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Senior JV Accountant

Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Date Posted: 06-07-2017


The position will specifically be supporting the client's branches outside the UK. At present, one of the branches is in Paris where a number of personnel have mobilised for the client's project.

The number of branches may increase in due course.

Minimum job requirements: Circa 3-4 years experience in “Big 4” professional services firm or in a large, international organisation. Experience of French Chart of Accounts would be beneficial, as would French language skills

August 1st start date (approx)

12 months plus in duration

Quals: ACA accredited
To record inter joint venture financial information in order to enable preparation of financial statements and all financial accounts in accordance with accounting principles and civil, fiscal and company norms Company operations . To identify Costs & Revenues & inter JV assets and liabilities in line with the administrative / fiscal & statutory requirements thereby ensuring proper handling of accounts for nature and destination. To record fiscal transactions in company books in line with the applicable fiscal laws and regulations.
Main Accountabilities and Responsibilities:
The incumbent is able to perform the following tasks in relation for client and its branches :
  • Review Inter JV asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information.
  • Review journal entries and have the ability to prepare complex Inter JV journal entries along with synthesizing common ledger for subsidiary accounts.
  • Develop good knowledge of client chart of accounts and ensure adherence thereto while recording financial information.
  • Review appropriateness and correctness of accruals in the JV books for monthly, quarterly, half year, and year end reporting
  • Ensure correctness of day to day accounting processes such as A/P and Journal Entries in the JV books plus monthly closure of JV books & accounts.
  • Monitor JV wise working capital situation at fortnightly intervals and suggest appropriate actions to management where required to optimize JV wise working capital balances.
  • Analyze vendor and GL account reconciliations on monthly basis including account management and reconciliation.
  • Comply with international & local fiscal, financial & legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements and advising management on needed actions and maintaining an active line of communication open with the company’s professional service providers in relation to such requirements.
  • Coordinate & Review with the company’s professional service providers periodical JV VAT, CIT Returns and Branch Annual Account
  • Perform personnel accounting including but not limited to osting, expense reports, expatriate insurance etc.
  • Run currency revaluations at each month end on SAP.
  • Reconcile payroll invoices from group companies to payroll liability booked in the JV accounts
  • Highlight & Recommend financial actions by analyzing accounting options.
  • Substantiate financial transactions by auditing
  • Maintain accounting & internal controls by ensuring adherence to policies and procedures and recommending improvements thereto
  • Guide accounting staff by coordinating activities and answering questions
  • For each company JV, check documents by monitoring and implementing all accounts payable checks including but not limited to contractual compliance checks in relation to approved contract values, tariffs, fees etc. for onward payment by Treasury function.
  • Post vendor invoices and ensure correctness of invoice register at JV level along with monitoring of overdue invoices through biweekly reports.
  • Ensure that all invoices and staff reimbursements are paid accurately and in accordance with Company & Finance Dept. policies and procedures
  • Answer accounting procedure questions by researching and interpreting accounting policy and regulations
  • Prepare Adhoc financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends.
  • Protect operations by keeping financial information confidential
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational training & workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies
  • Contribute to team effort by performing assigned tasks and accomplishing related results as needed
  • Provide support during different audit activities & engagements (ex: Financial Audit, Annual Cost certification, Tax Audits...etc.)
  • Other Adhoc jobs as assigned by the Chief Accountant or the Finance Manager
 Qualifications & Experience:
        An ACA accredited by a well-known Institute of Chartered Accountants (ex: ICAEW, ICAP or
  • 3-4 years of experience in handling financial matters in a Big 4 Firm or in a well reputed global /multinational organization
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business Admin. Professional / Master’s Degree is preferred
Required Competencies:
  • Strong Knowledge of accounting principles (IFRS) and practices.
  • Good Knowledge of various international fiscal regimes and ability to translate that knowledge into company financial statements.
  • Experience with SAP or similar ERP system and Hyperion.
  • Advanced MS Office skills.
  • Strong Analytical & Organizational Skills.
  • Must be a professional of unquestionable integrity, credibility and character. 
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Familiarity with the French Chart of Accounts (Plan Comptable) is preferred
  • Working knowledge of the French Language preferred
  • Vision and values through project / team work.
  • Ability to adapt to a challenging and developing environment; willingness to take on new responsibilities as our business evolves.
  • Strong interpersonal skills (communication, persuasion, motivation, and loyalty).

Craig Bell
Swan Recruitment Ltd.

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Tel: +44 (0) 2392 838784
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