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Job Description

Duties & Responsibilities

Good technical accounting knowledge and a track record of process improvement will be important for this position. Excellent communication skills are fundamental in working for an international group. The ideal candidate must be hands-on and will be responsible to ensure appropriate compliance with all local statutory reporting requirements. A good track record of cash management is important.

Key Responsibilities:

Overall General Ledger function processing journals for Group companies, including posting journals where necessary
Work closely with other Shared Service Centre activities, including Purchase ledger, including GRNI, ensuring prompt query resolution.
Preparing reports for the management, in accordance with expectations of the Management Board.
Creating a culture of honest and open communication, facilitating regular opportunities for team communication and delivery of department & business updates.
Instigating and leading projects that support developments and improvements within the finance function.
Ad-hoc duties, as required to support the goals and objectives of the Group
International entity Integration:
In the first instance the focus of the role will be integrating the International General Ledger activity into the Shared Services Center.
Where necessary working with local experts to:
Ensure proper statutory and financial reporting;
the execution of the financial and analytical activities and ensure that all transactions and payments are handled correctly and comply to legal requirements, and internal guidelines and procedures
Monthly, quarterly, and yearly group reporting (OneStream)
Key point of contact with auditors and coordinate with other stakeholders
To develop and implement adequate financial systems at legal entity level within the group framework in order to ensure correct evaluation of entity financial results and to contribute to the decision taking process.
To liaise with legal and fiscal units of the Group, in order to ensure optimal results for the different entities.
Develop on a periodic basis, based on all available business information, a view on the cash flows of the local entity. Organize payments to suppliers, VAT., in agreement with group Treasury, supply chain, sourcing and local plant management
Assist in implementation of software applications. E.g. implementation of the new ERP system in 2024

Other skills & attributes:

Tertiary education with Professional accounting qualification / registration (ACA/ACCA)
Completed SAIPA / CIMA articles
5 – 10 years of experience within a Financial Accounting position
Previous experience in managing a team is a must.
Substantial knowledge of IFRS (support by financial group related to IFRS) and knowledge of the legal requirements (VAT, Taxes, Mandatory statistics.)
Additional languages are desirable, with Dutch being particularly beneficial
Good IT-knowledge (excel/MS Office) is a must and expert knowledge of SAP and other accounting software
Working knowledge of OneStream is desirable