Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
<>Lead the production of the management accounts and associated reporting, including assisting the Vice President of Finance EMEA with the production of analysis and insight for the business.
<>Lead the EMEA forecasting and budgeting process, working with the Vice President of Finance EMEA to establish robust forecast methodologies and deliver great forecasting accuracy.
<>Be responsible for monitoring and understanding working balances and movements.
<>Be responsible for monitoring, understanding and challenging the levels of accrued and deferred income / expense.
<>Ensure that tax and other regulatory financial filings are on-time and accurate and play a supporting role in incurred cost reporting.
<>Support Cost Point structure.
<>Lead on all regional statutory reporting and filings, and lead on audits as required.
<>Be responsible ensuring appropriate and current accounting policies, procedures and processes documentation exists for the EMEA region and that this is consistent with global policies and procedures.
<>Working alongside the respective designated teams, the Financial Controller plays a key role in:
<>Ensuring compliance with statutory regulations, GAAP and Global policies.
<>Making recommendations for process and systems improvements to ensure compliance and clean audit opinions.
<>Staying apprised of relevant Government and business regulations that affect the EMEA region and ensuring that the company operates within the proper parameters.
<>Maintaining suitable accounting policies and a comprehensive set of controls designed to mitigate financial risk.
<>All local “in-country” compliance including (but not limited to) corporate filings and tax.
Key Competencies Required and Professional Expertise/Competencies Preferred:
<>Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or business administration
<>Certified Public Accountant or equivalent (e.g. Chartered Accountant) qualification preferred
<>Appropriate professional experience with excellent leadership skills and the ability to pivot between system, process and technical detail to strategy development and solving high-level management issues.
<>Sound knowledge of IFRS, company law and UK GAAP / FRS 102, Tax (VAT, withholding tax, corporation tax)
<>Prior experience includes success in leading the following: timesheets management, International Treasury / foreign exchange, Intercompany accounting, Fixed assets accounting, tax filings and compliance, month end close processes, journals entries, General ledger accounting, consolidation, bank and balance sheet reconciliations, year-end close processes, and other statutory financial filings.
<>Demonstrated experience making various accounting and financial disciplines work in harmony.
<>Advanced capacity in generating reports for leadership to support management decisions while helping to ensure control over data and transactions under the guidance of the leadership.
<>Excellent delegating and organizational skills.
<>Strong numerical proficiency, first class problem-solving skills and excellent use of logic
<>Strong analytical, planning and financial management skills coupled with the ability to thrive under pressure and balance several competing projects at once.
<>Ability to resolve complex issues, build solid relationships and deliver outcomes.
<>Ability to liaise closely with corporate and regional leadership, senior managers, project teams, other employees and external service providers.
<>Ability to drive and manage change and build virtual / project teams
<>Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
<>Willingness and ability to travel internationally as required.