Accountant - French Reporting

35000.00 - 47000.00 GBP Annual + GBP35000 - GBP47000/annum
12 May 2017
26 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Accountant - French Reporting

This position is for an Accountant to work in the EMEA reporting department, with a primary responsibility for the accounting and reporting for the French business, including statutory reporting, certain taxes and reporting to the parent company. In addition the role will provide accounting and reporting support for other related companies in France.

Preparation of monthly and quarterly balance sheet account reconciliations.
Preparation of the monthly VAT returns and other periodic or annual French tax returns, together with preparing the government statistical reports.
Preparation of French statutory annual financial statements for French entities within the remit of EMEA Corporate Services.
Managing intercompany process; including supporting raising of intercompany rebills, reconciling balances at month end following standard group processes.
Supporting the preparation of government corporation tax and government statutory returns via provision of financial information to colleagues.
Responding to adhoc queries from the US, and from the UK business. Application of broad knowledge of accounting / finance practices and procedures to ensure full compliance with company policies and procedures.
Seek to improve the function and implement best practice, documenting processes, checklists and timetables to enable an understanding of these processes.
Work with the finance teams in the business (Finance, IT, HR etc) and across the shared services reporting and transaction functions to streamline and standardize the month-end close process and other common tasks and processes across the teams.
Provide reliable, timely service to customers in the local business
Provide support for the EMEA Tax function and external tax service providers.
Manage and respond on a timely basis to ad hoc requests and queries from US Corporate Reporting.


Qualified Accountant or equivalent
2 years plus experience in a finance/accounting role with knowledge and experience of VAT, French GAAP and intercompany reporting
Relevant experience of SAP (preferred)
Good working knowledge of US GAAP (preferred)
Languages French and English
Detailed knowledge and experience of reporting under French & US GAAP
Have a strong customer service ethic and act as an accounting and financial accounting advisor to the French business.

If your skills and experience match this role, please forward your CV in a word format
Elliott James Recruitment is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy