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

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).

Key Accountabilities

  • Responsible for the preparation and accuracy of the less complex areas of the US GAAP & Local GAAP balance sheet & profit and loss account. For example:

  • Bank Accounts

  • Fixed Asset Accounts

  • Straight forward accruals & prepayments

  • Preparation & key entry of intercompany invoices/charges

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

  • Supporting the preparation of actions plans / documenting issues of concern for areas of responsibility.

  • Participate in transition activities including documenting to the required standard desk level procedures for assigned areas of responsibility.

  • Involvement in supporting statutory audit preparation. For example:

  • Preparing schedules & obtaining supporting documentation to have it available to the auditors in accordance with timelines agreed for the audit schedule

  • Preparing aspects of the financial statements such as the more straight forward note disclosures, assisting with total checking & cross referencing of financial statement documents.

Other Job Requirements

The ideal candidate should have the following skills and attributes:

• Excellent English oral and written communication skills preferred.

• Good communications skills

• Strong organizational skills

• Be self-motivated

• Work well within a team environment

• Work well under pressure

Education and Work Experience

  • Undergraduate degree/diploma in accounting or limited past work experience in general ledger accounting

  • Studying towards professional accounting qualification preferred but not required (ACA/ACCA/CPA/CIMA – MASTERS LEVEL Professional Qualifications).

  • No requirement for previous US GAAP experience

  • Fluency in English both written and oral is essential


Category: Finance, Accounting, and Tax

Requisition Number: 049708

Location: ,Ireland