R2R GL Accountant (permanent)

Cork, County Cork, Ireland
22 Mar 2021
22 Apr 2021
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Apple is a place where extraordinary people gather to do their best work. Together we build products and experiences people once couldn’t have imagined — and now can’t imagine living without. If you’re excited by the idea of making a real impact, a career with Apple might be your dream job... Just be prepared to dream big!

Apple has been operating in Cork since 1980. We have grown to over 5000 employees, serving our customers through a wide range of critical business functions, which are key to Apple’s continued success! Collaboration is important at Apple, and every day you will connect with and be supported by peers and colleagues at one of the most diverse and inclusive companies in the world. The successful candidate will become a member of the wider Finance team at Apple. With over 300 employees from a multitude of backgrounds, the Finance department in Cork supports all functions of Apple in EMEIA, including Sales, Logistics, Manufacturing and Operations, Apple Music, Apple Retail as well as part of the Global Business Solutions (GBS) function. 

This is a key role in a dynamic environment with the potential for the role to develop further with additional responsibilities in line with business requirements. The role is primarily responsible for managing the accounting, US GAAP, local statutory & tax compliance functions for several legal entities in EMEIA. This position is tasked with managing and providing support to the regional statutory and tax accountants and will also work closely with the other GBS accounting organisations in APAC, China, and AMR. You also take ownership of regular project work.

Key Qualifications:

5 Years + post qualification experience.SAP Experience.Statutory financial statements and corporate income tax return compliance experience.Discernment, strong business partnering skills and awareness of the big picture - the ability to build positive relationships is important in this role.Identify issues and drive to resolution on a timely basis.Excellent leadership, influencing, problem solving, project management and communication skills are required.

  • Overall financial accounting responsibility for a number of EMEIA entities.
  • Ensure monthly and quarterly close process for entities is executed flawlessly, and that the month end close timetable is followed by accounting functions supporting the regional close.
  • Responsibility for high quality financial documents, corporate income tax returns and other compliance filing for legal entities within the team.
  • Liaison with external advisors and statutory auditors for statutory and tax compliance cycles.
  • Internal co-ordination with the EMEIA Tax, Corporate Legal, Intercompany, Revenue and VAT Compliance teams, Purchase to Pay, Order to Cash, Fixed Assets, Treasury Accounting & Hire to Retire.
  • Partner with other Accounting Managers in R2R to ensure that consistent processes are applied across all regions and that there is consistent treatment of corporate finance policies.
  • Maintain data integrity of SAP to ensure US and Local GAAP rules and local legal statutory and accounting reporting requirements are met.
  • Assist the R2R team in all external audits, including tax audits from governmental agencies.
  • Responsible for ensuring processes are Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliant.
  • Ensure appropriate systems, processes, tools and business relationships exist to enable effective legal entity controllership and compliance.
  • Support GBS initiatives and ad-hoc projects as requested.
  • As the position grows, expand responsibilities within the GBS organisation.
  • Established a strong control environment to ensure we are compliant against the regulatory requirements of the countries in which we operate.
  • Push and empower your colleagues to challenge the status quo and continue to strive for scalable compliant reporting.

Education & Experience:

  • Qualified Accountant. 
  • Relevant tax qualification is an advantage. 
  • Relevant degree is a requirement.

Additional Requirements

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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