Senior Financial Accountant (Iberia & Greece) Uxbridge £50,000 A fantastic opportunity for a Senior Financial Accountant to join a successful international company based in Uxbridge. Providing the following services: To assume responsibility for the total general ledger accounting, local tax and statutory compliance for Iberia and Greece under the supervision of the Financial accounting manager. This includes maintaining internal controls to ensure all accounting entries are made in accordance with US GAAP and Corporate Accounting Policies, account analysis and reconciliation and completion of financial reporting templates. To manage one to two accountant and associate accountant, ensuring output is prepared accurately and on a timely basis Assist the Financial Accounting Manager with certain accounting & analysis tasks for other markets under the responsibility of the accounting team. Financial Accounting Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports, proactively ensure they are accurate and delivered to deadline for responsible market. In line with Corporate and regulatory policies, procedures and guidelines. Ensure all balance sheet reconciliation for responsible markets are prepared on a regular basis, and all review points are followed up and queries are resolved in a timely manner; Review of all clearing, prepayment and certain accrual accounts to ensure that accounts used are regularly reviewed and cleared; Review balance sheet reconciliation, account analysis prepared by Assistant Financial accountant to enable the monthly reporting cycle to be completed on time and with accuracy; Review and approve all journal entries prepared by the Assistant Financial Accountant; Be the point of contact for Financial Planning / Local Finance for the market under direct responsibility; Prepare monthly management P&L reports identifying variance needs commentary. Review the commentary provided by local finance team Prepare and submit monthly Longview actual reports, ensure Longview reconciles with SAP and reporting templates. Balance sheet reviews. Assist with compiling monthly/quarterly balance sheet review schedules, participate in balance sheet review meetings with local Finance teams and work to successfully actioning points arising from meetings. Statutory accounting Maintain and present Statutory accounts (as well as any additional statutory reports) for responsible market in line with local GAAP. Ensure all statutory reports are prepared in accordance with local country GAAP, reconciled to y-e reporting templates and reviewed & approved by local management. Ensure statutory account is submitted before deadline Recharges Raise and review intercompany recharges requests Payroll Ensure all payroll accounting is accurate, and balance sheet are reconciled on the monthly basis. Ensure all payroll taxes are paid before deadline. Taxes - Corporate and VAT and Transfer Pricing Prepare and ensure accurate submission of VAT returns either directly by having local knowledge or by subcontracting to third party. Monthly/Quarterly reconciliation of VAT accounts. Review the Corporate year-end Tax schedules prepared by 3rd party services provider for entities responsibilities, ensure the local Tax returns for the Business Unit under responsibility is submitted on time. Liaising with Tax advisors, third party providers and corporate tax department. Working with US Tax team to prepare transfer pricing documentation for entities under responsibilities Audit & SOX Work with KPMG staff to complete interim & y-e audits. Work with IAD to provide requested information, to explain processes in order to ensure that IAD gets an accurate understanding of the processes and internal controls in place. Implement agreed IAD recommendations. Periodic testing of internal controls in accordance with SOX process review. Implementation of remediation plans in line with agreed timetable. Experience required Post qualified experience in a similar position or accounting practice Previous experience of financial accounting and reporting for a company with turnover in excess of £100 million Previous experience of European VAT returns and CIT preparation Previous experience of preparing statutory accounts and tax returns in the Lead market (Spain) Knowledge and Skills required Fluent Spanish Spanish local GAAP and Tax Excellent English verbal and written communication skills US GAAP or IFRS knowledge Good knowledge of Word, Excel and Powerpoint Parkside Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.Parkside Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.