Senior Accountant at Hasbro Nordic

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Senior Accountant


Hasbro European Services provides various services to Hasbro business units in Europe and the Middle East and Africa.

Main Purpose of role:

Hasbro European Services provides finance and accounting control services to Hasbro’s businesses across Europe.
To provide the following services:
To assume responsibility for the total general ledger accounting, local tax and statutory compliance for Spain under the supervision of the Financial accounting manager. This includes maintaining internal controls to ensure all accounting entries are made in accordance with US GAAP and Corporate Accounting Policies, account analysis and reconciliation and completion of financial reporting templates.
Potential to manage one associate accountant, ensuring output is prepared accurately and on a timely basis.
Assist the Financial Accounting Manager with certain accounting & analysis tasks for other markets under the responsibility of the accounting team.

Specific Responsibilities/Tasks:

Financial Accounting

  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports, proactively ensure they are accurate and delivered to deadline for responsible market. In line with Corporate and regulatory policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Ensure all balance sheet reconciliation for responsible markets are prepared on a regular basis, and all review points are followed up and queries are resolved in a timely manner;
  • Review of all clearing, prepayment and certain accrual accounts to ensure that accounts used are regularly reviewed and cleared;
  • Review balance sheet reconciliation, account analysis prepared by Assistant Financial accountant to enable the monthly reporting cycle to be completed on time and with accuracy;
  • Review and approve all journal entries prepared by the Assistant Financial Accountant;
  • Be the point of contact for Financial Planning / Local Finance for the market under direct responsibility;
  • Prepare monthly management P&L reports identifying variance needs commentary. Review the commentary provided by local finance team
  • Prepare and submit monthly Longview actual reports, ensure Longview reconciles with SAP and reporting templates.
  • Balance sheet reviews. Assist with compiling monthly/quarterly balance sheet review schedules, participate in balance sheet review meetings with local Finance teams and work to successfully actioning points arising from meetings.

Statutory accounting

  • Maintain and present Statutory accounts (as well as any additional statutory reports) for responsible market in line with local GAAP. Ensure all statutory reports are prepared in accordance with local country GAAP, reconciled to y-e reporting templates and reviewed & approved by local management.
  • Ensure statutory account is submitted before deadline

Recharges

  • Raise and review intercompany recharges requests

Payroll

  • Ensure all payroll accounting is accurate, and balance sheet are reconciled on the monthly basis.
  • Ensure all payroll taxes are paid before deadline.

Taxes – Corporate and VAT and Transfer Pricing

  • Prepare and ensure accurate submission of VAT returns either directly by having local knowledge or by subcontracting to third party.
  • Monthly/Quarterly reconciliation of VAT accounts.
  • Review the Corporate year-end Tax schedules prepared by 3rd party services provider for entities responsibilities, ensure the local Tax returns for the Business Unit under responsibility is submitted on time. Liaising with Tax advisors, third party providers and corporate tax department.
  • Working with US Tax team to prepare transfer pricing documentation for entities under responsibilities

Audit & SOX

  • Work with KPMG staff to complete interim & y-e audits.
  • Work with IAD to provide requested information, to explain processes in order to ensure that IAD gets an accurate understanding of the processes and internal controls in place. Implement agreed IAD recommendations.
  • Periodic testing of internal controls in accordance with Hasbro SOX process review.
  • Implementation of remediation plans in line with agreed timetable.

Ad hoc tasks as supplied by Financial Accounting Manager and European Financial Accounting Controller

Key Relationships:

Internal

  • SSC – FA, Inventory, Internal Control, AR, AP&P
  • European Financial Planning teams / Local Finance teams
  • International Tax
  • Indirect Tax team
  • International Treasury Centre (ITC)

Internal Audit (IAD)

External

  • Banks and Financial institutions
  • External Auditors
  • Tax Advisors
  • Tax Authorities
  • Custom & Excise Authorities

Person Specification

Essential:

Desirable:

Qualifications required

ACCA/ACA/CIMA Qualification or Equivalent – Very Strong Technical skills
University Degree

Experience required

Post qualified experience in a similar position or accounting practice
Previous experience of financial accounting and reporting for a company with turnover in excess of £100 million
Previous experience of European (Spanish) VAT returns and CIT preparation
Previous experience of preparing statutory accounts and tax returns in the Lead market (Spanish)

Multi national FMCG type experience
Big 4 Experiences
Experience in an international SSC
Transfer pricing

Knowledge and Skills required

Write and speak Spanish
Spanish local GAAP and Tax
Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
US GAAP or IFRS knowledge
Good knowledge of Word, Excel and Powerpoint

SAP knowledge would be a significant advantage
Second/third European language

Behaviours/
Competencies required

Strong positive and accountable behaviours
Collaborative work approach, self-starting to achieve goals and objectives
Drive with energy to deliver results against tight deadlines
Strong organisation and planning skills
Proactive, calmness, maturity and credibility
Communicates clearly and effectively
Positive approach to individual development and team motivation
Good analytical skills

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Date: Aug 13, 2019
Requisition ID: 14463

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