Our client, one of the world's largest charter company is seeking to recruit an experienced candidate for the position of "Director of Accounting".
The Director of Accounting will be responsible for managing overseas accounting operations in multiple countries including local compliance requirement, tax filings, month end close, conversion to local statutory to IFRS, A/P, A/R, Balance Sheet reconciliations and local Mauritian payroll.
Main responsibilities will be to:
Manage international multiple entity consolidations, including eliminations and multiple currencies.
Manage conversion of local statutory accounting standard to IFRS.
Oversee the daily accounting activities for subsidiaries.
Review and manage the Balance Sheet reconciliations and ensure proper controls are in place.
Assist with the preparation of Financial Statements for various entities under different accounting standards (local and IFRS).
Work with the Group Financial Analysis & Reporting team with the month end, quarter end and year end closing processes including review of general ledger postings.
Manage the preparation and provide work papers to external accountants and respond to any questions regarding audit and tax work.
Analysis of third-party agreements with vendors, affiliates, services providers, landlords, banks and others.
Assist with the documentation of accounting procedures.
Identify areas of improvement within the accounting team and close cycle.
Prepare balance sheet reconciliations and reconcile inter-company accounts.
Support in close acceleration initiatives highly focusing on systems improvements.
what you need to know
15 years experience in audit with 5 years of managerial experience in a global company environment.
( Required 5 years of public accounting experience, preferably at a Big 4 Public Accounting firm)
Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance required; MBA Preferred.
Accounting certification required.
Strong working knowledge of accounting methods and work flows.
Detail oriented with strong analytical and organizational skills.
Strong business acumen with excellent communication skills - verbal and written.
Ability to work in a team environment with minimal supervision.
Self-starter with strong attention to detail.