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Paddy Power Betfair Plc

Financial Accountant – Corporate Reporting (12 m

Paddy Power Betfair Plc

  • Dublin City Centre
  • Not disclosed
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 03/01/2013
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Position:  Financial Accountant – Corporate Reporting (12 month contract)   Job Description Paddy Power plc is a leading bookmaker in the sports betting and gaming ...


Position:  Financial Accountant – Corporate Reporting (12 month contract)


Job Description

Paddy Power plc is a leading bookmaker in the sports betting and gaming sectors, with a growing multi-channel offering which includes online and mobile platforms, 400+ betting shops in Ireland & UK and significant telephone and B2B activities. The Group has also developed a significant international presence with fully licenced Australian and Italian businesses, B2B operations in France and British Columbia and Bulgarian games developer, Cayetano.

The Finance Team at Paddy Power Headquarters plays a central role in supporting the businesses of the Group and is looking for an experienced Finance professional to join our Corporate Cost Reporting team. The Corporate Cost team provides full P&L support to all corporate / central HQ divisions (including Marketing, PR, Technology, Risk and central support services).

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Support all day to day aspects and month end reporting for Group Capex, in Oracle.

  • Partner with Financial Controllers and H.O cost centres to consistently deliver first class levels of cost analysis and support

  • Take ownership of specific cost centres, liaising with the budget owners to ensure all costs are correctly accounted for.

  • Centralise and perform VAT preparation / compliance work for Group companies to review stage by Tax Manager

  • Involvement in the implementation of Oracle iProcurement relating to cost/capital reporting and purchase ordering.

  • Manage a timely and accurate month end close for all areas of responsibility outlined above.

  • Standardise and automate where possible month end tasks to improve month end time lines.

  • Manage all aspects of newly introduced Oracle processes for inter-company accounting in ‘AGIS’ (Advanced Global Inter-company System), developing and improving all aspects of Group inter-company transactions

  • Balance sheet control – maintain and develop reconciliations, variance analysis, driving automation and KPI measurement

  • Develop an in depth understanding of the Paddy Power Group structures, core Finance processes & systems, relevant tax structures and proactively develop and manage the implementation of process/control enhancements & efficiencies for all areas of responsibility.

  • Manage relationships with internal and external audit teams for all areas of responsibility.

  • Ad hoc project work or other relevant assignments as directed by line manager.

Experience & Competencies required:

  • Recognised accountancy qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)

  • 1-2 years relevant post qualification experience in a Plc / Multinational / Head Office environment

  • Solid understanding of central cost accounting including; Cost Allocation, Capital Accounting, Intercompany, VAT Accounting.

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills essential

  • Excellent team player who is hard working, flexible and able to act under pressure and on own initiative

  • Experience with Oracle ERP or similar package is desirable

  • Adept at dealing with high volumes of data and comfortable in a highly automated environment

  • Excellent planning, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills

  • Strong communicator who can deal effectively with people from a non-finance background

  • Someone who takes a proactive approach to solving problems

  • Clear & precise presentational skills

  • Organised and thorough, with desire for continuous improvement

  • Strong attention to detail is essential

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