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Manager, Global Finance Operations - R2r


Amsterdam, Netherlands 09-27-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Manager, Global Finance Operations - R2R (f/m/d)


JOB TITLE: Manager, Global Finance Operations - Record to Report (R2R)
DEPARTMENT: Global Finance Operations
LOCATION: Amsterdam, Netherlands
REPORTS TO: Director, Global Finance Operations Record to Report


The Global Finance Operations Record to Report Manager is responsible for the delivery of the Record to Report functions including general ledger accounting, monthly close, asset accounting, account reconciliations and various other processes perform by both onshore and offshore teams. Ensuring BPO performance complies with SLAs, provide excellent customer service to business units (act as first point of contact) and driving effectiveness through a shared service. The Record to Report Manager will manage monthly accounting activities to ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, Sarbanes-Oxley requirements and corporate policies as well as play a key role in implementing process improvements and integrating new systems and businesses.


Key Responsibilities:
• Closely manage the day-to-day accounting operations performed by both on and offshore teams; provide analytics to key business stakeholders for decision making; execute month end accounting close, review quarterly corporate submissions and reporting; provide support on both statutory and US financial audits and requests from participations and internal operational audits
• Ensure timeliness and accuracy of the overall monthly close activities as performed by both the on-shore and off-shore teams
• Act as mentor to onshore staff; develop them into mature financial advisors with a customer service orientation toward the dependent BPO and business stakeholders
• Provide excellent customer service to business stakeholders including addressing and resolving queries escalated by both on and offshore teams in a timely manner
• Serves as business partner by maintaining in-depth knowledge of the industry and accounting policies and principles
• Review monthly metrics with BPO and business stakeholders, to improve processes and resolve issues
• Work alongside R2R Global Process Owner to drive forward transformation initiatives
• Manage the transition of new processes from business units into Global Finance Operations via robust governance and documented standard operating procedures
• Collaborate within and across organization on key company-wide initiatives and to support the Finance transformation roadmap (people, process, technology)
• Research US GAAP as it relates to significant matters and provide accounting guidance to ensure compliance with US GAAP
• Manage all applicable SOX documentation, compliance and providing audit support to both internal and external auditors
• Identifying areas of control risk. Ensure that adequate and effective system of internal controls is maintained for reporting and analysis
• Support departmental strategic objectives
• Other duties and special projects as needed


Work Experience:
• 5+ years' experience in public or private accounting with experience directly related to key responsibilities preferred
• 1 - 2 years' prior management experience required
• Solid work experience in general ledger accounting, month end close functions including account reconciliations, trial balance reviews, analysis, KPI and metrics
• Prior experience in an outsourced or global shared services environment
• Experience in implementing global processes and systems
• Experience in driving process improvement within a Finance organization
• Successful track record of development/delivery of complex solutions
• Experience with SAP ECC FI or other large ERP systems and subsystems
• Proficiency in a variety of systems including MS office suite of tools (Word, PowerPoint and high-level Excel spreadsheet such as familiarity of macros, pivot tables, lookup, IF functions)
• International experience preferred (understanding of currencies and FX)
• Entertainment industry preferred

Education or Certification:
• Bachelor's or advanced degree in Accounting
• CPA or MBA preferred
Other Requirements:
• Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully in a multi-cultural environment with persons at all levels of the organization across all communications channels
• Demonstrated customer service orientation and proficiency in working with multiple Finance and Accounting customer groups across a very large global organization
• Able to quickly build rapport and establish credibility with stakeholders
• Must have excellent time management skills to perform in a fast-paced, high pressure, high volume environment; work well under tight deadlines
• Autonomously and resourcefully, delivers high quality, high-impact work, end-to-end
• Must be collaborative, team player, flexible and able to quickly adjust to changing priorities
• Supports an environment of intellectual curiosity
• Must have broad knowledge of US GAAP, with strong technical accounting, process and controls background
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, attention to details a must
• Experience in delivering system/process improvements and implementing projects within a finance organization
• Flexibility to work overtime or travel, as needed

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d975vm-3-235-179-111-42 in your application.