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Company Accountant - Careers Section

Company Accountant

Position: Company Accountant

Type of contract: Permanent; Full-Time 

Location: Cavan

We are looking for a motivated strong leader to join the Gem Oils team! Our business is growing, and we want to appoint a Company Accountant to our management team. Reporting to the Managing Director and Tricel group Finance, you will be responsible for the Finance function. You will be required to support our business development strategy in collaboration with the Management team. The role offers significant scope for advancement as the company continues to grow.

The main purpose of this role is to take responsibility for the management of the Finance function, in addition to providing input into the operation of the business. You will communicate and work alongside the various departments within Gem Oils Ltd improving the control environment, developing the reporting structure and assist with forecasting


  • Management of the accounting function, along with the company accounting staff.
  • Prepare monthly management accounts and other operational information on a regular basis. Interpret the company’s financial results to management and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Monitoring gross margins/contributions with focus on optimising sales mix.
  • Generate the necessary financial information that will highlight profit potential and/or inefficiencies. Monitor working capital management, with particular focus on inventory, credit management, and cashflow.
  • Focus on cost control and lean principles with target of improving site efficiency.
  • Reporting on KPI’s/
  • Ensure all business transactions are recorded accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Cash management, including monthly cashflow forecasts, focusing on debtor and creditor payments. Ensure that sufficient funds are available to meet ongoing operational and investment requirements.
  • Preparation of rolling & annual budget for the business.
  • Responsibility for liaising with auditor and professional advisors. Complete all regulatory reporting to statutory bodies.
  • Serve as a champion of innovation and continuous improvement efforts within the business.
  • Manage external relationships and ensure compliance with Group policies and procedures.
  • Ad Hoc projects when assigned.

Candidate Profile

  • Qualified Accountant with 3 years post qualification experience as a Financial/Company Accountant in a similar position.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office and experience with relevant accounting software (e.g. SAGE 200 MRP).
  • A strong working knowledge of core accounting principles and functions and reporting obligations. Working knowledge of all statutory legislation and regulations.
  • Commercial acumen and sound judgement.
  • Well organised and able to prioritise work to meet deadlines. Excellent attention to detail and analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal with good presentation ability.
  • Previous people management experience is a requirement.
  • Adaptability and resilience with high standards of accountability.

What do we offer?

At Gem Oils Ltd, we care about you and your progression. As well as a competitive salary and benefits package, we offer:

  • Excellent development and growth opportunities
  • A supportive and collaborative culture
  • A fun and dynamic work environment
  • Team oriented atmosphere
  • Good work life balance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Tax-free vouchers
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives
  • Health Insurance Contribution
  • Pension

About Gem Oils

Established in 1962, Gem Oils Ltd, a family- owned business, combines industry expertise with exceptional technical ability to deliver high quality lubricants competitively in the marketplace. We are 100% committed to providing outstanding customer service.  Every customer relationship is unique, and we strive to do everything to honour that customer experience, and the larger community, in a professional, responsible way.  Based in Cavan with a nationwide service, Gem Oils Limited has a long tradition of offering quality lubricants a variety of industry sectors. Our team of talented and highly skilled professionals undertake to specify and deliver the most cost- effective lubrication solution to meet our customer’s business requirements.

Gem Oils Limited has recently been acquired by Tricel Group. Headquartered in Killarney, Tricel operates from 8 locations in Northern Europe, ensuring it is positioned to service a wide customer base, in over 50 countries worldwide. Details of group activities can be viewed at:

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity please email today with your CV and cover letter. We look forward to hearing from you.

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