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Part-Qualified Accountant, Centralised Accounting

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Date: Aug 24, 2019

Location: Galway, IE

Company: Avaya Corporation

About Avaya

Avaya enables the mission critical, real-time communication applications of the world’s most important operations. As a global leader in delivering superior communications experiences, Avaya offers a complete portfolio of software and services for contact center and unified communications— offered on premises, in the cloud, or a hybrid. Today’s digital world requires communications enablement, and no other company is better positioned to do this than Avaya. For more information, please visit

About the Opportunity

This role is for a Part Qualified Accountant for EMEA Centralised Accounting Function. This is a permanent role which will allow a part qualified accountant to develop, learn new skills and take on responsibility in financial accounting.




  • Responsible for the timely and accurate posting, management and review of month end close and accounting transactions; P&L and balance sheet account analysis, review, reconciliation & resolution
  • The development of strong relationships with direct and indirect stakeholders
  • Act as a champion for the Shared Services philosophy and architecture for Finance
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - the ability to work effectively across multiple functions and different cultures
  • Contribution to the definition of service standards and continuous management of service level agreements (SLA)
  • Contribution to the establishment of a continuous improvement culture, and assisting with change management with direct and indirect stakeholders
  • Mentoring junior staff members and ensuring development plans are supported, emphasising the importance of accuracy and completeness
  • Maintains ledger integrity and ensures financial compliance with the Worldwide Controller’s manual and to all applicable laws and regulations
  • Ensure financial records are in compliance with GAAP. Consistently maintains appropriate internal controls and upholds company policies & procedures including Worldwide Controller’s manual
  • Interacts successfully with internal and external auditors and supports audits by providing timely & accurate data and communication
  • Evaluates processes and recommends & implements process improvements
About You

Experience, Qualifications & Skills Required


  • Part Qualified accountant (CIMA, ACCA or CPA) or finance background
  • 2 to 3 years recent experience working within a multinational environment preferably with Shared Service Centre
  • Strong knowledge of SAP or equivalent is essential. Proficiency with Microsoft tools (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word) required.
  • 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
  • Interpersonal skills: An effective team player, whose energy and well developed communication skills make this person a persuasive leader, negotiator and relationship builder.
  • Thinker/Do-er: A clear, fast thinker, able to translate business needs into pragmatic solutions and implement them.
  • Diversity: Able to work effectively in a multi-functional, multi-cultural environment
  • Handle complexity: Able to handle the ambiguity that arises from time to time in a global organization in a multi-country environment.
  • Fluency in a second European Language is beneficial

Avaya is an Equal Opportunity employer and a U.S. Federal Contractor. Our commitment to equality is a core value of Avaya. All qualified applicants and employees receive equal treatment without consideration for race, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran or any other protected characteristic. In general, positions at Avaya require the ability to communicate and use office technology effectively. Physical requirements may vary by assigned work location. This job brief/description is subject to change. Nothing in this job description restricts Avaya right to alter the duties and responsibilities of this position at any time for any reason. For Job Postings within European GDPR Countries you can access this document for additional Data Privacy Information:



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