International Accountant RTR

Wakefield, West Yorkshire
28 Apr 2021
09 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

In this role you will ensure the successful transition of defined transactional and reporting services for our international business units into a newly created Record to Report team. Once that successful transition has been achieved, you will maintain an effective "business as usual" service thereafter. You will be responsible for orderly, accurate and timely reporting for the Group's international hubs in India, South Africa, APAC, and the US.

City & Guilds is going through a period of significant change, fundamentally reorganising and improving the way it delivers internal services.  We are about to launch our Global Business Services centre in Wakefield, which includes the new RTR team, and this is a great opportunity to be part of a brand new set up.

Our new GBS centre in Wakefield is just off junction 41 of the M1 and you'll need to be within reasonable commuting distance of there.

Business Unit: Group Support Services

Experience: Experienced

Salary: c£40,000

Type of role: Permanent

Full-time or part-time: Full-time

Location - Country: UK

Location - City: Wakefield

Closing date: 09/05/2021

Vacancy ref: 6439

About The Role

As International Accountant RTR, you liaise with our overseas businesses to ensure compliance with all relevant accounting and tax related policies. You'll be responsible for ensuring prompt accounting close in OneStream (our consolidation tool), balance sheet control, and month end reconciliations for international hubs. 

You'll be actively liaising with the overseas units to ensure this happens, as well as supporting UK close when needed. The role will be responsible for the provision of regular monthly reporting and ad hoc analysis as required. Key to its success will be the building of collaborative working relationships with overseas colleagues as the Group adjusts to new ways of working. The role will have responsibility for an internationally based team of 7.

About You

This role will be a great opportunity for someone who is actively working towards a recognised Accounting Qualification preferably in the final stage. Your experience will have ben gained in a multinational environment, where hubs use differing reporting tools, and where accounting standards and tax rules vary locally.

You must also have a good working knowledge of UK IFRS and a basic understanding of International tax rules for the key hubs. Your skill set should also include using disparate accounting systems in a multi-currency environment. You must have great interpersonal skills, which will help enable you to lead your team and to work with key global finance stakeholders. The role requires someone with strong Excel skills to carry out regular reporting and Ad Hoc analysis as required.

Our Story And Mission

Our vision is for a world in which everyone has the skills and opportunities to succeed. We support almost five million people each year to develop skills that help them into a job, develop on that job and to prepare for their next job. As a charity, we’re proud that everything we do is focused on achieving this purpose.

Through our assessment and credentialing, corporate learning and technical training offers, we partner with our customers to deliver work-based learning programmes that build competency to support better prospects for people, organisations and wider society. We create flexible learning pathways that support lifelong employability, because we believe that people deserve the opportunity to (re)train and (re)learn again and again – gaining new skills at every stage of life, regardless of where they start.

At the heart of our business sits the City & Guilds Foundation which amplifies our purpose by helping to remove barriers to getting into a job, celebrating best practice on the job, and advocating for jobs of the future. 

We were founded in 1878 by the City of London and the trade guilds of the time, to help people, organisations and economies to develop their skills for growth.

Our rich experience means we’re uniquely positioned to understand the future of work and learning. And, we continually evolve to develop and deliver skills for the workplace of the future. Today, as well as qualifications and assessment, we offer digital credentialing, elearning technologies, executive leadership development, technical training and consultancy.

Our success is driven by the people we work with. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer an equal opportunity to all our staff and we value diversity within our inclusive culture. We recognise that a diverse workforce is the only way we will achieve our ambitious business goals, so we work hard to be flexible to accommodate everyone.

What We Offer

We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative, engaging and market-leading organisation with opportunities to develop your existing skills and explore new ones.

You’ll receive an excellent benefits package which typically includes a great base salary, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, pension, private healthcare, volunteering opportunities and much more. 

Next Steps And How To Apply

If you think this is the role and organisation for you then we would love to hear from you.  Please submit your CV and complete our short application form using the apply button.

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