Accountant (permanent), Kildare
Financial Planning & Analysis Accountant
As part of the the Finance Team, this role will work closely with the Head of Finance, the Heads of Departments and the Finance and Administration teams to manage the production and development of all commercial finance reporting with specific emphasis on sales and gross margins reporting.
a) Provide clear, comprehensive and relevant management information within agreed deadlines and particularly to alert management to significant trends or issues.
b) Provide regular overhead analysis to ensure that significant variances or trends are highlighted and dealt with in a timely manner.
c) Provide input to the identification and correction of areas that require financial improvement and contribute to driving financial awareness throughout the business.
d) Assist the Head of Finance in the preparation and review of the monthly management accounts including a detailed commentary around variances
e) Assist the Head of Finance in the development of the annual budget process and the stress testing of the underlying assumptions
f) Assist the Head of Finance in the preparation of Board Reports
g) Development of a robust cashflow reporting framework including accurate forecasting of working capital requirements
a) Develop a detailed understanding of the manufacturing process identifying the make-up of Finished Goods values and allowing identification of the key components of the gross margin calculations
b) Work closely with the Head of Retail in developing the KPIs for the retail business and understanding the main drivers of retail performance
d) Provide support to all other company departments in preparing budgets & costings
e) In consultation with stakeholders, the identification of KPIs for every department and timely and accurate reporting of actual performance against target.
IT & Systems
a) Develop a comprehensive understanding of all MIS in the business and how they can be utilised to enhance the management reporting function
b) Become a superuser of the business’s ERP system to ensure accurate recording of management information
c) Assist in developing our Business Intelligence software and tailoring it to meet the operational needs of the business
f) Involvement in special ad-hoc projects and to perform other related duties as assigned
Suitable candidates will be qualified accountant with a minimum of 3 years relevant PQE.
Experience in both Retail and Manufacturing environments would be a distinct advantage.
Proficient computer skills including MS Office; Excel, Word, and PowerPoint as well as a strong appreciation of information systems, processes and applications.