Senior Regional Accountant - Europe

Finance London, United Kingdom


Position at Al Jazeera Media Network


The Senior Regional Accountant will be responsible for supporting Head of Finance in ensuring smooth running of day to day operations of the entire finance function.

You will review and oversee regional accountant and regional assistant accountant work. Also, you will ensure that network’s financial guidelines, policies and procedures are implemented/followed appropriately.

Candidates must be eligible to work in United Kingdom.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Take charge of day to day finance functions and maintain KPI’s.
  • Maintain financial records as per procedures and policies set by the group company
  • Prepare month end journals and ensure books are closed monthly within set deadline
  • Support Accountants and Assistant Accountants
  • Maintain Fixed Assets Registers on SAP system (Addition, depreciation and disposal)
  • Reconcile multi-currency’s bank accounts on daily basis
  • Manage high volume of cash in multi-currency
  • Monitor and resolve outstanding reconciliations items of bureaus, corporate accounts, petty cash and inter-company accounts
  • Clear any accounting discrepancies and irregularities
  • Prepare Cash flow statements and support in budget forecast and analyse variance
  • Reconcile and file VAT returns to HMRC in conjunction with Tax consultant
  • Process payroll in conjunction with HR dept. and payroll service provider
  • Ensure accurate and correct recording and analysis of revenues and expenses
  • Support preparing Statutory Financial Statement
  • Prepare reports and schedules as and as requested
  • Liaise with company auditors and tax consultants when required
  • Assist in the course of internal and annual statutory audit
  • Assist in continuous improvement of internal finance process flows

Key Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting and Finance Professional certification such as ACCA, CA and CIMA is preferred.
  • Minimum 4 years of related experience.
  • SAP experience is needed. Experience in the media industry is preferred.