Red Hat General Ledger Accountant - EMEA in Cork, Ireland

Company Description

At Red Hat, we connect an innovative community of customers, partners, and contributors to deliver an open source stack of trusted, high-performing solutions. We offer cloud, Linux, middleware, storage, and virtualization technologies, together with award-winning global customer support, consulting, and implementation services. Red Hat is a rapidly growing company supporting more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies.

Job summary

The Red Hat Finance team is looking for a General Ledger Accountant to join our Accounting team in Cork, Ireland. In this role, you will prepare, review, and manage the general ledger to meet month and quarter-end reporting deadlines for 28 entities across the Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region. You'll manage prepayments, accruals, and internal and statutory accounting for all entities. As a General Ledger Accountant, you’ll need to have solid reconciliation and analytical experience and be able to work toward strict deadlines. You will report directly to the General Ledger Accounting Manager.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Manage U.S. GAAP reporting responsibilities

  • Manage prepaid assets and miscellaneous accruals for EMEA entities

  • Communicate with external accounting providers who prepare monthly accounting packages for review

  • Perform extensive reviews of the externally prepared accounts and resolve discrepancies as they arise

  • Ensure that externally managed accounts are in sync with Oracle balances on a regular basis

  • Book journals on Oracle with appropriate supporting documentation

  • Provide commentary on unexpected costs and variances in trends

  • Coordinate with internal team members and functional group members at various levels to provide explanations and resolve issues relating to accounting entries

  • Complete monthly reconciliation, journals, and controls

  • Prepare and maintain local statutory financial statements

  • Serve as point of contact for testing of technical system enhancements and improvements in areas of responsibility

  • Continuously review processes to identify areas for improvement

  • Communicate with internal and external auditors as required for U.S. GAAP, Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), and statutory compliance audits

  • Produce ad hoc reports for management on request

Required skills

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field like accounting or finance

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Association of Chartered Accountants (ACA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), or Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) qualification

  • 3+ years of post-qualification experience in a multinational environment

  • Experience with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and SOX regulations; local GAAP reporting experience

  • Experience working under strict deadlines and ensuring compliance with company policies

  • Highly organized with great attention to detail

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to effectively document, write, present, and engage associates from different management levels, individual contributors, and stakeholders across all geographical areas

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Job ID 68763

Category Finance