Experienced Senior Accountant - Corporate Services - Dublin 1 - 75k

Updated 5/December/2019
Dublin City Centre
A leading corporate services firm has a great opportunity for an experienced Chartered Accountant, with significant financial services experience, to fill a senior role in our expanding client accounting team.

Key Responsibilities include:

The successful candidate will be a senior member of the accounting team and part of a busy, client facing, professionally qualified team working under the direction of the Head of Accounting and Managing Director.
Their main responsibilities will include:

• Preparation of financial statements for a varied portfolio of capital markets and aircraft leasing SPVs in line with transactional and statutory deadlines. Beginning to end responsibility for leading the preparation of financial statements under IFRS or local GAAP, including active involvement in both audit preparation and delivery;
• Lead the on boarding of new clients from an accounting perspective by reviewing deal transaction documents, designing the general ledger, assessing the applicable accounting treatment, booking the initial accounting entries and drafting the initial financial statements;
• Train and manage less experienced members of the team;
• In time take on a portfolio of SPV directorships thereby getting a broader exposure to the transaction and clients;
• Lead the interaction with auditors and the client to ensure successful completion of the financial statements;
• Manage the completion of quarterly management accounts for a portfolio of aircraft leasing SPVs;
• Liaising with the tax advisors and others in relation to VAT and corporation tax compliance. Completion of VAT and CT returns and preparation of iXBRL tagged financial statements;
• Preparation and filing of quarterly regulatory returns to Central Bank of Ireland;
• Completion of FATCA, EMIR and CRS returns; and
• Ensure compliance with internal policies and procedures, while actively contributing to process improvements within the accounting team and to a positive office environment.

Skills & Competences:
• Qualified ACA accountant, with a minimum of 4 years post qualification financial services experience in a relevant auditing/accounting role within a Top 10 accounting firm or corporate services company;
• Ability to review complicated SPV transactions from an accounting perspective and lead the on boarding and delivery of all related accounting requirements;
• Strong technical accounting knowledge;
• Experience in managing audit trainees/newly qualified accountants;
• Experience at either performing an audit or preparing for and answering audit queries;
• Experience in a financial reporting role would be an advantage, though not essential;
• Proficiency in using MS Office suite of applications with advanced Excel skills is essential;
• The candidate should have a desire to work in a fast paced, client facing environment where delivery of a high calibre professional service, to both clients and other counterparties, is of key importance; and
• The candidate should be able to think on their feet, show attention to detail and resourcefulness, and have strong communication and organisational skills. An enthusiastic attitude is essential.

Please contact Dave Riordan on 01 6377251 or dave.riordan@charteredaccountants.ie

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