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International Financial Reporting Accountant - Fluent French

  • Job reference: 925524
  • Location: Uxbridge, London
  • Salary: bonus, bens etc
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Finance, Financial Accountant
  • Date posted: 09/06/2019

The international division of a global energy company with operations in Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe is seeking a French speaking Reporting Accountant to join their financial reporting team in Uxbridge.

ACA/ACCA/CIMA - fully qualified

This dynamic organisation takes pride in their culture, they are forward thinking and offer the opportunity for growth and development. From personal career development that enables you to fulfil your potential, to employee programs that help you make the most of life outside of work.

Reporting to the Financial Reporting Manager, you will play a key role in delivering first class financial support to key stakeholders across the business by:

  • Planning and Coordinating the preparation of all Financial Statements for new countries
  • Working with in country accountants and external suppliers to ensure the financial statements are prepared and reviewed under the relevant GAAPs
  • Co-ordinating the annual audit for each legal entity, pro-actively working with the auditors and finance teams
  • Understanding, documenting and communicating the financial reporting requirements for each country assigned
  • Working with other stakeholders including supply chain, to assess the appropriate external service provider to support the local reporting requirements
  • Creating and maintaining a rolling plan for key activities to ensure entities assigned meet the requirements of internal and external stakeholders, including ensuring roles, responsibilities and deadlines are agreed and documented and progress is communicated effectively
  • Preparing memos and budget presentation for Board of Directors
  • Preparing analysis and reports to comply with international transparency regulatory requirements
  • Working closely with the internal audit team to ensure process and controls are in place and maintained to enhance the control environment
  • Utilising the skills and expertise across the team to define the SAP system set-up requirements for new countries
  • Acting as focal point liaising with Tax, Insurance and Treasury Producing cashflow forecasting to support financial reporting and treasury requirements
  • Maintaining effective intercompany invoice process and review to comply with intercompany agreements and local regulatory requirements
  • Proactively identify gaps in processes or opportunities for improvement and working with multiple stakeholders to agree and implement improvement plans

Who are we looking for?

  • A qualified Accountant with strong technical grounding in IFRS
  • Fluent at a full professional written and spoken proficiency level in French and English
  • Excellent planning skills and the ability to communicate at all levels
  • Quick learner with a structured approach to problem solving
  • A strong influencing ability and a high degree of flexibility in your working style to adapt to changing environments and priorities
  • The ability to communicate effectively and work with all levels in the organisation
  • This is a great opportunity for someone with strong communication, planning and problem-solving skills who can work independently with a diverse set of stakeholders. The role will involve working with individuals from multiple countries, cultures and languages and some travel will be required mainly to countries in Africa.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.