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Accounting & Reporting Team Member

Vacancy Number:  12454
Job Type:  Full-time

ESB is a purpose led company striving to create a brighter future for the customers and communities we serve, leading the transition to reliable, affordable, low-carbon energy.  Today, we operate one of the most progressive electricity systems in the world, with activities spanning electricity generation, transmission, distribution and supply in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Great Britain, and an international energy consulting business.

With almost 8,000 employees we invested €1bn in infrastructure last year, contributed over €2bn to the economies we operate in and distributed over €2m across a range of community initiatives. This requires us to bring the best of our capabilities together to deliver innovative and value-driven solutions that enable our customers to live low-carbon lives. ESB strives to foster an effective and inclusive culture where people engage, challenge and feel connected to our purpose, colleagues, customers and community.

Position Description

We have opportunities in our centralised Finance Operations function for candidates who are highly motivated, with a strong accounting background and capability. The positions offer the successful candidate the opportunity to work as part of a large finance team in the Accounting & Reporting area. Our teams in this area are responsible for financial accounting & treasury accounting for the ESB Group and Business Units.


Key Responsibilities

  • Period close, consolidation and reconciliation activities at Group and Business Unit level.
  • Preparation of annual statutory financial statements and ESB Group annual and interim report.
  • Co-ordination of the annual audit process, engagement with external auditors and delivery of outputs to key internal and external stakeholders as required.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders and customers including corporate, financial planning & analysis, business units and external auditors.
  • Delivery of continuous improvement initiatives and various projects within the Accounting & Reporting function.
  • Providing technical accounting support to Corporate and Business Units.
  • Monitoring accounting (IFRS), technical and commercial developments and advising on their impact on the financial close of the Group.
  • Partnering with the Business on accounting related matters.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • High level of technical accounting competency and strong analytical skills.
  • Highly motivated – able to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong IT skills - knowledge of SAP would be preferable.



  • Newly qualified/1+ year PQE with recognised accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA) or part-qualified accountant with relevant work experience.



Dublin in line with ESB's Smart Working arrangements. 


ESB is committed to offering flexibility in ways of working and we call that Smart Working – combining digital tools with a culture of trust and empowerment to enable flexible and remote ways of working.

The successful candidate may combine remote / smart working within the jurisdiction, with attendance at base for in-person collaboration, the frequency of which is agreed with the manager and subject to ongoing review.


ESB is one of the founding members of The Remote Alliance – a new initiative established by the social enterprise Grow Remote. Working with other like-minded members, we’ve committed to developing solutions that will ensure remote and hybrid working can become a sustainable part of our business.

The Remote Alliance - Grow Remote


Reporting to

Group Accounting and Reporting Manager. 



€40,000 - €50,000 per annum. 


Closing Date

9th of June 2022. 


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