General Ledger Accountant - 12 Month Contract

General Ledger Accountant - 12 Month Contract

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Job description

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 for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region is looking for a General Ledger Accountant to join us in Cork, Ireland. In this role, you will prepare, review and manage the general ledger to meet month-end and quarter-end reporting deadlines for 28 entities across EMEA. You'll manage prepayments, accruals, and internal and statutory accounting for all entities. As a General Ledger Accountant, you will need solid reconciliation and analytical experience and to be able to work under strict deadlines. This is a 12-month fixed-term contract position.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Provide commentary on unexpected costs incurred and discrepancies against budget
  • 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 externally managed accounts are in sync with Oracle balances on a regular basis
  • Complete statutory accounts on deadlines
  • Review and reconcile internal activities
  • Regularly post journals on Oracle with appropriate supporting documentation
  • Coordinate with internal team members and functional group members at various levels to provide explanations and resolve issues relating to accounting entries
  • Maintain monthly reconciliation
  • Serve as a point of contact for testing of technical system enhancements and improvements in your areas of responsibility
  • Continuously review processes to identify areas for improvement
  • Communicate with internal and external auditors as required for U.S. GAAP, SOX, and statutory compliance audits
  • Produce ad hoc reports for management on request

Required skills

  • 3+ years of relevant accounting experience
  • Relevant certifications like Association of Chartered Accountants (ACA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Background in general accounting
  • Experience working under strict deadlines and ensuring compliance with company policies
  • Highly organized with great attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team
  • Multinational experience
  • Knowledge of Oracle is a plus

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