What you’ll do
Preparation of the statutory accounts and audit files for various EMEA entities.
You will be liaising with external auditors, coordinating the collection of all data and explanations requested, preparing the audit file to support these.
You will also be the primary contact for audit queries for the companies assigned to you.
You will have the opportunity to interact with other teams (finance or non-finance teams) and external advisors when needed to have the information readily available on a timely basis for the preparation of the statutory accounts.
You will also work closely with the International Tax team on any corporation tax issues relating to the companies within your scope.
You will play a key role in onboarding Group companies into the established global accounting processes, including documenting process flows, establishing and maintaining relationships with external advisors and identifying efficiency impro
Monthly tasks : You will be :
Preparing journal entries and account reconciliations, reviewing of monthly P&L and Balance Sheets, per company, prior to close to ensure these are as expected and to assist the Corporate Accounting team in identifying errors or omissions;
Where a company’s primary bookkeeping function is outsourced, liaising on a monthly basis with external advisors on local GAAP differences and local compliance (document retention, local Tax compliance, etc);
Determining, and implementing where appropriate, process improvements within the month end cycle to increase efficiency and reduce hours;
Streamline processes and utilisation of resources in order to create maximum productivity.
Ensuring all SOX controls are maintained and adhered to - SOX compliance
Other ad hoc projects as needed (dissolution of existing companies, mergers, for example)
Who you are :
Fluency in French required, as you will be supporting our French-speaking entities in France, Belgium, and Morocco
University degree, ACA or equivalent required
Big 4 Public accounting experience preferred
Ability to use accounting knowledge and previous experience to add value and assist in meeting the department's objectives while working in a fast-
paced, team oriented, rapidly changing, and high-growth organization
Strong Microsoft Excel skills (pivot tables, v-lookups and similar functionality)
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, capable of clearly articulating complex processes to audiences with differing levels of understanding.