General Ledger Accountant

Mark James Search Limited
Reading, UK
10 Aug 2019
23 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client, a global software business in Reading, are currently recruiting for a General Ledger Accountant to join the team.

A large focus of the role will be to assist the senior manager with the monthly close process and ad hoc projects.

  • Performs complex analytical assignments and prepares accounting related treatment as an individual contributor.
  • Provides subject matter expertise on Generally Accepted Accounting Principles to support the proper treatment of business transactions for both US and applicable countries.
  • Engages the team and establishes priorities for project management of related initiatives including impact on systems.
  • Leads complex accounting projects with little or no direction, including development of new stakeholder reports.
  • Interacts with key stakeholders outside of accounting.
  • Reviews and enhances the monthly balance sheet account reconciliations on an ad-hoc basis and assists in researching differences.
  • Uses their financial and accounting experience and acumen to analyse and interpret data to make any recommendations on possible courses of action as appropriate.
  • Ensures the accurate compilation, analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • Identifies opportunities to increase the leveraging of systems and applications by the user community to enhance business systems optimisation for the overall process to minimise manual work-around and stand-alone systems.
  • Responsible for escalations from internal customers and responses to customer inquiries, ensuring issue and error resolution while analysing issue drivers and taking mitigating actions.
  • Plans and structures work activities and sets deadlines. Subsequently monitors progress on tasks.

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or relevant field or four or more years of work experience.
  • Knowledge of FASB, SEC requirements, SOX compliance and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles both US GAAP, and local GAAP/IFRS.
  • Knowledge of accounting systems and applications such as SAP, CPM/Essbase, and Blackline.
  • Experience in the preparation of general ledgers and report query and design.
  • Willingness to travel.

Even better if you have:
  • Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, or Economics.
  • CPA certification (or local equivalent such as ACCA, ACA or CIMA).
  • Experience working in global environments.
  • Big 4 Accounting/Advisory/Audit experience.
  • Demonstrated Shared Service Center experience within a global, publicly traded company.
  • Knowledge of FASB, SEC requirements, SOX compliance.

This is a full time position working Monday - Friday.

Our client offers fantastic progression opportunities and an excellent remuneration package.

Please apply online to be considered.

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