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Team Leader, Accounting Operations (Americas)

Requisition Number:  13477
Contract Type:  Permanent

Manassas, VA, US

Role Description Summary:

Based in Manassas, Virginia, you will lead the accounting operations for SES group entities across multiple jurisdictions in North and South America. You will ensure that you and your team fully understand the scope of the requirements defined by the Head of Accounting, Consolidation, and Reporting and deliver high-quality, and timely, financial information to the group. With a good business understanding of the entities assigned to you, you will provide high-quality analysis and validation of the numbers generated by yourself and the Accounting Operations team. You may also be involved in group-wide projects and activities requiring a high level of technical expertise, judgment, and experience.


  • Are you a Certified Public Accountant?
  • Do you have over eight years of experience in accounting operations?


If you are interested in becoming part of the SES family, click on ‘read full job description’ to find out more.


Extended Job Description:


Primary Responsibilities/Key Result Areas:

  • Lead a regional team of accounting professionals and service providers, ensuring that the scope of their responsibilities, as defined by the Head of Accounting, Consolidation, and Reporting, are clearly understood and implemented, specifically concerning the:

-Completeness and documentation of financial records

-Compliance of the financial records with SES policies and procedures

-Fulfilment of regulatory obligations associated with each entity

-Financial analysis over the entity, or subgroups of entities

  • Perform the accounting close and prepare account reconciliations for certain entities in the Americas
  •  Ensure that all relevant entities are provided with a full and competent Accounting Operations service with backup relationships established and tested
  • Oversight over external accounting service providers
  • Support the Head of Accounting, Consolidation, and Reporting in group-wide operations and projects
  • Act as the interface to the Accounting Operations team in the Americas for other Finance, and non-Finance colleagues
  • Ensure that any compliance issues from internal or external audits relating to his/her allocated companies are swiftly remediated
  • Support group-level projects such as SAP developments, the accounting impact of specific transactions, as well as the implementation of changes in group policies or new IFRS requirements
  • Manage local financial statements audits ensuring timely completion and avoiding any adjustments
  • Develop, manage, coach, and motivate the Accounting Operations team to be a highly effective unit

Who We Are Looking For (More About You):

In order to achieve the outcomes described above, we believe you will have the following:



  • Strong analytical skills and detail-focused
  • Proven problem assessment and solving skills
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Strong technical basis in GAAP, with evidence of continuous professional development
  • Ability to plan own time carefully and to prioritize with limited supervision
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in an international business environment


Preferred Education & Experience (a combination of education and experience will be considered):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • More than eight years’ experience in accounting operations preferably in an international organization
  • Fluency in English, both oral and written. Other relevant foreign languages an asset


What’s in it for you:

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


The contents of this job description are subject to change. SES and its Affiliated Companies are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, religion, age, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law.

In conformity with U.S. Government technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and/or other applicable U.S. law, regulation or other requirements imposed by the U.S. Government, certain positions may require U.S. Citizenship, status as a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. or a “protected individual” as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligibility to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce.


Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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