This role is responsible for ensuring Treasury (including cash and investments) transactions within the EMEA Finance Shared Services Center (FSSC) are captured and reported accurately and timely in the company’s financial statements in accordance to US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
+3-5 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.Finance SSC Experience in large multinational company with a high volume, performance driven environmentLarge ERP System Experience – SAP & Hyperion preferredExperience in Treasury accounting for a large US Multinational companyExperience identifying and investigating discrepancies in accounting recordsGeneral ledger accounting experience including accountant analyses and expense analysis
40% Maintains Treasury ledger accounts (including cash and investments) for entities that are covered by the EMEA Finance Shared Services Center (FSSC) – including:- updating and maintaining GL accounts for US GAAP & Statutory reporting- timely and accurate monthly cash and investment related balance sheet account reconciliations as per template used by the EMEA FSSC- timely analysis, identification, communication and resolution of balance sheet account reconciliation issues- assigns transaction codes to documents- prepares journal entries to general ledger- assures documents being processed are included in the appropriate accounting period- analyzes and verifies internal consistency, completeness, and arithmetic accuracy of accounting documents- analyzes and researches and corrects issues related to accounting- communicates issues with errors, procedure violations and discrepancies with all levels of management
40% Month-end closing activities including:- responsible for submitting monthly reporting to Corporate (M’s and Q’s) as per Bio-Rad policies and procedures- updates and maintains month-end/quarter-end/year-end closing schedules- Performs balance sheet and income statement account analyses and actual versus budget comparisons to determine if there are missing entries or significant variances that require further investigation.- processes accruals during month-end close- assists in preparation of QVRs- Assists for responding to any questionnaires from corporate
20% Works on unique and critical projects and problems including:
- Assists in special projects and requests involving general accounting systems
Internal controls including:- Assists in internal control reviews for assigned control objectives required by section 404 of Sarbanes-Oxley- Assists in internal and external audit requests – before, during and after – as well as the completion of audit-required analyses. - Assists in answering auditing questions and resolves auditing issues.- Ensures compliance with applicable Corporate Policies and Procedures
Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills for interacting with individual team contributors, business partners, and senior management.Strong knowledge of internal controls and US GAAP accounting required.Strong analytical and problem solving background.Experience in process and project management skills.Experience in process redesign and/or efficiencyInnovative and able to think both analytically and conceptually.Fluent (both orally and in writing) in English. Other major European language an advantage.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent preferred. Alternatively - part qualified of relevant degree (ACCA or CIMA) or willingness to start any such part qualification.