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Global Reporting Systems Accountant (12M FT Mat Cover)

Gategroup Gourmet
Bedfordshire, UK
Closing date
25 Nov 2020

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About the Company

gateretail, a part of the gategroup, was established as a one-stop retail solutions provider for airlines worldwide.

At gateretail, we have the global reach, resources and expertise to maximize your retail operations, ancillary revenue and enhance your passengers' experience. We currently work with leading airlines across the globe, providing flexible and innovative product and service solutions. We will work closely with you to understand your specific requirements, so we can tailor the best solution for you

About the role:

We are looking to recruit a Global Reporting Systems Accountant to join a highly motivated and industry leading team on a 12 month fixed term contract. If you are looking for your next challenge, then we might just have the role you've been looking for.

The Global Reporting Systems Accountant will play a key role in reporting the results of the Retail business within HFM. They will drive excellence in data integrity and systems innovation of finance systems, providing support and guidance to finance users across the Retail division

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for upload, maintenance, completeness and accuracy of Retail financial data into the relevant finance systems (HFM, SAP, BW, other)
Responsible for upload, maintenance, completeness and accuracy of Retail statistical (KPI) data into the relevant finance systems - FTE/Headcount, operational KPIs etc
Responsible for the reconciliation of data between finance systems (SAP, EB, BW, HFM, BI etc), identifying and resolving discrepancies/mismatches (for both financial and statistical data)
Ensure the completeness and accuracy of month-end finance data to be reported (HFM, Essbase, BW or other relevant Finance System), and adherence to relevant deadlines
Build, maintain and ensure accuracy of the Monthly Business Review (MBR) pack, Short-term forecast (STF) models, and other key monthly report outputs
Monthly update of FX rates (SAP, HFM) for Management Reporting
Monthly FX revaluation of BS balances (debtors, creditors, bank etc)
Assisting with the monthly submission and reconciliation of actuals into HFM on WD5
Assisting with the monthly forecast submission in HFM (balance sheet, cashflow and P&L) on WD7
Manage the load, completeness, accuracy and submission of the annual budget into HFM, BW and other relevant finance systems, ensuring deadlines are adhered to, and that supporting analysis packs are adequate, and in line with Group requirements
Assistance with flash forecast reporting when required
Creating ad-hoc reports and analysis as required by the FC, FD or Senior Management Team (SMT)
Provision of finance systems, excel training, and ongoing support to users
Fostering a culture of continuous improvement in relation to practices, processes and models/templates used within the reporting function
Act as the back-up admin/support for COPA related tasks and activities
Develop and maintain the applicable documentation and supporting flowcharts (specific to Retail) for relevant finance systems, where not already provided by Group
Participation in Finance systems development / implementation projects, when and where required

Qualifications and Experience:


University degree educated, preferably in Finance or a related field
ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualification is desirable

Work Experience:

Relevant experience in a group finance analysis or reporting role, including profit and loss/balance sheet analysis
Experience of working with SAP and previous exposure to multi-currency FX calculations desired
Working knowledge and experience with Smartview, Essbase and PowerBI

Other Skills: (Certification, Licenses and Registration)

Advanced HFM and Essbase user
Ability to influence and negotiate with stakeholders and partners at all levels,
Effective verbal and written communication skills in English
Ability to work under pressure and to tight timescales, prioritising as appropriate
Self-motivated, resilient, results focused and action oriented and able to work in various cultures and environments
Strong IT skills, including Microsoft Office applications, advanced Excel desirable
Proactive and flexible attitude with sound analytical & problem-solving skills
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