• Galway, Ireland
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
  • Salary: € 50000-60000

Job Details

  • Galway
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
  • Salary: € 50000-60000

Are you a commercially focused Qualified Accountant who is passionate about taking ownership of your work and having the freedom to put your own mark on it?

This varied and stimulating Financial & Operations Accountant job in Galway offers you complete autonomy and ownership, under the direction and support of the Financial Controller, thus offering you excellent self-achievement and personal development opportunities.

Empowered with a diverse and challenging Financial and Operations Accountant job in a high growth, dynamic and results orientated environment in Galway, you will work closely with the Site Leadership Team including the Operations Director, R&D Director, Engineering, Manufacturing & HR Managers, as well as with the Company Founder and CEO, to provide financial and management accounting information to the business.

A senior & influential member of the finance team, you will mentor and develop two accounts assistants and ensure the delivery of all financial accounting, audit, financial analysis, management accounting and cost accounting activities in this medical device manufacturer plant.

Utilising your previous exposure to manufacturing or operations accounting, you will take ownership of:

  1. Cost Accounting & Financial Analysis – Support operations and manufacturing teams with cost analysis, project costs and profitability analysis, cost reduction reporting, variance analysis and scenario/business analysis activities
  2. Manage month-end close activities including booking journals, accruals, prepayments, reconciling accounts, maintaining the fixed asset registrar and submitting revenue returns (VAT, VIES, PAYE, PRSI ,etc)
  3. Assist with monthly board packs and presentations, company secretarial activities and complete CSO surveys
  4. Prepare and analyse monthly management accounts, highlighting business issues & recommending cost control actions
  5. Assist with budgets and forecast activities, with full responsibility for monitoring cash flows and controlling AP and AR
  6. Manage R&D Tax Credits and Grant applications
  7. Prepare year-end statutory accounts in accordance with regulatory requirements.
  8. Ensure all accounting and reporting is audit and tax compliant. Liaise with external auditors regarding the statutory financial audit
  9. Monitor, maintain and improve internal controls, identifying weaknesses and recommending improvements.
  10. Deal with queries from stakeholders including group HQ, inter-company & functional heads, auditors, revenue, insurance brokers, customers and suppliers.

Your new company:

Founded in Galway, this company has enjoyed excellent success to date. With the top medical devices companies globally on their customer list, it is now part of a large global group, with HQ in Germany. Employing ~200 in the Galway plant, the company are investing further in Galway and have recently acquired a new building, with plans to grow employee numbers to 500 in the coming years – an exciting time to join an ambitious, local international company!


This job will suit – a self-motivated and driven Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) – with strong MS Excel skills and some ERP system exposure and – previous exposure to, or experience in a corporate manufacturing environment, either through direct industry experience or through your client base in Big 4/Top 20.  This permanent role will allow you to build your accounting skills-set in the supporting environment of this expanding medical device company in Galway. 

Pay and Rewards:

Apart from a highly visible & rewarding position in a fast-changing, ambitious corporate environment, you will be offered an attractive base salary, healthcare insurance, 1pm finish on Fridays, flexibility to work from home 2 days a week all within a family orientated and friendly working environment.

To be considered for this excellent opportunity:

If you are looking for a diverse & challenging job in an inclusive working environment, please apply now with your CV or contact Edel Vahey, Recruitment Director, in confidence on +353 9495 57033.


To apply for this job email your details to edelvahey@fpna.ie

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To apply for this job email your details to edelvahey@fpna.ie

Apply using webmail: Gmail / AOL / Yahoo / Outlook