Trainee Accountant

Irish Life Group
Employment Type
Not disclosed
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Trainee Accountant – 3 year FTC

Date:  30-May-2022

Location:  Dublin, IE

Company:  Irish Life Group Services Limited

Irish Life is one of Ireland’s largest financial institutions with a presence across a range of financial services markets.  We are one of Ireland’s leading financial services groups with over 1 million customers. For over 75 years, we’ve been helping people to look after their life insurance, pension and investment needs, and more recently their health insurance.

It is a subsidiary of Great-West Lifeco and a member of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies.

We are proud of our culture of developing and supporting the growth and professional development of our people. The focus has resulted in a team of top talent with high standards, positioning us at the forefront of our industry.


What we offer


If you are a bright and ambitious graduate thinking about your future in accounting, Irish Life can help you on the road to success. Over the course of three years, the Irish Life Trainee Accountant Programme provides wide ranging experience by offering the exciting opportunity of two different rotations across Irish Life’s diverse businesses. In return you will build strong management, interpersonal and technical skills, as well as getting exposure to business-critical processes in a fast-paced multinational financial services environment. You will learn on the job with an experienced team there to support you, in an open and friendly working environment. 


Benefits of the Irish Life Trainee Programme


•   Study support towards ACCA qualification including tutorial and exam fees paid
•   Paid study and exam leave
•   Mentored by Senior Finance Leaders with an active interest in your growth
•   Competitive salary that increases in line with exam progression
•   Exposure to multiple finance streams that builds skills and knowledge for now and the future
•   Access to Irish Life Professional Development Forums
•   Access to Irish Life online learning modules.
•   An assigned buddy to assist in your onboarding process
•   22 days annual leave per year (excluding bank holidays) along with quarter end days

Your responsibilities will change as you rotate through the business but will always include Financial Reporting & Control or Finance Business Partnering at its core. This gives you the opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge you gain in your studies to practical situations and vice versa.


What you will learn on the programme:

•   Preparing and maintaining accounts
•   Planning, budgeting, and forecasting
•   Management reporting for decision making
•   Statutory reporting
•   Regulatory reporting
•   ‘Finance of the Future’ technologies & process transformation

Benefits of Irish Life


You will be able to avail of the following:


•   Workplace Convenience – excellent city centre location, subsidised restaurant. Flexible Work from Home policy in place.
•   Personal Protection – Company Pension, Death in Service Benefit, medical aid, income protection scheme, and a maternity and parental leave package.
•   Recreation – Onsite swimming pool, squash courts, and gym. Regular social and sporting events and a very active staff charity.
•   Health & Wellness – Company wide and local team events, CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) program, Bike to Work Scheme, an employee assistance programme, eye testing and annual flu vaccine to name but a few. 

What we are looking for

You will be able to demonstrate the following skills and knowledge:


•   Have a high level of self-motivation with the ambition to grow into a future finance leader
•   A relevant third level degree (Accountancy / Business related a bonus) with 2.1 Honours (preferred)
•   Strong attention to detail
•   Excellent analytical and problem solving ability
•   Strong communication and interpersonal skills, both verbal and written
•   Good experience and understanding of Microsoft Office

Behavioural Competencies

  • Functional and Technical
  • Planning and Organising
  • Drive for Results
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Team Working and Cross Functional Collaboration
  • Communication and Influencing


The company reserves the right to draw up a shortlist as part of the selection process.

ILGL supports Equal Opportunity

Trainee Accountant – 3 year FTC