General Ledger Accountant

Red Hat (Cork, Ireland) 29 days ago

The Red Hat Finance team is looking for a General Ledger Accountant to join our Accounting team in Cork, Ireland. In this role, you will prepare, review, and manage the general ledger to meet month and quarter-end reporting deadlines for entities across the Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region. You’ll manage prepayments, accruals, and U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) accounting and statutory accounting for all entities. As a General Ledger Accountant, you will need to have solid reconciliation and analytical experience and the ability to work under strict deadlines. This is a 12 month contract role and you will report directly to the EMEA general ledger accounting manager.


  • Manage U.S. GAAP reporting responsibilities
  • Communicate with external accounting providers who prepare monthly accounting packages for review
  • Book journals on Oracle with appropriate supporting documentation
  • Provide commentary on unexpected costs and variances in trends
  • Coordinate with internal team members and functional group members at various levels to provide explanations and resolve issues relating to accounting entries
  • Complete monthly reconciliation, journals, and controls
  • Prepare and maintain local statutory financial statements
  • Serve as a point of contact for testing of technical system enhancements and improvements in areas of responsibility
  • Continuously review processes to identify areas for improvement
  • Communicate with internal and external auditors as required for U.S. GAAP, Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), and statutory compliance audits
  • Be the point of contact for intercompany and consolidation accounting processes and related issues, including supervising the intercompany and consolidation processes
  • Support and implement new continuous improvement initiatives related to intercompany and consolidations processes to optimize the close
  • Support the development and implementation of strong internal controls in the intercompany and consolidations accounting processes
  • Investigate and reconcile differences between intergroups
  • Produce ad hoc reports for management on request

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field like accounting or finance
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Association of Chartered Accountants (ACA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), or Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) qualification
  • 3+ years of post-qualification experience in a multinational environment
  • Experience with intercompany reconciliation
  • Experience with GAAP and SOX regulations and local GAAP reporting experience
  • Experience working under strict deadlines and ensuring compliance with company policies
  • Highly organized with great attention to detail

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