This role is part of the team responsible for the providing timely and accurate recording of transaction in the general ledger and complying with financial policies & standard processes. This includes balance sheet and income statement preparation, feeder systems from sub ledgers, journal entries, allocations, intercompany & Fixed Assets accounting and conducting month end close procedures. The outputs from this process will be fed into the reporting and consolidation team and used in preparing and issuing management reporting packs. This role will involve a large amount of customer contact (internal) so excellent interpersonal skills and a strong customer focused approach are required, along with positive and professional attitude to tasks allocated, and effectively applies their knowledge and experience of accounting standards, and regulatory requirements in their respective field of specialization.
Prepare scheduled supporting documentation to general ledger journals and reconciliations Process interfaces into general ledger from payroll, excel template uploads and allocations Process all standard journals, interfaces and adjustments processed prior to performing preliminary general ledger close Review and maintain recurring and allocation entries on a monthly and annual basis Calculate and prepare accruals, prepayments and other financial information Liaise with other teams on resolving queries Prepare monthly general ledger reconciliations Resolve of all open reconciling items in a timely manner Creation and maintenance of local Chart of Accounts Assist internal and external auditors with annual and quarterly audits Liaise with internal auditors and ensure controls are operating effectively to attain SOX compliance Filing of general ledger journals and reconciliations on a monthly basis Record fixed asset additions, transfers, dispositions and depreciation in to SAP Track the compilation of project costs into fixed asset accounts, and close accounts once the related projects have been completed Reconcile fixed asset accounts and ensure accurate and complete data Reconcile the balance in the fixed asset ledger to the general ledger Perform monthly and annual period-end closing process Review and update the detailed schedule of fixed assets and accumulated depreciation Execute and monitor controls for the accurate recording of fixed assets in the system. Identify possible weaknesses or opportunities to strengthen controls and review with the Fixed Assets Manager Actively contribute during the development of new fixed assets processes and policies as necessary Work effectively in accordance with agreed service level agreements Ability to work flexibly and cover when required Create and maintain control documentation, process flows and procedures Contribute to operational improvement initiatives within the GL, FA and Reporting Team
Educational Background: Bachelor's or Master's degree in Finance & Accounting, Economics, Business Administration, Information Technologies or related field or High School Education with relevant practice Beneficial / advantageous: Accounting qualification (e.g. ACCA)
Work experience: Experience (minimum 1-2 years) in international companies with focus on General Accounting or Fixed Assets Experience working in Finance & Accounting Beneficial / advantageous: Technical accounting expertise with understanding and interpretation of accounting policies Beneficial / advantageous: working experience in an SSC