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Controller I

Date:  Apr 29, 2022

Galway, IE

Requisition ID:  32498

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About the Opportunity

This role is for a qualified accountant to become a country controller for 1 or 2 countries. This permanent role has full finance accountability for the legal entities under their control, with particular emphasis on local compliance & balance sheet management, as well as providing relevant financial accounting support to the business.

This opportunity will allow you to enhance your skills within a controllership / financial environment, as well as learn new skills and take on responsibility within finance.

About the Responsibilities

Local Compliance


  • Ensure timely and accurate closure and submission of local audited accounts, tax returns, statutory submissions
  • Liaise with External accountants, External Auditors, Tax Advisors and Corporate Tax team on Financial accounting, statutory reporting and tax compliance matters


Financial Reporting


  • Preparation of month end results within prescribed timetables and deliverable format, and in compliance with local and Corporate financial policies
  • All accounts have been properly reconciled to the general ledger and reconciling items have been properly identified and investigated.
  • All accounts of the balance sheet have been reconciled in accordance with the reconciliation policy.


Cash Flow


  • Management of cashflow to ensure adequacy of funds in bank accounts, timely payment for payroll, employee related expenses, related companies and vendors.
  • Timely submission of periodic cashflow forecast and other prescribe reports to US Corporate Office and Regional Controller


Process Improvement


  • Improve efficiency and accuracy of accounting workflows and processes.
  • Analysis workflow and processes, to identify gaps.
  • Active involvement in EMEA / Global finance / controllership projects




  • Initiating, communicating and implementing proper controls in all areas of accounting and operations
  • Strict controls of all reconciliation activities
  • Adherence to  company accounting policies
  • Adherence to SOX Controls
  • Proper authorization of expenditures in line with SOA
  • Adequate overall procedures and controls in place, and revise as necessary




  • Dealing with queries from staff at all levels
  • Highlighting and addressing issues which need to be escalated
  • Work closely with Avaya SAP, AP, AR, Cash & bank, Fixed Asset and other Avaya associates in relation to Financial reporting systems, sub ledgers, processes and/or issues
  • Advisor or contact point to Avaya Associates for Avaya Financial policies and local corporate accounting and income tax matters.
  • Support Country / Regional FD in Business related items
  • Support Country Manager / HR in dealings with the workers council


About the Requirements

  •  Fluent French & English languages


  • Experienced and qualified accountant, minimum 2/3 years PQE
  • Local GAAP & US GAAP knowledge (desirable)
  • Experience working within a multinational environment preferably as a Financial Controller
  • Able to manage a highly matrixed environment
  • Strong knowledge of SAP (desirable) or equivalent. Proficiency with Microsoft tools (Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint) required.
  • Self driven individual – able to work alone and as part of a team
  • Customer service: A commitment and focus on customer service – defining and exceeding multiple customer expectations and delivering on the service commitments.
  • Process focus: Skills in process analysis, assessment and improvement and working in a team environment where continuous improvement is encouraged


5 - 8 Years of Experience


Bachelor degree or equivalent experience

Preferred Certifications


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