ICON Clinical Research Financial Analyst II - Financial Business Partnering in Dublin, Ireland

Financial Analyst II - Financial Business Partnering


Are you an ambitious qualified accountant looking for join a high performing and dynamic finance team?

Do you like partnering with people and making a difference? Do you enjoy working in a fast paced environment?

ICON plc, a leading Contract Research Organisation, employing approximately 13,500 employees across 97 offices in 38 countries, seeks an expert and highly motivated Financial Analyst II to join the Finance Team at its Leopardstown Global HQ.


  • The Role:*

You will partner and provide financial analysis and guidance to a range of budget owners within ICON’s Global Business Service line. Partnering with these internal clients, you will use your strong analytical skills and accounting knowledge to develop a keen understanding of multiple departmental cost drivers & variables in order to provide support in identifying and delivering on cost saving initiatives.


  • Responsibilities:*

  • Preparation of monthly financial forecasts and variance analysis Identification of key cost drivers and variables within the departments

  • Build strong working relationships with the departmental budget owners

  • Collaborate with the wider finance function in the pre-close review to ensure the accuracy of reporting through information sharing

  • Preparation of monthly reporting packages with insightful commentary and analysis

  • Support and own aspects of the development and preparation of annual budget for GBS functions

  • Support the preparation of ad-hoc management presentations

  • Recognize, exemplify and enforce ICON's values which centers on our dedication to People, Clients and Performance

  • What you need:*

  • Qualified or Part Qualified with a dream to continue their financial education (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, MBA or other relevant financial education).

  • Analytically minded with inquisitive nature, seeks out problem solving opportunities.

  • Prior relevant experience in financial analysis or financial planning and analysis is preferred, but not required.

  • Strong, effective interpersonal skills (verbal and written) to communicate with peers, managers and Executives.

  • Eagerness to learn and develop as an ICON employee and member of the Clinical Research Industry.

  • Benefits of Working in ICON:*


ICON enjoys a strong reputation for quality and is focused on staff development. We make it our mission to attract the most diverse and creative minds into the business and we continually strive to provide opportunities for our people to excel, grow and build a phenomenal career.

We understand that our greatest asset is the skills and talents of our people and they are truly what set us apart. Other than working with a great team of smart and ambitious people, we also offer a very competitive benefits package. This varies from country to country so a dedicated recruiter will discuss this with you at interview stage.

We care about our people as they are the key to our success. We provide an open and friendly work environment where we empower people and provide them with opportunities to develop their long term career.

  • ICON is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans and committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment*