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Proofpoint Senior Financial Accountant in Belfast, United Kingdom

It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!

We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.

At Proofpoint we offer and value the following, “Good work life balance”, “Excellent Compensation and benefits” and most importantly a culture & colleagues that inspires people to do their best”

Corporate Overview

Proofpoint is a leading cybersecurity company protecting organizations’ greatest assets and biggest risks: vulnerabilities in people. With an integrated suite of cloud-based solutions, Proofpoint helps companies around the world stop targeted threats, safeguard their data, and make their users more resilient against cyber-attacks. Leading organizations of all sizes, including more than half of the Fortune 1000, rely on Proofpoint for people-centric security and compliance solutions mitigating their most critical risks across email, the cloud, social media, and the web.

We are singularly devoted to helping our customers protect their greatest assets and biggest security risk: their people. That’s why we’re a leader in next-generation cybersecurity.

The Role

We are looking for a Senior Financial Accountant to join our fast-paced, high-performing international accounting team. As we continue to grow and expand globally, we understand that hiring the right people and treating them well is key to our success! We are a multi-national company with locations in 18 countries, with each location contributing to Proofpoint’s amazing culture.

This individual will be an integral part of the international accounting team with focus in European countries. This is a great opportunity that will allow for career growth as the Company continues to expand.

  • Responsible for month-end, quarter-end, and year-end close procedures, including account reconciliations and roll-forward schedules

  • Prepare journal entries based on review of supporting reconciliations and schedules

  • General Ledger responsibilities including, but not limited to monthly Management reporting packages, Accounting for International Subs, Accruals, and other areas

  • Assist in preparing monthly balance sheet and income statement flux variance analyses for management reporting

  • Coordinate with HR and local outsourcing firms to process international payroll, review monthly payroll reports

  • Support in the procure to pay process

  • Support in annual subs audits where applicable

  • Support team in finance SOX compliance activities

  • Assist in process improvement projects, including coordination with cross-functional teams

  • Deliver on any ad-hoc projects as necessary

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, emphasis in Accounting

  • Experience in general accounting experience in industry and/or a public accounting firm as well as in international subs; experience in international payroll a plus

  • Demonstrates a strong working knowledge of US GAAP

  • Strong proficiency in Excel, ability to organize and communicate effectively across various mediums with varying audiences

  • Detail-oriented with excellent analytical and prioritization skills

  • System ERP experience a plus, primarily D365

Why Proofpoint

  • Supportive leadership; an inclusive and employee centric culture

  • Award winning technology

  • We invest in our sales teams, through world-class leadership & enablement programs

Protecting people is at the heart of our award-winning lineup of cybersecurity solutions, and the people who work here are the key to our success. We’re a customer-focused and a driven-to-win organization with leading-edge products. We are an inclusive, diverse, multinational company that believes in culture fit, but more importantly ‘culture-add’, and we strongly encourage people from all walks of life to apply.

We believe in hiring the best and the brightest to help cultivate our culture of collaboration and appreciation. Apply today and explore your future at Proofpoint! #LifeAtPFPT


If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

Proofpoint has earned several company recognition awards in 2023.

Proofpoint thrives on the invaluable contributions of our diverse workforce, which encompasses a kaleidoscope of lived experiences, thoughts, perspectives, and professional expertise. We attribute much of our success to our people, who are at the core of our organization and embody our people-centric ethos.

We hire the most innovative minds globally to safeguard our customers’ sensitive data and intellectual property. Our talented workforce develops and leverages our advanced technology, combining their expertise to provide comprehensive protection against threat actors and mitigate the risks posed by both malicious and negligent employees.

Cyberattacks have the potential to disrupt access to vital resources such as energy, water, transportation, healthcare, and financial services. At Proofpoint, our dedicated team works tirelessly to ensure world-class cyber resilience, protecting approximately 8,000 enterprise customers worldwide.

We are committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. We work every day to ensure that our employees feel that they are in a community that celebrates their unique identity, cultivates their sense of belonging, and invests in their professional growth. We have 9 employee-led employee inclusion groups which help support both employees and our organization by providing opportunities to network, discuss career and cultural development and uplift the corporate culture to create a more inclusive workplace.

At Proofpoint, we have a passion for protecting people, data, and brands from today’s advanced threats and compliance risks. We hire the best people in the business to:

  • Build and enhance our proven security platform

  • Blend innovation and speed in a constantly evolving cloud architecture

  • Analyze new threats and offer deep insight through data-driven intel

  • Collaborate with customers to help solve their toughest security challenges

We are singularly devoted to helping our customers protect what matters most. That’s why we’re a leader in next-generation cybersecurity—and why more than half of the Fortune 100 trust us as a security partner.

Proofpoint is an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

Proofpoint is an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.