Accountant

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Accounting



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Responsible for driving technical accounting compliance, financial and operational internal controls, process simplification, and operational excellence to deliver accurate actual financial reporting and analysis. Entry level professional positions; includes some team leader positions. Requires good understanding of work routines and procedures. Limited independence in problem solving and decision making.

Essential Responsibilities

Preparation and analysis of schedules used in reported financial statements for statutory, managerial or SEC requirements, ensuring the integrity and accuracy of reported balances
Provide support on various R2R related projects (e.g. simplification, system changes, new policies implementation).
Provide operational R2R support in Global Operations Finance Europe
Consolidate balances for ledgers in Europe
Financial analysis of balance sheet accounts and review of related business processes
Co-ordination with business Finance stakeholders on closing activities and financial reporting routines
Development of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for operational and transactional processes that impact the financial statements, including closing, reporting and analysis.
Support the annual pre-close reviews.
Execute financial processes as designed, including identification of exceptions requiring escalation.
Leverages process metrics to identify and correct transaction errors and/or control deficiencies.
Identifies simplification and process improvement opportunities
Monitor effectiveness of specific internal controls, including tests of effectiveness and design
Qualifications/Requirements
Bachelor s degree in accounting, finance, or other business related field and/or equivalent experience
Basic understanding of US GAAP, GE GAP, Statutory, and GE procedural policies and is able to apply these in practice.
Has a working knowledge of the financial statements accrual accounting. for recognition of an asset (future economic benefit) or a liability (probable and estimable
Working knowledge of financial processes and linkage to financial statements.
Able to interpret and apply standard operating procedures around financial processes and controls
Understands key flows of Finance information required for the business and the related IT systems that manage it.
Capable of forging strong relationships with finance and non-finance colleagues and work effectively with others
Proven analytical skills
Highly organised with demonstrated ability to meet commitments within strict deadlines
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Proficiency in English language; a second European language is a big advantage
Skilled Excel knowledge


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