European Accounting and Controls Specialist

3 days left

Michael Page
West Midlands
14 Apr 2021
12 May 2021
JN -042021-2559163
Lucy Williams
Job role
Internal audit
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Accountant, financial reporting and controls specialist covering Europe.

Client Details

This is an important time to be joining the organisation who are growing massively following a huge transformation shift. There are lots of opportunities to develop because of the amount of projects currently going on.


As a Senior Accountant, financial reporting and controls specialist you will be responsible for:

Supporting the European finance function in achieving/maintaining a robust financial control environment including the ongoing integrity of financial reporting in compliance with US GAAP, local country legislation and SOX requirements. Other areas of involvement are listed below:

  • Perform SOX testing, Policy implementation and Contract Compliance reviews and remediate deficiencies in partnership with the European teams
  • Perform balance sheet reviews to monitor and direct accounting activity
  • Lead projects to deliver integration with International and Global set-up
  • Manage and coordinate the annual internal control processes across Europe and support the business with implementation and improvements to the control framework
  • Drive and oversee improvement projects related to financial and policy compliance
  • Support and drive the development and implementation of financial policies
  • Provide support on complex accounting / reporting matters, this may include writing white papers/memo's for directors/external customers.
  • Actively participating in several projects around improvement opportunities, integration and new system implementations


To be successful in this position your will have/be:

  • Qualified accountant - either newly qualfiied from a large firm or already working in industry
  • Technically competent
  • Strong IFRS and US GAAP knowledge
  • SOX/Controls experience but not essential
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong persuasive skills and ability to influence all levels
  • Project management skills/experience
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Planning and organisation skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills

Job Offer

Attractive package on offer.

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