GL Accountant FTC

Finance Santry, Dublin


Position at J2 Cloud Services

GL Accountant (6 months 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:

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.

The Role:

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


This role will be focused on preparation of the monthly management accounts and supporting the year-end audit. 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
  • Posting and reconciliation of payroll postings from payroll reports
  • Prepare a variety of journal entries in multiple currencies.
  • Prepare detailed monthly analytics for P&L and Balance Sheet
  • Manage intercompany accounts and associated reconciliations
  • Main point of contact for local statutory audits for assigned companies
  • Preparing VAT reports for inclusion in the group VAT returns
  • Provide accounting support for management in financial analysis, budgeting and other reporting


Key Requirements and Experience:


  • A part or 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