Staff AccountantCompany:MarshDescription:Can you work under pressure and to tight deadlines? Are you organised and committed to delivering high quality of work? If so this could be the perfect role for you!As a Staff Accountant you will be a pro-active, results led individual who is able to balance multiple deliverables whilst satisfying a strict control environment by retaining the highest standards of governance. Ideally you will have experience in working within a busy shared services function of a similar organisation.The MMC EMEA accounting operations team supports 16 countries across Europe and forms part of the controllership function that are responsible for ensuring accounting is in adherence to organisation policies, procedures and SOX requirements. The department is supported by an offshore transactional processing team of approximately 100 employees with onshore headcount at around 40. The teams are functionally aligned as follows: Fixed Assets & Expenses, Revenue & Foreign Exchange, Intercompany & Consolidation, Bank Reconciliation, Procure to Pay, and Cash Control.In addition to this, the department has involvement in acquisitions and global projects. It supports initiatives for individual career progression and skill expansion.The TeamThis role sits within the Fixed Assets and Expenses team who are responsible for all activities in relation to accounting for tangible and intangible fixed assets, payroll accounting and expenses for the UK entities. Specific responsibilities include preparation of accruals, P&L review and analysis, balance sheet reconciliations, journal creation and approval, payroll interface validations; and reporting.Key ResponsibilitiesProduction & control review of all balance sheet reconciliations within functional team remitException reporting and perform checks prior to issuingEnsure timely investigation and resolution of any exception itemsEnsure all month-end and quarter-end deliverables are metCommunicate regularly with offshore counterpartTo play a lead role in the continuous improvement of business processesRecord and monitor new tasks through change control processMailbox managementAttend meetings with managers, colleagues and clients as required.Assist with other ad-hoc tasks, projects and initiatives as required.Assist auditors and SOX testers.Assist with current and future accounting operation transitionsDelivery of training to Offshore teamsJournal creation, review and approvalsPreparation and review of quarterly reporting schedulesPayroll interface checkingExpense accrual preparation and reviewFixed asset interface checkingFixed asset to GL reconciliation and reviewP&L analysis and commentary to the businessQualifications/SkillsEssentialPart/Qualified ACCA/ CIMA (or equivalent).Advanced skills in Excel - VLookups, pivot tables etcFlexible and team player - develops close partnerships with onshore and offshore colleaguesAbility to work under pressure to tight deadlines and deliver results to short timescales.Previous proven ability to identify areas to improve efficiency, accuracy and analysis and suggest and implement process improvements.DesiredPrior experience of Oracle and HFM (preferred but not essential)Insurance industry experience would be advantageous but not essential.Lean/Six Sigma knowledge.Marsh & McLennan Companies offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including: pension, health and welfare, tuition assistance, employee assistance program, domestic partnership benefits, career mobility, employee network groups, volunteer opportunities, and other programs. For more information about our company, please visit us at: . We embrace a culture that celebrates and promotes the many backgrounds, heritages and perspectives of our colleagues and clients. For more information, please visit us at: .Marsh & McLennan Companies and its Affiliates are EOE Minority/Female/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employers.Click here to return to the MMC Careers SiteMarsh & McLennan (NYSE: MMC) is the world's leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. The company's nearly 65,000 colleagues advise clients in over 130 countries. With annual revenue over $14 billion, Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment through four market-leading firms. Marsh advises individual and commercial clients of all sizes on insurance broking and innovative risk management solutions. 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