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French Speaking Accountant ref : 493142817
39,000 Gloucestershire
22/01/2018 11:12:51
 

French Speaking Accountant
Location: Gloucestershire - Commutable from Bristol, Bath and Somerset
Salary: £28000 - £39000 per annum


My client is looking to recruit a French Speaking Accountant for their offices based in Gloucestershire. The role will provide accounting and reporting support for other area of the company in
France. The role will report into the Senior Accountant - France.


The person will:
* have detailed knowledge and experience of reporting under French & US GAAP
* preferably have experience with SAP accounting package
* have a strong customer service ethic and act as an accounting and financial accounting advisor to the French business
* execute the role in alignment with policies, procedures and matrixed organization structure,
* maintain the highest level of integrity and candor to all key stakeholders and be responsible for safeguarding the assets
* drive improvements in internal controls, policy implementation and procedures


SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Accounting,
a. Responsible for maintaining financial records for the French companies in accordance with French and US GAAP, tax and legal
b. Managing month end reporting according to the agreed timetable. This involves close collaboration with the French senior management and includes the preparation and posting of month end journals, preparation of month end financial reports to the US and investigation of variances.
c. Preparation of monthly and quarterly balance sheet account reconciliations.
d. Preparation of the monthly VAT returns and other periodic or annual French tax returns, together with preparing the government statistical reports.
e. Preparation of French statutory annual financial statements for French entities within the remit of EMEA Corporate Services.
f. Managing intercompany process; including supporting raising of intercompany rebills, reconciling balances at month end following standard group processes.
g. Supporting the preparation of government corporation tax and government statutory returns via provision of financial information to colleagues.
h. Responding to adhoc queries from the US, and from the UK business. Application of broad knowledge of accounting / finance practices and procedures to ensure full compliance with policies and procedures.
2. Business systems, processes and improvement
a. Seek to improve the function and implement best practice, documenting processes, checklists and timetables to enable an understanding of these processes.
b. Work with the finance teams in the business (Finance, IT, HR etc) and across the shared services reporting and transaction functions to streamline and standardize the monthend close process and other common tasks and processes across the teams.
3. Stakeholder support
a. Provide reliable, timely service to customers in the local business
b. Provide support for the EMEA Tax function and external tax service providers.
c. Manage and respond on a timely basis to ad hoc requests and queries from US
Corporate Reporting.


RELATIONSHIPS AND CONTACTS
* Reports to the Senior Accountant France - EMEA Corporate Services
* Corporate Accounting
* Finance staff in the French business
* External auditors
* Group and EMEA taxation
* Internal Audit


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
* Qualified Accountant, or equivalent qualification/experience (French qualification preferred)
* Experience in a finance/accounting role with knowledge and experience of VAT, French GAAP and intercompany reporting
* Relevant experience of SAP (preferred)
* Good working knowledge of US GAAP (preferred)
* Languages French and English


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