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Senior Staff Accountant

Company: Ornua
Location: Evanston
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Job Description:

Job Title: Senior Staff AccountantReports to: Financial ControllerLocation: Evanston, IL_____________________________________________________________ COMPANY BACKGROUND Ornua is a dairy co-operative which sells dairy products on behalf of its Member Co-ops; Ireland's dairy processors and, in turn, Irish dairy farmers. It is Ireland's largest exporter of Irish dairy products, exporting to 110 countries worldwide. Headquartered in Dublin, it has annualised sales of over ---2.3 billion and a global team of 2,400 employees. Ornua operates from 10 business units worldwide, including 13 production facilities, and has sales and marketing teams working in-market across all four corners of the globe. The Group is structured across two divisions: Ornua Foods and Ornua Ingredients. Ornua Foods is responsible for the marketing and sales of Ornua's consumer brands including Kerrygold, Dubliner, Pilgrims Choice, Forto and BEO. Markets are served by production facilities and in-market sales and marketing teams in Africa, Asia, Germany, Ireland, the UK, the rest of Europe, the Middle East and the US. Ornua Ingredients is responsible for the procurement of Irish and non-Irish dairy products and for the sale of dairy ingredients to food manufacturing and foodservice customers across the world. Ornua Ingredients is also responsible for managing volatility through de-risking and trading strategies. The business is supported by production facilities in Saudi Arabia, Spain, the UK, the US and by in-market teams in Africa and the Middle East. We want to find people that understand and work With Heart, With Thought, With Vision, and With Drive - Ornua's core values. Role Summary: The Senior Staff Accountant is an integral member of the Finance team, taking ownership of core accounting and reporting processes, while ensuring all financial duties are carried out effectively, accurately and in a timely fashion Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Assist in the month end close and year end close process and associated reports
  • Duties will include a broad range of accounting tasks, incorporating, balance sheet reconciliation, consolidation accounting, journal entry, accrual management etc.
  • Assist with the management of the company's Tax obligations
  • Intercompany billings, transactions and reconciliation
  • Participate in the administration of risk management
  • Perform the monthly Cash Flow Forecasting for the entity
  • Balance sheet reconciliations clearly documented and recorded
  • Assist with the company's External and Internal Audit process
  • Special projects and impromptu reporting, upon request
  • Other duties as assigned Key requirements
    • ACA / CIMA or CPA required and training with a leading audit firm an advantage
    • Strong technical experience in the areas of consolidation and financial reporting
    • 2-3 years post-qualification experience in a Staff Accountant role
    • Commercially aware and experience in financial analysis and model building an advantage
    • Ambitious and diligent with commitment to improvement and high standard of work
    • Initiative to take on work across different financial areas
    • Self-motivated and task oriented, with a proven can-do attitude and practical approach to problem solving
    • Ability to prioritize and manage tasks in a timely manner
    • Good team player with ability to get on with people while performing effectively
    • Strong IT/systems ability and adaptability to ERP systems Ornua Competencies
      • Integrity - Supports and encourages constructive outcomes for others by demonstrating integrity.
      • Communicative - Communicates confidently, adapting style for different situations.
      • Rigour - For projects that involve others applies effective professional skill, analysis and decision making, and planning and reviewing.
      • Ownership - Clarifies accountabilities, overlaps, and gaps, and helps others remain motivated through difficult times.

Keywords: Ornua, Evanston , Senior Staff Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Evanston, Illinois

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