ICON Clinical Research

Finance Manager - Contract

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16 Apr 2021
16 May 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Job Title: Finance Manager - 12 month Contract

Location: Ireland, Dublin

At ICON, it's our people that set us apart.

As a global provider of drug development solutions, our work is serious business. But that doesn't mean you can't have fun while you do it. With our vision to be the partner of choice in drug development, we hire only the best and brightest in the industry! Are you one of them?

At ICON, we have an incredible opportunity for a Finance Manager - 12 month Contract to join the team in our Leopardstown, Dublin 18 location.

The Role:

This is a key role in the Corporate Reporting Team responsible to support our external reporting to the market. The finance manager plays a key role in the monthly consolidation process, quarterly and annual filings and has an on-going role in supporting the wider finance teams in ensuring preparation and appropriate review of accounting standard updates, accounting for once-off transactions and events and working with legal, co sec, taxation, treasury, commercial finance and other cross functional teams. This individual should ideally have experience with US GAAP, IFRS, SOX and PCAOB requirements. This individual should have strong accounting technical skills and experience, good report writing and presentation skills and strong project management skills. The individual should also have experience working with a multinational corporate group and an understanding of what it takes to prepare accurate consolidated results in a timely fashion. The role will initially help to cover a team member's maternity leave but, given the transformative acquisition scheduled to be completed in 2021, is expected to expand into additional projects and opportunities.
  • This individual plays a key role in the Corporate Reporting Team in the monthly and quarterly preparation of the consolidated group numbers
  • They will work as part of a cohesive team of 6 finance professionals and will need to able to support the achievement of the team's goals while managing individual responsibilities
  • The individual will support in the co-ordination and preparation key group external filings (6K, 20F and IFRS accounts)
  • They will provide supporting analysis with the monthly and quarterly consolidated numbers which accurately depict financial performance of the group
  • The individual will be involved in supporting on elements of the acquisition completion and integration activities of the large transformative acquisition recently announced by ICON
  • They will be responsible for specific corporate entities within the Group and will be charged with keeping high quality financial control over those entities
  • They will support the Group's SOX and PCAOB preparedness through the completion and documentation of monthly/quarterly financial controls over their responsible areas
  • This individual will be proficient and comfortable in accounting technical research and interpretation across US GAAP and IFRS
  • The individual should be a self-starter, a strong communicator and a proven project manager
  • They should have good report writing and presentation skills
  • They will be involved in regularly communications with the Group's external auditors and accounting advisors and should be comfortable in leading conversations on accounting matters
  • Foster close working relationship within the Corporate Reporting Team and other group teams (general ledger finance, finance business partners, taxation, treasury and legal teams) in identifying, analyzing and communicating accounting issues from new transactions or other activities
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to develop & continually improve processes & systems for both financial and statutory reporting
  • Assist as required in driving project related activity on changes in group structure and in providing ad hoc accounting technical and commercial support across the wider finance teams
  • Recognize, exemplify and adhere to ICON's values which center around our commitment to People, Clients and Performance.
  • The individual is expected to embrace and contribute to our culture of process improvement with a focus on streamlining our processes adding value to our business and meeting client needs.
  • The individual is expected to recognize the importance of and create a culture of process improvement with a focus on streamlining our processes adding value to our business and meeting client needs.

What you will need:
  • 5 years + PQE
  • ACA/ACCA qualified
  • Experience working with a multinational corporate group and the completion of consolidated group accounts
  • Fully conversant with 'best practice' in accounting standards across multiple GAAPs, possessing a superior track record of technical financial and regulatory management
  • Superior business analytic skills to understand what is going on behind the numbers and an ability to both critically analyse and clearly articulate the rationale for variances.
  • Experienced in a range of finance disciplines including e.g. corporate finance, regulatory reporting, taxation, and treasury
  • Able to lead the development, implementation and continuous improvement of systems, initiatives and processes.
  • A self-confident, decisive personality whose superior interpersonal skills invite participation and engagement through effective communication and the ability to influence and negotiate
  • A natural networker with presence and gravitas who builds and nurtures relationships both internally and externally.
  • An accomplished professional with a reputation for tenacity, determination & professionalism while able to accommodate compromise
  • A dedicated professional, committed to delivering superior service through having an open disposition and a willingness to listen and learn as part of a team#


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