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Senior Client Accountant

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Work type: Full time
Location: Ireland, United Kingdom
Categories: Client Accounting
Office Location: Dublin

Duties and responsibilities

·Responsible for the timely and correct handling of all matters for allocated client portfolio co-operating with others per the needs of the accounting department

·Responsible and accountable for ensuring that all reporting deadlines are met

·Builds and maintains strong relationships with clients and internal/external stakeholders.  Follow ‘Our Service Promise’ delivery guidelines for relationship management

·Performs daily work with high complexity

·Oversees the audit process

·Allocate and coordinate the workload of juniors, assigning or re-assigning tasks to them and monitor day to day progress of delivery using available means to ensure work is delivered on time.  Ensure the simplest tasks are appropriately allocated to the most junior team members

·Review the work of junior team members ensuring accuracy and providing timely feedback where needed (following a 4-eye principle).

·Provide guidance and support to junior team members (including on the job training) with complex work/calculations and acting as a point of escalation. Oversee their communication with third parties, stepping in as required

·Responsible for the accurate preparation of accounting statements and reports required by the client, specifically new client/entity financial statements (IFRS and Irish GAAP)

·Oversees month-end and year-end close activities, from balance sheet and cash account reconciliations to roll forward financial statement preparation - reviewing all reconciliations and ensuring they are followed-up on monthly

·Oversees VAT/CBI returns, withholding tax returns, corporate income tax returns and other filings

·Maintain a focus on continuous improvement in the team, challenging the status quo.

·Keeps up to date with changes in local accounting and tax legislation

·Review and provide first approval on bank payments.

·Ensure that all tax payments are recorded on the input file for internal finance to facilitate reconciliation of the tax account

Job specific requirements

·Qualified accountant

·Candidate with 1-3 years PQE is preferred

·Resourceful, independent and strong problem-solving abilities

·Excellent written and communication skills, with strong ability to plan ahead and organise themselves

·Analytical structured mind set with ability to follow and build upon existing processes and ensure data is maintained with accuracy and consistency

·Fluency in English is required

·Proficiency in MS Excel and MS Word is essential, along with experience of local accounting system

·Experience in an outsourcing firm with strong client servicing skills is preferred


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