Covance

  • Regional Accountant

    Job Location(s) UK-Maidenhead
    Job Number
    2018-18979
    Job Category
    Finance
    Position Type
    Temporary
  • Job Overview

    We are currently seeking to hire a Regional Accountant to be office-based in Maidenhead, UK. This will be a full-time and temporary contract for 6 months with possibility of extension.

     

    Responsibilities:

     

    • Maintain strong internal relationships with Compliance, Shared Services and Payroll.
    • Review and approve bank payments.
    • Preparation of accounting entries in accordance with relevant accounting standards and policies.
    • Completion of month end close in accordance with the close timetable.
    • Completion of monthly reporting and investigation/explanation of significant variances from monthly trend.
    • Preparation of quarterly SEC information.
    • Preparation and timely submission of monthly cash flow forecasts.
    • Preparation of monthly balance sheet reconciliations.
    • Preparation and timely submission of all required information and documentation to local service providers.
    • Maintain strong relationships with local service providers, advisors and auditors.
    • Completion and timely filing of monthly/quarterly/annual VAT returns.
    • Completion of annual audits and timely filing of statutory financial statements (SFS).
    • Completion and timely filing of corporate income tax (CIT) returns.
    • Completion and timely filing of statistical returns.
    • Effective and consistent operation of internal controls in accordance with Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) requirements.
    • Support global and regional process improvement initiatives.
    • Support the set-up of new companies and branches.
    • Complete ad hoc projects and tasks as required.

    Education / Qualifications

    • Fully Qualified Accountant ACA/ACCA/CIMA - preferable but will also consider candidates who may not be fully qualified but demonstrate strong experience against the job description

    Experience

    • 3+ years accounting, reporting and compliance experience, including VAT returns, audit, statutory financial statements and corporate income tax returns.
    • Good Excel skills.
    • Good financial systems experience, preferably PeopleSoft.
    • Experience in an international, multicurrency environment, preferably US corporate.
    • Good time management and prioritization skills.
    • Good verbal and written communication skills.

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