Financial Accountant

Type: Full-Time

Location: Oranmore, Galway

Sweeney Oil are seeking a Financial Accountant at our head office location in Oranmore, Galway.

Role : Financial Accountant (9-12 Month Contract), Retail Industry

Reporting to : Head of Finance

Location : Oranmore, Galway

Primary Responsibility:

To manage all aspects of the finance function of several mixed retail outlets from a head office location.  To exert control over the assigned responsibilities and to maintain all records in a timely, compliant and accurate manner. To assist senior management and store managers maintain the appropriate gross and net margins, cash controls and wage percentages.

Detailed Responsibilities, Accounts:

  1. Responsible for the day-to-day management of the Finance role.
  2. Have responsibility for accurate accounting records & provide weekly and monthly financial reports for the outlets.
  3. Maintain a rigorous financial control & reporting environment
  4. Work with retail software partners to ensure accurate management information
  5. Work in conjunction with the General Manager & Group Financial Controller
  6. Monthly review of the balance sheet, ensuring reconciliations are performed and ensure that all balances are understood and justified.
  7. Assist in Audit Preparation and Reviews.
  8. Assist in Budget Preparation and Reviews.
  9. Ensure all statutory/Revenue returns are processed and up to date.
  10. Continual review & development of best practice financial accounting & control procedures to maximise efficiency.
  11. Overseeing of weekly payroll.
  12. Assist with the AR/AP function where necessary.
  13. Oversee & review the income audit function daily/weekly.
  14. Other ad-hoc duties as required.
  15. Management of stock price files for stores from head office package. Reconciliation of purchases on accounting and till systems
  16. Management of rebates and credits with suppliers in an efficient and accurate manner to ensure maximum credits are received and recorded.
  17. Other reports as required.

 The successful candidate will:

  • Have three or more years work experience in an accounts function, preferably (but not essential) from the service, retail or hospitality industries.
  • Have an accounting qualification or be part-qualified with good experience.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills, organization skills and attention to detail.
  • Be able to work within a team adhere to deadlines.
  • Have a formal accounting qualification (Payroll or Accounting Technician)

Please note that remuneration will be commensurate with experience and we aim to have a 4-8 week handover period.

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