Reading Date required: ASAP Position Summary: Manage day to day activities in relation to a portfolio of EMEA. Daily liaison with AP, Purchasing and Payroll teams based in the UK. Supporting 3rd party accountants to ensure transactions are recorded accurately and on time. Take ownership of the month end close process for EMEA entities under responsibility and local statutory reporting to ensure all deadlines are met. Must ensure a high level of Compliance with GAAP, SOX and local laws. Ongoing assessment of Internal Control procedures and implementing new processes to improve accuracy and accountability.
- Continuous management of Accruals, Prepayments, Intercompany, Bank and Fixed Assets for a portfolio of EMEA entities. - Responsibility for the monthly, quarterly and annual financial close process for a portfolio of EMEA entities to the standards and timelines set. - Responsibility for all Balance Sheet reconciliations and completion of a month end file for EMEA entities under responsibility ensuring compliance to SOX 404 and Internal Audit standards. - Responsible for monthly and quarterly Profit and Loss reviews highlighting unusual transactions, correcting errors picked up during the process. - Responsible for maintenance of French chart of accounts. - Supporting EMEA Accounting Manager and taking own initiative in new financial controls and reconciliations development and implementation throughout EMEA to improve standards and efficiency of reporting. Monitoring and ensuring their correct application and compliance. - Close liaison with outsource accountants to ensure accurate and on time preparation of Tax Returns, Statutory Accounts for a portfolio of EMEA entities. - Working closely with AP team to maintain the accuracy of invoice coding into the accounting system, ensuring company polices such as Fixed Asset classification are followed. - Working closely with Payroll team to ensure accurate payroll transactions recording, performing payroll related liabilities recognition with associated reconciliations. - Responsible for compliance with all local regulatory, statutory and tax requirements for a portfolio of EMEA entities. - Close liaison with internal and external auditors during SOX and Statutory audits for a portfolio of EMEA entities. Requirements: - Degree in accounting, finance or related disciplines and chartered accountant; - Experience in GL management, preferably with a US multinational company; - Experience in GAAP to GAAP reconciliation; - Hands on experience in Oracle; - Good in communications with different levels of staff; - Able to work independently and within tight timelines; - High level of integrity and positive attitude; - Enthusiastic personality; - A team player. Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet empowers its customers with intelligent, seamless protection across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements of the borderless network - today and into the future. Only the Fortinet Security Fabric architecture can deliver security features without compromise to address the most critical security challenges, whether in networked, application, cloud or mobile environments. Fortinet ranks 1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide and more than 400,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses. Learn more at , the Fortinet Blog , or FortiGuard Labs .