Financial Accountant

This new position is based at our Ros Muc facility and provides an exciting opportunity to contribute to the achievements of CLS in a fast-paced innovative and inclusive environment.  The successful candidate will report directly to the Chief Financial Officer and will work directly with the wider finance team.  

Responsibilities of Role:

  • Preparing monthly management accounts
  • Analysing results, monitoring variances, identifying trends and making recommendations 
  • Responsible for service costings 
  • Assist with the annual external audit, including the preparation of the audit schedules and supporting with audit queries
  • Identify opportunities to deliver cost reductions and improve profitability 
  • Analyse and report on profit margins 
  • Trend and analyse relevant KPIs 
  • Identify and improve tools and systems to provide enhanced financial and operational information
  • Assist with the annual external audit, including the preparation of the audit schedules and support with audit queries
  • Assist the CFO with any other ad-hoc requirements

Skills and Experience required:

  • ACCA/ACA/CIMA qualified
  • 3 to 5 years in a similar role
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Advanced in Microsoft Excel
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact across all levels of business 
  • Exceptional attention to detail, skilled in analytical and problem-solving 
  • Pro-active and flexible approach 
  • Ability to work as part of a team

Company description:

CLS is the largest privately-owned contract laboratory in Ireland and supplies microbiological and analytical testing, and fully trained analysts on contract to clients in the food, environmental, medical device and pharmaceutical industries.  CLS has two facilities in Galway, employs 195 staff, and partners with leading national and multinational clients.  

Closing date for applications is 11th March 2020

We will only reply to those candidates we are progressing to the next stage of recruitment