Primark Ireland

Financial Accountant

Dublin, Ireland
24 Jun 2024
05 Jul 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Finance Accountant - 12 months Fix Term Contract

At Primark, we’re here to create maximum joy at minimum cost – less money and less impact on the planet. Our strong values run through everything we do – we are Caring and always strive to put people first. We’re Dynamic and bravely push the boundaries. We succeed Together knowing that we learn more, laugh more and achieve more as a team.

Our Finance Accountant teams are an integral part of what we do. Surrounded by some of the best Finance Accountant specialists in the industry, you’ll bring your own unique ideas to the business - helping to shape the experience of our colleagues and customers as part of a forward-thinking team.

As a Financial Accountant, you will prepare and analyse accounts, deliver to various deadlines, assist with reporting packet submissions, and proactively engage with the wider finance team. You will have strong organisation, co-ordination, and communication skills to succeed in this role. This opportunity, by its nature, offers unique exposure to our high-energy commercial business, its operations, and its people.

What You’ll Get

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

Some of our benefits are:

  1. 27 days of leave, plus bank holidays and if you want, you can buy 5 more.
  2. Flexible Working, opportunity for an 2pm early Friday finish, and a subsidised cafeteria.
  3. Primark Perks – Discounts with some local partner business to our offices

What You’ll Do:

In your role, you’ll collaborate with different people across a range of departments, markets and skillsets. Here’s a flavour of your day-to-day:

  • Involvement in the preparation and analysis of periodic financial and management accounts.
  • Along with the Finance Manager, support the international finance teams by ensuring compliant accounting adhering to local GAAP and IFRS requirements in all countries in which we operate.
  • Review and challenge of periodic processes to identify opportunities to drive efficiencies through automation or revised processes.
  • Supporting on specific projects within Financial Reporting and the wider finance teams.
  • Assist in the submission of periodic reporting packs to ABF (Associated British Foods).
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with Business Partners (Financial Planning & Analysis / Primark and ABF Property Depts) to understand the broader business objectives, develop processes jointly and provide accounting guidance and best practice recommendations to enable process changes.
  • Key link with audit teams and other advisors ensuring timely and accurate completion of all statutory obligations for several legal entities.
  • Involvement in technical financial accounting advice, researching the impact of accounting policy decisions on the business and advising of relevant changes.

What You’ll Bring

Here at Primark, we want everyone to feel that they belong and they can bring their best selves to work – so please bring your authentic self, and other key experiences and abilities for this role in particular:

  • Accounting qualification (ACCA, ACA, CPA or equivalent) with minimum 2-3 years PQE.
  • Big 4 background or a number of years of industry experience preferred.
  • Experience working in Financial Reporting would be an advantage.
  • Exceptional planning and organisation skills, ability to multi-task, plan and prioritise work schedule and work within agreed timescales.
  • MS Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Strong Excel skills are required.
  • Oracle Financials, Excel4apps and Cognos would be an advantage.

Ready? Great - because we can’t wait to see what you can offer. You’ll be joining a team of diverse, passionate, and talented individuals, 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 still 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 now to be part of our future, and we’ll promise to invest in yours!

If you need any reasonable adjustments or have any accessibility requests 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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