What is an Accountant?

Accountants manage, compute, handle and analyse all financial company data in order to ensure the business operates smoothly and complies with local and state laws. Accountants also prepare regular reports and provide quantitative information to leadership on financial performance and cash flows of the business.

Accountant Duties

  • Plan and coordinate a full year budget.
  • Assisting in the preparation of forecasts and budgets as required.
  • Continuously seek to add value, improve efficiency and reduce wastage adopting lean principles wherever appropriate.
  • Support Maintenance of Fixed Asset database, including depreciation.
  • Manage, challenge and review any capex or short term project requests.
  • Drive towards improved balance sheet control and review.
  • Delivering a set of robust month end figures.
  • Support in the completion of the annual statutory accounts and corporation tax submissions.
  • Assisting in the preparation and submission of weekly payment runs.
  • Cover for raising Credit and Debit notes and scrap and cycle count sheets.
  • Supporting the FP&A Finance Manager with responsibilities of putting together robust plans and drive the output of these plans, while delivering Financial Accounting projects based on the current business changes.
  • Ensuring accurate records are kept of the company’s transactions, assets and liabilities and be able to prepare monthly, quarterly and annual accounts in accordance with company policy.
  • Preparing budgets and forecasts for the balance sheet and working with the Planning Team to ensure consistency with the related Profit and Loss Accounts.

Common Skills and Requirements

Soft Skills:

Analysis, Time Management, Communication, Problem Solving, Persistence

Technical Skills:

Xero, QuickBooks, SAP, Microsoft Office

Average Accountant Salary

€40,000 – €55,000 per year

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