Financial Accountant

Posted 21 July 2022
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
DisciplineBusiness Support

Job description

Job Title: Financial Accountant
Location: Waterford
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Kelly Services are working with an exciting, expanding company in the Waterford area to find a Financial Accountant to join their team on a permanent basis. The Financial Accountant will have full responsibility for all financial, taxation, legal and compliance aspects of the company's business. This will involve analysing financial performance, advising the Senior Management Team on these findings and proposing recommendations for improvement. You will work closely with multiple teams and have an excellent work ethic, high level of integrity and excellent team leadership skills.

  • Provide leadership, direction, and management of the finance function
  • Provide commercial recommendations to the MD and members of the senior management team
  • Input into tactical and strategic business, operations, and financial planning
  • Manage financial forecasting and budgets and overseeing the preparation of all financial reporting to create detailed annual operational budgets - revenues, direct costs, overheards, resource plans
  • Implement robust financial, controls, and reporting systems
  • Manage monthly management accounts and monthly variance analysis & operational KPIs
  • Manage prudent revenue recognition policies & revenue assurance reporting to include weekly, monthly and quarterly sales reports
  • Support the sales team during bid reviews and deal negotiations to maximise deal profitability
  • Provide legal support during contract negotiations and liaise with external legal counsel
  • Strong cashflow management and forecasting of working capital requirements
  • Preparation of statutory accounts and liaise with auditors on audit & corporation taxation
  • Proactively assist the MD and Senior Management Team in reviewing the operations, providing accurate and timely financial information, review KPIs and provide commercial input into decisions
  • Support the business through change and growth periods
  • Ensure regulatory requirements of all statutory bodies are met - PAYE, VAT, CSO, CRO
  • Manage corporate taxation strategies (local and overseas jurisdictions) to mitigate tax exposures


  • Highly motivated qualified Accountant (ACCA, CIMA, ACA or equivalent)
  • 5+ years practical experience
  • A high degree of commercial awareness with excellent analytical, technical and IT skills
  • Extensive management experience with a 'hands on' approach and ability to use initiative
  • Excellent time management and organization skills, with the ability to prioritize workload
  • Experience in the services/ software/ technology industry is highly desirable and a bias towards telecom industry experience is preferable
  • Excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills and excellent presentation skills
  • Strong problem solving skills with pragmatic approach
  • Strong accounts preparation & business analysis experience required
  • Previous experience implementing an accounting system is highly desirable
  • Strong attention to detail with ability to multi-task
  • Knowledge of the implementation of Accounting & ERP packages and finance systems
  • Previous experience in a high growth or multinational company would be an advantage

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