General Ledger Accountant

Recruiter
Bespoke Recruitment
Location
Berkshire, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
20 Oct 2019
Closes
01 Nov 2019
Ref
1283991072
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This position supports general accounting reports to Sr Manager, Accounting for Connect. A majority of the responsibilities will be to assist the Sr Manager with the monthly close process and ad hoc projects.

Responsibilities include:

* 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.

* 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 analyze and interpret data to make any recommendations on possible courses of action as appropriate.

* Effectively engages to successfully complete multiple and diverse deliverables; is accountable for the related accounting treatment, completeness and accuracy of the work product.

* 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 optimization for the overall process to minimize manual work‐around and stand‐alone systems.

* Identifies and drives improvement opportunities for Accounting and works closely with either internal teams or service providers (if any) to ensure improvement opportunities are implemented.

* Responsible for escalations from internal customers and responses to customer inquiries, ensuring issue and error resolution while analyzing issue drivers and taking mitigating actions.

* Ensures adequate controls are in place over financial processes and results.

* Ensures compliance and adherence with controls for internal policies and external regulations.

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You'll need to have:

* Bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or relevant field or four or more years of work experience.

* Four or more years of relevant 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).

* Demonstrated Shared Service Centre experience within a global, publicly traded company.

* Knowledge of FASB, SEC requirements, SOX compliance.

* Experience running continuous improvement projects and conducting root cause analysis

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