Financial Reporting Accountant with Nordic language (Finnish, Swedish, Danish or Norwegian)
Wroclaw, POL
4 d. temu

At Smith+Nephew , global medical technology company, we design and make technology that takes the limits off living, and we help healthcare professionals achieve the same goal.

Together we improve life, while also improving performance. This formed the basis for our purpose, #LifeUnlimited, and our culture pillars of Care, Collaboration and Courage.

Care means that we show empathy and understanding for each other, our customers and patients.

Collaboration means we work together as a team, based on mutual trust and respect.

Courage is about continuous learning, innovation and accountability.

Currrently we are looking for someone to join our Warsaw’s office on position of :

Nordic language (Finnish, Swedish, Danish or Norwegian)

Job Description Summary

Finance Operations provides financial oversight, transactional process delivery and financial reporting for the business.

The Reporting Accountant supports the delivery of high quality, timely reporting for group, management and statutory purposes, and for driving ongoing process improvement.

This will include monitoring and optimization of activities currently performed, review and approval of all relevant Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and identification and migration of further activities as appropriate.

The Reporting accountant will also provide support for statutory and tax compliance activities for the markets they are accountable and ensure that all R2R activities are executed in accordance with S&N MAP and SOx control frameworks.


  • Ensure that transactions are documented, in compliance with group standards and, where relevant, Sarbanes Oxley requirements.
  • Deliver high quality, timely reporting for group and statutory purposes and providing ad-hoc analysis and decision support to the local management team and the business.
  • Participation in the annual Budgeting and quarterly Forecasting cycles utilizing Hyperion (SNHFM) and SAP or MS AX.
  • Accountable for balance sheet integrity and reconciliations, to safeguard assets and to ensure the optimal use of resources across the business;
  • and to ensure that any ageing of balances is fully investigated and resolved.

  • Support and implement continuous improvement initiatives e.g. process standardization and business efficiencies, with the aim to lower cost, improve service and reduce compliance risk.
  • Prepare requests for the external and internal auditors, other advisors and relevant country Authorities.
  • As instructed by the Controller / Senior Reporting Accountant assess and implement changes to comply with external reporting and accounting requirements as well as internal changes to the business or S&N accounting environment.
  • Education / professional qualifications

  • Required Degree level qualification
  • Part Qualified Accountant (i.e ACA / ACCA / CA / CPA / CMA or equivalent) or Qualified Accountant (i.e ACA / ACCA / CA / CPA / CMA or equivalent)
  • Experience

  • 5+ years working in either in global accounting practice or in industry
  • Must be fluent in English and Nordic language (Finnish, Swedish or Norwegian)
  • Demonstrates experience in analyzing financial data, drawing sound conclusions and developing proposals / solutions
  • IFRS accounting experience
  • Experience of the Month-end reporting and control frameworks
  • Relevant industry experience advantageous, ideally in Medical Devices or Pharmaceuticals
  • Candidates with past experience in one of the following roles would be desirable - Commercial Accounting, Legal Entity Reporting (including production and delivery of the accounts consolidation processes and complex transactions and associated accounting), Supply Chain Accounting (standard costs, variances, internal sales)
  • Experience of SAP / Hyperion / TM1 / Cognos
  • Working knowledge and application of SOX control frameworks
  • Experience of transition and transformation to an offshore Captive or BPO Transactional Finance operation
  • Experience of working in financial reporting role in a large / listed entity
  • at Smith+Nephew we offer :

    private health care multisport card life insurance

    subsidies for trainings postgraduate studies

    annual bonus company stock saving plan

    recognition program integration parties


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