Junior GL Accountant FTC

Finance Santry, Dublin


Position at J2 Cloud Services

Junior GL Accountant – 6 Month Fixed Term Contract


This is an exciting time to join J2 Global. We are looking for a Junior GL Accountant to join our accounting team on a 6 month Fixed Term Contract (FTC), normally based in Dublin, working remotely at present. This role will report to one of our GL Accountants who will support and guide the candidate. This role is to support tasks generated from the various projects currently being undertaken by the EU Finance Team. 

This role will be focused on developing the skills and knowledge required in the preparation of the monthly management accounts, supporting the year-end audit, working on migrating data from legacy to new financial systems and tasks involving cleaning up sub-ledger data e.g. retiring fixed assets within one system and creating new assets the new entities. The role will expose the correct candidate to GAAP in various countries. This position will also work with and communicate with people in various other countries.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure proper & timely recording of financial transactions in the general ledger in accordance with GAAP policies & procedures, and internal control standards
  • Responsible for month end close of assigned subsidiaries of J2 Global to strict deadlines
  • Responsible for revenue recognition including deferred revenue
  • Reconciliation of all Balance Sheet accounts
  • Prepare a variety of journal entries in multiple currencies.
  • Preparing VAT reports for inclusion in the group VAT returns
  • Supporting the project teams with the various tasks identified as part of the migration from one ledger to another.
  • Working on cleaning sub-ledger entries and reconciliation of these in the legacy and new systems.
  • Working closely with the GL Accountants on TSA activities (Transfer Service Agreements).
  • Provide accounting support for management in financial analysis, budgeting and other reporting

Key Requirements and Experience:

  • A part qualified accountant with some technical knowledge (US GAAP, IFRS & Local GAAP) and experience reporting under US GAAP would be an advantageous, with +1-2 years’ experience.
  • Interested in developing 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
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with international accounting
  • Previous exposure to month-end closing
  • Ability to multi-task and meet strict deadlines, within a fast moving environment
  • Strong excel skills

Our Company:

Fast-paced and dynamic, J2 Cloud Services is not your typical 9-to-5 work environment. 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.