Assistant Accountant - Davies - Raheny

Location Raheny
Job ref: 046935
Published: almost 2 years ago

Assistant Accountant - Maternity Cover

Part of Grafton Group Plc, Chadwicks Group is the market leader in the builder’s merchanting industry in the Republic of Ireland. Main brands include Chadwicks, Heiton Buckley, Cork Builders Providers, Panelling Centre, Davies & Telfords.


Principle Objective 

Reporting to the Financial Controller, this role is for a part qualified accountant or an experienced accounts assistant. The role will suit an ambitious driven individual looking to develop and progress their career while obtaining wide ranging experience across the finance function.


Knowledge & Experience 

The ideal candidate must have at least 2 years’ experience in a fast paced, high volume accounts role. Part Qualified studying (ACA/ACCA/CIMA/CPA) or accounting technician Excellent Microsoft office skills with the ability to manipulate data & reports, strong organisational and administrative skills are essential for this role. Has the ability to work to tight operating deadlines. Is ambitious, pro-active with a strong teamwork ethic


Key Responsibilities 

➢ Support Financial Controller with month end process including preparation of bank reconciliations, management accounts, sales reports and auxiliary reports

➢ Assist with the analysis of monthly P&L activity and reconciliation of balance sheet accounts

➢ Assist with sales and purchase rebate reconciliations

➢ Assist with the HR function within Davies ➢ Assist with both internal audit engagements and the annual external audit process and statutory accounts preparation

➢ Assist accounts payable, stock control and credit control managers

➢ Assist with bad debt and debtor day analysis

➢ Participate in various process improvements initiatives and other ad-hoc projects as defined by the business

➢ Review and assist with cash office reconciliations


Essential Competencies  

➢ Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop and maintain open collaborative relationships, generate trust, advocate and negotiate, influence others, be receptive to the viewpoints and concerns of others

➢ Can establish efficient administration processes

➢ Must demonstrate exemplary writing & communication skills

➢ Be adaptable & flexible & able to cope with an evolving role

➢ Be innovative and forward thinking

➢ Bring a positive and enthusiastic approach to the role

➢ Must at all times remember confidentiality is essential

➢ Have tact and diplomacy


Key Relationships 

  • Financial Controller

  • Senior Management Team

  • Finance Team


Contract Type 

  • Maternity Cover - Fixed Term Contract

  • Full time 40 hour contract

  • Working week Monday to Friday


Our Benefits Include 

  • Competitive Basic Salary

  • Private Health Care

  • Sick Pay Scheme

  • Paid Maternity and Parental Leave

  • Pension Scheme

  • Colleague Saving Scheme

  • Profit Share Scheme

  • Colleague Discount

  • Educational Assistance

  • Wellness initiatives


Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification.  At Chadwicks Group we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways.  You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.