European Financial Accountant

European Financial Accountant

  • Location

    Maidenhead, Berkshire

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance, Senior Appointments

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  • Salary:

    £45000 - £55000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Miles Gallagher

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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European Financial Accountant £50,000 - £55,000 plus stock and benefits. Maidenhead, Berkshire

Wade Macdonald is currently recruiting for an EMEA Financial Accountant for a rapidly growing Hi-tech company based near Maidenhead, Berkshire. My client has an amazing start up feel with the backing of a well-known global technology innovator. Our client is predicted to grow 30% year on year for the next 5 years.

Position Summary:

Manage day to day activities in relation to a portfolio of EMEA entities (Primarily France, Spain, Italy but subject to change over time & not limited to). Daily liaison with AP, Purchasing and Payroll teams based in the UK & supporting business functions as well as 3rd party accountants to ensure transactions are recorded accurately and on time. Take ownership of the month end close process for EMEA entities under responsibility and local statutory reporting to ensure all deadlines are met. Must ensure a high level of Compliance with GAAP, SOX and local laws. Ongoing assessment of Internal Control procedures and implementing new processes to improve accuracy and accountability.


- Continuous management of Accruals, Prepayments, Intercompany, Bank and Fixed Assets for a portfolio of EMEA entities.

- Responsibility for the monthly, quarterly and annual financial close process for a portfolio of EMEA entities to the standards and timelines set.

- Responsibility for all Balance Sheet reconciliations and completion of a month end file for EMEA entities under responsibility ensuring compliance to SOX 404 and Internal Audit standards.

- Responsible for monthly and quarterly Profit and Loss reviews highlighting unusual transactions, correcting errors picked up during the process.

- Supporting EMEA Accounting Manager and taking own initiative in new financial controls and reconciliations development and implementation throughout EMEA to improve standards and efficiency of reporting. Monitoring and ensuring their correct application and compliance.

- Close liaison with outsource accountants to ensure accurate and on time preparation of Tax Returns, Statutory Accounts for a portfolio of EMEA entities.

- Working closely with AP team to maintain the accuracy of invoice coding into the accounting system, ensuring company polices such as Fixed Asset classification are followed.

- Working closely with Payroll team to ensure accurate payroll transactions recording, performing payroll related liabilities recognition with associated reconciliations.

- Responsible for compliance with all local regulatory, statutory and tax requirements for a portfolio of EMEA entities.

- Close liaison with internal and external auditors during SOX and Statutory audits for a portfolio of EMEA entities.

The successful Financial Accountant will be fully a qualified (ACA, ACCA or equivalent) Financial Accountant with previous experience of EMEA entity accounting experience. Any US GAAP or SOX experience is highly desirable. More importantly the ability to use your own innovative and continually improve controls and process and prepared to role your sleeves up and grow with my client.

European Financial Accountant £50,000 - £55,000 plus stock and benefits. Maidenhead, Berkshire

Applications are encouraged from all candidates meeting or exceeding the minimum criteria for the role regardless of age, disability, gender, orientation, race, religion or ethnicity.