Senior GL Accountant FTC

Finance Santry, Dublin


Position at J2 Cloud Services

Senior GL AccountantFixed Term Contract (FTC)

Founded in 1995, J2 Cloud Services (NASDAQ:JCOM) is an award winning, leading provider of Internet services through its two divisions: Business Cloud Services and Digital Media.

The Business Cloud Services Division offers Internet fax, virtual phone, hosted email, email marketing, online backup, unified communications and CRM solutions. It markets its services principally under the brand names eFax®, eVoice®, FuseMail®, Campaigner®, KeepItSafe® and operates a messaging network spanning 49 countries on six continents. 

The Digital Media Division, created with J2 Cloud Services’ November 2012 acquisition of Ziff Davis, Inc. Ziff Davis, Inc. is the leading digital media company specializing in the technology, gaming and men's lifestyle categories, reaching over 117 million unique visitors per month. Ziff Davis sites include,,,,,, and Ziff Davis also operates NetShelter, the largest community of technology publishers dedicated to consumer electronics, computing and mobile communications. Ziff Davis B2B is a leading provider of online research to enterprise buyers and high-quality leads to IT vendors.

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Our Company:

J2 Cloud Services is fast-paced and dynamic, Operating from numerous international offices – including Hollywood, Ottawa, Dublin, and our emerging market in Tokyo – and supporting a plethora of time zones, J2 Cloud Services™ truly lives up to its name.

The executive staff has an open door policy, inviting each member of the company – from directors and managers to entry-level positions and interns – to partake in casual conversation.  Employees are not just colleagues – they’re business partners, fostering an efficient and effective environment. The inviting and energetic environment creates a world where differing opinions matter and collaboration leads to success.  From a small start-up in 1995 to an award-winning company recommended by Forbes, J2 Cloud Services has grown by establishing an amazing company culture – one that will continue to foster ingenuity and invention.

The Role:

This is an exciting time to join J2 Global. We are looking for a Senior GL Accountant (6 month FTC) to join our accounting team, normally based in Dublin, working remotely at present.


J2 Cloud Services Finance Team in the EU are working on a number of complex projects at this time and this role will require someone who can hit the ground running with tasks allocated to them. Working closely with US and Europe Finance Directors, with the GL Team leads and with the wider Finance and GL Teams.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Taking the lead on any ad hoc projects, as allocated:
    • Updating the project lead on the status of the tasks
    • Keeping track of the various activities and ensuring that they are completed on time and accurately.
  • Where requested completing the US GAAP to Local Ledger Reconciliations for those entities as required.
  • Summarising any risks or opportunities identified and reporting these in a coherent and concise manner.
  • Working with the technical teams as required for any system changes required.
  • Validating data pre and post migration of balance sheet balances including, Fixed Assets, Intercompany, Bank, Sub-Ledgers etc.
  • Oversee and review the monthly and quarterly reporting, ensuring compliance with US GAAP for group consolidation purposes.
  • Oversee and review the monthly analytics to ensure they are accurately reported and analyzed for group reporting purposes.
  • Work closely with the General Ledger Accountants and the GL wider team.
  • Support the pre and post month end process working closely with the European Shared Services Director.
  • Encourage and drive innovation within the General Ledger Team by constantly challenging existing processes/procedures.
  • Provide financial and accounting support to internal stakeholders through the formation of strong working relationships.



Key Requirements and Experience:


  • A fully qualified accountant with strong technical knowledge (US GAAP, IFRS & Local GAAP) and experience reporting under US GAAP, with +3 years’ experience.
  • Technical proficiency in accounting matters
  • A team player and ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines.
  • Experience of international accounting in a US multinational would be advantageous
  • Good business acumen and an ability to work across boundaries and cultures.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal are essential to this position.
  • Experience with Oracle Fusion or similar accounting system would be advantageous
  • Experience in the preparation of year end statutory accounts
  • Knowledge of US GAAP (preferred but not essential)
  • Proven track record of strong analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with international accounting
  • Strong month-end closing experience
  • Self-starter able to work on own initiative
  • Ability to multi-task and meet strict deadlines, within a fast moving environment
  • Excellent excel skills