Accountant

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We are currently seeking an Accountant, for our client, a global investment banking company, in Limerick.

The job will report into the Functional Control Finance Manager. This is a 9 month contract (possibly longer).

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Key duties & responsibilities:

  • Complete the daily/weekly/monthly accounting, reporting and oversight to support the financial accounting and reporting processes;
  • Produce monthly reconciliations and ensure all documentation and accounting is completed in line with corporate requirements and policies;
  • Produce month end analytics and trend data to assist with the review and validation of financial results;
  • Understand the end to end process flow, acting as the link between the front/middle/back office and Finance;
  • Investigation of issues affecting financial and regulatory reporting, documentation of issues and concluding on new or improved controls required;
  • Work with the Manager to recommend and implement standardised process improvements identified in day to day activities;
  • Respond to and resolve queries on a timely basis from the Business, Finance colleagues and Head Office as they arise; and
  • Provide technical input to systems and business process projects as required.

What are we looking for?

  • Qualified accountant (preferable ACA / ACCA) with at least 2 years in a multi-currency financial services environment (banking background preferred, including FX, Treasury and/or Custody)
  • Experienced background in a corporate financial control environment with a sound knowledge of accounting, reporting and financial control requirements
  • Experience of US GAAP or IFRS would be an advantage but is not essential
  • Advanced level of IT skills notably MS office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Visio)
  • Self-starter with an ability to self-motivate
  • Ability to adapt and react positively in a changing and dynamic work environment
  • Flexible approach towards changing work methods, deadlines and variable workloads

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