Accounting & Finance Associate

Kilkenny, Waterford, Global
Competitive Salary
04 Oct 2019
23 Oct 2019
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time

Accounting & Finance Associate (2020 Start)

Pure Ambition Graduate Programme


Are you looking for a graduate programme to match your ambition?

At Glanbia we are dedicated to delivering better nutrition for every step of life’s journey. We differentiate ourselves by doing not only what is right for our business, but also what is good for our people and the communities in which we live and work. So if you’re looking to develop your career, stretch your ambitions and work for a company that has the ability to succeed on the world stage, ours is a journey you’ll want to share.

Being selected for our Pure Ambition Graduate Programme is a significant first step in an exciting and invigorating career.  At Glanbia, we nurture your talent and individuality.  We support you in fulfilling your potential and help who you are today become who you want to be tomorrow.  We want to grow and we want you to grow with us.  In recognition of our world-class learning and development environment and excellent career opportunities, we were incredibly proud to win the Gold Award for Best Training & Development Programme at the Gradireland Awards for three consecutive years.

We are also proud to be a platinum approved employer with the ACCA, a premium partner with CIMA and have Excellence in Training recognition from the Chartered Accountants Ireland (ACA). These are the highest and most prestigious levels of employer recognition from these bodies.

What will you be doing

Through the Pure Ambition Graduate Programme, you’ll have the opportunity to make a big impact every day both locally and globally. We offer an engaging and immersive experience-driven development journey over three years on our rotational programme working across a variety of teams, functions and locations. Our priority is to ensure that during the course of the programme you have the opportunity to learn and develop not just the skills required for today’s roles, but the skills required for today’s roles and tomorrow’s roles.

Working in a fast-paced, innovative environment where the focus is on continuous improvement and the challenge to make it better, you'll be responsible for:

  • Managing balance sheet account reconciliations
  • Coordination of intercompany accounting tasks
  • Managing bank account reconciliations, treasury transactions and vendor payment processing
  • Working in partnership with the business units to support with cash forecasting
  • Regular reporting in compliance with VAT requirements
  • Carrying out month end financial statement close processes
  • Analysis of KPIs
  • Financial planning and analysis
  • Fixed Asset accounting
  • Working effectively in global project driven teams

Who we’re looking for

We know it’s our people and their passion for delivering superior quality and value to our customers that sets us apart. We’re looking for graduates with the following qualifications, experiences and attributes: 

  • High academic record to date and expected minimum of a 2.1 honours degree in a related field of study
  • Ambition to progress successfully in a career in accounting and finance in an exciting, ever-changing and challenging environment
  • Thinks commercially and delivers customer centric solutions
  • Drives collaboration and builds partnerships to meet shared objectives
  • Communicates clearly and can influence at all levels
  • Demonstrates a thirst for knowledge with a desire to continually learn and grow
  • Analytically minded with the ability to develop creative insights and execute change

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