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R2R Expert with Russian (Fixed Assets Team)

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Date: Sep 1, 2021

Location: Warsaw, PL

Company: AkzoNobel

About the assignment

  • Being involved and responsible for IFRS and local GAAPs specific accounting areas in the country or region (e.g. general ledger, inventory, intercompany, fixed assets, pension, tax, payroll accounting).
  • Being a part of the implementation of the balance sheet reconciliation process and responsible for review, analyses and decisions regarding quality of the balance sheet and profit and loss accounts.
  • Working with SAP system and consolidation and reporting tool called HFM.
  • Being in charge of approving and making recurring and non-recurring journal entries, making sure that reporting is done completely during the month-end close and reviewing (if necessary, adjusting number and financial statement forms in the consolidation system).
  • Working closely with Accounting Controllers and Group Reporting/Consolidation team during the month-end close to make sure the information reported is complete and accurate and to secure month end closing deadlines are met.
  • Monitoring the adherence to internal control requirements by making sure the operating procedures under your scope are fully applied and are valid.
  • Being involved in internal and external audits and work closely with our auditors.
  • Working closely with our outsourcing partner and other functions (AP/AR/Accounting controllers) to make sure end-to-end R2R processes are adhered to and performed with right quality.
  • Driving the standardization and harmonization initiatives in the country or region and guarding the integrity and quality of the delivered accounting in the specific accounting area.
  • Being involved in a number of process improvement projects that require accounting expertise such as month-end closing process harmonization, balance sheet reconciliation process and related automation, redesigning cost center structures, system related implementations etc. 

About you

  • At least 1 year of experience in General Ledger or other R2R processes (preferred Fixed Assets) - must have.
  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in Finance/Accounting or similar field.
  • Previous experience in an SSC/BPO will be a plus.
  • Fluency in English and Russian, both verbal and written.
  • Practical knowledge of ERP systems, preferably SAP and consolidation reporting systems.
  • Advanced Excel skills.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and assign accounting tasks to transactional officers (outsourced party) and monitor.
  • You are not afraid of working in a dynamic environment, you are communicative and have the practical ability to listen and openly share your ideas with others to improve the processes.
  • You want to learn and develop yourself fast on the job.