UPS General Ledger Staff Accountant in Ireland

Position Summary

Founded in 1907 as a messenger company in the United States, UPS has grown into a $51.5 billion corporation by focusing on enabling commerce for its customers around the world. Today, UPS is the world’s largest package delivery company and a leading global provider of specialised transportation and logistics services. Every day, UPS delivers more than 15.5 million packages and manages the flow of goods, funds and information for its customers in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Globally, UPS employs 425,000 people, utilizes a delivery fleet of approximately 100,000 vehicles and operates the 9th largest airline in the world. The company can be found on the web at www.ups.com

UPS first entered Europe in 1976 when it established domestic small package operations in Germany. UPS has since developed a comprehensive European service portfolio, combining local expertise in each market with UPS's international strength and high quality standards. Headquartered in Brussels, UPS in Europe currently employs 40,000 people across the EMEA region and is an Equal Opportunity Employer (m/f/d/v).

General Ledger Accountant

Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for the preparation and accuracy of full US GAAP & Local GAAP balance sheet and profit & loss accounts. Including monitoring the work of more junior team members where that feeds into the ledger of their responsibility.

  • Preparation of variance analysis templates for review during month end to validate accuracy in reporting.

  • Preparation of the monthly balance sheet reconciliations in accordance with Enterprise Wide Accounting Policies & Procedures Manual requirements for areas of responsibility.

  • Review of black-line reconciliations prepared by more junior team members to the standard required by Enterprise Wide Accounting Policies & Procedures Manual.

  • Taking the initiative to prepare actions plans / documenting issues of concern for areas of responsibility and working collaboratively with management to bring them to conclusion.

  • Acting as lead staff accountant on transition activities, including, travelling with GAC management to the local country to review & assess the work for transition including documenting related procedures in order to support the transition of knowledge to other team members in the GAC.

  • Significant involvement in supporting statutory audit preparation. For example:

  • Ability to prepare a drafts of financial statements with limited supervision & support

  • Ability to manage a complete audit requirement listing for US GAAP & Local ledger(s) of responsibility, ensuring all items on the listing are prepared on time & to the required standard for the purposes of the external audit. Escalating for support as required

  • Ability to support others in the completion of their audit procedures/preparation in order to meet required deadlines.

  • Active involvement in completing STAR (Statutory Accounting & Reporting) requirements.

  • Completion of quarterly one source tax provisions (‘OTP’) calculations within the OTP system & return to provision submissions within the OTP system.

  • Actively support GAC initiatives such as training through presenting on specified topics to GAC teams or cross training within own team.

  • Support team management in completing specific administrative & operational tasks.

  • Ability to evaluate ledger compliance with US GAAP & Local GAAP methods including assessing unusual issues or complex matters.

Qualifications/Work Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree/diploma in accounting

  • 2-4 years work experience in a general ledger or related accounting function

  • Qualified in a professional accounting qualification (ACA/ACCA/CPA/CIMA – MASTERS LEVEL Professional Qualifications) preferred.

  • US GAAP experience/shared service environment preferred

Strong communication skills including excellent written communication

Company: UNITED PARCEL SERVICE

Category: Finance, Accounting, and Tax

Requisition Number: 046745

Location: ,Ireland