Senior Accountant


Job PurposeTo maintain and improve the integrity and quality of the financial information and processes through month-end activities and key project work. Ensuring accounting balances for allocated cost centres/business units across the Group are correctly reported. Providing analysis and insight into the cost centre/business unit���s performance.Key AccountabilitiesPlanning & OrganizationResponsible for all month-end activities including month end journal entries, balance sheet and profit & loss account scrutiny, variance analysis and reporting of accurate financial information for assigned cost centres within Group deadlines.Assist in preparation of monthly Shareholder pack in line with the reporting deadlines.Provide analysis and insight into assigned cost centre/business unit���s performance within reporting deadlines.Review of regional monthly Income Statements for assigned regions.Produce monthly SOFP reconciliations [accruals, prepayments etc.] for the assigned financial areas of responsibilities.Following up on action points/additional entries to be processed following the monthly IS review and ensuring they are processed within the timeline specified by the Finance Supervisors or Group Financial ControllerDevelop the key reporting formats with the business owners and commercial finance teams & meet with the business monthly to discuss cost centre performance.Ensure that the financial control environment & processes within your area of responsibility are constantly reviewed and improvements implemented across the Group, along with providing suggestions on improving processes.Recommend improvements to Finance policies and procedures to improve controls and drive efficienciesProactively co-ordinate with team members to ensure tasks and responsibilities are handled during periods of leaveManage & coordinate key projects that are allocated by the Finance Supervisors or the Group Financial Controller. Financial Excellence (budgets, revenue/profit and costs)Work with the Operational Finance Team on financial reporting system integrity of posting, reconciliations and month end files.Review and approval of expense requests for allocated cost centres. Customer Excellence (internal/external customer engagement and relationship management) Maintain and manage close relationships with assigned Business Units to ensure financial information is captured accurately and efficiently.Work on an ad hoc basis with the Commercial Finance Team to deliver added value financial information to the budget process and business casesSupport the internal and external audit process.Conduct Finance review of Expense requests and communicate to the business with regards to coding guidance and/or deviations from OSN���s purchasing, expense & travel policies.Frameworks, boundaries and decision making authorityReviewing and approving expense requests, checking requests are correctly coded and captured in line with Group policiesQualifications, experience, skills and competenciesExperience required:Experience of working in a Group or regional finance functionExperience of accounting under IFRSExperience of working in a multicurrency transactions environmentExperience of accounting for and reconciling intercompany transactionStrong accounting experience across all areas of finances e.g. Audit, financial accounting and financial reporting.Great Plains, Management Reporter and ICC experience preferable.Experience of working in the TV / media company or in another subscriber type-based industry. Education requirement:Accounting qualification is preferred (CMA, CIMA, CA, ACCA, CPA or similar)Graduate University education with at least 5-6 year���s accounting experience. Knowledge & Skills:Advanced IT skills (analysis and accounting systems).Excellent excel skills.Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English with all levels of staff and management. Competencies:Pro-active, self-starter, used to delivering under high pressure to tight deadlines.A personable and fun team player.

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