Financial Accountant

Posted Jul 13, 2023
Project ID: BCLYJP00036152
Dublin, Dublin, Hybrid
35 hrs/week
6 months
Starts: Aug 7, 2023
Ends: Feb 6, 2024
Payrate range

Job title: Financial Accountant

Location: Dublin

Contract length: 6 month contract (Likely 12 month total)

Pay rate: Competitive DOE

Overall purpose of role

As a Barclays Financial Controller you will join the Barclays Europe (BE) Financial Control team at an interesting and dynamic time as Barclays advances its European expansion in line with our strategy and growth ambitions. You will have the opportunity to play an important finance role for Barclays, our flagship head office located in Dublin. The main focus will be the preparation of the BE published Annual and Interim Report and the review of the Monthly / Quarterly Consolidated Statutory Performance, across multiple businesses and branches across continental Europe.  Additionally, you will be primarily responsible for the monitoring and review of the controls and processes underpinning the reporting cycles.

Key Accountabilities

  • The individual will be responsible for overseeing the production of the Barclays Bank Ireland PLC published Annual and Interim Report.

  • Planning, co-ordination and preparation of the consolidated accounts (including, Directors Report, Risk and Non-Financial Information Sections, Primaries and the notes to the Accounts).

  • To manage and ensure there is an effective governance framework to evidence that BE continues to meets its reporting requirements.

  • The role will involve the application of various reporting checklists and other controls relevant to IFRS, Irish Companies Act 2014 and other relevant EU Directives.

  • You will act as central point of contact for External Audit throughout the year to ensure audit execution is on time and to a high standard.

  • Reporting of all issues identified/observations made and recommended remediation and communication of  to all relevant stakeholders through FINREP governance forum and submission of FINREP to CBI.

  • Engaging with our Branch Controllers and our Centre of Excellence teams (in India) to review and synthesise a consolidated executive summary of financial performance.

  • Deal with product control, treasury and risk teams to ensure appropriate reporting and presentation of the P&L accounts and disclosure of the balance sheet accounts.

  • You will support any associated Internal/External Audit or Regulatory queries as appropriate.

  • Involve in group wide data projects to support the growth and evolution of the business and/or play a critical role in finance related projects/initiatives

Risk and Control Objective

Take ownership for managing risk and strengthening controls in relation to the work you do

Essential Skills/Basic Qualifications:

  • Qualified Accountant – ACA, CIMA, ACCA or equivalent with a minimum of 5 years PQE

  • Accounting experience gained within an Irish, UK or European listed company of substantial size and complexity (Financial Services preferable)

  • Strong understanding of the balance sheet structure and risk drivers of a financial institution

  • Strong analytical skills, and an ability to think holistically.

  • Strong stakeholder management, with a demonstrated ability to take responsibility for assigned work, managing the process and stakeholders through to completion

  • Ability to work well as part of a team and be able to build effective relationships across the business

Desirable skills/Preferred Qualifications:

  • Auditing firm with experience of large banking audits including the Annual reporting process

  • Strong communication, interpersonal and stakeholder management skills. Able to work with and present to senior stakeholders. 

  • Enthusiastic, motivated, self-starter, pro-active and a team player

  • Willingness and ability to take ownership of issues and manage through to a successful resolution

Purpose and Values 

We deploy finance responsibly to support people and businesses, acting with empathy and integrity, championing innovation and sustainability, for the common good and the long term.

Our values underpin everything we do: Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship.


We harness the power of diversity and inclusion in our business, trust those we work with, and value everyone's contribution.


We operate with honesty, transparency and fairness in all we do.


We act with empathy and humility, putting the people and businesses we serve at the centre of what we do.


We champion innovation, and use our energy, expertise and resources to make a positive difference.


We prize sustainability, and are passionate about leaving things better than we found them. Our Mindset shapes how we take action, living by our Values, driven by our Purpose, always with our customers and clients at the heart of what we do; our Mindset is to Empower, Challenge and Drive.


Trust and support each other to deliver. Make decisions with those closest to the topic. Include diverse perspectives. Celebrate success and learn from failure.


Question whether things can be done better. Use insights based on data to inform decisions. Be curious about how we can adapt and improve. Speak up and be open to alternative viewpoints.


Focus on outcomes. Deliver with pace. Be passionate and ambitious about what we do. Take personal responsibility. Actively build collaborative relationships to get things done.

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