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Accountant - General Ledger Specialist - maternity cover

Apply Now Email Me Job ID SR0028394 Date posted 01/08/2019 Location:Milan, Italy

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our finance team based in Milan. This role is for maternity cover offering serious prospects of permanent employment afterwards based on performance. Ideal candidates for this role will be ambitious, have a strong sense of ownership and and be ready to take new challenges almost daily. Some travel will be required and even relocation could be considered in the long term for the right candidates. Previous experience as a Finance Analyst and general ledger will prova an advantage, as well as knowledge of SOX and SAP. Main Purpose of the role: The primary job role is to support the accounting/controlling department to ensure the completeness of the service in terms of accountancy, financial reporting, administration and contract management To support the financial statements preparation in accordance with USGAAP/ Local GAAP and to ensure compliance with taxation law. The job holder is also expected to provide support to management accounting function, Main responsibilities: 50 % Accounting/Preparation of monthly accounts Open accounts, the assets, the accruals, the prepaid expenses and all other bookings related to the preparation of the monthly accounts are accurately accounted for All control account reconciliations are performed / reviewed Accurate reconciliation and coding of the inter-company accounts 25 % External Reporting/Preparation of annual accounts: to support the organization, coding and booking of the annual accounts. To support the preparation of according documents for the auditors and resolution of auditor queries. 25 % Accounting Ensures that all balance sheet reconciliations are performed bank reconciliations, inter-company reconciliations. Responsible for all aspects of the Accounts Payable process Responsible for the Accounts Receivable sub-ledger VAT process Education & Experience Requirements Essential: Experience in financial accounting with a minimum of 3 years Bachelor's degree in Accounting Fluent in English Desirable: Experience in IS-Systems (SAP- windows-office- Oracle) Experience in Controlling and data analysis Experience within international companies Have ability to work independently Auditing experience Key Skills and Competencies . Highly organized and able to work on own initiative under pressure to deliver to demanding deadlines Ability to solve problems and think creatively – capacity to provide pragmatic solutions and to have the drive to implement ideas through to successful conclusion Good IT skills Good in communication Goal oriented and high degree of accountability and ownership Other Job Components Complexity and Problem Solving This role requires ability in analysis of accounting procedures and improvement of effectiveness, which includes a strong focus on problem solving. For this role the ability and willingness to take responsibility, accountability and ownership is a key requirement. Internal and External Contacts Local Finance team Commercial/ HR/Supply Chain/ Compliance/ Medical etc External and Internal auditors Group Finance Other Requirements This job requires domestic travel as well as international travel, typically within Europe for training etc.

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