Record to Report Accountant

Recruiter
ISS
Location
Bolton By Bowland, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
14 Jul 2019
Closes
31 Jul 2019
Ref
1197322228
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
ISS has partnered with Robert Walters to recruit a number of ambitious and motivated Record to Report Accountants to join their growing finance team in Bolton.

The ISS network of operating divisions provides high quality facility services designed to maintain the fabric and appearance of buildings. ISS provides facilities management; cleaning & hygiene services; maintenance and building services; catering; security; and a wide range of other tailor-made services for customers throughout the Public and Private Sectors.

To provide 'front office' support to the Global Back Office who will perform the majority of transactional activities across all aspects of RTR and all other workstreams (OTC, PTP).

The UK Shared Service Centre will be the key link between the UK and the Global Back Office activity to ensure that the offshore centre works in harmony with the business.

Provide assistance and support to key stakeholders ensuring and maintaining the integrity of the general ledger through the promotion of best practice.

Key Responsibilities:
  • To provide first level / 'front office' support to Cognizant, in all aspects of their Record to Report (RTR) activities
  • Respond to 2nd level escalations from internal finance stakeholders which cannot be solved within the Global Back Office and feedback actions to Global Back Office
  • Assist in journal postings where needed for more complicated transactions
  • To review and monitor volumes of "open" transactions in core systems (e.g. Concur, Coupa, Navision)
  • Monitor trial balances / general ledgers for accuracy and completeness
  • Monitor KPIs and provide direction where needed
  • Participate as required as a team member in other special projects.
  • Ensure Global Back Office are updated on all UK / Group changes and policies
  • Where there are performance challenges, work with the Global Back Office to solve the issues at the start of the process.
  • Root cause analysis of items where issues are found at the end of the process in PTP.
  • Assist management to facilitate continuous process improvement and ensure tight cost control, supporting Lean initiatives and maintaining integrity of the systems.

Qualifications:
  • University Degree
  • Full / Part Qualified Accounting Qualification: ACCA, ACA, CIMA

Key Skills preferred:
  • 1-3 years of previous Record to Report / General accounting experience is essential
  • Excellent accounting knowledge across Payables, Receivables and General Ledger
  • Experience in a similar role within a multi-site business is desirable
  • Prior experience of working with an outsourced Finance Shared Service Centre is preferable but not mandatory
  • Customer focussed and target driven
  • Forward thinking, with a 'can do' attitude
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, to tight deadlines
  • Ability to understand the detail behind processes
  • Ability to build relationships with key stakeholders
  • Good level of IT skills including intermediate / advanced MS Excel

This an excellent opportunity for an ambitious Part or Qualified Accountant to join a leading business that can offer progression and support with your career, during an exciting period of growth.

All third-party applications will be sent to Robert Walters.

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