Role details

Media Management Accountant

London   •   £37,000 - £38,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Media Background
  • Project Exposure

About Our Client

By fusing the experience and creativity of our people with in-depth stakeholder insight and innovation, we deliver the results our clients need to succeed in business and in a global society. The experts anchor their thinking in a deep understanding of our client's business. From that foundation, we help our clients look ahead while meticulously implementing communication strategies that deliver the impact they seek today.

Job Description

  • Ensure that all accounting processes are operating effectively for the European entities;
  • Manage each entities' balance sheets, ensuring accuracy and that all accounts are understood and reconciled each month;
  • Manage month-end closes and ensure that deadlines are met, ensuring that the 'EUROPE close schedule' is followed, all month end Dynamics processes are run and signed off and that a monthly managements file is produced containing all supporting documentation. Produce draft P&L's & Balance Sheets timely and accurately;
  • Ensure that monthly results are communicated effectively to the relevant MD's and that appropriate schedules/reports are shared with external accountants;
  • Make recommendations on provisions;
  • Reconcile the statutory accounts to the management accounts for France;
  • Manage all audits, both internally from corporate and externally from tax agencies for assigned offices;
  • Review and chase debtors;
  • Ensure that Inter-company reconciliations are maintained each month and are accurate;
  • Review weekly cash flows for each entity and work with the European Finance Director to ensure that aged debts are collected in a timely basis;
  • Manage and control overhead costs for assigned offices. Ensure expenses are in accordance with policies and procedures, are appropriately budgeted, adhere to US SEC reporting requirements and have the required back up for US GAAP accounting;
  • Assist with responses to RFP's;
  • Respond as needed, directly to outside client requests;
  • Handle client budget tracking as appropriate. Ensure that all project files are adequately maintained. Oversee the billing process and ensure that billing is issued timely and accurately;
  • Ensure that statutory accounts and tax returns are produced in a timely and accurate fashion;
  • Coordinate the preparation of all required tax returns for VAT, payroll and other regional taxes with the local accounting team;
  • Managing local banking relationships. Ensure company policy related to signature levels is being complied with.

The Successful Applicant

  • Degree Educated - 1st or 2i (or equivalent) from a leading university - and able to demonstrate that they are a: self-starter, lots of energy, initiative and proactive-ness;
  • Used to hitting tight reporting deadlines with an eye for accuracy and completeness;
  • Demonstrable experience in developing processes and controls in a finance function;
  • Good working knowledge of Job Costing systems and Work In Progress management;
  • Experience and practical understanding of financial requirements in various European countries;
  • Effective relationship building and communication skills;
  • Systems literate and very good with Excel;
  • Good working knowledge of European VAT;
  • Ready for a challenge.

What's on Offer

£37,000 plus benefits

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