French Speaking Financial Accountant

Recruiter
Robert Walters
Location
Leavesden
Posted
11 Jan 2018
Closes
16 Feb 2018
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Robert Walters are pleased to be supporting a well known Pharmaceutical company on the recruitment of a French Speaking Financial Accountant position based in Watford. This is an excellent opportunity for an ACA/CIMA/ACCA Finalist or part-qualified candidate with IFRS experience.

Robert Walters are pleased to be supporting a well known Pharmaceutical company on the recruitment of a French Speaking Financial Accountant position based in Watford. This is an excellent opportunity for an ACA/CIMA/ACCA Finalist or part-qualified candidate with IFRS experience.

You will also be a fluent or native French speaker. You will also have strong experience and knowledge of French GAAP, IFRS and SOX controls.

Your key responsibilities will include:

* Ensure proper processing of daily transactions in the general ledger for all EMEA entities
* Assisting department managers with ensuring all purchase requisitions are reviewed for policy compliance and general ledger coding prior to entry into the accounting system
* Responsible for timely completion of balance sheet reconciliations for all EMEA entities in accordance with closing schedule on a monthly basis
* Assisted with preparation of lead schedules for month-end review
* Responsible for ensuring the timely completion of all cash reconciliations at the end of each month
* Responsible for month end accruals into general ledger on a monthly basis
* Working with the Tax Department to provide information and guidance for VAT accruals and payments
* Assist other team members with system or policy issues
* Deal with requests from internal and external auditors
* Responsible for ensuring compliance with Sarbanes Oxley key controls

You will:

  • Relevant Experience Required
  • ACCA/CIMA Qualified Accountant or EU equivalent
  • Fluent or native French speaker - this is essential
  • Strong experience and knowledge of French GAAP, IFRS and SOX controls
  • Experience with SAP or equivalent ERP Accounting System is desired
  • Experience of working in a multi-company & multi-currency environment required
  • Experience of working within a corporate international company

Salary & Benefits

A highly competitive base salary of circa £35,000 - £45,000 plus private healthcare, profit share, pension, childcare vouchers and many other company specific benefits. You will be based in Watford.

If this role is of interest, then please send your up to date CV to Kay Edle - or call me on