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Financial Analyst

  • Job reference: 927429
  • Location: Cork
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Finance, Life Sciences
  • Date posted: 04/09/2019

Orion Group are looking for a Financial Analyst for our multinational medical devices client based in the Cork area on an initial 12-month contract with the potential to extend.

Job Purpose
The key purpose of this role is to manage the generation of monthly management accounts to tight deadlines, and report on budget variances to departmental managers.

Main Responsibilities of the role
Monthly Accounts

  • Prepare and issue monthly management reports and manufacturing dashboards to the client and the Supply Chain Finance Director prior to the required submission date in accordance with tight reporting deadlines
  • Performance analysis on financial results, identify trends and highlight issues. Meet department managers to present this information on a monthly basis
  • CIP tracking and reporting

Business Planning

  • Assist in the formulation of the annual business plan and quarterly updates and submissions as required
  • Responsible for setting of variable and fixed departmental spend budgets
  • Prepare Value Stream Financial statements
  • Provide information to set CIP targets
  • Calculation of Standards Costs and Systems Costs for Cork plant

Financial and Corporate reporting and control

  • Prepare and issue all reports required by Supply Chain Finance on a timely basis
  • Prepare monthly updates to Operations Business Plan
  • Detailed knowledge of Corporate accounting standards and worldwide procedures
  • Maintain and implement internal control procedures relevant to areas of responsibility

Business Partnering

  • Responsibility for Grant Claims for the Cork plant
  • Business partner to Value Streams and support functions
  • Support the preparation of CARs and management of the annual capital budget
  • Support the validation of financial benefits for proposed projects

Business Teams

  • Be a value-adding member of the Manufacturing & Multifunctional Business Teams
  • Develop financial awareness of all members in cross-functional teams

SOX & Internal Control

  • Support any requirements from External and internal auditors
  • Provide support to ensure all accounting and reporting procedures comply with SOX and internal control guidelines

J.D Edwards system

  • Implement system enhancements in the Manufacturing and related Accounting areas. Validation of all system changes in these areas
  • Continuously improving controls, including edit reports and system access


  • Responsibility for duty compliance and monthly PCC Revenue Returns
  • Perform any other duties as required from time to time
  • To adhere to the company's procedures
  • All employees are responsible for minimizing both the Environmental and Health & Safety effects of the work that they perform

Desired Experience and Background of the successful candidate

  • BA or equivalent in accounting or finance; and 2 - 4 years of related experience and/or training, Master's degree and two to four years; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Knowledge of more advanced accounting/financial concepts, practices and techniques
  • Knowledge of PC's and associated software and relational database packages
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in an Accounting role in a Manufacturing environment
  • Qualified ACCA, ACA or CIMA accountant
  • Experience on a computerised accounting package e.g. JD EDWARDS, SAP
  • Work on their own initiative, be flexible and wish to progress further with their career
  • Results orientation
  • Analytical and accurate
  • Planning and organizing skills
  • Effective Communicator
  • Excellent Time Management Skills
  • Facilitator
  • High Initiative
  • Multi-tasking skills
  • Judgment & Tact

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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