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Financial Accountant


Financial Accountant

Dublin | Ireland

Division Description

The Finance & Accounting Division is made up of a number of core finance teams both at business unit and Group level. We perform a key management and control function in ensuring all Group financial and management reporting processes are appropriately governed. The Finance Division has overall responsibility for driving the Group budgeting and forecasting process, developing Group-focused financial insight and analysis and delivering the Group's statutory, regulatory and external reporting. We do this through collaborative business partnering in each of the Divisions and with centralised Finance shared / specialist services.

Description of business unit

The Retail Ireland Financial Control team takes lead responsibility in ensuring that financial information is delivered to senior stakeholders across the Division on a timely basis, and to high standards of accuracy. Working closely with the Finance Business Partner team, our role is to ensure there is a continued focus on service excellence by providing commercially insightful analysis of the Division's financial performance.

Purpose of the Role

The Retail Ireland Operations Team consists of two teams, the Income and Funding Team and the Costs and Credit Team. These teams support the Financial Controllers and Senior Financial Controller to provide a key financial control and reporting function for the Bank.

Key Accountabilities

The key responsibilities of the role are:

  • To deliver the monthly and quarterly close process ensuring that the underlying processing, review and controls have been completed in accordance with best practice to ensure the accuracy of the general ledger;
  • To produce high quality financial and management reports and prepare commentary/analysis of the Business Unit performance;
  • To review all financial reports and analysis ensuring that the appropriate supporting detail is in place to substantiate the final balances and preparation of monthly balance sheet reconciliations;
  • To liaise with colleagues in Financial Control, Accounting Services and the Business Partnering teams to ensure collaboration, communication and resolution of issues in a timely and efficient manner;
  • To participate in the delivery of final subsidiary statutory financial statements/regulatory returns and facilitate the audit process;
  • To ensure compliance with all Group and Business Unit controls and standards by ensuring all applicable compliance, regulatory and audit policies and guidelines are adhered to;
  • To be a flexible team member by sharing knowledge and supporting continuous improvement initiatives to deliver process efficiencies, improve quality of work and create best-in-class processes and procedures;
  • To support the Financial Controller and Senior Financial Controller by providing financial and analytical support for on-going business initiatives and ad-hoc requests as required;
  • To take personal responsibility for your own continuous development by broadening and developing your skills and capabilities.

Essential Qualifications

  • A part qualifiedaccountantwith relevant experience in the following area:
  • Financial Services

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Highly motivated individual with the ability to work on own initiative and manage competing priorities to tight reporting deadlines;
  • Flexible team player who will promote and implement continuous improvement initiatives across the team;
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to positively influence and work collaboratively with key stakeholders;
  • Ability to resolve issues, challenge and make decisions independently within own area of responsibility, or in conjunction with others, in a positive and constructive way;
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel

Where Agency assistance is required Bank of Ireland Recruitment Team will engage directly with suppliers. Unsolicited CVs / profiles supplied to Bank of Ireland by Recruitment Agencies will not be accepted for this role.

Bank of Ireland Group is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace which values and benefits from the diversity of our workforce.

Closing date: Mar 22, 2019

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