Accounting Manager (Cork) Reporting to the EMEA Assistant Financial Controller the position of Accounting Manager will be responsible for the successful operation of one of the Controllership teams within the Global Business Services Organisation.
In addition, this position will be responsible for driving standard processes across teams within GBS. The GBS currently provides services for Accounting & Controllership, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Tax, Treasury and Payroll.
Many of the functions are global, others regionally for EMEA, LATAM & APAC. The AM will manage one or more accounting systems in accordance with US GAAP and local statutory policies and procedures.
Managing a team of up to 8 qualified and part qualified accountants covering goal and objective setting and evaluation and employee motivation and development.
The position will be responsible for the design and maintenance of operational procedures and processes that meet audit standards and improve efficiency within their area of responsibility.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities : Manages, prepares, administers, and directs the accounting close and financial reporting activities within the Global Business Services organization for their area of responsibilityResponsible for SOX compliance and internal / external audits within GBS working closely with Internal and External AuditorsResponsible for ensuring timely preparation and submission of local Statutory AccountsResponsible for ensuring timely preparation and submission of Direct Tax returns and provision calculationResponsible for completion of the monthly and quarterly close decks and all reporting to Corporate for the countries under their responsibilityReviews and approves accounting transactions and account reconciliations.
Maintains ledger integrity and ensures financial compliance with Accounting Policies and to all applicable laws and regulationsResponsible for ensuring all Service Levels and KPI targets are achievedEstablishment of a continuous improvement cultureThe development of strong relationships with stakeholders and customers (internal and external)Recruitment, retention, motivation and development of staff to operate the Accounting & Controllership processes within Global Business Services organisationManages and develops a professional multi-task and multi-language accounting team in a deadline-driven environmentAd hoc responsibilities as directed by GBS Senior Management including leading and driving of various site-wide initiatives across multiple functionsA champion for the Shared Services philosophy and architectureAbility to travel is necessary (10 20%) Background & Experience : The person will be an experienced accounting manager with people management experience.
He / she will have a fundamental understanding of what it takes to lead multi-country Accounting & Controllership processes in a Shared Services environment within a multi-national corporation.
The person we seek will have at least 5 years post-qualification experience and current People Management experience. An in-depth knowledge of general accounting policies and procedures and US GAAP as well as good working knowledge of local European country statutory and tax reporting requirements.
Strong knowledge of Oracle ERP or equivalent is essential. Proficiency with Microsoft tools (Excel, Outlook, and Word) required.
Must have a strong proficiency in all aspects of accounting, as well as customer service, process improvement and people skills.
Specific Requirements : The person will be educated to university degree level and will be a Qualified Accountant (CIMA / ACA etc).
Shared Services experience within a multi-functional, multi-cultural organizationMinimum 5 years post qualification experience preferably in a Shared Services environmentCurrent People Management experience, leading a similar team in a fast-paced environmentProven ability to lead change initiatives and projects