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Accountant

Requisition Number:  9696
Contract Type:  Permanent
Location(s): 

Betzdorf, LU

ROLE DESCRIPTION SUMMARY

As our Accountant, you will be responsible for the completeness and accuracy of the general ledgers for the companies assigned to them. This includes performance of financial analysis, application of any local regulations, and compliance with SES’s policies and procedures for those companies.

You are able to fully close a smaller entity and delivers a significant contribution into the closing of more significant entities. The Accountant’s work is reviewed by a Senior Accountant or the local Accounting Operations Manager.

 

You will generally have less than five years’ experience in the SES role, or a directly similar role at another employer.

 

Extended Job Description:

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES / KEY RESULT AREAS

  • Completeness and documentation of financial records
    • Ensure accuracy of the general ledgers for all assigned entities, including understanding revenue recognition, income taxes, etc. prepared by other departments
    • Record manual journal entries, with appropriate supporting documentation
    • Prepare or obtain account reconciliations so that all balance sheet positions are supported on a monthly basis
  • Compliance of the financial records with SES policies and procedures
    • Respect strict closing deadlines, including daily processing of bank transactions
    • Ensure intercompany transactions are properly recorded and reconciled
    • Complete central reporting package to allow timely consolidation of SES’s results
  • Fulfilment of regulatory obligations associated with each entity
    • Prepare annual statutory financial statements on a legal entity basis, and prepare any other tax filings (excluding income taxes) or other reporting obligations
    • Ensure compliance with intercompany recharging mechanisms, required profit margins, and the like
  • Financial analysis over the entity, or subgroups of entities
    • On a regular basis, prepare a formal review of the assigned companies’ results, including analysis of variances to prior, budget, and forecast, and proof of compliance with intercompany recharging mechanisms and required profit margins              
    • Support monthly reviews of results for aggregated groups of companies by the local accounting manager
  • Oversight over external accounting service providers (if required)
    • Review monthly reports from external providers, ensuring accuracy, including correct use of SES’s standard chart of accounts and cost centres
    • Maintain reconciliation between IFRS consolidation ledger and local ledger (in SAP), as well as between local ledger (in SAP) and local ledger (in external provider’s system)

 

COMPETENCIES

  • Strong analytical skills and detail-focused
  • Proven problem assessment and solving skills
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Ability to plan own time carefully and to prioritise with limited supervision
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in an international business environment

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QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or directly relevant professional qualification
  • Up to five years operational experience in a similar role, preferably in an international organisation
  • Fluency in English, both oral and written. Other relevant foreign languages an asset.
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