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  • Dublin, Waterford, Carlow
  • Athlone, Galway
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  • Job reference number:15265493
  • Client ID:RI/SD501
  • Posted on:11-AUG-2017
  • Job type:PERMANENT


Our client is a leading food manufacturer operating within global markets.

You will be based in Kilkenny and report to Finance Information Risk Management Team Lead .

This role will involve working with and supervising a team of both qualified and trainee accountants in the development, maintenance and enhancement of the Group’s Financial Statement Accounting Systems and finance governance processes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Become a knowledge expert on the Group’s ERP (SAP) and Consolidated (BCS) Financial Statements and Systems deployed across the Group.
  • Become a knowledge expert on certain areas of the Group’s existing financial policies and procedures.
  • Continual analysis and review of the Group’s finance system settings, identifying enhancements and assisting in potential optimisation and control initiatives.
  • Ensure compliance with the Group’s finance information policies and procedures and regular, proactive communications with accountants and stakeholders across the Group’s Business Units
  • Continually improve existing finance information governance processes and review these processes to identify control or policy gaps.
  • Assist the Finance Information Governance Team Lead in the identification and the development of new best in class processes and controls to mitigate against any finance information risks.
  • Identify and document key linkages and interfaces between the various SAP modules that interface and integrate with the SAP FICO system and establish suitable controls.
  • Build and develop good working relationships with IT and external SAP consultants to maintain the integrity of the integrated SAP settings and controls.
  • Assist the Finance Information Governance Team Lead in managing group wide finance project governance requests and ensure requirements are met in line with key project timelines and milestones.
  • Design and prepare summary reports, providing succinct, insightful analysis and metrics on the uptake, challenges and non-compliance for the Group’s finance information and control environment.
  • Identify areas for finance user training across the Group through on the job experience and assist in the development of relevant content
  • Supervise the update of the Group’s internal finance intranet site ensuring content is up to date, relevant and accurate
  • Maintain the Group’s Global Finance SharePoint sites and ensure continual improvement and development and integration with training and governance teams.
  • Participate in weekly team meetings providing updates on day to day activities and on-going projects

Fully qualified Accountant with 3+ years post qualification experience with the ability to think strategically and operate tactically

Skills & Experiences

  • Good team work and team integration skills & excellent people management or supervision experience.
  • Strong hands-on SAP FICO or similar ERP knowledge (Chart of accounts transformation/change or other system project experience a distinct advantage).
  • Strong financial control process improvement and development experience
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills are essential.
  • Good project management skills and flexible style
Please send in your most up to date CV to Suzanne Dunne at for consideration.

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