Financial Accountant

  • Competitive
  • Dublin, Leinster, Ireland Dublin Leinster IE
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • 17 Mar 18 2018-03-17

Financial Accountant

Job Description:
Corporate Title: Officer
Location: Dublin
Line of Business: CFO

An exciting Officer level opportunity as a Financial Accountant is available for a talented individual to work in our CFO area. Working as part of the Finance team, which is currently made up of 10 finance professionals, the Financial Accountant role will focus on the corporate reporting and regulatory reporting for Bank of America Merrill Lynch entities.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the month end close process, including P&L and Balance Sheet analysis, preparation and review of regulatory returns and contributing to ad-hoc projects. The successful candidate will also ensure that existing key processes and controls are adhered to and upgraded as appropriate.

The candidate will be a qualified accountant with preferably some relevant industry experience. This role will involve regulatory reporting and will occasionally require work on balance statements so someone with relevant experience of this and month end close experience is desirable.

As a Financial Accountant your main responsibilities will involve:

  • The candidate will look after 3 entities, completing several tasks for each entity
  • You will carry out regulatory reporting to provide to the Central Bank of Ireland for the first entity, who expects to grow by the year end. You will get the chance to work on several projects for this entity
  • For the second entity you will be required to carry out corporate reporting and regulatory reporting tasks including months end close and tax tasks. Statistical reporting will also be required to submit to the Central Bank of Ireland
  • Daily capital reporting is required for the third entity. As a new starter you will begin your role by carrying out this daily process and then begin to take on month end and quarterly reporting

As a Financial Accountant your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • Qualified Accountant with PQE experience desirable

  • Experience of Financial Services is required including knowledge of US GAAP and IFRS
  • Previous experience of producing regulatory returns is an advantage
  • Adaptability, focus, determination and flexibility are all key skill requirements
  • Good experience of complex systems, spreadsheets and databases

  • Attention to detail and accuracy are essential
  • Ability to work on own initiative in high pressurised environment and to tight deadlines
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

Benefits Package:
  • Private healthcare coverage
  • Pension plan - 6% of base salary (we match employees contributions up to a maximum of 12%, or 15% after 15 years' service)
  • Life assurance
  • Vacation 25 days (ability to flex down or up with manager approval)
  • Health screen
  • Group income protection
  • Personal accident insurance
  • As a valued member of our team you will also be eligible for a number of optional benefits including cycle to work scheme, dental cover, retail vouchers and reduced costs on selected leisure and entertainment

About Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bank of America is one of the world's leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses, large corporations and governments with a full range of financial and risk management products and services. Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the marketing name for the global banking and markets businesses.

The company has had a presence in EMEA since 1922. With offices in 23 countries on three continents, it offers an integrated and comprehensive set of products and services across Global Corporate and Investment Banking, Global Markets and Consumer Card, serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and government clients, combining the best of local knowledge and global expertise. Developing solutions for social and environmental challenges is at the core of Bank of America Merrill Lynch's responsibility platform. In more than 90 countries around the world, we partner with employees, clients and stakeholders to help make financial lives better.


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