Accounting Team Leader

  • Full time
  • Prague
  • Posted 2 weeks ago


Job Description

The group is looking for a Accounting Team Leader to manage specific areas of its several entities Accounting. The position is to coordinate the accounting activities across the specific entities according to both US GAAP and local statutory requirements of the assigned OpCos. The Accounting Team Lead coordinates a team of Accountants looking after the legal entities part of the specific countries assigned. The position is based in Prague and reports to the Regional Finance Manager.


  • Coordinate the end-to-end activities in the Account-to-Report processes in line with US GAAP, corporate policies and ensure that the local statutory requirements of the assigned OpCos are met

  • Ensure accurate and timely month-end reporting, meet all corporate deadlines

  • Understand the balance sheet & income statement impacts of every transaction to challenge or propose material accounting judgmental entries when relevant

  • Coordinate all necessary documentation for monthly accruals and prepayments

  • Coordinate the adjustments and resolves problems within company guidelines and given policy

  • Perform Balance sheet reviews as well as coordinate their preparations

  • Review VAT return and ensure submission according to local deadlines

  • Prepare statutory Accounts and tax returns as well as any other local government requirements

  • Liaise with Auditors(Internal and External) and responsible for the preparation of documentation required as well as SOX testing

  • Key user for specific finance systems including maintenance of respective approval matrix, training and support of department users and documentation

  • Ensure documentations (Guidelines, Manuals) are complete and up-to-date

  • Regular focus on Balance sheets to minimize open items

  • This Job is also suitable for persons with disabilities; attendance required – disabled-accessible building.


    Job Requirements:

    Critical Experience:

  • 5-7 years experience, minimum 3 years in a multinational corporation

  • Strong interpersonal skills with a proven record of successful leadership and management experience of at least 3 years

  • Critical Skills/technical know-how:

  • Excellent technical financial skills. Ability to understand the balance sheet & income statement impacts of every transaction and to challenge or propose material accounting judgmental entries when relevant

  • Strong knowledge of finance and accounting principles and processes

  • Account to Report knowledge and experience

  • European statutory requirements

  • SAP R3 / Oracle, HFM knowledge

  • US-GAAP, SOX experience

  • Other Competencies:

  • Higher degree in business administration or equivalent finance specific degree

  • Excellent communication skills in English and major European Language (Spanish, Portuguese or Italian preferably)

  • Ability to identify areas of improvement and to drive necessary actions to completion

  • Demonstrate sound work ethics, respect and cultural sensitivity and awareness

  • Effective time management, organisation, and prioritization skills

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