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Accounting Analyst - Fixed Term Contract

SC Johnson
Closing date
15 Sep 2021

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This role is a Fixed Term Contract for 9 monthsRole SummaryThe purpose of the role is to be accountable for providing financial analysis, performing the Month End Close, Balance Sheet Reconciliations, intercompany accounting support, provide finance business partnering to the local country and liaising across multiple functions, and to actively support the Associate Manager in both routine tasks and process improvements.

If you would like to work in a multicultural, FMCG organisation and have experience in an accounting role and available immediately we'd like to hear from you.

Based in Frimley, Surrey, we can offer you a competitive salary and profit share. We care about the well-being of our people and other benefits include free onsite gym with free classes, tennis courts, subsidised canteen and much more. Your convenience is important to us and if you're travelling on public transport we have a free shuttle bus service running from Farnborough Station (with direct services to London Waterloo) and our local station in Frimley, as well as free parking on-site.

Essential Duties And ResponsibilitiesEnsure accounting process performs to Service Level Agreements within the SSC:Performing Activities Including, But Not Limited To
  • Ensuring the appropriate controls are operational in order to maintain the quality and integrity of financial information, ensuring consistency of process across EMEA
  • Ensure that financial statements are kept in accordance with US and local GAAP and all appropriate records are maintained
  • Performing month end tasks within 3 day close period
  • Recording bank entries
  • Performing analysis of balance sheet accounts to identify accounting discrepancies and provide input on resolutions
  • Ensure that all internal controls, financial policies and procedures established by GIA are being followed
  • Develop and maintain internal/external audit and SOX documentation as it relates to the role. Further, act as liaison between internal/external auditors and business partners during reviews and audits
  • Responsible for ensuring all tasks are being completed accurately within deadlines
  • Resolving country queries
  • Developing customer relationships with internal customers (purchasers and finance personnel)
  • Ensuring the appropriate controls are operational in order to maintain the quality and integrity of financial information, ensuring consistency of process across EMEA
  • Identify process improvements with emphasis on streamlining and/or improving controls within accounting through using LEAN methodology
  • Raising intercompany invoices, cash allocation and reconciliation for intercompany accounts
  • Analysis of Goods Receipt Account, including monitoring and reconciling any aged items
  • Fixed Asset Accounting
  • CO-PA transactions and reconciliations
Required Skills / Experience / Competencies
  • Graduate calibre ideally in business/finance or equivalent
  • Ideally a finalist or studying either CIMA / ACCA / ACA
  • Experience of monthly closing, balance sheets, month end reporting, accruals and reconciliation, able to demonstrate a high level of numeracy.
  • Advanced Excel skills needed for analysis
  • Accounting department experience in a medium to large size company
  • Awareness of internal controls and SOX
  • Ability to use initiative and be proactive in anticipating problems when they occur
  • Attention to detail and accuracy, able to self-evaluate work and create culture of continuous improvement
  • Able to work independently and with strong attention to detail
  • Comfortable working with colleagues of various levels and disciplines within a cross-functional organisation
  • Good motivation, judgment and communication skills
Preferred Skills / Experience / Competencies
  • Be a self-starter who is flexible in their approach to tasks / projects
  • Knowledge and experience of SAP CO Module is an advantage
  • Experience of Business Warehouse, BPC or similar ERP system
  • Experience of working with multiple currencies
  • Project management and presentation skills
  • Have strong communication skills and be able to quickly develop relationship with others
  • Previous experience of working within an accounting department for a multi-national organisation is an advantage
  • Experienced in Lean, Six Sigma or other recognized process excellence methodology is a nice to have
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