Financial Accountant

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Being a FTSE and ISEQ listed public company can be challenging. That’s why our Finance team holds itself at the cutting edge of all the major functional disciplines, never standing still and continually innovating. Our teams are actively engaged in a diverse range of activities which include; Financial Reporting, Group Accounting, Management Accounting, FP&A, Treasury, Transaction Processing, Financial Systems & Projects, Commercial Finance & Business Partnering, Corporate Development and Investor Relations.

Imagine how being part of such a diverse yet agile team could provide you with unique opportunities to build out your skill set, and to do so all within the same organisation!

What you will do:

Financial Reporting and Accounting:

  • Assist with the production of month end numbers within Group Reporting deadlines

  • Operate a robust cost accruals process to ensure that costs are correctly accrued within the time constraints of a fast-close environment

  • Review all significant variances for areas of responsibility flagging key variances in advance of close

  • Compile mid-month outturn numbers for marketing channels for communication to senior management

  • Standardise and automate where possible month end tasks to improve month end time lines

  • Complete balance sheet reconciliations within set deadlines

  • Proactively engage with assigned budget owners to improve processes and procedures around monthly accruals

  • Continuously review processes and procedures in light of changes in systems and in requirements of the business

  • Ensure processes and procedures are documented and robust

  • Proactively engage in cross training initiatives

Internal and External Partnership:

  • Work closely with the Commercial Finance function to assist in the production of Budgets and Forecasts, ensure completeness of monthly accounts and assist in commercial decision-making.

  • Deliver timely and accurate financial information to the Group reporting team

  • Proactively engage with internal and external audits

  • Support related teams within Finance to produce the best results for the team overall


What we’re looking for:

  • Should have experience of working in a similar environment with a proven track record in financial reporting / analysis.

  • History of development and implementation of process improvement in a similar environment

  • Experience of Oracle ERP or other similar financial systems an advantage

  • Excellent MS Office skills particularly Excel

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Collaborates - Excellent team player - hard working, adaptable, proactive and operates effectively in a fast paced environment

  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills

  • Communicates - strong communicator who can deal effectively with people from a non-finance background

  • Resilient - Adept at dealing with high volumes of data and comfortable in a highly automated environment

  • Drives Results - well organised and thorough, with close attention to detail and a drive for continuous improvement


...What Will I Get In Return?!

Career Progression - 5 global brands in 3 continents = endless opportunities. We're a FTSE 100 with a start-up soul, so if you enjoy working in a fast-paced, innovative environment, you'll get on here.  There are many directions your career can move in; whether it's gaining promotion within your existing team, or an international move.

Flexible Working -  We play many roles in our busy lives; juggling family, fitness, work, study and community interests. Sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day. Which got us thinking. Wouldn’t it be great if we could play with time and fit in all the things that are important? Good news. You can. We have a host of flexible working options that are available to everyone at PPB.

Uncapped Holiday Allowance - Yes, you heard that right - UNCAPPED holiday!

The Fun Stuff:

  • Target 10% bonus

  • Pizza & beer/wine fridge Friday

  • Health & Wellbeing, with free classes such a yoga, bootcamp, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, running & cycling clubs etc.

The Boring Stuff:

  • Subsidised canteen

  • Pension/Flexible Financial Wellbeing

  • Private health insurance

  • Life assurance

  • Income protection

Flexible Working Options:

  • Working from home

  • Flexible hours




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