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Senior Financial Accountant

Maxi Zoo IrelandBallincollig, CorkFull-time

Maxi Zoo is part of the Fressnapf Group, the European market leader in pet product with 1,700+ shops across Europe. Maxi Zoo is Ireland’s largest pet retailer and has 29 shops in Ireland.

Qualified Financial Accountant required for a full-time position within a large Multi-National retailer. This role is part of a finance team of 4 and has primary responsibility for the following;

Areas of Responsibility include:

  • Responsible for the completion of monthly management accounts within strict deadlines.
  • Supporting the ongoing financial forecasting cycles, e.g. Quarterly forecasts, Mid-Term Business
  • Planning, Long-Term Financial Planning, through engagement with key business partners, providing templates, data analysis and final consolidation of reports.
  • Applying Financial and Business acumen to ensure data outputs are accurate and can be utilized in
  • business discussions to drive key decision making.
  • Management of the AP/AR & payroll functions of the finance department.
  • Support initiatives across the European wide F&A community.
  • Attend F&A community meetings in German HQ when required.
  • Ensuring that all statutory returns are made to the tax authorities in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Liase with external auditors at year end to ensure timely completion of audit.
  • Ensuring the integrity of Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly and Year End financial & operational data.
  • Management of SAP data, Chart of Accounts, Journal bookings, final accounts filing.
  • Develop, enhance and implement improvements to current processes in line with the culture of continuous improvement.
  • Participate in process improvements, ranging from streamlining existing processes to initiatives that add value in the broader context.
  • Develop an understanding of financial reports and tools provided within SAP and utilize this knowledge by providing management with financial information on an ad-hoc basis.
  • Support and work collectively with the local finance team, particularly at month, quarter and Year end workload.
  • Fulfilling requests for adhoc financial & operational reporting solutions

Education & Experience:

· Qualified Accountant

· Experience in processing payroll/payroll systems.

· 2+ years of relevant multi-national experience in a fast-paced environment.

· Advanced Excel skills, analytical and problem-solving skills.

· Knowledge of SAP or other ERP systems desirable.

· Excellent communicator with the ability to lead a team.

· Team player that brings energy & enthusiasm to all tasks.

· Results driven with a strong ownership and accountability for deliverables.

· Ability to work on own initiative and meet deadline requirements.

Why join us?

· An opportunity to grow with Europe’s biggest pet retailer

· Work in an environment where employees and customers share the same passion for animals

· Competitive salary

· Pension

· Hybrid office arrangements

· Employee Assistance Programme

· Paid annual leave

· Employee Discount – 40% discount that can be used within each store

· Career development

· Paid maternity and paternity leave

· Sick pay

· Flexible working hours

· Bike to Work scheme

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