Assistant Accountant

 Total Produce Swords

Based in Ireland

 

Total Produce Plc and Dole Food Company, Inc. announced its intention to create a new, U.S. listed company (“Dole plc”) in July 2021.  Dole plc is now the global #1 in fresh produce with estimated combined 2020 revenue of approximately US$9.0 billion, Adjusted EBITDA of approximately US$379 million and total assets of approximately US$4.5 billion.

You will become a key member of the Irish accounting team reporting to the Assistant Financial Accountant, Total Produce Ireland and working with colleagues within Ireland.

 

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities 

  • Assist with the timely production of monthly management accounts
  • Variance analysis - actuals versus budget and last year
  • Calculation of accruals and prepayments whilst taking accountability for the results with supporting back up
  • Maintenance of key schedules such as fixed asset register
  • Managing intercompany accounts and reconciliations
  • Preparation of month end reconciliations.
  • Assist in the preparation of the Group's annual financial statements and annual audit.
  • Liaise with auditors both internal and external
  • Assist in the preparation of budgets, forecasts and key performance indicators for the Group.
  • Assist with SOX Compliance
  • Assist in the monitoring of financial controls for the Group.
  • Maintenance of nominal ledger including transaction auditing, journal posting and expense coding.
  • Assist with ad hoc investigations and reports, while ensuring that scheduled reports are produced and circulated in accordance with agreed deadlines.
  • Actively participate in any training and personnel exercises designed to improve standards and performance levels
  • Documentation of Process and Procedures
  • Support and guidance for other departments within finance such as Stock, Accounts receivable, Accounts Payable

 

Essential Criteria

To be considered for this role, you should display the following:

  • Part Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, IATI or equivalent)
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Excellent Attention to detail
  • Must be able to work effectively both as part of a team and individually
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure to tight deadlines
  • Competent in IT i.e., Microsoft office, and in particular, extensive experience with Excel
  • Ability to work on their own initiative

Desirable Criteria

  • Previous FMCG experience
  • Knowledge of SOX
  • Agresso
  • Previous experience in using an accounts software package

APPLICATION DEADLINE

  • All interested applicants should forward their curriculum vitae by 3rd December 2021 to Denise Carpenter (dcarpenter@totalproduce.com).

Total Produce is an equal opportunities employer.

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