General Ledger Accountant

Bespoke Recruitment
Berkshire, UK
20 Oct 2019
01 Nov 2019
Contract Type
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.


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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