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Senior Financial Accountant
Bracknell, Bracknell Forest, England
Permanent (Full time)
Controllership’s mission is to serve as a strategic business partner, bringing timely and insightful decisions, leveraging financial systems and processes that increase transparency, improve efficiency, mitigate risks, shorten decision cycle times, and reinforce financial integrity and accountability.
The Financial Accountant will be a key member of Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) controllership team, working and collaborating with a strong team in the UK as well as across the various countries including mainland Europe, our global headquarters in Parsippany, New Jersey, and our shared service centre in Budapest, Hungary.
Reporting to the EMEA Finance Manager, the individual will be responsible to ensure the integrity of the financial close process, and delivery of all internal and external reporting deadlines. Compliance with the control environment defined by the SOx framework and US GAAP accounting rules is essential within this role as Avis Budget Inc. has reporting requirements with the Securities and Exchange Commission in the .
This role also is responsible for reviewing monthly declarations of Value-Added Tax (VAT) to HMRC and providing guidance as necessary to the shared service centre on VAT treatment of various transactions.
Working in close collaboration and be a trusted advisor to the Budapest shared service centre to complete the following tasks:
Complete assigned tasks within the monthly financial close process within month-end deadlines, including:
Preparation of intercompany and external loan entries, including interest for EMEA entities
Prepare entries related to derivatives, working in collaboration with the . Treasury team
Review intercompany balances to ensure that the amounts are properly offset in consolidation
Assist the Finance Manager to review the month-end P&L including commentary against forecast.
Preparation of monthly balance sheet reconciliations
Prepare statutory financial statements for several EMEA entities under UK GAAP FRS102 to the company style guide, and update style guide as needed
Support intercompany dividend, and financing transactions, as well as investment carrying value analysis
Support the external audit by project managing the audit process to ensure agreed upon timelines are met.
Prepare and/or review monthly VAT filings, including providing guidance to the shared service centre
Maintain financial controls and assisting in SOX compliance programme including documenting process flows.
Take on expanded tasks during a time of increased workload for the whole team.
Ad hoc financial accounting tasks as assigned by the Finance Manager.
Prepare disclosure information where necessary for incorporation in quarterly and annual reports
Identify and implement process improvements to the above tasks to ensure these are being done in the most efficient manner and risks are mitigated.
Project manage various initiatives and projects within EMEA from time to time.
Qualified accountant (ACA) or equivalent
3+ years of audit experience at top 20 public accounting firm with a client list of multi-national companies
Experience with FRS 102 and an international GAAP (IFRS/. GAAP)
Experience with a control-based audit approach
Newly qualified to 1-2 years post qualified
Advanced Excel skills including V-Lookups and Pivot Tables.
Experience with UK VAT rules and requirements
Proficient in other Microsoft Office products
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and act with a sense of urgency.
Excellent time management, planning, decision-making and organisational skills
Self-motivated and wanting to make a difference, with a track record of achievements.
Ability to work as part of a team to keep others informed where necessary, and complete work with minimal guidance and supervision