Accounts Assistant (Magna International Autolaunch Ireland Ltd., based in Bagenalstown)

Accounts Assistant


Magna International (‘Magna’) are a highly successful leading global automotive supplier dedicated to delivering new mobility solutions and technology that will change the world.

With annual revenues of over $32.6bn in 2020 and a trading profit at of $1.67bn, Magna operates through 342 manufacturing operations and 91 product development, engineering and sales centres in 27 countries across North America, Europe and China.

Magna have over 158,000 employees focused on delivering superior value to customers through innovative processes and world-class manufacturing. The Group are at the forefront of a new technological revolution in the automotive industry and are leading the way in all areas of future mobility, with a keen focus on electrification and autonomy.

Established in 2001, the Irish division is located in Bagenalstown Co. Carlow, has almost 500 employees with revenues of €80m. The division is fast paced and fast growing, manufactures tooling and die build and produces panels for prestigious automobiles.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Head of Finance, the Accounts Assistant, located in Bagenalstown, will be a key part of a professional and committed team and will play a central role in both the day-to-day and month-end activities of the Finance team.


· Bank reconciliations for all bank accounts including multi-currency

· Preparation of balance sheet reconciliations

· Maintain fixed asset register, Capital expenditure records and monthly depreciation journals

· Assist in the preparation of weekly payroll reports to send to payroll provider

· Review of reports sent back by payroll provider and preparation of files for review by the Head of Finance

· Prepare weekly KPI reporting for Senior Management review

· Preparation of bi-annual & monthly VAT and VIES returns for Ireland & UK

· Support Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable functions

· Assist with the preparation of monthly management accounts, working with tight deadlines

· Assist with the preparation of statutory financial accounts

· Aid in both internal and external audit work for the Company

· Other ad hoc duties as required

Key Qualifications/Requirements

· 2-3 years’ experience in accounts administration

· An interest in pursuing or already a part-qualified accountant working towards a professional accounting qualification (ACA/ ACCA/ CIMA)

· Experience with an ERP package

· Strong knowledge of MS Office, in particular MS excel

· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written

· Possess strong organisational, analytical abilities and excellent attention to detail and accuracy

· Works well, both in a team and under one’s own initiative

· English language fluency, both written and verbal

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