Financial Accountant

Finance · Dublin 4, Dublin
Department Finance
Employment Type Permanent Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation Competitive salary and benefits package

Financial Accountant opportunity at leading crop protection product development company

At Life Scientific, we specialise in the development and registration of crop protection products.  All of our R&D is carried out at our facilities in Belfield Office Park, adjacent to the UCD campus in Dublin.


Our goal is to be the most successful crop protection innovator ever. Everything we do supports this goal, scientifically and commercially. Our company culture is based on shared leadership and coupling responsibility to expertise; creating a flexible, collaborative environment for a uniquely rewarding and enjoyable work experience.


Our competitive advantage is based on being first to market. Our fully integrated R&D team of laboratory and regulatory scientists work seamlessly together to ensure the best possible outcomes in the shortest possible timeframes.  Our Supply Chain team manage a virtual, global supply chain, sourcing active ingredients from China and outsourcing manufacturing to toll manufacturing partners in Europe from where finished product is delivered direct to our distributor and co-operative customers in key EU markets.


Together with our partner InVivo, Europe’s largest co-operative umbrella group, we are expanding our R&D team to support our global growth.  This will include developing product portfolios for new European markets and for North and South America.


Core to our success is recruiting the right people who will thrive in our culture, enabling company performance while also achieving their personal career development goals.



Finance group @ LSL

The Finance team are on the look-out for a newly created Financial Accountant position. You will be responsible for providing accurate, timely and relevant information on the financial and business performance of the Life Scientific legal entities and the overall consolidated group.


Key elements of the role include developing and improving processes and financial systems to facilitate informed decision making, while ensuring a robust financial control environment to safeguard company assets.


You will help to manage the day to day financial, regulatory and taxation matters of the Life Scientific trading entities. We are a small finance team with huge aspirations to help continue to support the organisation during this exciting time of growth and are looking for someone who is highly ambitious and will fit into the finance team.


What the Role involves

All aspects of the Accounts function, including:

  • Producing monthly management packs which the balance sheet, income statement and changes in financial position/budget variance analyses
  • Preparation of monthly financial reports, ensuring that they are completed in a timely, accurate and efficient manner and in accordance with GAAP
  • Preparation of monthly consolidated accounts.
  • Preparation, analysis and posting of journals at month end 
  • Preparation and analysis of balance sheet reconciliations at month end to ensure every line item has appropriate support
  • Calculation, posting and analysis of monthly accruals and prepayments, ensuring that all items are accurately captured
  • Review and reconciliation of inter-company accounts
  • Preparation of multi-currency bank reconciliations
  • Statutory reporting and taking a key role in the completion of the year end audits
  • Processing and reviewing transactional taxes e.g., VAT, Intrastat, 46G
  • Support annual corporation tax compliance and R&D Tax Credit workings
  • Assisting in the design and preparation of budgets for review by management
  • Contributing to the continuous improvement of all financial processes as the organisation continues to grow
  • Various other ad-hoc duties when required


Ideal Profile for the Role

  • Qualified accountant i.e., ACA, ACCA, CIMA or CPA
  • Big 4 with audit training an advantage
  • Proficient in SAP or similar ERP
  • Proficient in MS Office applications
  • Experience of BI tools an advantage
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills 
  • Ability to multitask and work independently
  • A strong business acumen with an eye for detail

Salary & Benefits

Competitive salary and benefits package including 24 days annual leave, discretionary bonus scheme, private healthcare, pension scheme, paid leave, life Insurance & income protection, flexible working arrangements, educational support, travel benefits and more.

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  • Location
    Dublin 4, Dublin
  • Department
    Finance
  • Employment Type
    Permanent Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
  • Compensation
    Competitive salary and benefits package