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Accountant -Maintenance & Engineering

Vacancy Details

Location: Dublin
Region: Republic of Ireland
Job Type:
Category: In the Office
Closing Date: 09/25/2018
Date Posted: 09/11/2018
Reference: 4459


Aer Lingus Recruitment
Accountant – Maintenance & Engineering
Finance Department Dublin

Are you interested in growing your career with Ireland’s only 4 star airline? Applications are currently being invited for the role of Accountant - Maintenance & Engineering. Reporting to the Manager Cost Accounting, the successful candidate will be responsible for the reporting, accounting and control of financial information relating to all aircraft maintenance costs. The Accountant - Maintenance & Engineering should have a well-developed technical expertise in accounting, control, administration and systems, and should also be able to develop strong relationships with business managers, the business control team and various internal and external parties such as auditors, the group reporting function, group investor relations, group tax team etc. 

This is a Fixed Term Contract.

Your role:
Responsibility for the integrity of all financial values and KPIs relating to all Maintenance costs (relevant costs)
Responsibility for the integrity of consumable stock balances, rotable stock balances, engine and other maintenance provisions
Responsibility  for recording, consolidating and reporting all internal management and external financial information relating to the relevant costs, and associated balance sheet values
Ensuring compliance with all internal management and external policies and regulations including monthly management reporting and MIS, International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”), national statistics office information requirements and any other reporting requirements which Aer Lingus is required to provide to internal and external stakeholders
Responsibility for all core accounting, planning and reporting processes, and the maintenance of a robust control. environment relating to the reporting of all relevant costs. Key outputs include budgets, forecasts, monthly reports and general ledger outputs to support quarterly releases and the annual report
Responsibility for driving continuous improvement of all relevant finance processes and systems, liaising as required with external parties

Ensuring a highly reliable monthly closing, consolidation and reporting process delivered within a culture of timeliness, integrity and transparency
o Ensuring accurate, timely recording, accounting and reporting of activities relating to all relevant costs
o Taking responsibility for all relevant aspects of the primary financial statements relating to relevant costs, with equal emphasis placed on the income statement and the balance sheet
o Implementing appropriate accounting for capital costs, accruals and provisions as these relate to relevant costs with particular emphasis in relation to engine maintenance provision balances and movements, in the context of dynamic fleet and contract changes
o Ensuring compliance with applicable accounting standards (i.e. IFRS) as these apply to all relevant costs. In particular, identify and address technical accounting matters which may arise from time to time, having  due regard to advice from the financial reporting team, to ensure that Aer Lingus continues to comply with IFRS
o Reviewing  non-standard transactions and ad-hoc matters which may arise from time to time relating to all relevant costs, and ensuring the appropriate accounting treatment is adopted, in liaison with the Financial Reporting team
o Taking responsibility for non-financial data and KPIs which may have relevance to reporting of relevant costs

Supporting  the financial reporting team in the implementation and monitoring of relevant aspects of the Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (“ICFR”) framework
Ensuring financial integrity of forecasts (5 year plan, budgets, re-forecasts) relating to relevant costs, and proper recording in financial systems
Addressing ad-hoc queries which may arise from time to time from external and internal auditors, business control team and regulatory authorities
Design and use finance systems to produce a timely and comprehensive suite of reports relating to relevant costs, including non-financial data and KPIs
Taking responsibility for ensuring that any aspects of external and / or group financial reports financial statements which relate to relevant costs are reported and presented correctly

Taking responsibility for continuous improvement in the reporting and accounting processes as these relate to relevant costs:
o Driving operational excellence in Reporting & Accounting
o Recommending improvements in all relevant finance systems (jointly with IT) and related processes. In particular, supporting the drive for ongoing alignment between the AMOS maintenance system and the finance system in relation to consumable and rotable transactions and balances
Identifying  and monitoring departmental staff training and development needs

Your Qualifications & Key Criteria:
Qualified accountant, e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIMA, or equivalent experience
Working knowledge of regulations and interpretations governing financial statements and disclosure, including Companies Act and IFRS
A strong interest in, and aptitude for, management and financial reporting
Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of software applications combined with general proficiency in IT systems
Good knowledge of AMOS system a distinct advantage
Proven ability to systematically gather, test, review, monitor, analyse and report on management information
Practical approach to solving problems
Strong commercial focus, combined with drive and determination
Focused attitude to work, with the ability to constantly meet deadlines while ensuring excellent attention to detail & high levels of accuracy
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, to include proven report writing & presentation skills
Proven interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain positive working relationships
Inquisitive, outgoing, tenacious and comfortable challenging the “status quo”
Ability to work on own initiative and as part of an integrated team
Fluent in English, both written and spoken
Eligible to live and work in the EU
Current unrestricted worldwide passport
Provide three verifiable references
Able to pass a five year security background check 

*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:
Practical experience of internal management reporting in a public limited company and / or a comparatively large private company 
Awareness of aircraft maintenance tasks and terminology a distinct advantage 

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: 25th September 2018


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