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Hub Accountant

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11 Dec 2021

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Hub Accountant - Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC) - Witham

Can you work under pressure and to tight deadlines? Are you organised and committed to delivering high quality of work? If so,this could be the perfect role for you!

Position Overview

The EMEA accounting operations team supports 20 countries across Europe and forms part of the controllership function that is responsible for ensuring accounting is in adherence to organisation policies, procedures and SOX requirements. The department is supported by an offshore transactional processing team of approximately 100 employees with onshore headcount at around 40. The teams are functionally aligned as follows: Fixed Assets & Expenses, Revenue & Foreign Exchange, Intercompany & Consolidation, Bank Reconciliation, Payables Accounting & Corporate Card Administration and Cash Control.

What can you expect?

As a member of the team you will be a pro-active, results led individual, who is able to balance multiple deliverables whilst satisfying a strict control environment by retaining the highest standards of governance. Ideally you will have experience in working within a busy shared services function of a similar organisation.

Please note that this is a 12 month fixed-term contract.

What's in it for you?

A competitive starting salary to plus a comprehensive benefits package to include; generous pension scheme, employee assistance programme, career mobility, employee network groups, volunteer opportunities, and a number of other programmes.

MMC also offers a flexible benefit scheme to allow you to select benefits that are most appropriate for your lifestyle and personal circumstances. For example, these include options to buy additional days' holiday, dental, travel and personal accident insurance, together with a number of staff discounts available in the retail and leisure sectors, such as discounted gym membership.

We will count on you to perform a combination of tasks, for example:
  • Verification and co-ordination of approximately 115 manual payments per month
  • Validation and approval of payment templates on banking software
  • Query resolution and clearance of Accounts Payable (AP) outstanding bank entries
  • Resolution of aged items on AP/AR-GL reconciliations including trial balances, AP and T&E accruals
  • Query resolution and clearance of Accounts Payable outstanding bank entries
  • Review and resolution of open credit balances
  • Clearing Proforma AP invoices to account for VAT
  • Day to day support for Local Business Units, Controllers and Offshore P2P team
  • Monitoring of Goods Received Not Invoiced (GRNI) reports and escalation where appropriate
  • AP month end close processes
  • Support in the continuous improvement of business processes
  • Mailbox management
  • Assist with information for auditors and SOX testers
  • Assist with other ad-hoc tasks as required

What you need to have:
  • Intermediate skills in Excel - V lookups and pivots
  • Flexible and proactive team player; able to develop and maintain close partnerships with onshore and offshore colleagues
  • Accurate with high attention to detail
  • Self-starter attitude with a willingness to learn
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines
  • Proven experience of similar work
  • Interest in process improvements

What makes you stand out:
  • Experience of using Oracle
  • Previous Accounts Payable experience
  • Previous experience in and understanding of AP related accounting basics
  • Experience in working in a high volume environment to tight deadlines

About Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC)

Marsh & McLennan (NYSE: MMC) is the world's leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. The Company's 76,000 colleagues advise clients in over 130 countries. With annualized revenue approaching $17 billion, Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment through four market-leading businesses. Marsh advises individual and commercial clients of all sizes on insurance broking and innovative risk management solutions. Guy Carpenter develops advanced risk, reinsurance and capital strategies that help clients grow profitably and pursue emerging opportunities. Mercer delivers advice and technology-driven solutions that help organizations meet the health, wealth and career needs of a changing workforce. Oliver Wyman serves as a critical strategic, economic and brand advisor to private sector and governmental clients. For more information, visit, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @mmc_global or subscribe to BRINK.

We embrace a culture that celebrates and promotes the many backgrounds, heritages and perspectives of our colleagues and clients regardless of their gender expression or identity, marital or civil partnership status, ethnic origin, nationality, age, background, disability, sexual orientation or beliefs. We are proud of our inclusive culture where everyone feels empowered.
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