Finance Analyst – R&D

Job Description

Auto req ID: 211993BR

Job Description

  • Part of the R&D finance team supporting both the Beaumont Park and Cork R&D sites which have teams representing all R&D categories and have a complex system of cross charging budgets to or from other locations – Execute/Inform

  • Support the Europe Finance Manager with the preparation and submission of AOP and monthly rolling forecasts for all Europe and Cork based R&D teams – Execute/Inform

  • Communicate updated monthly forecasts to respective region finance leads in Corporate so that they can be included in their region submissions, meeting necessary deadlines – Execute/Inform

  • Support the monthly close process including review of prelims, calculation of accruals, booking journal entries, and reviewing payroll entries for accuracy – Execute/Decide

  • Prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliations on Blackline in line with control requirements - Execute

  • Ensure accurate headcount and payroll reporting - Execute

  • Provide support and guidance to R&D teams in preparation of Capex requests, ensuring compliance with policy and calculating financials where necessary. Route for approval according to global R&D approval matrix – Consult/Inform

  • Ensure appropriate cost centre structure is maintained to facilitate global category reporting of actuals/plans/forecasts. Support project level tracking where feasible. - Execute

  • Support the annual tax credit claim submissions by providing all required back up financial information to the tax team – Consult/Execute

  • Various other accounting and administrative responsibilities across both sites including hierarchy changes, follow-up on open purchase orders, creation and maintenance of project codes and trouble-shooting systems/processes - Execute


  • Strong finance knowledge and the ability to impart this to non-finance employees

  • Excellent organization and communication skills

  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to translate analytical findings into actionable solutions/processes.

  • Strong attention to detail, results-oriented, able to complete assignments in a timely and accurate manner

  • Ability to work remotely from line manager

  • Strong excel modelling skills

  • Identifying and making recommendations to solve budget gap issues

  • Identifying issues with reported numbers, finding actionable solutions

  • Identify inefficiencies in process, defining solution to improve and engage/align relevant stakeholders

  • Comfortable working in a matrix environment

  • Address gaps in finance knowledge amongst R&D teams


Relocation Eligible: Not Eligible for Relocation
Job Type: Regular