Undertake financial analysis of key data for assigned issues and areas using a variety of reporting tools to compare actual performance with forecasts and budgets and provide management with information of trends and results to enable corrective action to be taken.
Responsible for booking month-end entries to produce the final trial balance for respective month.
Record recurring topside journal entries and act as the contact person for recording topside entries required by the operating units.
Book various tax entries and run reports for the tax department.
Prepare and maintain the consolidating income statement and balance sheet for use by external reporting and for review by the independent auditors.
Prepare a roll-forward of changes since the previous version provided to management and the independent auditors to illustrate changes to the income statement, balance sheet and cash flow.
Prepare the consolidated flux analysis; a key management control and a vital source of analysis for the independent auditors.
Coordinate all the responses from the operating units to explain the variances or changes outside the agreed tolerances. Follow up with the units if the explanations provided need further elaboration.
Maintain a detailed understanding of internal customer requirements and develop processes that will meet or exceed these requirements. Provide analysis of key data and identification of trends to support and advise managers.
Ensure compliance with internal financial accounting procedures and policies relevant to the scope of this role.
Perform other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Comprehensive technical accounting skills.
Knowledge of finance modules of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems such as SAP, PeopleSoft.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
Strong analytical and numeracy skills.
Ability to identify financial issues, develop and execute mitigating actions.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Strong influencing skills.
Ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple work requirements to meet deadlines.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers and clients.
MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree and 7 years’ experience in accounting; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.