General Accounting Senior Analyst

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Hays Specialist Recruitment
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The Senior Finance and Accounting Analyst are responsible for financial reporting, taxation, auditing, forensic accountancy, corporate finance and insolvency. They play a strategic role by providing professional advice, aiming to maximize profitability on behalf of their client or employer. This role is initially for 6 months but likely could be extended and become a permanent role.

* Lead and coach a team in the preparation of monthly analytical review on P&L, Dashboard and Balance Sheet including variance explanation.
* Month end review of journals to ensure US GAAP compliance and working with local CFM to understand business events.
* Preparation and review of the Balance Sheet report on a monthly basis.
* Ability to interpret new pronouncements and provide technical guidance to CFM'S.
* Ensure integrity and completeness of financial records and provide sign-off on internal financial controls.
* Provide accounting support to the Manager including responses to ad hoc requests
* Provide reporting to management on issues, statistics, metrics and projects
* Involvement in setting up and improving on accounting processes with a view to making them more efficient
* Ability to multi task and provide cross team support as required
* Become a point of contact for the UKI Finance community.
* Quarter End reporting to Global Controllership.
* Review of accounting entries to ensure compliance with UK/Irish GAAP.
* Develop the teamâs knowledge of tools and applications in support of General Ledger processing and of Accenture's business.
* Meet key reporting deadlines on a monthly and quarterly basis
* Maximise team performance through target management and motivation.
* High working standards
* Develop knowledge and understanding of performance metrics and strive to meet and exceed them.
* Other ad hoc duties as required

* Thorough knowledge of Accounting Principles
* Analytical and computer skills preferably MS Office
* Communication and interpersonal skills
* Positive attitude and flexibility
* Customer focused
* Sense of responsibility, initiative and high quality work standards
* Strong team working skills
* Prior experience of SAP an advantage
* Fluency in English is required

* Degree in Business, Finance or equivalent qualification would be preferable
* Min. 2+ years experience in an accounting environment, preferably in a practice environment
* Undertaking and nearing completion of professional examinations, eg CIMA, ACCA.

Please keep in mind that you have to resident in Ireland and need to attend a personal interview in Dublin.

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