Financial Accountant - Margin & Operating Expenses

Dublin, Ireland
09 Nov 2021
06 Dec 2021
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Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Role: Financial Accountant - Margin & Operating Expenses

Purpose of role: This is an opportunity to join our Global Finance Team in Dublin. Our Finance team is home to over 200 Finance professionals. You will have the opportunity to have autonomy and exposure to exciting areas of our business including many countries. You will be expected to bring a commercial mindset to this role providing finance support to the Primark’s international markets as required.

Reports to: Sales, Margin & Operating Expenses Finance Manager

Location: Dublin

Key Responsibilities:

  • Involvement in the preparation of periodic financial and management accounts as required
  • Assist in the submission of periodic reporting packs to ABF (Associated British Foods)
  • Experience in Oracle Financials, Excel4apps and Cognos would be an advantage
  • Management of the group audit teams, and other advisors ensuring timely and accurate completion of statutory obligations. This will require strong coordination skills, in particular within Primark’s Finance teams & with our external Audit Team
  • Responsible for the calculation of group margin and various operating expense accruals
  • Supporting Sales, Margin and Operating Expenditure team within Financial Reporting as required
  • Involvement in technical financial accounting advice, researching the impact of accounting policy decisions on the business and advising of relevant changes
  • Supporting International Projects in any market as required, e.g. Brexit, new market entry
  • Ensure proper books and records are held in all jurisdictions and are in accordance with local requirements (tax, accounting, legal etc)
  • Any other tasks and ad hoc projects as required by management
  • Significant cross-functional working across Finance, Oracle Project team and Planning & Space
  • Comfortable working and taking responsibility in a dynamic environment

Essential knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Accounting qualification (ACCA, ACA, CPA or Equivalent)
  • 2+years’ post qualification experience (experience working in or with retail industry an advantage).
  • Excellent Project Management skills – demonstrated ability to manage projects and teams.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) – ability to communicate to all levels within the business.
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills, ability to multi-task, plan and prioritise work schedule and work within agreed timescales.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a demanding environment.
  • Commercial awareness with ability to demonstrate a sound knowledge of wider business factors.
  • Excellent attention to detail while also demonstrating an ability to focus on higher level overview.
  • Demonstrated initiative with strong work ethic.
  • English is essential and other European language would be an advantage.

Personal Attributes:

  • Organised, detail-oriented, possessing the ability to effectively prioritise projects and deliverables.
  • Be a collaborative team player with excellent interpersonal/communication skills, while demonstrating high levels of emotional intelligence and possess the ability to influence.
  • Proven ability in developing effective working relationships across all levels of the organisation.
  • Operates with a high level of integrity, diplomacy, tact and professionalism.
  • Effective and persuasive presentation skills, including the ability to present complex information in an understandable manner to all areas of the business.
  • Ability to lead, influence and coach others.
  • Sound judgement, unquestionable ethics and integrity with high degree of transparency and trust

Behavioural Competencies

  • Working with Others; Influences with passion and energy, exciting people in their vision
  • Decision Making; Makes informed decisions with pace and confidence, in difficult and pressured situations
  • Self-Direction and Agility; Promotes a culture of optimism, enthusiasm and mutual support
  • Customer Experience; Understands, always considers and delivers for their customer. Demonstrates a high level of trust, collaboration, confidentiality and diplomacy.
  • Innovation; Implements a plan for managing and responding to innovative ideas and business opportunities

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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