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Finance Systems Accountant

Vacancy Details

Location: Dublin
Region: Republic of Ireland
Job Type: Specialist
Category: In the Office
Closing Date: 09/24/2018
Date Posted: 09/10/2018
Reference: 4041


Aer Lingus Recruitment
Finance Systems Accountant 
Finance Systems Department, Dublin

Applications are currently being invited for the role of Finance Systems Accountant. The Finance Systems Accountant will be part of the Finance Systems team and reports to the Finance Systems Manager. This position is based in Dublin and will involve supporting the overall condition and integrity of the various finance systems including master data integrity, reporting requirements and supporting the finance group towards the most efficient use of these applications to meet business requirements.

Please note that this is a permanent contract.

In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, we offer you the opportunity to grow your career with one of Ireland’s most iconic brands. Take a look below!

Your role:

Assisting in the development, implementation and documentation of ongoing changes to the system and new functionality (in conjunction with module owners) and ensuring with the support of the users that adequate testing is performed on all changes to the system to ensure its integrity is maintained and that it reflects their requirements
Recording and investigating reported problems and issues and where appropriate referring them and recommending system amendments to the software consultants to ensure their timely investigation and resolution
Ensuring the delivery of essential day-to-day finance systems administration requirements such as running schedules, COA updates, approval hierarchy maintenance and updating Fuel and Airport master files etc. are performed within agreed timeframes to defined quality standards
Providing, recording and controlling access to the software systems and ensuring delivery of training and training materials to the users to enable them to be proficient in their use of the systems in fulfilling their roles
Promoting an awareness of system security among users to deter unauthorised access to the systems and to ensure that users adopt best practices and procedures in their system use
Providing support and back up to all other members of the Finance Department and undertake ad hoc projects as determined by Finance Management  
Developing and maintaining positive working relationships with the IT Group, Software Supplier and other internal and external parties to ensure that the interests of the users are looked after 

Your qualifications & key criteria: 

Proven administrative experience in a similar role
Minimum 3rd level qualification in accountancy and/or must be part qualified or studying towards an accountancy qualification or similar commensurate technical experience
Excellent organisational and planning skills
Analytical and problem solving skills
Ability to work under pressure often to strict deadlines
Flexible, adaptable and able to work on their own initiative
Experience training staff and creating training materials
Advanced knowledge of Excel 
Fluent in English, both written and spoken
Eligible to live and work in the EU
Current unrestricted worldwide passport
Provide 3 verifiable references
Able to pass a 5 year security background check*(or be in possession of a current airside pass for the airport this position is based in)

*If you are a non Irish Citizen, you will need to be in possession of a current police disclosure certificate from your home country. If you have lived outside the Republic of Ireland for more than 6 months you will also be required to hold a current police disclosure certificate from that country/countries 

Desirable criteria:
Professionally Qualified Accountant ACCA, CIMA, ACA, CPA
Three years’ experience working as an accountant 
Experience of implementing an accounting package or financial systems as a project manager or as part of a Finance team
Working knowledge of SQL

What we offer:

Competitive salary
Generous paid annual leave 
Annual performance related bonus
Heavily discounted staff travel privileges with Aer Lingus and some select partner airlines
Prime location in Dublin Airport 
Annual salary reviews
Employer pension contribution to a Defined Contribution Pension Scheme
Life assurance cover
Income protection cover
Paid sick leave
Paid maternity leave
Paid paternity leave
Employee assistance program
Cycle-to-Work scheme and Tax Saver Scheme
Subsidised staff canteen 
Subsidised dry cleaners and various airport discounts
Learning & Development support through a catalogue of courses 
Opportunity to work in a team environment and to grow your career in Ireland’s only 4 star airline
Annual Make a Difference Day and team social events

Closing Date: Monday 24th September 2018


In order to apply for this vacancy, you must be able to supply the required answers to the following questions:

  • Are you eligible to live and work in EU without restriction?
  • Will you be 18 years of age on 1st September 2018?
  • Are you fluent in English, both spoken and written?
  • Can you provide a verifiable 5 year background/employment history?
  • Can you provide 2 verifiable references?
  • Have you been convicted of a criminal offence in Ireland?
  • Is there anything that would prevent you passing our security clearance process?
  • Are you prepared to complete a medical questionnaire & medical examination?
  • Have you been convicted of a criminal offence (ref Criminal Justice Act 2016)

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