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Trainee Accountant
(2 Positions) - Finance

What's the Job?

As Trainee Accountant you will have the opportunity to work in each of the following areas, covering every aspect of finance in An Post:

Group Financial Accounting:
This area is responsible for compiling the An Post statutory financial statements, tax compliance, treasury, payroll, pensions as well as a number of subsidiary company accounts.

Group Management Accounting:
Responsible for monthly reporting to the Board, budgeting, forecasting, and compiling the financials for the five year strategic planning process and the completion of the An Post regulatory accounts.

Mails & Parcels Finance and Retail Finance:
These areas work closely with the two main business units, having responsibility for revenue reporting and billing, cost control in large operational divisions, new product and capital project financial analysis as well as business unit performance reporting.

On the Job Experience:
The Trainee Accountant will have exposure to all these areas with the opportunity to gain experience in all of the systems, processes, financial control and reporting in An Post.

Who are we looking for?
The Trainee Accountant programme is open to undergraduates who graduated in 2023 and 2022, with a minimum 2:1 honours degree. It is also open to qualified Accounting Technicians and those who have completed their first year ATI exams provided a merit was achieved within the last 2 years.

What to Expect?

This Chartered Accountants Ireland administrated ACA ‘Flexible Route’ qualification programme offers unique practical and theoretical learning across our growing e-commerce and financial services businesses, formal training, a mentor programme, supported study leave and work opportunities in a dynamic commercial environment.

We appreciate the value that diversity brings and believe our workforce should be reflective of the customers and communities we serve. That is why we actively welcome applications from people from all backgrounds, and do not discriminate based on gender, age, race, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, membership of the Travelling community, or family status. We are committed to having an inclusive workplace where every employee feels they belong. If you require accommodations to be made during the recruitment process, or have questions relating to accessibility, please email

How to apply?

Intending applicants for the Trainee Accountant positions should submit a completed Trainee Application Form to no later than 5.00pm on Wednesday 17th January 2024.


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