Trainee Accountant Required - Leading Retail Bank - Dublin - 3.5 year contract - Excellent Training Opportunity - Apply Now
Our client a leading retail bank are recruiting for a Trainee Accountant to support the team's finance activities. This is a 3 year and 6-month program, were you will be guaranteed of gaining experience across at least 4 functions within finance.
Your Responsibilities will be:
Develop a good understanding of the finance systems, general ledgers, treasury systems, source systems for banking products.
Prepare daily reports and analysis of data for posting to the general ledger.
Assist in the preparation of the Trial Balance.
Reconciliation of the Trial Balance against source systems and bank accounts.
Investment accounting and reporting across all categories of asset classes.
Support in preparing the notes to the accounts for the annual and interim financial statements.
Support both internal and external audit processes.
Support the preparation of regulatory returns and reconcile to underlying data.
Participate in monthly income and costs reporting for management.
Analyse month end variances and investigate drivers of variances.
Cost analysis, work with the business units to ensure costs reflect their activity and that they meet budgets or forecasts as agreed.
Support the Budget, Forecast and Strategic Planning processes.
Participate in ad hoc projects, as required.
Essential to have:
Business / Finance 3rd level degree
Intention to pursue or currently pursuing ACCA/CIMA/ACA qualifications
Nice to have:
Team focused, enthusiastic and well organised
Strong interest in business, finance, and related matters
Ability to take ownership for tasks and work to timelines under own initiative
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Impeccable attention to detail with the ability to identify and raise relevant issues in a professional manner
Ability to ask questions, gather facts and challenge effectively when relevant - analytical/questioning approach to underlying data
Strong understanding of performance drivers and balance sheet dynamics
Solid understanding of financial valuations
Strong IT Aptitude (particularly MS Excel)
Morgan McKinley is acting as an Employment Agency and references to pay rates are indicative.