Accounting Advisory Manager US GAAP- Dublin/Amsterdam

Dublin, D, IE


Country: Ireland 
City: Dublin
Req ID: 484287


About CRH

We are CRH, and we are committed to contributing to a more resilient and sustainable built environment. We understand the wider impact our businesses can make in supporting human activity. We continue to do this through the delivery of unique, superior building materials and products for use in road and critical utility infrastructure, commercial building projects and outdoor living solutions.


CRH is the leading provider of building materials solutions that build, connect and improve our world. Employing c.75,800 people at c.3,160 locations in 29 countries, CRH has market leadership positions in both North America and in Europe.


Without you noticing our products, we are everywhere you live, work, and relax.


Our project portfolio includes some of the most sustainable and cutting-edge building projects around the world. Think of the asphalt on the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit, the Paris Metro Rail project, but also the Louis Vuitton Museum in Paris, parts of the Burj Khalifa, and the Kennedy Space Centre.


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Position Overview

This is a unique opportunity to lead a highly respected team within the Group Finance function at a particularly important time for CRH as the Group transitions its primary listing to the New York Stock Exchange (‘NYSE’). This pivotal role involves overseeing the Group’s expanding US GAAP accounting function, partnering 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 a high performing team with a diverse range of backgrounds, skills, and experience.


The work of the Accounting Advisory Team provides exciting opportunities to build a wide network of relationships across CRH functions and locations; access to a wide variety of challenging and interesting work adding value for key senior stakeholders across the Group; to develop project management and decision-making skills; to refine judgement capabilities and continual learning.


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 which will respond 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. A priority project for the team during 2023/2024 centres around the Group’s transition to a primary NYSE listing and the related US GAAP reporting transition.


Key Tasks and Responsibilities

In this role, you will be:

  • Assessing the US GAAP accounting implications of potential deals with business development teams and providing practical solutions to accounting issues;
  • Developing the Group accounting manual under US GAAP;
  • Resolving US GAAP accounting queries with colleagues, including the internal / monthly reporting, internal audit, tax, and treasury teams, along with divisional and operational and finance teams;
  • Coaching and mentoring junior team members;
  • Presenting accounting and US transition matters to a range of teams across the Group, Divisional and operating companies;
  • Acting as a business partner to different functions across the Group including Strategy & Development, divisional and operational finance teams, sustainability, innovation & venturing, procurement, technical services etc; and
  • Supporting newly acquired businesses to align with US GAAP and CRH’s accounting policies


Individual Competencies

You are able to:

  • Drive Results - Consistently achieving objectives, even under tough circumstances, pushing self and others to accomplish goals;
  • Have Courage - Stepping up to address difficult issues, saying what needs to be said;
  • Collaborate - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives; and
  • Make Quality Decisions - Making good and timely decisions that keep the organisation moving forward


Key Functional Competencies

For this role you should be/have possess the following:

  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP and US reporting requirements;
  • Confidence to address and withstand challenges as they arise, while maintaining positive relationships;
  • Demonstrated track record of relevant management skills in a US GAAP/US reporting environment;
  • 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;
  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task within tight deadlines while maintaining exceptional attention to detail at all times; and
  • Ability to engage multiple stakeholders with varying objectives and build strong relationships


Experience / Education

You are/have:

  • Qualified accountant with minimum 8 -10 years’ PQE;
  • Strong financial accounting background essential, with US GAAP experience a prerequisite; and
  • Experience in consolidation, business combinations and divestment accounting is advantageous

What CRH Offers You

  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion

  • Highly competitive salary package

  • Secondary benefits including medical benefits and tax saver schemes

  • Group retirement savings program

  • Health and wellness programs, including an on-site gym and fitness classes

  • Excellent opportunities to develop and progress with a global organization

Connect your future to CRH

We are curious to learn more about you. At CRH, we believe our mutual differences contribute to the healthy, productive, and enjoyable workspace we create. Please introduce yourself and apply for this great opportunity.


Is this role not for you, but do you know someone who is a perfect fit? Please let us know:


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.


Benefits/perks listed above may vary depending on the nature of the employment with CRH and the country where you work.


Please note that we cannot accept any applications submitted through email and GDPR purposes. Candidates must apply through our jobs portal.


We do not accept candidate introductions for this position from recruitment agencies, unless you have been instructed to do so by our recruitment team.


Date:  13 Nov 2023

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