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Vacancy: Management Accountant

 Applications are invited for the position of

Management Accountant

Location: Kennedy Road, Navan, Co. Meath.

About the role

Reporting to the Head of Support Services, this permanent full-time role will form part of a small close-knit and highly experienced finance team. This role will expose the successful candidate to all areas of Credit Union business making it a true management accountant position.

This role will perfectly suit a self-motivated individual with strong technical skills and the ability to work as part of a team. Experience in the Credit Union or financial services sector is not essential. What is required is a responsible, “can do” attitude from a candidate who believes in delivering quality.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Responsible for month end close process, governance and associated reporting to Head of Support Services & CEO. i.e. timely preparation of monthly management accounts with commentary, analysis and KPI reporting.
  • Oversight of Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable activities.
  • Preparation and submission of timely and accurate statutory returns to the Central Bank.
  • Preparation/review of Balance Sheet reconciliations. Investigate outstanding reconciliations and associated variances.
  • Preparation and presentation of detailed financial analysis as requested.
  • Preparation of budgets and monthly variance analyses.
  • Investment and treasury activities. Liaison with Investment Advisers, Committee and Providers, Bank, cash and liquidity management.
  • Support the strategic planning process with forecasting and modelling as required.
  • Establish and sustain agreed performance measures, KPIs with outsource service providers.
  • Support the performance of the day to day activities of the finance function.
  • Focus on process improvements and implementation of best practice.
  • Partner with IT in the execution of applicable general accounting process harmonisation and business systems.
  • Ensure integrity of internal controls, in partnership with the compliance function. Sustain minimum effective controls in compliance with FRS102 and any other policies as required.
  • Support Internal and external audits, compliance & risk reviews.
  • Review and improvement of process and policy and maintain internal documentation.

Job Qualifications/ Essential Experience

  • Fully qualified in ACA/ACCA/CIMA. Recently qualified candidates will be considered based on total experience to date.
  • 5-7 years in a general accounting environment.
  • Proficient in accounting software packages, SAGE or similar.
  • Advanced MS Excel skills.
  • Excellent technical and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Customer focused and ability to deal with non-finance personnel.
  • Ability to work to tight reporting deadlines.
  • Demonstrated capability to understand accounting outcomes and explain accounting treatment.

Preferred Experience

  • Experience managing 3rd party service providers.
  • Prior experience working in a financial services institution is advantageous.
  • External Audit/Public Accounting experience preferred but is not essential.
  • FRS102 experience is not essential but advantageous.

Applicants may send their CV and covering letter by email to

Closing date is Friday 30th August 2019

Credit Union Plus is an Equal Opportunities Employer