Senior Financial Accountant

James Recruitment
Reading, UK
16 Sep 2019
03 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Financial Accountant - International Travel Required

Office based in Reading - up to £75,000 dependant on experience plus bonus and benefits

This is for an EMEA based SAP and account planning project

Our client a leading international environmental services company are currently seeking a financial accountant within the areas of Reading.

You will be a key member of a global finance team, responsible for the timely and accurate month-end execution of the Financial Statement Closing Process (FSCP) spanning all UK & IE locations.

Reporting to the Sales director, this will focus on the monthly closing and reporting of books and records, related account reconciliations, cost accruals, analysis of financial statement variances to forecast and budget,

Management of intercompanies and related intercompany journals, as well as posting month end journals for relevant work areas and maintaining robust support on IPE and MRC

Ideally, we're looking for a fully qualified ACCA/ACA accountant, with a good mix of technical and management experience with proven team leadership ability, along with excellent presentation and communication skills, including the confidence to work at all levels across the organization - you will also have covered:

Your role will also include:
  • Experience of controllership in a US multinational - preferably for mid/ large sized ( $200- $500M )
  • Full ownership of accounting function and G/L close for whole balance sheet ( not just some accounts)
  • Experience of remediating significant control weakness areas - role of internal audit, This can be UK or US
  • Ability to own and close overdue statutory accounts across many different EMEAA countries including company secretarial requirements .
  • Working with local accountants for smaller entities
  • Technically proficient in US GAAP- would be able to lead major changes in revenue recognition / leasing including co-ordination via consultants
  • Experience in aligning accounting polices across many diverse countries
  • Driving SOXremediation efforts - drafting processes and implementing to closure, including improvement areas like in exhaustive)
  • Delegation of authority
  • Journal reviews around month end -IPE & MRC
  • Aligning and reducing close calendars
  • Standardizing reconciliations
  • ACA trained with excellent academics

ERP |Implementation
  • Adopted a lead role ( preferably on a full-time basis for part of career ) of leading a mega workstream of
  • Accounting (ATR) within an ERP system
  • SAP R4HANA highly desirable
  • Must be in a multinational Europe & Asia environment and a subsidiary of a US Corporate
  • Experience of overcoming data cleansing challenges
  • Experience of Shared services migration of tasks and training
  • PMO Skill set and qualification like PRINCE

In return, our client offers a salary of up to £75,000 plus bonus, training, share incentive plan and an excellent range of benefits and career opportunities to work with this fast growing business- Apply now for an interview!

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