Accountant (REQ-527)

HID Global
Galway Europe, Middle East and AfricaIrelandGalway

Accountant (REQ-527)


Location: Galway, Ireland



HID Global powers the trusted identities of the world's people, places and things. Every day millions of people in more than 100 countries use our products and services to securely access physical and digital places. Over 2 billion things that need to be identified, verified and tracked are connected through HID Global’s technology. We make it possible for people to transact safely, work productively and travel freely. We work with governments, universities, hospitals, financial institutions and some of the most innovative companies on the planet—helping them to create trusting and trusted physical and digital environments so that they and the people who use them can fulfill their potential. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 3,500 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit


Working at HID:

HID Global is an innovative fast-paced organisation, with many possibilities to make a difference and add value. HID is recognised for the great care we take with clients and employees alike.

We value diversity and endorse an open-minded collaborative working environment.


Job brief

As part of our ongoing development, we are seeking an operationally focused General Ledger Accountant to join our HID Global Finance team. Reporting to the Senior Finance Manager, the successful candidate will ensure our and aligns with business objectives. This business is poised for rapid global growth, both organically and by acquisition.


Duties and Responsibilities include the following

  • Support of the monthly and quarterly financial reporting cycle, ensuring it is completed in a timely, accurate and efficient manner in accordance with IFRS including
    • Preparation, analysis and posting of journals
    • Calculation, posting and analysis of monthly accruals and prepayments
    • Preparation and analysis of balance sheet reconciliations at month end
    • Review and reconciliation of inter-company accounts, involving communication with other HID Global business
    • Preparation of multi-currency bank reconciliations
    • Preparation of related variance analysis


  • Other
  • Assist with the integration of new acquisitions
  • Support external audit for periodic year-end review procedures and local statutory audits
  • Provision of input on local finance policies and procedures ensuring ongoing compliance for all accounting and finance operations
  • Participation in ongoing policy and control environment development to ensure compliance with applicable internal control regulations
  • Input to and deployment of new and existing processes and systems to ensure efficient delivery of value add information to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Be an effective team player who will drive efficiency and continuous improvement throughout the department       



Education and Experience          

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field
  • Recognised professional qualification e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIMA
  • 0-3 years of experience gained in an international company/multi-cultural environment


Language Skills                   

  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Fluency in a European language an advantage


Computer Skills     

  • Highly proficient with MS Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint). Experience of ERP systems - Oracle an advantage


Customer Expectations

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Team player who thrives in working both cross functionally and globally
  • Naturally curious and inquisitive
  • Energetic and analytical with a positive approach to problem solving
  • High level of personal and professional integrity and confidentiality


Work Requirements

  • Compliance to all relevant HID Global policies and procedures related to Quality, Security, Safety, Business Continuity, and Environmental systems
  • Occasional international travel and fieldwork may be required
  • Must be legally eligible to work in Ireland



Final Application Date: 5th February 2020

HID Global is an equal opportunities employer