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Project Accountant - Maynooth - Ireland

Schneider Electric

Maynooth, Ireland

Your responsibilities
• Assist in the preparation of Monthly Financial Reports for Projects business covering all BU’s,
• Assist in the monthly reconciliation of Projects backlog and the forecasting of the backlog burning.

• Preparation of the weekly Project Revenue for distribution to the Projects team for review and update

• Work closely with the Project department to review performance of and ensure profitability is on track and to signal if any issues or delays may occur to the Finance Business Partner

• Develop new and streamline existing processes and systems as required to ensure more efficient delivery of value add information to both internal and external stakeholders.

• Be an effective team player who will drive efficiency and continuous improvement throughout the department

Your essential function

% of Time Description of Essential Function

70% • Assisting in the preparation of monthly financial reports, ensuring they are completed in a timely, accurate and efficient manner:
• preparation, analysis and posting of journals at month end;
• preparation and analysis of balance sheet reconciliations at month end;
• calculation, posting and analysis of monthly accruals and ensuring that all items are accurately captured;
• preparation of Project variance analysis and follow up as required
• Provide costing information to management and other departments as required.

20% • Collaboration with external audit staff for periodic year end review procedures and local statutory audits as required.

• Provision of input on local finance policies and procedures ensuring ongoing compliance for all accounting and finance operations.

• Participation in ongoing policy and control environment development to ensure compliance with applicable internal control regulations.

• Enhancement of existing processes and development of new ones to ensure the most efficient completion of duties.

10%
• Promote team work within the group.

• Develop relationships with both internal and external customers.

• Liaise efficiently with corporate and with the business units in the Zone

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS:

• Provide training and support where possible to the Finance & Projects team in Maynooth.
• Ensure that the internal control environment is operating as intended and that any improvements are implemented in a timely fashion
• Other duties & projects as assigned by the Ireland Finance Business Partner

OVERALL WORK EXPERIENCE:
2-3 + years of work related experience

EXPERIENCE FURTHER DEFINED:
• 2 yrs+ of finance experience.
• Strong team working abilities and experience of delivering results.
• Analytical and conceptual thinking capability to organize and interpret complex information and challenge business decisions.
• Proven ability to organize and prioritize workload effectively, meet deadlines, provide a professional service and follow through on assignments.
• Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
• Excellent attention to detail is essential.
• Excellent communication skills, the ability to communicate within all levels of the organization
• Effective interpersonal skills for representing the company and for maintaining excellent working relationships within the organization and with external communities.
• Enthusiasm & a genuine interest in customer care & support.

KEY PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

• Develop excellent working relationships with Projects department ensuring that all goals are aligned and the company’s overall objectives are being achieved.
• Co-operation with the company’s external auditors to ensure that all information is provided in a timely fashion.
• Develop excellent working relationship with internal functions ensuring that all goals are aligned and the company’s overall objectives are being achieved.

SKILLS REQUIRED:
Computer: Excellent knowledge of MS Office products is essential in particular Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
Knowledge of SAP is desirable.
Strong developmental & analytical skills
Logical, systematic thinker, high achiever
Strong verbal and written communication skills;
Languages: English
Good presentation skills
Good facilitation skills for group problem solving
Well developed problem solving skills to be applied to a wide range of business and technical problems.
Ability to remain focused in fast pace working environment


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