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(Junior) Analyst, Financial Reporting & Consolidation

Requisition Number:  15955
Contract Type:  Permanent
Location(s): 

Betzdorf, LU

ROLE DESCRIPTION SUMMARY

 

Are you enthusiastic about financial reporting, have great analytical skills and desire to work in an international environment? If yes, this position could just be the one for you!

 

The (Junior) Analyst is a key contributor to the group’s monthly closing process, both in carrying out consolidation activities as well as supporting Finance colleagues worldwide. In this role, you will resolve operational matters in the closing with guidance from other team members where needed. You are involved in the analysis of the financial results of the group and will support the timely and accurate preparation of regulatory disclosures such as sets of consolidated financial statements. In addition, you will be involved in tasks and projects under the supervision of the Manager, Financial Reporting, including group-wide system upgrades and process transitions.

 

Extended Job Description:

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES / KEY RESULT AREAS

 

  • Support developments to the group’s consolidation and financial reporting processes and systems to strengthen quality framework
  • Prepare and execute key monthly IFRS consolidation steps, such as:
    • Checking group ownership relationships
    • Updating FX rates
    • Posting monthly consolidation journals
    • Supervising the intercompany reconciliation process
  • Resolve problems in the closing process in collaboration with team members across the group including other Finance functions
  • Complete standard monthly quality checklists identifying issues and following up where necessary with the relevant stakeholders
  • Perform analytical review procedures on the group’s consolidated balance sheet and income statement, performing roll-forward analyses of specific consolidated balance sheet positions such as fixed assets, provisions and deferred income
  • Support the drafting of internal and external financial reporting including consolidated IFRS financial statements
  • Work with the Tax team in the coordination of the tax accounting processes ensuring that all necessary steps are performed, and all stakeholders follow the agreed processes, supporting the country-by-country tax reporting activities
  • Be responsible for the group’s cash-flow reporting guidelines ensuring they are up-to-date, communicated and trained, and consistently applied by all subsidiaries of the Group
  • Maintain up to date IFRS knowledge including an understanding of new and upcoming standards
  • Back-up other team members as needed

 

COMPETENCIES

 

  • A good up-to-date technical understanding of financial reporting under IFRS
  • Strong analytical skills and care in understanding and checking information
  • Ability to handle pressure and the flexibility to be available at peak pressure moments
  • Ability to plan own time carefully and to prioritize
  • Ability to communicate and guide clearly in an international environment

 

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

 

  • Partially qualified accountant (ACCA or equivalent), preferably with a “Big-4” background
  • Minimum two years of relevant work experience in financial reporting or auditing of an international group
  • Fluency in English, other languages, especially German, are an asset

 

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU:

 

  • Flexible working policy
  • Bonus and equity plans
  • Comprehensive and competitive benefits plan
  • A range of wellness activities and employee assistance programs 
  • An employer that values all aspects of Diversity and respects every individual’s story

 

GOOD TO KNOW:  

 

SES is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to workplace diversity & inclusion. We do not discriminate on the basis on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law. 

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