Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland Full-time

Smartbox Group is the inventor and the global leader of the “experience gift” concept with leading market shares in Europe. Created in 2003 by Pierre-Edouard Sterin, Smartbox is now present in eleven countries (France, Italy, UK, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, and Ireland) with seven brands, has 800 employees and generates around €500m of business volume with four main product categories.





The 2000s have allowed Smartbox  rising from a  French start-up stage to the stage of international ETI, through strong organic and external growth. In a more mature competitive environment, the Group’s objectives is the operational excellence by improving its organization and its accounting and decision-making process.

In this context, within the Finance & Accounting shared Service Center, you will participate in the transformation of the department and its reinforcement, with the consolidation of the entire Group's information systems covering the following main areas: Finance (ERP AX Dynamics Microsoft), Supply Chain module Voucher Management System (Ogloba) Purchase order system (ongoing), Travel Expenses System (Certify), the Consolidation tool (Amelkis), the Reporting System (Excel and BI), and the Treasury System ( Kyriba).


You will report to the Finance Shared Service Center Manager – Accounting.

Your responsibilities

The role is to determine, control and check: Business volume, revenues, selling expenses, costs of goods sold for the aim of the monthly reporting, the statutory accounts prepared on a quarterly basis and at year end.

It covers all European businesses centralised in two Irish entities Smartbox Group Ltd and Smartbox Group Company Ltd

Participate in the implementation of the new ERP, build the new accounting processes and day to day work adaptation.

Job Purpose

  • Control and calculate the group revenues per business unit within the Smartbox Group on a monthly basis.
  • Prepare and/or control monthly reporting packs
  • Responsible for all revenue & costs of goods sold queries from all Smartbox Group entities.
  • Ensure timely and accurate reconciliations of assigned Balance Sheet accounts are performed in accordance with group procedures.
  • Monitor and check all interfaces (when deployed with the ERP go live) .

Job specifics

  • Manage a large volume of data and transactions , deal with it with accuracy, rigor, and constant adaptation.
  • Understand the relationships between the systems : accounting systems and business data base, understand the way to reconcile it with the help of the BI team plus the business analyst.
  • Support the valuation of revenues and the offset assets and liabilities accounts with external business data. Process and analyse large volumes of business data and transactions with the aim of correctly valuating and adjusting the revenues.
  • Perform the reconciliation reports, understand the activities in order to modify them when needed.
  • Monitor and manage the business rules within each reports liaising with the BI team.

Procedures, Processes and business

  • Understand the business model globally, and provide accounting expertise for the launches of new products. Understand the procedures: the actual ones and future ones related to the new ERP
  • Propose improvements in processes, Finance and business when directly link to the accounting reliability.
  • Lean on the SI and Finance processes manager.
  • Be key in anticipating evolution of businesses, products and the way to get it recorded automatically in accounting systems.
  • Guaranty the consistency between accounting systems and business data base

Internal relationships

  • Liaise with Business unit Controllers
  • Liaise with BI team and business analysts
  • Liaise with the operations/business data base team leader to anticipate any changes
  • Liaise with the SI and Finance processes manager
  • Participate in ad hoc finance projects and work as required


  • Qualified Accountant ACCA/ACA
  • Expert in MS Office applications.
  • Expertise in complex reports (xls, BI reports, Powerpivot)
  • Basic knowledge in SQL

Professional skills and competences

  • Excellent analytical capability
  • Excellent business acumen
  • Communication/interaction skills
  • Positive/can do attitude, open to other departments, ability to acquire technical skills
  • Knowledge of AX an advantage.
  • Experience in a Finance Shared Services environment an advantage.
  • ERP implementation experience an advantage.

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