC, China, and AMR. This function primarily supports M&A entities. The successful candidate will also be responsible for regular project and process improvement work.

This role will give phenomenal exposure to not only the Record to Report team but also the wider Apple organization. If you are a great teammate, flexible, enjoy interacting with a wide range of colleagues, skilled at building good working relationships and interested in working on process improvements, then we'd love to hear from you!


  • Help improve processes and drive standardisation for the teams within the Record to Report (R2R) Team.
  • Document key data and reporting processes for the GL team in R2R. Implement key process improvements within the R2R team.
  • Work directly with business partners to analyse requirements, underlying process and propose & implement automated solutions that will work effectively and efficiently.
  • Ensure appropriate systems, processes, tools and business relationships exist to enable effective legal entity controllership and compliance.
  • Responsible for the post acquisition integration of M&A entities – including US GAAP accounting, Local GAAP statutory accounting and Tax Compliance.
  • Manage the relationship with key partners and reporting teams to propose solutions, and facilitate prioritisation of work.
  • Influence requirements for improvements to reporting tools with an eye for eliminating manual data extraction and processing.
  • Maintain data integrity of SAP to ensure US GAAP rules and local legal statutory and accounting reporting requirements are met.
  • Responsible for ensuring processes are Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)-compliant. Support GBS initiatives and ad-hoc GL relevant projects as requested.
  • Develop with the role to expand responsibilities within the GBS organisation.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Qualified Accountant required
  • 3 Years + post qualification experience.
  • Experience in a shared service centre an advantage.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of SAP, Excel and Keynote.
  • Experience in Business Intelligent Tools: Business Objects, advanced Excel (VBA, Macro), Tableau & SQL an advantage.
  • Identify issues and drive to resolution on a timely basis.
  • Ability to form effective relationships and show influencing skills.
  • Excellent collaboration, problem solving, project management & communication skills required.

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