We know that for our business to thrive and for us to realize the corporate ambition, we depend on having diverse talent with a range of backgrounds, skills and capabilities in each of the 180 countries in which we operate and to reflect our broad consumer base. We view diversity as one of the key enablers that helps our business to grow and our values, purpose and standards set the conditions for us to respect the outstanding contribution each person brings. If you have a genuine passion for our craft, our character and consumer experiences, then help us continue the story and build a great career in the process. Feel inspired? Then this may be the opportunity for you.

Job Description

This is a corporate accounting role which includes basic financial accounting and accounts payable duties. The Assistant Accountant responsibilities will include accounts payable management and some general ledger management. You will be reporting to the Finance Manager. If you have a genuine passion for our craft, our character and consumer experiences, then help us continue the story and build a great career in the process. Our mission is to “Immerse our audience into a compelling Guinness Experience”. One of the enablers in achieving this mission is strong financial performance. Critical to success is an excellent understanding of core financial processes and the work required to ensure results reported are complete, accurate and timely. This work includes month-end co-ordination, cash & bank reconciliations, monitoring controls and costs, as well as recording and accurately accounting for annual turnover across corporate Retail Shops, Admissions, Webstore & the general stock.

Top Accountabilities:

• Reconciliation of cash to bank and preparation of the monthly bank reconciliation and analysis to be reviewed with the financial accountant.

• Daily reconciliations of all POS system transactions to till receipts & to the bank statements; control of all movements of cash in and out of the Guinness Storehouse and general stock cash office; liaise with departmental team leaders in the resolution of till/credit card/IT issues; continuous monitoring and review of cash control procedures.

• Support the financial analyst on the training of new users on the purchasing policy or system as required.

• Support the financial Analyst on key supplier statement reviews on a monthly basis.

• Manage the invoicing process for the business including daily and monthly batch invoicing ensuring accuracy with a right first time approach.

• Ensure customer statements are issued on a monthly basis and any queries from customers are followed up and resolved.

• Management of the debtors’ ledger including working with sales team to get prompt payment from Customers and managing to a low aged debt percentage on the ledger.

• Support the finance analyst on aged debtor monthly analysis.

• Support the CARM (internal Audit) and Compliance agenda including support on the annual CARM review preparation.

• Act as subject matter expert for your area on rolling out new technology platforms.

• Support on testing and implementation of new systems.

• Challenge existing ways of working and how new technology can improve these.

• Involvement in the Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable & Staff expenses processing.

• Processing of accruals, prepayments and subsequent journals.

• Preparation and processing of month end reporting up to the trial balance stage.

Qualifications and Experience Required:

• Minimum Diploma or University Degree, with a major in Finance or Accounting.

• At least 2 years experience of working in Accounts Administration role in multi-disciplined environment.

• Studying towards CPA / CA or willingness to commence.

• Strong verbal and written communication skills.

• Intermediate computer software skills, including Excel {Vlook ups and pivot tables}.

• Strong time management and organizational skills, with the ability to multi-task and prioritize.

• Thorough understanding of Cash handling and reconciliation, the accounts receivable process and the accounts payable process.

• Highly numerate strong analytical skills.

• Basic accounting skills as a minimum.

• Attention to detail, accuracy and customer delivery standards.

• Problem solving and decision making skills.

• Experience with using accounting ERP packages would be advantageous but not essential.

• Prioritization and organizational skills.

• Strong attention to detail {analytical and numerical}.

• Ability to work autonomously and as part of a wider team.

• Good communication skills and effective at building relationships internally and externally.

About Guinness

Guinness, {a Diageo Group} is an Irish dry stout that originated in the brewery of Arthur Guinness at St. James's Gate in 1759. It is one of the most successful alcohol brands worldwide, brewed in almost 50 countries, and available in over 120. Sales in 2011 amounted to 850 million liters (190,000,000 imp gal). In spite of declining consumption since 2001, it is one of the best-selling alcoholic drinks worldwide where Guinness & Co. Brewery makes almost €2 billion worth of beer annually. Every day, over 27,000 talented people come together to create the magic behind our much-loved brands. From iconic names to innovative newcomers – the brands we’re building are rooted in culture and local communities. Our ambition is to be one of the best performing; most trusted and most respected consumer products companies in the world. Our founders were visionary entrepreneurs whose brilliant minds helped shape the alcohol industry. And through our people, their legacy lives on. Join us, and you’ll collaborate with talented thinkers, leaders, and makers from all corners of the world. Together, you’ll innovate and push boundaries, shaping a more inclusive and sustainable future that we can all be proud of. With diversity at our core, we celebrate our people's unique passions, commitments and specialist skills. Because when varied voices, mindsets, and personalities come together, great ideas are born. In our supportive culture, your voice will be heard and you’ll be empowered to be you. Just bring your ambition, curiosity and ideas, and we’ll celebrate your work and help you reach your fullest potential.