Good Spirits Bottling - Financial Accountant

RSM Ireland
Louth (County), Leinster (IE)
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Dec 6, 2022

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Accounting Firm
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Title: Financial Accountant

Operating Shift: 08:00am – 17:00pm Monday to Friday. Applications for a 4-day week or shorter working hours will also be considered.

Reporting to: General Manager

Location: Hybrid working is available for this role. For onsite days, the role will be discharged at the Company premises, which are located at Unit 18, Clermont Park, Haggards town, Dundalk, Co Louth.

Company Summary:

Good Spirits Bottling is a modern blending and bottling facility in Dundalk, Co. Louth, offering flexible blending & bottling solutions to the spirits industry worldwide. In a fully bonded warehouse, the new and purposely built units at GSB are at the forefront of the industry, housing the latest in blending & bottling equipment.

The company, through its flagship whiskey spirit brands: Grace O’Malley Spirits range & Proclamation Whiskey is investing significantly in whiskey and is currently in the process of rolling out ambitious plans to grow the brands internationally. 

The Role:

This is an ideal role for a commercially minded qualified accountant with a minimum of three years post-qualification industry experience to assume responsibility for all day-to-day accounting activities, whilst supporting key projects and initiatives to contribute to the ongoing growth and development of the company. This role will afford the successful candidate an opportunity to develop and advance their career in a rapidly growing company, and an opportunity to become involved in other Irish projects of the PPI group in Ireland.

It is envisaged that the key duties and responsibilities for this role will include:

Financial Accounting

Complete and efficient processing & reconciliation of intercompany transactions.  

Responsibility for the processing of Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable transactions. Preparation of bank reconciliation statements. Timely & complete submissions of Statutory & Revenue Returns (Financial Statements/ Corporate Taxes & VAT) and working with our external accountants and tax advisor regarding same. Enhanced working capital management processes. Efficient Budgeting & forecasting processes.

Financial Reporting

Delivery of Timely Departmental Profitability Analysis within the Business. Submission, preparation & analysis of reports to manage & optimise Legal entity Cashflow & Treasury management. Delivery of Timely Departmental Profitability Analysis within the Business Financial Analysis, Development of Financial models & Reports to improve Commercial Decision-Making.


Excise Compliance

To set and develop the Excise duty framework for the Company and to ensure the control and compliance framework is maintained against the ROI Excise regulations. Ownership of all on-going reporting requirements for Excise with the relevant authorities and internally as required. Provide advice on specific excise duty issues and provide solutions to problems for the group and its members. Assist in any representations on legislation to industry bodies and other parties on Excise legislation. Liaise with relevant bodies regarding any Excise Duty changes & roll out into the business of new processes, documentation and training to support any such legislation changes. Review and draft Excise sections within third party contracts. Preparation of documentation necessary for the approval, registration and any renewal within the excise regimes, support the company and its clients through the approval system. Annual audit of excise operations; general review of key risk areas, audit check prior to a visit by Revenue, the establishment of Standard Operating Procedures and Standard Work Instructions, Due Diligence and Fit and Proper testing. Completion and submission of all periodic Excise returns with the relevant authorities. Oversee, manage and audit the due diligence Customer/Supplier on-boarding process to ensure compliance with Revenue Commissioners guidelines is maintained. Completion & submission of monthly EC Sales List & Intrastat reporting to Revenue Commissioners. Management and control over issuing of free standing UK duty stamps within the business.


Responsibility for processing of payroll. Documentation of the SOP’s and Internal controls. Continuous improvement control environment. Contribute to Development of best in class business information systems. Provide support to projects/ tasks as required. THE PERSON: Specification:


Qualified Accountant – ACA, ACCA or CIMA with a minimum of 3 years post-qualification experience in a busy and diverse finance role. Some experience of managing customs and excise would be ideal. Experience in industries such as Fast-Moving Consumer Goods or Manufacturing would also be considered advantageous. Expertise in Financial and Information Systems and a demonstrated capacity in this area. Advanced IT skills as well as familiarity with recognised financial software package. A self-starter and flexible mindset, along with a proactive approach to driving projects. TO APPLY:

To apply for this role, please send your CV to

Alternatively, for further information, please contact Ciara Kiely, Consulting Director, RSM Ireland on 01-4965388.


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01 496 5388
Trinity House
Charleston Rd
D06 C8X4

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