Financial Analyst

Financial Analyst

Role: Financial Analyst
Type: Permanent Full-Time Position
Reports to: Commercial Finance Manager
Company Scale: Forecast Group turnover of c. €650m in FY22
Location: Clondalkin, Dublin

Purpose
To work closely with the management team and the commercial finance manager to provide quality and timely information to inform decision making and improved P&L performance. The Group’s functional reporting currency is € and it operates in both Ireland and the UK. This role will be primarily focused on the two of the key divisions in the ROI business.

Key Duties:

  • Assist in annual Budget preparation, Business plan and reforecasts
  • Liaising with Group commercial functions providing support as required
  • Analysing and investigating variances; summarising data, information and trends
  • Related to above, identify key trends within the business and highlight any such issues to the management team. Assist them in making the necessary changes to improve P&L performance
  • KPI reporting for senior management
  • Development of key Power BI reports, to ensure proper and efficient analysis and trend analysis
  • Financial Systems and Controls – assisting in the continuous review and strengthening of the
    systems of internal control.
  • Preparation and maintenance of key reports within CBC (Microsoft Navision 4PS)
  • Ad -hoc reporting and analysis as required

Key Relationships:

  • Develop and maintain an open relationship with Commercial Finance Manager, Contract Managers and Senior Project Managers
  • Develop and maintain open relationships with Directors and other key personnel appropriate for the effective execution of the role.

Key Skills/Person Specification

Essential

  • Recently qualified ACA
  • Self – motivation, determination and confidence in your abilities
  • Strong Interpersonal skills
  • Strong IT skills, in particular advanced use of excel
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong numeracy aptitude
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • A keen interest in the financial system
  • Ability to work multiple assignments with varying deadlines
  • Ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Navision (4PS) would be an advantage

Accounts Payable Assistant

Summary
Headquartered in Ireland, delivering throughout Europe, our client is a leading engineering company focusing on data centres. They currently employ circa 600 people and are now seeking to add an Accounts Payable Assistant. Their growing AP Team currently processes over 4,000 invoices per month across 8 countries. This position will be site-based in our head office in Dublin.

Responsibilities

  • Process a high volume of invoices (4,000+ invoices across the team currently)
  • Make sure invoices are authorised by the relevant person and are correctly coded
  • Utilise 3-way matching (PO, Invoice and Proof of Delivery)
  • Significant focus on Relevant Contracts Tax (RCT)
  • Reconciliation of balances to supplier statements
  • Solving invoices/creditor issues
  • Responsible for the processing of supplier bank payments, various currencies
  • Reconciliation of bank accounts
  • Process employee expenses and reconciliation of company credit cards
  • Posting sales journals
  • Day-to-day journal posting
  • Assist with payment runs and month-end activities
  • Point of contact for all queries and will ensure they are dealt with immediately
  • Responsible for setting up vendors, verifying all contracts against marketing invoices

Skills & Qualifications

  • Prior experience in a similar Accounts Payable role is desired
  • Experience with Sage or Construct software is beneficial, but not required
  • Ability to establish effective relationships within the business and with external parties as required
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Experience in a high volume, fast paced environment as well as experience with inter-company and multi-currency transactions
  • Willingness to work collectively, helping your teammates out during any quieter periods
  • Organised, resilient and a self-starter
  • Work on your own initiative with a high level of attention to detail