Senior Financial Analyst, Financial Reporting - Level 4

Recruiter
Visa
Location
Lambeth, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
18 Jul 2019
Closes
20 Jul 2019
Ref
1199900737
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time
Level of qualification
Newly qualified, Qualified
Company DescriptionFascinated by the future and captivated by technology?Smart, driven and want to make a difference in the world?You'll fit right in.Join a diverse team at Visa, where your individuality fits right in. We can provide the opportunity to shape the payments experience globally. Together, let's transform the way the world pays.Think you know us?Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure digital payment network that enables individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.Individuality fuels our brand and our global team - we're proud that we are a talented team of 15,000 individuals with unique backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. Therefore, we understand that you are much more than your day job. We encourage quality of life outside of the office, whether it's taking advantage of agile work schedules or our wellness programs, Visa respects and encourages meaningful work/life balance for everyone. In addition, we offer market leading salary and have a fantastic benefits offering.So, if you're not satisfied with the status quo, we can satisfy your desire to explore new territory, giving you the runway to really make an impact, whilst connecting you with teams around the world in a truly inclusive culture that celebrates our uniqueness.Job DescriptionIf you think you could support Visa as a Senior Financial Analyst, Financial Reporting, we want to hear from you - together, let's make Visa a great place to work.What's it all about? This role sits in Visa's Europe Controllership team, which is responsible for the accounting and finance operations of the Europe business functions and corporate accounting activities for Visa. The team is part of the broader Global Controllership function within Global Finance. This role will report to the Senior Finance Manager of Technical Accounting and Financial Reporting in London. This position will be responsible for assisting with preparation of statutory accounts, and accounting activities including month-end close, as well as analysis including research of technical accounting issues. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of pertinent IFRS and GAAP, the ability to implement processes to improve operational efficiency, work with cross-functional teams, and handle analysis related to operational accounting issues, all with a strong sense of ownership and urgency.What we expect of you, day to day. Support the Finance Manager, Financial reporting in preparing statutory accounts and coordinating with external auditors to resolve audit queriesResponsible for analyzing, interpreting, and recording financial transactions, as well as reporting this information.Proactively research and document conclusions on accounting issues with appropriate references to relevant GAAP pronouncements.Manage quarterly and annual external audits of several entities both in the UK and EuropeManage quarterly and annual external reviews, audits, and SOX compliance auditsComplete complex account reconciliations and journal entries in support of the monthly close process.Establish, maintain, and coordinate the implementation of accounting operational procedures.Take ownership for specific components of the consolidated balance sheet and income statement, review and confirm consolidated balances during month-end closing and perform ongoing analytical review.May have responsibility to provide guidance to other accountants with similar occupational skills or limited scope of responsibility.This includes interpretation of accounting guidance and the company's policy application of sound judgment to these projects.Interaction with various levels of management within and outside of Finance and internal and external audit teams and participation in cross-functional projects will be a routine part of the job.Complete and maintain process documentation and ensure SOX 404 compliance for areas of responsibility.QualificationsWhat we're after... Chartered Accountant (ACA) preferred, and mid-level years of progressive professional accounting experience, preferably in a publicly-traded company and/or with a public accounting firm.Experience in external financial statutory reportingStrong interpersonal and communication skills, including excellent written, oral, listening and presentational skills and ability to work well under pressure and interact at all levels are also required.Strong technical, quantitative and analytical skillsProficient with Oracle or similar enterprise accounting systemProficient in utilising Excel to efficiently analyse dataProficient in HyperionBackground with continuous improvement methodologies, driving increases in efficiency / effectivenessFamiliarity with Sarbanes-Oxley internal control complianceMust be comfortable working in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environmentCapable of handling multiple tasks, possess good organisational, communication, and analytical skills, able to work independently, and be extremely flexible.Welcomes challenging/complex projects and demonstrates an ability for working "smarter not harder" by making continuous improvement to the efficiency of processes he/she contributes to.Teamwork is essential to the group, so it is critical that the candidate interact with other team members and managers collaboratively and effectively.Think you have what it takes? If you are interested in a career that will challenge and inspire you - we'd love to hear from youAdditional InformationDiversity & InclusionUniversal acceptance for everyone, everywhere, is not only our brand promise, it's the foundation of our company culture. We foster a feeling of connectedness in the workplace, support diversity of thought, culture and background, fight for important initiatives like Equal Pay and actively work to eliminate unconscious biases that hold us all back.By leveraging the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of our worldwide teams, Visa is a better place to work and a better business partner to our clients.Privacy Policy

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