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Finance Manager

PenneysMary St, DublinFull-timePermanentTrainee
Finance Manager, Property and Capital



Principal Duties & Responsibilities

Financial Reporting for Property and Capital
  • Management role with responsibility for leading a team focused on preparation and analysis of robust periodic financial and management accounts.
  • Support the international finance teams by ensuring compliant lease accounting adhering to local GAAP and IFRS 16 requirements in all countries in which we operate.
  • Provide leadership and guidance for the accounting treatment for all leased property transactions across the Primark Group.
  • Review and challenge of periodic processes to identify opportunities to drive efficiencies through automation or revised processes
  • Lead the future design of lease accounting automation and integration with our Oracle finance system.
  • Team leadership in preparation of statutory accounts for a number of international legal entities.
  • Key link with audit teams and other advisors ensuring timely and accurate completion of all statutory obligations for a number of legal entities.
  • Assist in the submission of periodic reporting suite to ABF (Associated British Foods).
  • Involvement in technical financial accounting advice, researching the impact of accounting policy decisions on the business and advising of relevant changes.
  • Leading and management of direct reports including qualified and trainee accountants.

Other
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with Business Partners (Commercial Property/Primark Property Dept) in order to understand the broader business objectives, develop processes jointly and provide accounting guidance and best practice recommendations to enable process changes.
  • Management and development of team.
  • Other ad hoc reporting and project involvement as required.
  • Comfortable working and taking responsibility in a dynamic environment
  • Understand how systems work together to drive improvements and automations where possible (Trimble Manhattan/KPMG Excel model/Oracle/sub ledgers/AP/PIAT/Cognos)

Skills, Knowledge and Experience
  • Accounting qualification (ACCA, ACA, CPA or equivalent) with 5+ years PQE
  • Big 4 background and a number of years industry experience preferred.
  • IFRS 16 experience would be an advantage.
  • 2+ years managing a team.
  • Self-motivated with excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) - need to communicate to all levels within the business.
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills, ability to multi-task, plan and prioritise work schedule and work within agreed timescales.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a demanding environment.
  • Excellent attention to detail and an ability to analyse and interrogate high volumes of data as well as demonstrating an ability to focus on higher level overview.
  • Strong commercial awareness with ability to demonstrate a sound knowledge of wider business factors.
  • Have strong financial and analytical acumen as well as excellent Project Management and communication skills.
  • English is essential and other European language would be an advantage.
  • Demonstrated initiative with strong work ethic.

Computer Skills
  • MS Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Strong Excel skills are required.
  • Oracle Financials, Excel4apps and Cognos would be an advantage.

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