Project Accountant

Dublin - Mary St, Ireland
19 Feb 2021
16 Mar 2021
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
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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