Finance Assistant 12 month FTC

Pitney Bowes
10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Join Pitney Bowes as Finance Assistant- 12 month FTC

About the Opportunity

As a Finance Assistant you will be responsible for ensuring the general accounting processes, performed both internally and externally (outsource provider of back office general accounting processing), are completed timely and accurately for the Operational Expenditure (OPEX) and Head Office. You deliver with precision and you will see opportunities where others see challenges.

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In this role, you’ll join our Global Accounting Operations function on the OPEX team in Hatfield and report to the GAO OPEX Controller.


    Responsibility for the accurate recording of all operating expenses for each of the entities in a timely and accurate manner ensuring adherence to the month-end timetableEnsuring month-end review and reporting supports the close processProviding support to external outsource provider of back office general accounting processes to obtain answers for exceptions that arise within the processProvide support service to the LOB’s on all operating expense related activities. This will include journal preparation, review of processes, ad-hoc requests to review positions, month-end and year-end reportingTo support the OPEX Controller in resolving queries relating to operating expense related queriesReview and analysis to support the Tax Department for VAT purposesOwnership of the OPEX processes and results, including balance sheet reconciliationEnsure month end reconciliations are completed timely and accurately; reconciling items are appropriately investigated and actionedIdentify and suggest process improvements that generate efficiencies or strengthen our controlsProvide direct input into various ad-hoc projects that require understanding and fixing control issues that arise; thereby developing strong analytical and deduction skillsLiaising with Internal and External audit to resolve any issues and queries


    Knowledge of the general accounting processes within a large business, preferably within a global organizationGood ERP/Accounting system skills – ability to utilise general functionality and keen to develop ability to extract raw data as required when working on adhoc projectsGood Microsoft Excel skills (Pivot tables; Filters; formulas)Ability to work under own initiativeAbility to work under pressure and to tight deadlinesDemonstrates a high level of ownership and accountabilityAn inherent sense of curiosity and desire to implement process improvementsStudying for a professional qualification (ACCA/CIMA); training and assistance given

    Experience of working with off-shore outsource provider and within an shared service environmentKnowledge of SAP accounting system
About us

At Pitney Bowes, our passionate and ambitious team delivers innovations that help clients navigate the complex and always evolving world of commerce: from helping them use data to market to the best customers, to enabling the sending of parcels and packages efficiently, to securing payments through statements and invoices. In everything, we do, we deliver accuracy and precision to drive meaningful impact.

Pitney Bowes is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace.

All interested individuals must apply online.

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