Accounting Manager

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Good communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical reasoning skills
  • Good self management practices, managing multiple deliverables and deadlines
  • International perspective
  • Experience of working with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Spanish skills advantageous but not essential
  • High energy and commitment

Responsibilities

  • All local USGAAP statutory accounting requirements are met, submission of statutory returns and liaison with the external auditors.
  • Ensure the monthly preparation of the corporate financial statements: income statement, balance sheet and cash flow.
  • Processing of all miscellaneous billing in Great Plains (outgoing invoices) such as Group service charge invoices, management fees, procurement service charges and miscellaneous billing of intercompany expenses. (± 200-250 billings/year, only inter-group customers).
  • Processing and managing of supplier invoices in Great Plains and maintain a sound purchase to pay process for the company.
  • Processing of travel and entertainment expenses using the Great Plains workflow expense reporting tools
  • Manage and control all corporate credit cards currently with American Express and maintain the automated upload of credit card statements.
  • Handle all credit card queries, suspensions, losses, claims and replacements.
  • Being the lead contact for all corporate banking relationships.
  • Assure and maintain the appropriate controls in all the Purchase to pay process
  • Maintaining a monthly closing file with full accounts, reconciliations, analyses, intercompany and cash flow projections.
  • Ensuring the introduction of appropriate finance and administration  policies
  • Liaising with key suppliers ensuring with, legal input, valid contracts/agreements are in place.
  • Producing quarterly SVP expense reports for sign-off by the President. .
  • Ensuring the monthly upload into HFM for the company is done on a timely basis and all validations are clear. The same process would be applied for quarterly forecasts, budgets and plans.
  • Liaising with HR on any headcount moves and ensuring headcount analyses reconcile with HR and adequate explanations received for variances.
  • Liaising with HR (Comp and benefits) on pay costs and explanations for variances to budget/PF´s.
  • Ensuring management accounts are produced monthly and delivered to management on a timely basis.
  • Liaising with Group/Plc/MBCO Treasury functions to ensure adequate cash flow forecasting and funding of the company.
  • Ensuring all Group transfer pricing policies are applied and documentation appropriately maintained.
  • Supervision of petty cash and maintenance of bank reconciliations.
  • Reviewing bookkeeping and accounting work of staff (accounts receivable, banking, petty cash, accounts payable, revenues and expenses; local payroll entries,).
  • Ensuring all intercompany accounts are reconciled monthly with the counterparty.
  • Following up on all overdue intercompany balances.
  • Preparation of monthly and quarterly financial reports required by regional office Management
  • Preparation and management of the Hub office Budget and financial planning and forecasting cycles.
  • Maintain and train staff on the use of the great plains expense report process and workflow authorization process
  • Analyze monthly the execution of the expenses of each functional area against the latest forecast.
  • Ensuring staff complete Debtors, creditors and expense analyses monthly.
  • Assisting in tax administration (federal and state tax) (preparation of monthly/quarterly/annual tax returns, supervision of tax payments, assisting with any tax audits when necessary).
  • Carrying out yearend tasks for the annual Group audit, as well as preparation of the annual financial statements for statutory purposes.

Education / Training

  • Qualified accountant (CPA or equivalent)

Background

  • At least 5-8 years experience in financial accounting, management accounting, reporting, budgeting and cash flow management
  • Expertise in accounting software’s (Ej SAP, Great Plains).
  • Experience with financial planning and modeling
  • Understanding of direct and indirect taxes and a management services environment
  • Understanding of treasury and cash flow management
  • Familiarity with information technology systems, controls (SOX) and processes associated with the Finance function particularly SAP (FI) Microsoft Excel, Databases (Access), HFM.
  • USGAAP knowledge