Finance Assistant (Maternity cover)

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Publish Date: 
26/06/2019 - 01:00 to 26/07/2019 - 01:00
Contract Type: 
Temporary Full Time
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We currently have an excellent opportunity for Finance Assistant with our long established multinational client based in Shannon, Co. Clare . The position will be offered on a maternity cover contract basis(12 to 14 months) and will report to Finance Manager.

The Accounting position requires a person with Drive, and strong interpersonal and communication skills who must be able to multi-task and work to deadlines set by the Company and the Corporation. He or she must demonstrate a strong team spirit and support all departments and management within our company.

The ideal candidate will have 3-4 years of experience in a similar role, ideally in a manufacturing or engineering environment and will be qualified/ part qualified.

The role will proactively cover, but is not limited to the following:
Accounts Payable
-Verifying the prices, extension and totals on each supplier’s invoice
-Matching of all supporting documentation to these invoices
-Coding of invoices with the appropriate GL account code and process these invoices in the ERP system
-Ensuring invoices are properly approved by senior members of the management team
-Credit management for timing and planning of monthly payment runs
-Prepare invoices for payment, prepare payment runs and initiate EFT instruction
-Control of Direct and Indirect Purchase orders
-Reconciling creditors’ statements
-Processing & Approving Expense Reports on Concur and preparing related payments
-Problem solving on disputed invoices, receipts, etc, rectifying discrepancies
-Prepare and process all miscellaneous payments
-Daily reconciling of Accounts Payable control accounts.

Accounts Receivable / Credit Control
-Receipting and processing of Customer payments
-Daily reconciling of Accounts Receivable system
-Preparing Aging lists and discuss pro-active actions on delinquent accounts
-Preparing Monthly AR Past Due reports

Cash Management.
-Preparing foreign bank transfer payments – both manual and electronic
-Daily Bank Reconciliations
-Resolving bank queries and discrepancies
-Cash planning and forecasting for Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable
-Reconciling Credit Card Statements

General Ledger
-Prepare and enter monthly journals on JDE (ERP system used)
-GL account reconciliations using the Blackline system
-Assist in the preparation of the monthly profit & loss and balance sheet forecasts and to assist and inform other departments and management on monthly reporting matters
-Manage Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss accounts and assist and prepare various accounts analyses including elements of Working Capital – Inventory, AR and AP
-Actively participate in internal and external audits
-Accounting legislation updates and compliances including IFRS, GAAP policies

-Prepare weekly and year-end payroll using Quantum Pay or a similar system
-Responsible for reviewing employee’s hours and resolving any discrepancies
-Preparing weekly Payroll reports
-Processing payroll payment through the bank weekly
-Submissions to Revenue Online Services where applicable includes PAYE, PRSI etc.

Budgeting business improvements.
-Assist in the preparation of annual, semi-annual and ad hoc budgets and forecasts
-Participate in setting and achieving annual departmental and company goals with process improvements

Government and Insurance Returns.
-Preparation and timely submission of statutory government statistics returns on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis
-Preparation and submission of 4 monthly VAT returns.
Computer Skills
-Proficient with Microsoft Office products including, but not limited to, Word, Excel and Outlook
-Payroll preparation
-Integrated ERP system such as JD Edwards 
-Hyperion working knowledge
-Electronic Document Management System ‘DocIt’ includes scanning & filing

To apply immediately,please email your CV to

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