Job Reference 16769
Job type Permanent
Location Kilkenny
Salary € 40,000-60,000, 60,000-80,000

The Role

The Role
Due to continuous business growth an excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Senior Cost
Accountant to join the Finance team. This job will be based in the Kilkenny office where we
operate a hybrid working policy. The successful candidate will report to the Group CFO.
The Senior Cost Accountant role will be a key support to the SMT with direct responsibility for ensuring
full regulatory compliance across several jurisdictions in addition to ensuring robust, timely and
accurate reporting of financial performance across a range of Survey, Design, Build & Consulting
projects. This role is a full-time requirement with competitive remuneration and benefits.
Prior experience within Telecoms, Construction or Engineering is preferred or a strong compliance &
reporting background within a mid-large accounting practice.


Role Specification

Partnering with Finance colleagues to help drive efficiencies around monthly management
accounts (P & L, B Sheet and Cashflow) and other monthly reports.
Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual project gross margin analysis, including variance
commentary and identification of process and cost saving opportunities.
Lead the annual budgeting and rolling forecasting processes. Responsible for building
budgets and cost profiling and analysis. Variance analysis of budget to actual spend and
trend analysis.
Implementation and maintenance of a funding and costing model.
Ensure highest standard of financial processes, business intelligence, reporting and
Control of tax compliance (Corporate, VAT, PAYE, RCT, CIS & other) across several
jurisdictions including Ireland, UK, Poland and USA. Demonstrable experience of timely and
accurate filings to Revenue & HMRC.
Monitors and applies relevant legislation, policies and procedures.
Conducts regular evaluation of organisational structures and the governance framework.
Capability to deal with third party professional services providers on advisory and planning
projects with confidence to debrief to senior management.
Designs and delivers Key Performance Indicators to support a continuous improvement
culture. Articulates and provides insights into business performance.
Business partnering with senior management and board members. Collaborates cross
functionally and provides support with ad hoc value add initiatives.
Liaising and preparing workings for the annual audit in support of the external auditors.
Responsibility for maintaining the Fixed Asset Register, namely all fixed asset additions,
disposals, transfers and depreciation charges.
Perform special accounting analysis and projects, as requested.
Experienced in IT system implementation and automation initiatives

The Person

What you'll need to succeed
You will need to have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role. You will need excellent
attention to detail, keen risk awareness, strong organisational and communication skills, and an
advanced IT capability. You will have a positive attitude to work and be solution based in your
approach to any issues that may arise.


We are interested to engage with candidates matching the profile below
Accountancy qualification, ACCA, ACA, CIMA.
5+ years post qualification experience preferably within an international Group
Significant cost accounting experience with mid or large sized company.
High level of proficiency with Sage, IT / ERP systems and M/S Excel, Word. Ability to adapt to
and develop financial IT systems.
Excellent analytical and technical accounting skills.
Strong relationship and stakeholder management experience. Strategically and commercially
Accustomed to an environment meeting all regulatory and statutory obligations on time.
Ability to communicate clearly, to be a team member, and a team leader where required.
Highly organised, self-motivated with strong attention to detail and professional curiosity.
Able to analyse and interpret both financial and non-financial data. Ability to work on own
initiative and see ‘the bigger picture’

The Package

Our Benefits
Our biggest benefit is our friendly and hardworking people!
Competitive salary in a dynamic and technology driven environment.
Bonus Incentive
Focused career development and progression opportunities
Flexible Benefits Programme – a choice of flexible Benefits options like Health Insurance /
Pension / Income Protection / Fitness - Gym Membership / Additional Annual Leave.

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