Part Qual Management Accountant - French Speaker
Profile A global media consultancy based in Holborn. Outline of role The management accountant will be responsible for the financial accounting of various European entities. In addition, the person in this role will be required to reconcile the project balance sheet accounts for regional large projects across multiple entities across Europe. The EUROPE Finance team is based in London and provides financial accounting and management accounting services to all of the Europe regions offices. The role reports directly to the Finance Director of Europe. Experience Fluent French and English language skills Part Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent) ideally in the Professional Services sector; Ideally Degree Educated Able to demonstrate that they are a: self-starter, lots of energy, initiative and proactive Used to hitting tight reporting deadlines with an eye for accuracy and completeness Demonstrable experience in developing processes and controls in a finance function Good working knowledge of Job Costing systems and Work In Progress management Experience and practical understanding of financial requirements in various European countries Effective relationship building and communication skills; Systems literate and very good with Excel; Good working knowledge of European VAT Ready for a challenge. Day to day duties Ensure that all accounting processes are operating effectively for the Belgium and France entities Manage each entities balance sheets, ensuring accuracy and that all accounts are understood and reconciled each month Manage month-end closes and ensure that deadlines are met, ensuring that the 'EUROPE close schedule is followed, all month end Dynamics processes are run and signed off and that a monthly managements file is produced containing all supporting documentation. Produce draft P&L's & Balance Sheets timely and accurately Ensure that monthly results are communicated effectively to the relevant MD's and that appropriate schedules/reports are shared with external accountants Make recommendations on provisions Reconcile the statutory accounts to the management accounts for France; Manage all audits, both internally from corporate and externally from tax agencies for assigned offices Review and chase debtors; Ensure that Inter-company reconciliations are maintained each month and are accurate Review weekly cash flows for each entity and work with the European Finance Director to ensure that aged debts are collected in a timely basis Manage and control overhead costs for assigned offices. Ensure expenses are in accordance with company policies and procedures, are appropriately budgeted, adhere to US SEC reporting requirements and have the required back up for US GAAP accounting Assist with responses to RFP's Respond as needed, directly to outside client requests; Handle client budget tracking as appropriate. Ensure that all project files are adequately maintained. Oversee the billing process and ensure that billing is issued timely and accurately; Ensure that statutory accounts and tax returns are produced in a timely and accurate fashion Coordinate the preparation of all required tax returns for VAT, payroll and other regional taxes with the local accounting team; Managing local banking relationships. Ensure company policy related to signature levels is being complied with. To Apply Please email your up to date CV stating your current salary, notice period & salary sought IMPORTANT NOTE Our aim is to respond to all successful applications within 5 days. If you haven't been contacted within 5 days your application has been unsuccessful and your details will not be held further but we positively encourage you to apply for any other positions that you may see in the future. We apologise that we cannot contact everybody in person but thank you in advance for your interest. Adept Recruitment Ltd encourages applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Adept Recruitment Ltd acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003. Adept Recruitment is a Recruitment Agency and is advertising this vacancy on behalf of one of its Clients.