Iron Mountain Financial Country Controller - Serbia in Novi Banovci, Serbia
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We have a brand new vacancy for a Financial Country Controller in our office in Serbia to join Country and Regional financial team working closely with with the Business, Financial Management and local Managing Director.
As a Financial Controller you are responsible for the Financial Control environment for the Serbian entity, including the overseeing of accounting and internal control activities. This role is a key part of the Emerging Markets Accounting team. The role will be responsible for the accurate monthly accounting in local systems plus group reporting. The role requires the ability to understand and apply specific business knowledge in an effort to anticipate potential problems and force timely resolutions. As there are frequent interaction with Regional Controlling team in English, strong presentation and communication skills are essential (both local language and English).
Review and report on monthly performance from local accounting system to the consolidation / reporting tool to deliver robust financial information free from error on a monthly basis.
Ensure the month end closing & all relevant reporting (monthly, quarterly & annual) is completed in a timely manner & within US reporting deadlines for Serbia.
Perform risk analysis, review, and providing recommendations for business process changes necessary to address risks of financial misstatement. Working with management, operations and accounting teams on implementing the changes.
Responsible for the production of the monthly disclosure report for the country and any other add-hoc report requested by the global accounting structure.
Responsible for supplying the Financial Planning team with the relevant reports and variance analyses, support the cost control process, calculating the bonus accruals and providing input for the budget, the forecast process and the business reviews of the country.
Provide support to investigate and resolve accounting issues.
Implement, own and improve the regular balance sheet reviews for the Serbian entity (regularity of review dependent on importance of country and size of previous accounting issues) and have a special focus on performing & reviewing balance sheet account reconciliations for both local and USGAAP purposes.
Accountable for ensuring compliance with IM group accounting policies, US GAAP and SOX. Collaborating with and supporting Cluster Finance Director and Controller in ensuring ongoing risk-based monitoring, design, and implementation of effective internal controls for the Cluster locations including those in scope for the SOX. Responsible for country approval and cluster certification of SOX (or SOX-Lite) controls for the Serbian entity with a goal of maintaining the same effectiveness, not lower than the average of EMEA countries.
Drive and support the effective operation of accounting in the country. Identify any issues and manage resolution. Provide support in any additional transition to the outsourcing companies, or system implementation if occurs.
Being responsible and managing all relations with local accounting company, Audit & Tax Consultants and Tax public services with the support of the 3rd party company.
Ensure compliance with Local GAAP (with the local 3rd party) and USGAAP principles
Revenue recognition: monitoring for risk around significant new or complex arrangements, work closely with the global SME.
Support capital lease and real estate area, monitor significant or complex transactions and work closely with the global SME.
Responsible for building and maintaining relationships with both internal and external key stakeholders.
Support the statutory outsourcing project; ensure a smooth transition to the 3rd party providers.
Advise on accounting and tax issues with regard to topics analysed by the Company.
Support with data and participate on weekly/monthly Management calls.
University degree , Chartered Accountant (CA, ACCA, CPA or local equivalent)
Managing a General Ledger close for a large multinational corporation
Good understanding of US GAAP and IFRS
Exposure to SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley)
Experienced in preparing Statutory Accounts
Good understanding of Taxation (particularly VAT)
Experience working within a matrix organisation
Independent, proactive and inspires to challenge the status quo
Presence of character to command respect and build working relationships at all levels
Experience implementing/improving financial processes
Excellent command of written and spoken English
Category: Finance (FI)
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