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Transformation Project Accountant

Employer
Goodman Masson Financial Recruitment
Location
London, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
23 Jan 2021

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

A globally recognised name within the media sector are in search of a Project Accountant to help stabilise a new system implementation that went live 12 months ago.

Since go live, various issues have been identified which require a review and solution implemented. Group Finance need to ensure the new consolidation process has been correctly implemented per accounting standards and internal requirements.

You will be tasked with delivering and supporting stabilisation tasks from a financial accounting view and ensuring that the system complies with group accounting policies and generally accepted accounting standards and practices.

Key Responsibilities:

Design and implement a process for ensuring consolidation entries that are not transacting on S4 Hana system can be reviewed and understood by group finance
Act as the central point of contact for business experts around the world to ensure any local requirements are being met as part of the stabilisation
Arrange a review and clean up of dormant companies in the system and work with the Company secretary team to ensure strike off
Work with the group finance team to ensure any recommendations for changes to system knowledge and documentation is available and prepared and the business know where to find it
Work with senior stakeholders and Group finance teams to ensure any adaptations or new processes are in place following implementation
Provide assurance that any recommendations for changes to the system comply with Group accounting policiesKey Capabilities:

Excellent awareness of current and prospective technical accounting and reporting requirements under IFRS
Solid understanding of consolidation principles in an international group, including an awareness of the impact of foreign exchange on trading performance;
Experience in production of statutory and management reporting
The ability to work within a project environment and hit short deadlines
Experience of working on system implementations would be an advantage
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