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Financial Accountant

Meade PotatoNavan, County MeathFull-time

Financial Accountant

You will become a key member of the Meade Farm Group accounting team reporting to the Financial Controller. Working as part of the Finance Team, the Financial Accountant will provide critical support to the Financial Controller with the following key responsibilities.

We are looking for a highly driven individual with strong commercial awareness, willing to challenge existing processes and constantly looking to improve them and add more value.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead with the timely production of monthly management accounts including variance analysis with weekly and annual accounts.
  • Accrual and prepayment reconciliations.
  • Maintenance of key schedules such as fixed asset register.
  • Managing intercompany accounts and reconciliations.
  • Preparation of month end reconciliations.
  • Lead the preparation of annual statutory accounts including preparation of the audit files, liaising with external auditors and review of the financial statements.
  • Preparation and maintenance of KPI’s for the Company.
  • Maintenance of nominal ledger including transaction auditing, journal posting and expense coding.
  • Auditing stock controls and maintaining accurate stock reports.
  • Assist with production of business plans for NPD, Capital purchase appraisals and annual grant claims.
  • Documentation of Processes and Procedures.
  • Take ownership for the preparation of Group ROS submissions, including VAT, CT, C&E, Intrastat, VIES and other government submissions such as CRO &CSO.
  • Provide critical back-up to the Financial Controller on all financial closing, shareholder reporting and the various components of the annual planning process.
  • Work with all teams to enhance use, understanding and continuous improvements of ERP system.
  • Partaking in ad-hoc Business Transformation Projects as and when required.

Key behaviours/ Competencies

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, or CPA) with at least 3 years Post Qualified Experience.
  • Previous Industry experience is essential.
  • Experience in using an ERP/accounts software package.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent Attention to detail.
  • Must be able to work effectively both as part of a team and individually.
  • Competent in IT, MS Office including medium to advanced excel ability with strong analytical capability.
  • Ability to work on their own initiative with a focus on process and system improvement.


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