Lex Consultancy

This leading Higher Education Organisation  wishes to appoint a Head of GL Data & Processing, on a permanent contract to work within the Financial and Management Accounting team.

Main Responsibilities:

General Ledger Data Processing & Month End Close Management

  • Month-end processes including General Ledger close, balance sheet reconciliations (incl. Accounts Payable, Payroll, Financial Accounting, inter-company eliminations, accruals, prepayments) all to strict timelines;
  • Timely processing of key downstream system interfaces into the General Ledger (including Payroll, Student Finance, Catering and Accommodation);
  • Providing administrative and operational support for the organisation’s Benefaction funds, to include month end and quarter end close processes and relationship management with a wide range of stakeholders across the University
  • Supporting quarterly analytical reviews of income and expenditure accounts – including payroll system to GL reconciliations;

Oracle Chart of Accounts Management

  • Managing and maintaining the Oracle General Ledger Chart of Accounts coding structure for the ledger;
  • Managing and maintaining the Oracle General Ledger Chart of Accounts coding structure for US GAAP ledgers;
  • Supporting root cause analysis testing and resolution routed through FIS (Financial Information Systems) support ticketing system, integration support for other sub-ledger modules or specific queries from end users through centralised GL support mailbox;

Systemised Account Reconciliation Platform

  • Managing new Oracle Account Reconciliation Cloud platform (over 500 accounts);
  • Driving ongoing use case development to support optimum benefits realisation;
  • Providing end user support and training;
  • Developing/updating compliance KPI reporting for senior management including the CFO;

Financial Systems & Processes Continuous Improvement Strategy:

  • Manage the development, maintenance and delivery of appropriate training supports for the University’s end users around Oracle General Ledger, ORION BI reporting, ARCS (Oracle Account Reconciliation Cloud Service);
  • Driving the highest standards in support & training materials to promote user self-service;
  • Leading and proactively recommending improvements in the organisation’s financial systems to drive ongoing data accuracy, process efficiency and tighter internal controls;
  • Using project management skills to support any project deliverables across the Financial & Management accounting team;

Annual Audit & Ad hoc Support

  • Supporting the organisation’s annual audit process;
  • Assisting with the preparation of year-end financial statements

Qualifications:

Fully qualified accountant and a member of a recognised Irish Accounting body.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Applicants should have a minimum of 4 years’ post qualification experience, preferably in a similar role, in a medium to large organisation.
  • Knowledge and strong experience in an Oracle or other computerised accounting environment essential
  • Previous experience on intercompany accounting, consolidations and intercompany elimination processes a distinct advantage
  • Previous team management experience is essential

Skills:

  • Well-developed organisational skills and a proven ability to manage various tasks/projects in deadline-oriented environment, with strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent analytical skills and a confident problem solver, resourceful with the ability to troubleshoot issues (including IT) independently.
  • Fosters a collegiate environment and is responsive to differing needs and viewpoints, working co-operatively within their teams and across the University to achieve goals
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential; the successful candidate will be comfortable explaining complex financial/system concepts and issues, dealing with queries from both internal and external stakeholders in an accessible and professional manner.
  • Excellent technical financial and computer skills; confident user of IT as a driver of efficiency with a high level of competency in MS Office applications, including Microsoft Excel, Power BI and Business Analytics tools (e.g. Hyperion Essbase) as a support tool for reporting and analysis, are essential.
  • Advising and supporting on areas of General Ledger and financial reporting policies and standards

Project & People Management:

  • Leading and managing a team, prioritising work, coaching and supporting staff to ensure cross functional support within their immediate team and the wider Financial and Management accounting team and FSD area;
  • Proactively driving and supporting continuous process improvements within the team, supported by strong financial accounting experience combined with excellent Oracle technical knowledge/experience and IT literacy;

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate with huge scope for further career growth & development

Hybrid role. 3 days WFH & 2 days office based. Salary €63,100

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