Red Hat General Ledger Accountant - 12 Month Contract in Cork, Ireland
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The Red Hat Finance team for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region is looking for a General Ledger Accountant to join us in Cork, Ireland. In this role, you will prepare, review and manage the general ledger to meet month-end and quarter-end reporting deadlines for 28 entities across EMEA. You'll manage prepayments, accruals, and internal and statutory accounting for all entities. As a General Ledger Accountant, you will need solid reconciliation and analytical experience and to be able to work under strict deadlines. This is a 12-month fixed-term contract position.
Primary job responsibilities
Provide commentary on unexpected costs incurred and discrepancies against budget
Manage prepaid assets and miscellaneous accruals for EMEA entities
Communicate with external accounting providers who prepare monthly accounting packages for review
Perform extensive reviews of the externally prepared accounts and resolve discrepancies as they arise
Ensure externally managed accounts are in sync with Oracle balances on a regular basis
Complete statutory accounts on deadlines
Review and reconcile internal activities
Regularly post journals on Oracle with appropriate supporting documentation
Coordinate with internal team members and functional group members at various levels to provide explanations and resolve issues relating to accounting entries
Maintain monthly reconciliation
Serve as a point of contact for testing of technical system enhancements and improvements in your areas of responsibility
Continuously review processes to identify areas for improvement
Communicate with internal and external auditors as required for U.S. GAAP, SOX, and statutory compliance audits
Produce ad hoc reports for management on request
3+ years of relevant accounting experience
Relevant certifications like Association of Chartered Accountants (ACA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Background in general accounting
Experience working under strict deadlines and ensuring compliance with company policies
Highly organized with great attention to detail
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Solid interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team
Knowledge of Oracle is a plus
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Job ID 58911
Posting date 9/5/2017
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