Reference Number: JO-2310-525134
Senior Accountant R2R
Rate: Negotiable
Job Type: Contract
Location: Chester

Senior Accountant R2R

Location: Chester (50% Hybrid working)

Duration: 12 months (This will be extended, 24 months total)

Pay rate: £42,000 per annum 

Hours: 35 hours per week 

Position Summary:

Responsible for the complex activities related to Record to Report including Intrastat reporting, Sales reconciliation, coordination of Intercompany back-charges, journal entry processing, closing activities and other complex financial processes

Key Responsibilities:

• Perform tasks accurately and independently as assigned by line manager through application of accounting and business knowledge.

• Prepare and review scheduled Balance Sheet Account Reconciliation Activities, action, monitor and execute escalations.

• Exhibit mastery of relevant Standard Operating Procedure and the reconciliation tool.

• Prepare and present balance sheet reviews.

• Monitor and manage specific month end (and year-end) related activities per Month End Close Timetable in collaboration with third party service provider.

• Understand overall closing schedule and assignment of tasks during the close and their respective deadlines and dependencies.

• Participate in daily monitoring calls during month end close. Escalate potential risks in delays from month end tasks.

• Support on audit planning and execution process.

• Continuous improvement in R2R, co-ordinate the optimisation of processes across the markets or companies within the market, consistently implementing best practices.

• Have a good working knowledge of company systems, procedures, policies and controls, information sources and analytical techniques.

• Actively obtain understanding of local business. Become subject matter experts in relation to processes performed.

• Co-operate with internal and external above-market GFS services.

Soft Skills:

• Work and manage activities independently within assigned scope; identify, analyse and solve problems requiring cross-department involvement; manage demands and expectations;

• Daily/weekly/monthly work prioritisation and planning guided by understanding of dependencies, complexity and compliance requirements.

• Co-operate with other teams internally as well as with external parties (local authorities).

• Independently drive cross-functional deliverables and issue resolution process within assigned scope.

• Identify and drive areas for CI within assigned scope by influencing and engaging business partners and supporting peers and managers in delivering on a broader scope.

Required Skills & Desired Experience:

• Degree in accounting or equivalent business experience.

• AAT qualified/ ACCA or CIMA part- or fully-qualified

• Experience in Intrastat reporting – required

• Maintains a high level of technical accounting knowledge of US GAAP or IFRS.

• Experience in accounting or finance, with demonstrable experience in record to report

• Excellent computer skills with competencies in MS applications and major ERP platforms (preference SAP).

• Excellent working knowledge of record to report processes in a multinational company.

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