Financial Accountant - EMEA (12 Month FTC), London

Financial Accountant - EMEA (12 Month FTC), London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits

  • Contact:

    Miles Gallagher

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

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Financial Accountant - EMEA (12 Month Fixed Term Contract), London

Salary £50,000 - £60,000

The company

Wade Macdonald is currently recruiting for an EMEA Financial Accountant for one of the fastest growing Pharmaceutical companies in the world.

The role

The Financial Accountant will report to the Senior Director, International Finance and will support financial accounting of legal entities based in several EU countries. Initial scope will be Germany, France, Italy and Spain. The Accountant will act as the country financial accounting representative and help the International finance business partnering function to co-ordinate the transactional accounting performed by the back office team.

The main responsibilities of the role:

  • Ensure accurate allocation to cost centres, GL accounts, legal entities and countries in P&L and Balance Sheet
  • Support the P2P process including the vendor creation, purchase requisition creation, approval of non-PO invoices, paid on time analysis, vendor payments reporting and sales order approval process
  • Analyse the efficiency of account payable process and propose improvements
  • Prepare the cost accruals and journals
  • Review accuracy of the P&L before closing and make necessary corrections in order to record transactions to correct dimensions (GL account, cost centre, country, legal entity)
  • Support the order to cash (O2C) process including the customer creation, credit check process, credit control and support the cash collection process in collaboration with account receivable team
  • Propose improvements of the O2C process
  • Ensure that the sales invoices, sales prices are accurate and approved
  • Journal preparation
  • Support the intercompany recharging process and local statutory processes such as local financial statements submission, local CIT return process, VAT process, intrastat and statutory audits
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant SOX controls

What you will need to be successful

The successful Financial Accountant will be a qualified individual (ACCA, CIMA or ACA) with sound knowledge of US GAAP. Strong Excel with experience of Microsoft Navision accounting systems being highly desirable. Knowledge of local accounting standards in one or more of following countries preferable: Netherlands, Spain, Italy, France, Germany. Knowledge of one of the following languages is also advantageous: German, French, Italian, Spanish or Dutch

What you will receive in return

This a great opportunity for a qualified accountant with a strong technical background to join a progressive organisation with potential longer-term opportunities. As a leader in their field, they offer a comprehensive package with pension, healthcare and good annual leave entitlement.

How to proceed

If you are a qualified accountant with strong technical accounting skills then please contact Miles Gallagher:

Financial Accountant - EMEA (12 Month Fixed Term Contract), London

Salary £50,000 - £60,000

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.