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Last Updated 25/04/12 International Permanent full-time

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A highly successful Irish Food Group has recently acquired another thriving manufacturing business within the USA and is looking to recruit a Commercial Accountant which will report to the CFO within the group. This group has an ambitious growth strategy over the next five years and expects the Commercial Accountant to become a key member of the US management team executing this strategy.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

Monthly Accounts

  • Sales and profitability reports on a weekly and monthly basis  (prior year and budget)
  • Weekly flash P+L
  • Sales performance analysis
  • Volume analysis as it impacts results – mix within an item group vs. budget
  • Cost of  Sales analysis
  • Operating expense analysis to budget and explanation of variances
  • Risk positions in relation to raw material stock versus forward orders - Forward Book maintenance / analysis and projections on forward profitability

 Budget, Forecasting and Strategic Plans:

  • Coordinate and complete model output based upon agreed volume, pricing, expense assumptions, etc
  • Forecasting updates as required by the Corporate Finance function
  • Complete information as required by Corporate on a segment basis
  • Provide analytical information for budget document


  Cost Analysis:

  • Review, update and maintenance of  costing system
  • Analysis of business profitability by segment, customer and SKU
  • Analysis of production and operational efficiencies including a breakdown of all costs by category together with analysis of variances
  • Contract management / hedging as part of overall risk management strategy
  • Proposals on process or cost improvements to the business based on financial analysis / understanding of operations
  • Strategic input as part of the commercial management team
  • Improvement of KPI Template
  • System and process design and development to improve efficiency and effectiveness of all financial, cost and management accounting information within the organization.

Key Requirements:

This role is ideally suited to a CIMA/ACA or equivalent qualified accountant who possesses exceptional interpersonal skills and can demonstrate relevant post-qualification experience. You must have a proven academic track record and ideally a background within a product focused industry: 

  • 1-2 years post qualified experience
  • Deep understanding of high volume, low margin business & the related sensitivity to risk
  • Able to challenge the status quo and defend recommendations
  • Able to meet tight deadlines, present information precisely and support the position with valid arguments
  • Motivated and capable of initiating and driving projects and change
  • Team player
  • A structured, analytical and a problem solving approach are essential
  • Excellent commercial acumen with the ability to provide strategic commercial input to the business
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Highly motivated and dynamic: ability to work to deadlines and achieve targets in a time-conscious manner.


Salary negotiable depending on experience. Details treated with strictest of confidence

 Please apply online via the link or call Carmel on 01 8788240

Quorum Search Partners is one of Ireland's leading industry specific search and selection organisation delivering recruitment services to our FMCG, food, healthcare and pharmaceutical clients both in Ireland and abroad. At Quorum we treat all candidates’ details with respect and full confidentiality. We will not forward your CV or any other personal details to any 3rd party without prior consent from you

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