I am currently recruiting for a permanent Group Accountant, based in Kerry. This person will initially lead the annual statutory financial statements process but will progress quickly to play a part in the consolidation of results and in management reporting. This is a fantastic opportunity for somebody with a strong practice background looking to transition in to an industry role, allowing the person the opportunity to use his or her existing experience to add value while developing a new skill set. Main Responsibilities: • Responsible for statutory reporting including management of the Group audit process to ensure timely completion of all audits and satisfactory resolution of any technical or logistical challenges arising • Preparation of consolidated results for the Group under the guidance of more senior team members and drafting of the consolidated financial statements for the Group • Ensuring technical accuracy of the consolidation process - including accounting for acquisitions, disposals, changes in ownership etc • Preparation of management and statutory accounts for less complex entities within the Group • Ensuring the integrity and accuracy of company statutory accounts prepared by subsidiary companies within the Group • Providing technical accounting assistance to the wider finance function and across the Group, including analysis of impact of new accounting standards • Liaising with Group Legal and Tax on statutory, regulatory and taxation reporting requirements • Compilation/completion of adhoc reports, forms and questionnaires for both internal and external purposes • Progressing to support wider Group Finance team in production of financial analysis for Exec, Board and third parties • Support and deliver on finance projects including improvement of controls and processes across the Group and other adhoc projects as required Competencies/Experience Required: Professional Accounting Qualification with recent experience in a Big 4 firm preferred; Applicants with more significant post qualification experience in industry required to be currently employed in statutory reporting roles; Extensive statutory reporting experience, both at a consolidated and single entity level; Experience in group consolidations and external reporting under IFRS; Strong technical accounting background; High standards with attention to detail critical in all aspects of output; Effective planning and organising skills with the ability to work on own initiative and co-ordinate workload; High level of drive, commitment and self-motivation; Strong interpersonal skills including ability to communicate across all levels of the Group; Experience of HFM and Oracle E Business Suite an advantage; Note that applicants with extended notice periods or due to qualify in November 2018 will also be considered. For further details please email your cv to aisling.mcsweeney(at)cpl.ie or apply via the link.