Senior Accountant - French speaker

Madrid, Spain
13 January 2022
Permanent Job

Position

We are looking for a Senior Accountant - French Speaker, to work in the Mediterranean Finance team based in our Madrid Head Office, giving support to the 6 Mediterranean countries with Morocco country focus.

Overall responsibilities

  • Transversal management with local Tax accounting providers & auditors, especially in Morocco
  • Responsible for the accuracy of accounting books
  • Responsible for the compliance with local fiscal and accounting rules
  • Control and ensure correct implementation of the company administrative policy
  • Provides timely and accurate accounting information to the management
  • Ensure daily bookkeeping tasks with the whole accounting team

TAX (in relation with the Tax Advisor & Accounting Manager Mediterranean)

  • Responsible of correct application of fiscal rules & correct implementation of any change
  • Control accuracy and consistency of fiscal books (VAT, fixed assets) & files (VAT returns income Tax)
  • Deliver bridge between local accounts & IFRS accounts
  • Prepare Monthly VAT and all Tax declarations in partnership with external advisors
  • Prepare Monthly submission of local statistics, intrastate in country where it applies

ACCOUNTING

  • Processing of vendors invoices
  • Registration of Note expenses
  • Preparation of payment batches on a weekly basis
  • Post and process journal entries to ensure all business transactions are recorded
  • Creation and update of vendor master data in SAP
  • Daily check of Retail System/SAP interface on sales
  • Daily sales reconciliation and documentation review. Alerts in case of discrepancy
  • Bank reconciliation and posting of daily movements and transactions
  • Integration of credit card interface
  • Reconciliation of payables and receivables balances
  • Archive of supplier invoices, note expenses, bank statements and other accounting documentation
  • Ensure that accounting / financial information is accurate
  • Provides technical support to the store’s management and staff
  • Responsible for accuracy and adequacy of accounting records in all areas (VAT, sales, interco, Payroll, Amortization, Tax, etc.,)
  • Responsible for Fixed Assets monitoring (Inventory, etc.)
  • Participation on monthly, quarterly and year end closings
  • Preparing ad hoc management reports as required

PROJECT MANAGEMENT:  Support Retail projects within Mediterranean Region

  • SAP implementation
  • Implementation of the new Retail System: Tax and administrative compliance
  • Support store opening projects: operations in store, administrative tasks, store support...
  • Or any other project that could arise among the Region

AUDIT (in relation with the Tax Advisor & Accounting Manager Mediterranean)

  • Prepares and runs external audit
  • Minutes of Board for End of Year process preparation with legal department, for the financial side

Profile

  • Fluent speaker English & French ; Arabic will be highly appreciated
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in accounting & tax processes
  • Moroccan accounting background
  • SAP knowledge highly appreciated (SAP implementation in Morocco)
  • Customers and team service oriented
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task
  • Problem solving skills
  • Hands-on, rigorous and result driven
Reference: LVM15051