Senior Accountant

Emerald Group
Up to £50,000 + benefits
06 Mar 2018
06 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Interim, contract & temp
Full Time

Consultant Name: Sarah Schadek

Telephone Number: 0692475689431

Email Address:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Executes, with limited assistance, the daily procedures for their accounting areas or entities, including communications with the different lines of business, reviewing daily transactions, identifying accounting changes, coordinating with other accounting teams, JVs and affiliates, or outsourced accounting firms, and ensuring timeliness of deliverables
  • Liaises with various departments to obtain accounting transaction support
  • Analytically reviews accounting transaction support for issues
  • Performs detailed transaction analyses to calculate journal entry amounts
  • Prepare month-end journals for the German business units based on US & local GAAP (HGB) and obtain approvals via Sharepoint. Manage the preparation of month-end journals which were assigned to the MSS India GL team to ensure that all journals are posted in time for month-end closing. Provide pre-level 1 reviews for those journals in Sharepoint
  • Ensures accounting transactions are recorded to the proper chart of accounts (i.e. legal entities, accounts, departments, currencies, etc.)
  • Prepares monthly balance sheet reconciliations and identifies and resolves reconciling items; reviews monthly balance sheet reconciliations prepared by the MSS India team; ensure that all monthly balance sheet reconciliations are approved by the appropriate levels
  • Prepares monthly account variance analyses (FLUX reports) with high quality comments
  • Gathers supporting documentation for internal and external audits
  • Prepares additional account analysis for Internal Audits, External Audits, and ad-hoc requests
  • Prepares reports for external statutory and regulatory reporting; involvement in other activities arising from the annual audits
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications
  • Understands US & local GAAP (HGB), internal control policies and the company’s Global Accounting Policies (MGAP) with respect to their procedures; proper execution of SOX controls in their area of responsibility in order to support clean opinions from auditors on internal controls over financial reporting
  • Prepare monthly accruals for recurring expense items and for non-posted supplier invoices where approval is pending
  • Control the accuracy, timeliness and completeness of AP entries. Collaborate with the AP hub team to reduce issues and overdue payments to vendors. Ensure invoices are forwarded timely to the hub. Tackle any issue arising from vendors and liaise with the hub to obtain emergency payments when required. Agree with the hub to process timely postings of direct debit entries and related payments
  • Preparation of the monthly VAT returns for MIS Germany including all surrounding tasks such as obtaining tax review/approval and timely and complete AP entries
  • Coordination of the tax approvals for the quarterly trade- and corporation tax prepayments and timely and complete AP entries
  • Additional duties/projects as assigned by your manager


  • Must have a bachelor’s degree
  • ACA/ACCA/CPA or equivalent part qualified/qualified is preferable
  • Relevant accounting experience (preferably in a large multi-national company or in a major accounting firm)
  • Sound knowledge of local reporting requirements
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office with advanced Excel skills
  • Knowledge of a major financial system (preferably Peoplesoft)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills, analytic skills, and attention to details

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