Covance Regional Accountant in Maidenhead, United Kingdom
We are currently seeking to hire a Regional Accountant to be office-based in Maidenhead, UK. This will be a full-time and temporary contract for 6 months with possibility of extension.
Maintain strong internal relationships with Compliance, Shared Services and Payroll.
Review and approve bank payments.
Preparation of accounting entries in accordance with relevant accounting standards and policies.
Completion of month end close in accordance with the close timetable.
Completion of monthly reporting and investigation/explanation of significant variances from monthly trend.
Preparation of quarterly SEC information.
Preparation and timely submission of monthly cash flow forecasts.
Preparation of monthly balance sheet reconciliations.
Preparation and timely submission of all required information and documentation to local service providers.
Maintain strong relationships with local service providers, advisors and auditors.
Completion and timely filing of monthly/quarterly/annual VAT returns.
Completion of annual audits and timely filing of statutory financial statements (SFS).
Completion and timely filing of corporate income tax (CIT) returns.
Completion and timely filing of statistical returns.
Effective and consistent operation of internal controls in accordance with Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) requirements.
Support global and regional process improvement initiatives.
Support the set-up of new companies and branches.
Complete ad hoc projects and tasks as required.
Education / Qualifications
- Fully Qualified Accountant ACA/ACCA/CIMA - preferable but will also consider candidates who may not be fully qualified but demonstrate strong experience against the job description
3+ years accounting, reporting and compliance experience, including VAT returns, audit, statutory financial statements and corporate income tax returns.
Good Excel skills.
Good financial systems experience, preferably PeopleSoft.
Experience in an international, multicurrency environment, preferably US corporate.
Good time management and prioritization skills.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Job Number 2018-18979
Job Category Finance
Position Type Temporary
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