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Senior Accountant, financial reporting and control

  • Location

    Coventry

  • Sector:

    Logistics

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Not Specified

  • Job ref:

    RC330031

  • Published:

    11 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2022-05-26

  • Client:

    FedEx

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Accountant, financial reporting and control covering Europe. The position can be based anywhere in Europe, but ideally based in Atherstone or Coventry, due to locations of the team.

Working hours are 37.5 hours per week Mon-Fri 08:30-17:00

As a Senior Accountant, financial reporting and control you will be responsible for: Supporting the European finance function in achieving/maintaining a robust financial control environment including the ongoing integrity of financial reporting in compliance with US GAAP, local country legislation and SOX requirements. Other areas of involvement are listed below:

  • Perform SOX testing, Policy implementation and Contract Compliance reviews and remediate deficiencies in partnership with the European teams

  • Perform balance sheet reviews to monitor and direct accounting activity

  • Lead projects to deliver integration with International and Global set-up

  • Manage and coordinate the annual internal control processes across Europe and support the business with implementation and improvements to the control framework

  • Drive and oversee improvement projects related to financial and policy compliance

  • Support and drive the development and implementation of financial policies

  • Provide support on complex accounting / reporting matters, this may include writing white papers/memo's for directors/external customers.

  • Actively participating in several projects around improvement opportunities, integration and new system implementations

Candidate Description

  • Qualified accountant

  • 3/5 years minimum post qualification experience

  • Technically competent

  • Strong IFRS and US GAAP knowledge

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Strong persuasive skills and ability to influence all levels

  • Project management skills/experience

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Planning and organisation skills

  • Strong problem-solving skills

Employer Description

FedEx was built on a philosophy that puts people first, one we take seriously. We are an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce in which we provide growth opportunities for all

Our Company

FedEx Express is one of the world's largest express transportation companies and has consistently been selected as one of the top 10 World's Most Admired Companies by "Fortune" magazine. Every day FedEx delivers for its customers with transportation and business solutions, serving more than 220 countries and territories around the globe. We can serve this global network due to our outstanding team of FedEx team members, who are tasked with making every FedEx experience outstanding.

Our Philosophy

The People-Service-Profit philosophy (P-S-P) describes the principles that govern every FedEx decision, policy or activity. FedEx takes care of our people; they, in turn, deliver the impeccable service demanded by our customers, who reward us with the profitability necessary to secure our future. The essential element in making the People-Service-Profit philosophy such a positive force for the company is where we close the circle, and return these profits back into the business, and invest back in our people. Our success in the industry is attributed to our people. Through our P-S-P philosophy, we have a work environment that encourages team members to be innovative in delivering the highest possible quality of service to our customers. We care for their well-being, and value their contributions to the company.

Our Culture

Our culture is important for many reasons, and we intentionally bring it to life through our behaviors, actions and activities in every part of the world. The FedEx culture and values have been a cornerstone of our success and growth since we began in the early 1970's. While other companies can copy our systems, infrastructure and processes, our culture makes us unique and is often a differentiating factor as we compete and grow in today's global marketplace.