Financial Accountant

Job description

Financial Accountant for a well established FMCG company based in the Dublin South.

18 months with a strong view to permanency

Project Management/Financial Set up

  • Lead the financial set up of new entity 
  • Work with Project leads and operations manager to set processes and reporting up for success
  • Ensure a smooth integration into the core  business
  • Ensure policies and procedures are set up to required compliance standards


Management Accounts/ Annual Budget Preparation

  • Lead the completion of the monthly Management Accounts for all  entities and support  reporting to a strict working day 2 deadline
  • Direct and support the Financial Analyst and finance administrator on the team as appropriate to ensure complete and accurate reporting. Provide training to more junior team members as required.
  • Lead the variance analysis on monthly financials understanding the key drivers of performance
  • Preparation and review of monthly risks and opportunities on financials
  • Preparation & presentation of business performance to senior stakeholders on a monthly and quarterly basis
  • Preparation of balance sheet reporting including the completion of all reconciliations
  • Liaise with Corporate on queries on financials and statutory requirements.
  • Support the preparation of the annual phased budget

Cost Control

  • Own the cost control and productivity agenda within the management team and the wider business, identifying areas of improvement and holding all stakeholders to account.
  • Deliver all costs on plan, ensuring appropriate controls are in place across the departments.
  • Support on CAPEX processes and budgets as required
  • Continuously monitor and strengthen our internal accounting control processes (cash, debtor, stock, and assets) to deliver best control practice and ensure appropriate processes are in place. Hold the wider team to account on this.
  • Manage the roll-out of any new systems or processes implemented 

Commercial Support

  • Lead/support on other commercial initiatives as necessary
  • Assist with Procurement/Tendering process as required
  • Support the various teams with measurement and evaluation papers of proposed ideas and projects as required


  • Support on the annual year-end Statutory Audit
  • Support on the annual internal audit process and work closely with third parties on brand homes on their compliance agenda to ensure this is in line with the best practice
  • Liaise with the Tax department on any requirements
  • Continuously monitor & strengthen our internal accounting control process
  • Support the compliance agenda for the business
  • Support on stocktake audits as required


Qualifications and Experience Required:

  • Qualified accountant with 0-2+ years PQE (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • Highly numerate/ strong analytical skills
  • Credible at FD, MD and Leadership Team level
  • Demonstrate a strong track record of financial control, governance & compliance
  • Experience in project management is an advantage
  • Strong understanding of the month-end, procurement, accounts payable & receivable process.
  • Good communication and interpersonal capabilities with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong systems skills with knowledge of SAP accounting environments an advantage.

If you are interested please contact Justyna Pinkowska at Sigmar Recruitment on 01 474 4646 or via email

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