Project Accountant

Location
Dublin - Mary St, Dublin, Ireland
Salary
Unspecified
Posted
08 Jan 2021
Closes
08 Feb 2021
Ref
69102BR
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Contract
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Project Accountant (Fixed Term Contract)

Are you a self-motivated, experienced Accountant with the ability to work under pressure? Know how to get the best out of a team? Then why not join us as a Project Financial Accountant in our Dublin Head Office.

At Primark, our work spans over 13 countries, and we’re still growing. Which all adds up to a fast pace and a variety you don’t get elsewhere. This is a complex and challenging role, keep reading for more information.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Finance project lead on the Project Team for the introduction of a statutory reporting ledger within existing ERP
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders including Financial Reporting, Tax, Finance Ops, Procurement, Legal, MDMU Team and ICT Project Team
  • Act as finance point of contact for the project with wider business and ICT Project Team
  • Support the finance team in understanding and defining key statutory & legal requirements in 14 countries including engagement with third party advisors (to include interpretation of local requirements into data requirements, and definition of reporting requirements)
  • Support the ICT Project Team in collecting, documenting and prioritising design requirements, defining solutions and implementing same, including ensuring agreed solution meets local statutory and legal compliance requirements
  • Manage finance resource requirements for UAT and act as finance point of escalation with wider project team as part of UAT process
  • Present progress and status updates to senior management in a clear and concise format and manage governance of the project from a finance perspective
  • Collaborate with all stakeholders, both internal and external
  • Review existing processes for changes required and documentation of changes and user guides
  • Provide training to team members on new changes
  • Other related ad hoc activities, as required

What we're looking for:

  • Excellent planning and organisation skills, ability to multi-task, plan and prioritise work schedule and deliver to required deadlines
  • Experience working on transformation programmes/change programmes across people, process & systems
  • Excellent attention to detail with an ability to analyse and interrogate high volumes of data as well as demonstrating an ability to focus on higher level overview
  • Effective and persuasive facilitation skills, including the ability to present complex information in an understandable manner to senior management and the Project Team
  • Self motivated with strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) - need to communicate to all levels within the business and Project Team.
  • Commercial awareness with ability to demonstrate a sound knowledge of wider business factors.

Successful candidates will meet the following criteria:

  • Educated to degree level +
  • Accounting qualification (ACCA, ACA, CIMA, CPA or equivalent)
  • 3+ years PQE having worked in finance (preferably in a retail environment)
  • Strong systems skills, with Oracle a distinct advantage
  • Previous experience in overseeing and driving change in GL systems or other finance system implementation experience
  • Previous project management experience
For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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