Red Hat General Ledger Accountant - EMEA in Cork, Ireland
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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
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