Wimbledon, UK

Accountant

Europe, Middle East, Africa

Reports to: Manager, Accounting

Position summary

You will perform monthly general ledger activities in accordance with GAAP and statutory rules. Your responsibilities will be split between UK, FR and DE general ledger activities (20%), US/local GAAP accounting principles and company reporting (80%). You will perform a wide variety of regular and recurring, moderately complex, accounting functions.

The attributes that will make you successful in this role are: being a self-starter, being comfortable with ambiguity, possessing the ability to create and maintain efficient & automated processes, strong analytical skills, business acumen, cognitive flexibility, technical accounting skills, attention to detail and advanced verbal and written communication skills.

About Winshuttle

Are you interested in working in a fun, collaborative environment, for an award winning workplace? Winshuttle is dedicated to fostering a culture of respect and innovation to support and empower employees' ambitions. We're constantly looking for entrepreneurs who aren't afraid to think outside the box, and don't take themselves too seriously. We embrace and support our employees who seek opportunities for continued learning, inspire others, and live and breathe our core PACT values. We have a work hard, play hard mentality; we're constantly evolving lean solutions for ERP business processes by day, and dominating on the frisbee golf course by night. Our strength and competitive advantage stems from our awesome employees, and we strive to create a balanced work life that is as inspiring and rewarding as life at home. Think you might be a great fit?

Essential functions and responsibilities

  • Assist in preparation of local and EMEA consolidated financial statements balance sheet, income statement, and other financial statements according to US and local GAAP.
  • Responsible for preparing complex monthly accounting journal entries, including EMEA transfer pricing, intercompany settlements, global dividends, foreign exchange reconciliations, CTA calculations, intercompany intangible assets amortizations and goodwill amortization.
  • Assist in preparing and filing statutory accounts and tax returns for all local offices and liaison with tax vendors and third-party accounting providers.
  • Perform complex local statutory to US GAAP account reconciliations to source documents and research variances: equity roll forward, retained earning reconciliations.
  • Assist with the annual external consolidated GAAP audit, tax compliance and other regulatory requirements.
  • Respond to accounting inquiries by researching and interpreting accounting policy and regulations.
  • Collaborate with Global accounting teams to support reporting, automation, and process improvement across the global organization.
  • Perform daily cash reconciliations and treasury functions for the entire EMEA region, including cash forecasting and intercompany settlements.
  • Work closely with Accounting Manager and the global Corporate Controller explaining monthly financial matrix variances and budget to actual variances.
  • Initiate, drive and implement improvements of processes; constantly look to invent and simplify.

Desired behaviors

  • Receptive to change – is flexible. Seeks and adopts improved approaches and processes.
  • Initiates action – is results oriented, takes responsibility for actions and outcomes. Meets commitments and strives for high performance.
  • Manages the workload – makes timely decisions, prioritises effectively, solves problems, monitor results and takes remedial action where necessary.
  • Technically proficient – knows role and has a solid familiarity with tasks and responsibilities.
  • Takes responsibility for own learning – knows personal strengths and recognises development needs. Is open to feedback and always seek to learn.
  • Communicates ideas – strong facilitation and written communication, proposes a way forward. Listens to views of colleagues and takes in diverse perspectives.
  • Works collaboratively – shares information, fosters teamwork and contributes to positive work environment where people want to come to work.
  • Display ethical character and competence – acts with integrity and intent, is accountable for own actions, behaves according to the PACT values. Act as a good citizen of Winshuttle.

Knowledge

  • Working knowledge of Great Plains, Adaptive Planning, Salesforce and Power BI.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven analytical and financial reporting skills using Excel, including advanced formula writing using functions, and data analytic skills.
  • Experience generating reporting to support finance and business stakeholders.

Experience

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting (or similar field) from an accredited institution.
  • Fully ACCA or CIMA qualified.
  • Minimum of 6+ years of related experience.

At Winshuttle, we celebrate and support our differences. We know employing a team rich in diverse thoughts, experiences, and opinions allows our employees, our products, and our community to flourish. Winshuttle is honored to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are dedicated to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or Veteran status.

This job posting does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed. Employees occupying this position will be required to follow any other-related instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by their supervisor. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and meet the physical requirements satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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