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Trainee Accountant

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

Duties and responsibilities

· Maintains proper filing and documentation of all relevant documentation pertaining to assigned clients

· Makes simple entries into accounting system (sales and receivables, costs and liabilities, cash reports, bank statements) in accordance with accounting and tax regulations

· Assists with high volume transactional tasks (such as invoicing and payments)

· Fills in basic tax or legal forms per templates provided Assists with the completion and export of balance sheets and P&L statements according to local standards and convert the format of the same to client reporting standards

· Extracts financial information from legal documents and processes the relevant entries

· Performs book-keeping functions including data entry and coding

· Drafts primary documents in accordance with statutory requirements for sales, expense reports, fixed assets, inventory items and turn them over to senior staff for checking

· Prepares supporting analysis of all balance sheet accounts monthly

· Responsible for the preparation of balance sheet and income statements and various other accounting statements and reports required by the client

· Meets the statutory and corporate deadlines in respect of each client.  Files recurrent tax forms electronically (like CBI and Tax filings)

· Provide assistance during statutory or internal audits (queries and follow ups)

· Prepares draft replies to clients’ queries


Job specific requirements

· Degree holder in Accountancy or business related disciplines

· Some orientation/on the job experience

· 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 preferred

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



Key results Areas & Key Performance Indicators

· 99% Data Entry completeness and accuracy into the Accounting system

· Support process enhancement initiatives and utilize existing systems

· 100%  Adherence to ISO27001 Data/information Security protocols

· Ensure timeliness and correctness of data provided to clients

· Support the report preparation and simple calculation for given client portfolio, ensures correctness of entries into the accounting system

· 100% timely and accurate personal time writing and productivity in line with personal target


Critical competencies for success


Operational Excellence

· Will take advantage of learning opportunities to meet needs of current job

· Promptly and efficiently completes work assignments

· Strives for high standards of delivery to clients

· Has a strong understanding of processes needed to undertake the role successfull

Will keep up to date with business trends / changes in the law that will impact their role


Commercial Awareness

  • Good understanding how immediate team interact with other teams to deliver results
  • Demonstrates a basic understanding of the general environment in which TMF Group operates
  • Understand and apply TMF’s code of conduct and values
  • Has a full understanding on the day to day activities required to maintain client statutory records
  • Has a basic understanding of TMF Group’s business lines structure


Leadership & Resource Management

· Provides guidance on basic tasks to colleagues in immediate team where possible

· Manages personal workload effectively

· Regularly manages expectations of more senior colleagues

· Understands own motivation and personal impact in optimizing personal and team performance


Interpersonal Skills

· Responds to and anticipates client needs in a timely and professional manner

· Listens actively, considers people’s concerns or feedback and adjusts own behavior in a productive way

· Communicates information in a clear and concise manner (verbal and written work) to both internal and external stakeholders


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