Maconomy people with industry experience
Independent, Global Communications Agency are looking for an experienced, and ideally qualified, Management Accountant to join their Europe Finance team.
The Europe Finance team is based in London and provides financial accounting and management accounting services to all of the Europe region's offices.
Management Accountant - The role :
Responsible for the financial accounting of various European entities.
Reconcile the project balance sheet accounts for regional large projects across multiple entities across Europe.
Ensure each office is meeting required statutory procedures, and in compliance with US SEC regulations and following US GAAP accounting for internal reporting and local GAAP for statutory reporting.
Report to the Finance Director, Europe to deliver financial reporting and with a dotted line to the Managing Directors of assigned offices.
Key responsibilities would include :
Ensure that all accounting processes are operating effectively for European entities as required;
Manage each entities' balance sheets, ensuring accuracy and that all accounts are understood and reconciled each month;
Manage month-end closes and ensure that deadlines are met. Produce draft P&L's & Balance Sheets timely and accurately;
Make recommendations on provisions;
Reconcile the statutory accounts to the management accounts for various European offices;
Manage all audits, both internally from corporate and externally from tax agencies for assigned offices;
Ensure that Inter-company reconciliations are maintained each month and are accurate;
Review weekly cash flows for each entity and work with the Europe Finance Director to ensure that aged debts are collected in a timely basis;
Manage and control overhead costs for assigned offices.
Handle client budget tracking as appropriate. Ensure that all project files are adequately maintained. Oversee the billing process and ensure that billing is issued timely and accurately
Manage local banking relationships and ensure company policy related to signature levels is being complied with.
The person :
Desired qualified Accountant (ACA / ACCA / CIMA or equivalent) or finalist with significant experience in the Professional Services or Marketing sector;
Experience and practical understanding of financial requirements in various European countries;
Maconomy systems experience is highly desirable