Located in Knutsford, England, working at the E.M.EA. Shared Service Centre ("SSC") finance team requires an Assistant Accountant to oversee accounts reconciliations for Europe and Middle-East locations. The SSC consists of 30 employees in Knutsford.
Supervised by the Accounting Manager E.M.E.A., the Assistant Accountant is primarily responsible for the accurate and timely financial reporting’s of German, Luxembourg and UK entities. This team member plays a critical role in the organization as he/she will interact with various internal departments. Prepares and analyses financial information to allow the organization to make well-informed decisions to ensure future stability, profitability and growth.
More specifically, the person will be required to:
Prepare all types of journal entries.
Prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliations. Ensure an accurate and timely monthly close.
Assist the Accounting Manager E.M.E.A. to ensure all financial close deadlines are met. Maintain effective SOX controls and documentation.
Assist the annual audit processes both with external and internal auditors.
Qualifications and competencies
AAT Qualification or Part-qualified accountant (acca, aca, cima, acma, icaew) with at least 2 years’ experience Experience with Oracle accounting system is a plus
Advanced Microsoft Excel skills required
Detail oriented and organized in work with the ability to meet assigned deadlines
Work well as part of a team, however be able to self-motivate with the ability to multi-task and manage one’s own work load Intermediate level knowledge of all accounting functions including accounts payable and fixed assets