Senior Financial accountant - EMEA

3 days left

Location
Northampton
Posted
27 Aug 2021
Closes
24 Sep 2021
Ref
1175224
Experience Levels
Qualified Accountant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
In this role you will will be expected to own and maintain the general ledger for all EMEA entities in Continental Europe (CE), whilst managing a team of 2 qualified accountants. 

Responsibilities will include;
  • Management of the CE General Ledger’s ensuring all applicable internal controls and policies are adhered to.
  • Assistance with the implementation, maintenance and improvement of robust month end processes and internal controls to meet the demands of a rapidly growing business.
  • Coordination of month end tasks with direct reports and colleagues overseeing our CE entities to ensure all entities can meet the respective group period end deadlines.
  • Preparation and review of monthly balance sheet reconciliation files to a high standard in line with internal deadlines; including coordination of any issues which need resolving with the wider business.
  • Maintain the CE ledgers in accordance with group and statutory accounting requirements.
  • Preparation and review of year-end local statutory accounts in compliance with relevant local GAAP.
  • Assist with the interim and year end audit process with preparation of information for external auditors.
  • Management and coordination of payroll related costs with our third-party providers for ten entities.
  • Preparation and review of all indirect and direct tax return submissions and ensure payments are made to meet deadlines and submission of all necessary financial statistical returns.
  • Day to day coordination and delegation of admin related activities, compliance surveys and letters for our CE entities.
  • Promote a culture of best practice across EMEA by ensuring all work is completed to the highest standards and sharing improved ways of working.
  • Identify and flag any issues promptly to the Financial Accounting Manager – EMEA including any risks or opportunities identified for the Companies.

About You
  • Recognised accountancy qualification (preferably ACA/ACCA) with at least 3 years PQE with appropriate technical competencies.
  • Experience in dealing with Continental Europe based entities.
  • Able to communicate across all areas of the business including non-financial colleagues.
  • Strong investigatory, analytical and problem solving skills with a keen eye for detail.
  • Work under tight deadlines within a small team and help others within the team wherever possible.
  • Proactive approach to work and a desire to streamline processes to increase productivity and efficiencies across EMEA.
  • Experience with D365 (Microsoft Dynamics) desirable but not essential.
Benefits
  • Competitive salary
  • Private healthcare
  • Pension contribution
  • Discounts and freebies
  • Dedicated Culture team focusing on culture, wellness, and charity work across the business
  • 2 paid volunteer days per year  
  • Newly renovated offices