Regional Accountant - The Americas

Nord Anglia Education
07 Sep 2019
23 Sep 2019
Job role
Contract type
Full time
JOB PURPOSE Working closely with the Regional Financial Controller, with the objective to achieve accurate and timely financial statements and monthly management accounts for schools within the Americas region.This position manages the full aspects of accounting for designated schools or business units as required/requested to do so. The role will also be responsible for review of balance sheet reconciliation review for non–centralized schools.
Operational Expertise & Resource ManagementPrepare journal entries, financial statements, account reconciliations and analysis for schoolsPrepare variance explanations from budget and forecastPrepare budgets and forecasts of annual resultsReconcile intercompany accounts between schoolsAssist with capital expenditure requests and fixed asset accountingAssist with preparation of monthly board package including PowerPoint slides and Excel schedulesPrepare schedules for annual audit and provide support, as neededManages Audit requests and works with auditors to answer questions and pull requested dataAssist with the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reportingCollaborate with schools in all accounting and finance mattersVarious special projects for General Accounting ManagerEnsure department transactions are processed in accordance with company–prescribed controls and policiesAd hoc projects as assigned Developing TalentAct as an ambassador for employee engagement, driving change and supporting two–way communication through regular contact with schools.Develop the skillset of accountants in the school through training PERSONAL SPECIFICATIONS – Skills, Knowledge and ExperienceFluent in Spanish, bi–lingual2 – 3 years' experience in financial reporting and general accountingExtensive experience with Excel and PowerPointKnowledge of accounting systems required; NAV experience a plusMust have strong written and verbal communication skillsOutstanding attention to detailNavision/Jet reports experience is a plusRelationship builder, comfortable interacting with othersWillingness to "roll up your sleeves" to complete projectsPublic accounting background is a plusBachelor's degree in AccountingUnderstands the education sector.CPA Personal AttributesAbility to work to tight deadlines and able to prompt others to ensure deadlines are achievedAdaptable to working in a fast paced, ever changing environmentAbility to work under pressure and remain calmSelf–motivated and enthusiasticMust be a team player, willing to help and be flexibleContinually strive for improvement