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Accounting Advisory Manager - Dublin

Dublin, D, IE


Country: Ireland 
City: Dublin
Req ID: 469147

About CRH


CRH is the leading global diversified building materials business in the world, employing more than 70,000 people at 3,100 locations worldwide. We manufacture and supply a diverse range of superior building materials and products, used extensively in the built environment, in infrastructure, housing and commercial construction projects, of all sizes, all across the world. Each day, millions of people around the world come into contact with our materials and products which help fulfill the basic human need of shelter and the infrastructure we need for our societies to thrive.

Position Overview 

CRH is looking for an Accounting Advisory Manager. This is a unique opportunity to lead a highly respected team within Group Finance overseeing the Group’s accounting function, working with senior stakeholders across a range of teams in CRH Group, CRH divisional offices and the operations to provide practical solutions to accounting complexities.


The Accounting Advisory Team forms part of the External Reporting function at CRH and is based in Stonemasons’ Way, Rathfarnham, Dublin. It is a high performing 5-person team with a diverse range of backgrounds, skills, and experience.


The team is a valued business partner that supports the business development and tax teams to determine the optimal structures for deals; supports local finance teams in preparing opening balance sheets for newly acquired businesses; presents at internal conferences and delivers training; and responds to ad-hoc US GAAP queries across the Group as they arise. Project-based work includes preparing the Group for changes in accounting policies and developing / maintaining the Group accounting manual in conjunction with key stakeholders.


Key Tasks and Responsibilities

In this role, you will be:

  • Assessing the accounting implications of potential deals with business development teams.
  • Refining the Group accounting manual.
  • Resolving US GAAP accounting issues with colleagues, including the internal / monthly reporting, internal audit, tax, and treasury teams, along with operational finance teams and divisional controllers.
  • Contributing to the Accounting Advisory Team’s external reporting tasks.
  • Coaching and mentoring junior team members.
  • Presenting accounting matters at a range of gatherings of Group, Divisional and operating company colleagues.
  • Providing practical solutions to accounting issues.
  • Acting as a business partner to different functions across the Group including development, divisional and operational finance teams, procurement, technical services etc.
  • Supporting newly acquired businesses to align with CRH’s accounting policies


Key Functional Competencies and Relevant Experience

You are/have:

  • Strong interest in US GAAP.
  • Self-confident with strong interpersonal, organisational, and influencing skills and the ability to liaise with senior management.
  • Confidence to address and withstand challenges as they arise, while maintaining positive relationships.
  • Demonstrated track record of relevant management skills.
  • Focus on adding value to CRH by meeting customers’ needs and being flexible in doing so.
  • Ability to apply a practical solutions-based approach to complex accounting issues.
  • Strong motivation and a high degree of initiative with the ability to thrive in a fast paced, dynamic, and commercial environment.
  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task within tight deadlines while maintaining exceptional attention to detail at all times.
  • Ability to engage multiple stakeholders with varying objectives and build strong relationships.
  • Organisational skills to manage multiple deliverables and use decision-making capabilities and judgement to prioritise.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral, ability to communicate complex accounting issues in a clear and concise manner


Your Education and Experience

  • Qualified accountant with minimum 8 years’ PQE
  • Strong financial accounting background essential.
  • Experience in US GAAP & IFRS 10 control assessments, business combinations and divestment accounting are advantageous


What CRH Offers You
• A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion
• Highly competitive base pay plus bonus
• Comprehensive secondary benefits which includes a medical benefits program
• Group retirement savings program
• Health and wellness programs
• Excellent opportunities to develop and progress with a global organization

CRH is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.



Date:  03-Mar-2023

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