R2R GL Accountant (perm)
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As a Regional Lead Accountant, you will work in the Global Business Solutions (GBS) Record to Report (R2R) team. This is a key role in a fast-paced environment with the potential for the role to develop further with additional responsibilities in line with business requirements. This role will give phenomenal exposure to not only the Record to Report team but also the wider Apple organisation. If you love working in a high functioning team, are flexible and passionate about interacting with a range of people locally and globally, great at building relationships and love working on projects, then this position is an exciting opportunity for you.Key Qualifications Statutory financial statements and corporate income tax return compliance experienceStrong business insightIndependent, self-reliant, tenacious, self-starterYou will need strong analytical abilities, and should be able to evaluate, analyse and present data to a broad audienceStrong work ethic, perseverance and flexibilityMeticulous attention to detail & ability to drive precise execution within ambitious time scalesPractical, focused approach to problem solving and operational improvementAbility to build effective and influential relationships in a cross-functional team environmentAdvanced numeracy skills and strong knowledge of Excel Description
- In this role you will be responsible for the accounting, US GAAP, local statutory and tax compliance for a number of legal entities in EMEIA.
- The successful candidate will:
- Be the key point of contact for these entities with overall financial accounting responsibility; preparing high quality financial statements, corporate income tax returns and other required compliance filings.
- To do this effectively you will be required to partner closely within R2R and the GBS pillars as well as with the EMEIA Tax, Retail Finance, Corporate Legal and VAT Compliance teams.
- Manage the relationship with external advisors and statutory auditors for the statutory and tax compliance cycles.
- Ensure the monthly and quarterly close process for entities under your control is implemented flawlessly and that the month end close timetable is followed by accounting functions supporting the regional close.
- Liaise with other Accountants and Accounting Managers in R2R to ensure that consistent processes are applied across all regions and that there is consistent treatment of corporate finance policies.
- Assist the R2R team in all external audits, including tax audits from governmental agencies.
- Establish and maintain a strong control environment to ensure compliance with local regulatory requirements and ensuring processes are compliant for Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX).
- Ensure appropriate systems, processes, tools and business relationships exist to enable effective legal entity controllership and compliance.
- Support GBS initiatives and ad-hoc projects as requested. Develop with the role to expand responsibilities within the GBS organisation.
- Qualified accountant 5 Years + post qualification experience
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