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Financial Accountant - Stock

Role: Financial Accountant, Primark

Purpose of role: Management and Financial Reporting for 13 Countries in the Group

Reports to: Finance Manager

Interacts with: Financial Reporting, Oracle Project Team, Tax, Treasury, Supply Chain, FP&A and Internal Audit

Location: Dublin Head Office

Principal Duties & Responsibilities
  • Preparation of periodic financial and management accounts.
  • Preparation of statutory accounts for a number of international legal entities.
  • Liaise 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 packs 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.
  • Support projects such as transition to Oracle Retail this may involve testing or covering period close activities if others in the team are completing testing

  • Significant cross-functional working across Finance, Oracle Project team and Planning & Space
  • Comfortable working and taking responsibility in a dynamic environment

Education and Training
  • Accounting qualification (ACCA, ACA, CPA or equivalent)

Skills, Knowledge and Experience
  • 1+ years’ post qualification experience (preferably in a retail environment)
  • Experience in stock and intercompany accounting an advantage
  • 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
  • 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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