Accountant - Statutory Reporting

Competitive
Contract
Dublin City Centre
30 Apr 2020
BBBH758876

Our Client a Leading Software Company is seeking an experienced Accountant to join the team!

The Statutory reporting team are responsible for delivering timely, complete & accurate external statutory reporting for 70+ subsidiaries in Europe & Asia across 40 jurisdictions.

This role will be responsible for managing the external audit process for a number of complex trading companies in Europe/Asia.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who will use their problem-solving skills and communication skills to resolve issues as they arise.

The individual should be capable of managing more complex audits with minimal oversight.

Main Duties include the following:

  • Prepare audit files for all Companies under job responsibility.
  • Prepare and analyse financial statements in advance of audit commencing.
  • Prepare journals as required adjusting US GAAP management accounts to local GAAP statutory accounts.
  • Communicate with relevant internal groups and ensure all audit Prepared by Client requirements (PBC) are met to the agreed timelines.
  • Work with other internal teams in order to ensure successful audit completion including Legal, Tax etc
  • Act as a single point of contact during the statutory audit and address auditor questions during audit.
  • Prepare reconciliation pack between US GAAP & Local GAAP for management review, respond to review questions etc.
  • Manage compliance reporting while ensuring timely filing of all statutory accounts for area of responsibility.
  • Manage certain complex areas across the team, e.g. Share based payment charges, intangible assets, provisions and investment in subsidiaries.
  • Manage valuation and other work under direction from Technical manager.

General Accounting Duties:

  • Prepare analytical reviews for Income Statement and Balance Sheet for all entities under area of responsibility.
  • Ensure that statutory timing differences are addressed appropriately from US GAAP perspective & that no permanent differences arise.
  • Research significant transactions in year under review to ensure understand business driver & ensure local accounting treatment is correct.
  • Participate in feedback loop to other Finance functional teams if consistent issues occur across entities or if significant error transaction is identified.
  • Ensure that statutory timing differences are addressed appropriately from US GAAP perspective & that no permanent differences arise.
  • Monitor, assess and interpret technical accounting developments within each jurisdiction and work with technical manager with respect to addressing potential impacts to relevant financials.
  • Identify potential areas of process improvement and working with peers and management effectively implement. Update process documentation annually for changes.
  • Special Projects:Be participant in any projects that impact area of responsibility.

Educational Requirements:

  • Accounting degree and professional accounting qualification essential (i.e. ACCA/ACA)
  • Audit practice experience essential.
  • 4 - 6 years post qualification experience essential.
  • Experience of IFRS desirable.

Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Success Factors:

  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • The individual must be able to effectively communicate with all levels within the company, must have good listening ability.
  • Individual must be pro-active in engaging with auditors & stakeholders.
  • Individual must have the ability to both build relationships and to influence stakeholders in the process.
  • Professional and proactive approach to work.
  • Strong organisational skills and planning skills, concern for quality & accuracy and working to strict deadlines.

Morgan McKinley is acting as an Employment Agency and references to pay rates are indicative.

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