Financial Accounting Manager

Global Payments
Leicester, UK
Closing date
9 Oct 2020

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About Us
We are a global leader in payments processing technology and solutions for a wide range of merchants and partners. In fact, we operate in over 30 different countries, with 22,000 staff and in the last four years, have seen our share price rise by over five times!

About the Role
This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified accounting professional to come and join our Accounting team in Leicester to play a vital role in supporting the Head of European Accounting. You will be responsible for accounting, reporting and reviewing of multiple business units including Spain, UK, Ireland and Malta.

  • Act as reporting accountant to prepare regulatory financial and statutory reporting for the UK, Malta and Ireland businesses including, where necessary, reporting to the FCA, Schemes, Malta FSA and HMRC
  • Manage the closure of the annual accounts process for the UK, Ireland and Malta businesses, leading on the production of the financial statements
  • Raise journal entries to ensure the monthly accounts accurately reflect the business's activities
  • Prepare month-end analysis to support roundtable calls, including review of business performance against prior months and explaining causes for variances
  • Responsible for ensuring the business is adhering to accounting standards (IFRS and US GAAP) and providing technical advice on accounting treatments
  • Responsible for accounting of treasury activity to ensure that costs and revenue are correctly recorded
  • Ensure that financial transactions are accurately and completely recorded in the financial statements of the UK, Ireland and Spain businesses in Primary and US ledgers
  • Provide a professional and efficient financial service to facilitate sound financial management and control and contribute effectively to organisational objectives
  • Liaise effectively with External and Internal Auditors regarding the year-end schedule and audit process for the UK, Ireland and Malta businesses
  • Capital adequacy calculations, including stress testing
  • Assist in ensuring financial operational control and reporting SOX compliance
  • Supporting the delivery of projects for change management as required for Accounting
  • Assist and correctly account for intercompany transactions

About You
  • Minimum 5+ years accounting experience - preferably Big 4 ACA/ACCA qualified
  • Auditing experience essential
  • Demonstrate a detailed technical understanding of both international and local financial reporting standards (IFRS, US GAAP) and show the ability to interpret and apply these standards to both local circumstances
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with ability to communicate well with all levels of staff, including executive & senior management, and to be a team player as part of wider virtual team
  • Financial accounting reporting systems and processes
  • Experience of card industry preferable
  • Financial and business reporting experience
  • Requirement to work flexibly when required
  • Ability to work on own initiative and to manage own workload against tight deadlines
  • Experience with Oracle accounting package preferred
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel

What's in it for you?
Whilst the challenge and opportunity might be enough for some, we know we need to offer a little more. There is a competitive salary and bonus package, plus a generous benefits package including a range of pension, lifestyle and holiday allowances and a career path that could take you to any one of those 30 countries mentioned above!
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