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Title:  Accountant

For our office in Ballerup, we are looking for an
 
Accountant
 
at the earliest opportunity. The role is fixed-term for 1 year initially, with perspective to extend into a permanent role.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
 
The Accountant II position is responsible for supporting the company’s financial record-keeping and reporting requirements and to ensure compliance with US and other GAAP, corporate policies and procedures, and common ethical practices. It also includes the responsibility for ensuring the payroll information is passed to the outsourced payroll firm and that all employees get paid timely and accurately.  This is a hands-on position that requires the individual to be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with effective communication.  The ideal candidate will have strong analytical skills; demonstrated successful organizational and time management skills; problem solving abilities; and international business acumen.
 
This individual completes the tasks necessary to accurately present the financial condition and results of operations of the company. In addition, the individual will have the skills necessary to analyse and provide reports and communications to higher level management about the specific areas of responsibility.
 
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Responsible for General Ledger of assigned entities, and the oversight of the Banking, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Revenue Recognition, Inventory Accounting, Fixed Assets & Inter-company activities of the same entities.
  • Prepares and records journal entries, e.g.
    • Calculation of other accruals.
    • Payroll accounting and reconciliation.
    • Petty cash postings and reconciliation.
    • Preparation of data for holiday accruals.
  • Complete / contribute towards the production of high quality, accurate and detailed balance sheet reconciliations monthly, in-line with Corporate’s timetable / guidelines.
  • Reviews system generated transactions for reasonableness.
  • Provides record of assets, liabilities and other financial transactions.
  • Reviews and interprets financial reporting requirements, rules and regulations.
  • Monitors and develops monthly reports of revenues and expenditures for legal entities (e.g. flux reporting).
  • Analyses financial statement information.
  • Ensures compliance with internal controls accounting process documentation (i.e. SOX 404).
  • Manages the local statutory audit, reporting and tax filing processes.
  • Calculates and files the VAT return (and related activities; EC sales listings, intra stat reporting etc.) monthly.
  • Produce, maintain and analyse complex management reports.
  • Develop and interpret reports and records for managers/stakeholders.
  • Providing supervision for the Accounting Specialist III and covering their role when absent.
  • Initiating supplier, staff and payroll payments for approval (and the set-up of payment templates for the same).
  • Be involved in reviewing, tracking and maintaining billing information in the financial systems, ensuring accuracy and compliance with US GAAP and other accounting regulations.
  • Assistance with audit query resolution.
  • Support the Finance Managers and other members of the regional finance team as and when required.
  • Support the leadership (financially, operationally and culturally) of the local site.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
  • Works in a standard office environment and uses general office equipment.
  • Occasional travel may be required.
  • Significant amount of communication with AE’s Corporate and Business Unit Finance teams.
  • Some extended hours will be necessary from time to time in meeting deadlines.
 
SKILLS:
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multi task and meet deadlines.
  • Fluency in English and Danish (written and spoken).
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to influence others.
  • Ability to work under limited supervision.
  • Working knowledge of US GAAP, other GAAP experience is advantageous.
  • Working knowledge of internal control environments and compliance with Sarbanes Oxley Act.
  • Advanced Excel capabilities and other accounting software including SAP and Blackline.
  • Education and experience to solve issues and improve processes.
  • Results oriented communication and team interaction.
  • Proficient in other Microsoft applications including Word and Outlook.
 
EXPERIENCE:
  • Essential:
    • 3 – 6 years experience in accounting related fields.
  • Desirable:
    • Experience with ERP systems, Navision & SAP highly desirable.
    • Experience working for a US led multi-national company.
    • Working within a manufacturing organisation.
 
EDUCATION:
  • Essential:
    • Part qualified accountant (or equivalent).
 
PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
  • A passion to always deliver to the best of their ability.
  • A strong team player focused on the success of the team as much as their own.
  • A constant commitment to deliver on time and with the highest quality.
  • A want to continually develop and grow within the role and the role itself.
  • A proactive delivery, staying close to the detail whilst being able to see the big picture.

 

We look forward to your application through our online career sytem in English language!