Financial Accountant in CitywestPrimary Location: DUBLIN, Ireland Job ID R22009222
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Founded in 1907 as a messenger company in the United States, UPS has grown into a multi-billion-dollar corporation by clearly focusing on the goal of enabling commerce around the globe. Today, UPS is a global company with one of the most recognized and admired brands in the world. We have become the world's largest package delivery company and a leading global provider of specialized transportation and logistics services. Every day, we manage the flow of goods, funds, and information in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.
Globally, UPS employs 425,000 people, utilizes a delivery fleet of approximately 100,000 vehicles and operates the 9th largest airline in the world. The company can be found on the web at www.ups.com
UPS first entered Europe in 1976 when it established domestic small package operations in Germany. UPS has since developed a comprehensive European service portfolio, combining local expertise in each market with UPS's international strength and high quality standards. Headquartered in Brussels, UPS in Europe currently employs 40,000 people across the EMEA region and is an Equal Opportunity Employer (m/f/d/v).
Financial Accountant is responsible for facilitating the external and internal financial reporting needs including preparation of Local GAAP financial statements for our international entities, compilation of supporting materials for other regulatory reports, completing statutory audits, and consolidating monthly entity-level reporting.
The candidate will have working knowledge of US and Local GAAP requirements, understand the audit process, and provide customer support to local, district and regional finance teams in the EMEA Region.
This candidate will directly support the Financial Accounting Supervisor and Manager by ensuring all supporting materials for the statutory reports are available in a timely manner, and providing the regional Finance teams with timely entity-level reporting that includes required financial information.
Job Duties (not restricted to):
● Financial Statement Responsibilities
o Responsible for preparation through to filing of statutory financial statements for multiple legal entities, including full financial statement preparation.
o Is the primary contact for our external auditors.
o Subject matter expert on local GAAP to US GAAP differences with responsibility for maintaining and updating related DLPs (Desk Level Procedures)
o Independently complete statutory filing quality checklists and reconciliation templates
o Prepare monthly, quarterly or annual local GAAP journal entries as required
o Prepare a director’s guidance document designed to provide an overview of the entity’s performance and key developments for the use of the signatories of the financial statements
● Other Financial Reporting Responsibilities
o Assist with the gathering/preparation of US Federal Income Tax reporting
o Completion of all locally required statistical reporting that relies on financial data
o Respond to information requests from UPS’s internal audit team
o Resolution of findings arising from all self-audits & internal audits through implementation and/or monitoring of CAPs (Corrective Action Plans)
o Preparation of local GAAP account reconciliations.
o System-to-system reconciliations (e.g. Local G/L system to Oracle) where applicable
● Entity Level Reporting Responsibilities
o Complete income statement variance analysis and consolidate balance sheet variance analysis received from other workgroups
o Produce entity close packages for assigned entities. This should include variance analysis with commentary, risk and issues log and Balance Sheet Aged reconciling items.
o Serve as a partner to business owners of assigned entities and facilitate monthly pre/post month end close calls to review factors impacting on monthly results
● Niche Accounting
o Manage and oversee niche accounting areas such as Pension Accounting & Intangible Asset Accounting - including local GAAP compliance
o Approve journal entries and reconciliations for niche accounting activities
Knowledge and Skills required:
● Minimum of 3-5 years of finance and accounting experience including audit and/or reporting
● Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in either finance or accounting
● Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US and international standards)
● Ability to communicate effectively and succinctly, both verbally and in writing
● Qualified or partly qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
● Excellent Microsoft Office Skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Knowledge and Skills preferred
● Master’s degree in finance or accounting
● Previous exposure to international regulatory and compliance matters
● Experience in audit practice is an advantage
UPS is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
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