Corporate Accountant, Finance & Accounting | Core Operations

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About the opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our EMEA Finance organization for an Accountant to participate in the internal and external financial reporting across a high growth, multi-jurisdictional region. The EMEA Finance organization is a team of c.70, primarily UK based, with accounting teams also based in Germany, Dubai, and Spain. This role is in the Corporate department focused on monthly US GAAP reporting and compliance with SOX procedures, in a matrix structured organization, with responsibilities in statutory audits across multiple geographies, VAT, and other reporting obligations.

The role reports into the Finance Manager and ultimately the EMEA Financial Controller, and will be exposed to a large, high growth EMEA region. It is a hands-on role with the opportunity to acquire and develop US GAAP skills, build knowledge of the UK FRS102 reporting environment, working directly with auditors and gain insight into wider European reporting requirements.

FTI will be migrating to Unit 4 in 2022 which presents an opportunity to be immersed in a General Ledger system upgrade and working with a best-in-class, professional services, ERP solution.

The Role

The individual will be responsible for:

Monthly accounting close
  • Prepare and post journal entries required under US GAAP and UK GAAP FRS 102 GAAP reporting principles including:
    • Payroll reports from external payroll agencies
    • Prepaid expenses and expense accruals
    • Quarterly tax journals coordinating with the EMEA tax team
    • Intercompany entries including loan interest expense / income accruals
    • Lease capitalisation entries under ASC 842 / IFRS 16
  • Support in Fixed Asset processes
    • Maintain fixed asset register for EMEA entities
    • Reconciling fixed asset register to GL
    • Validate fixed asset and CIP (Construction in Progress) additions
    • Perform reconciliation of depreciation calculations
    • Prepare fixed asset roll forward
  • Maintain bank reconciliations across multiple accounts and post general ledger adjustments, working closely with the cash & banking and accounts payable teams
  • Work with finance contacts across other FTI entities to manage intercompany out of balance reconciling items
  • Timely preparation of balance sheet reconciliations and monthly submission into the FTI Blackline environment
  • Strict adherence with the SOX compliance process (handle SOX queries, SOX self-assessment)
  • Assist EMEA Finance team in the enhancement of month-end processes

Internal & External Audit Process
  • Assist with preparation of annual statutory accounts for multiple EMEA entities
  • Provision of financial and non-financial information to external auditors
  • Competently handling audit queries from external audit
  • Provision of financial information to internal audit team for US GAAP testing and group audit requirements

Other compliance
  • Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly, annual VAT returns and EC Sales for multiple EMEA entities coordinating with outsourced accountants/tax advisors
  • Coordinate with outsourced accountants/tax advisors to deliver other local compliance requirements
  • Other duties and ad hoc support as directed by the EMEA Financial Manager

Qualifications and Skills

  • Qualified accountant newly qualified up to 3 years PQE (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • Knowledge of US GAAP, IFRS, UK GAAP or other European GAAP, and Sarbanes Oxley environments
  • Experience of performing month end close process either within industry or from an audit/review perspective
  • A self-starter with an ability to work and independently interacting with colleagues through various online mediums (Teams, email)
  • Attention to detail and ability to identify reconciliation issues
  • Ability to prioritise and work to tight month-end deadlines, commitment to deliver on strict quarterly deadlines
  • A team player and proactively offering support to colleagues in managing workload
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel, including pivot tables and analysis formulas
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Highly professional individual who demonstrates pride in their work
  • Committed and tolerance to irregular hours due to reporting deadlines

  • Professional services experience
  • Experience of working with external auditors
  • Working knowledge of VAT and the associated reporting requirements (VAT output, VAT input, VAT liability)
  • Experience of working in a matrix organisation and dealing with European subsidiaries #LI-MD1
Our Benefits

Apart from the well-structured career path and excellent team environment, our employees enjoy a variety of perks and benefits.

We offer a competitive benefits and wellbeing programme including private medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, income protection, flex critical illness cover, 5% employer pension contribution, holiday buy, discounted gym membership, interest free travel loans, paid volunteer hours and corporate matching for charitable donations, and much more.

About FTI Consulting

What makes us unique? With more than 6,250 employees located in offices in every corner of the globe, we are the firm our clients call when their most important issues are at stake. Regardless of what level you are, you will have the opportunity to work alongside and learn from top experts in your field on high-profile engagements that impact history. Our culture is collaborative, and we value diversity, recognition, development and making a difference in our communities.

FTI Consulting is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange and has been recognized as a Best Firm to Work For by Consulting magazine and one of America's Best Management Consulting Firms by Forbes . For more information, visit and connect with us on Twitter ( @FTIConsulting ), Facebook and LinkedIn .

FTI Consulting is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Job information

Firm: FTI Consulting

Location: London


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