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 optimisation 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 providingad-hoc analysis and decision support to the local management team and the business.
Participation in the annual Budgeting and quarterly Forecasting cycles utilisingHyperion (SNHFM) and SAP or MS AX.
Accountable for balance sheet integrity and reconciliations, to safeguard assets and toensure the optimal use of resources across the business;
and to ensure that anyageing of balances is fully investigated and resolved.
Support and implement continuous improvement initiatives e.g. processstandardisation and business efficiencies, with the aim to lower cost, improve serviceand reduce compliance risk.
Prepare requests for the external and internal auditors, other advisors and relevantcountry Authorities.
As instructed by the Controller / Senior Reporting Accountant assess and implementchanges to comply with external reporting and accounting requirements as well asinternal 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)
3+ years working in either in global accounting practice or in industry
Must be fluent in English and Spanish
Demonstrates experience in analysing financial data, drawing sound conclusions anddeveloping 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 theaccounts 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 TransactionalFinance 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 sharesave plan going extra miles program
subsidized meals and fruits integration parties
possibility of working remotely flexible working hours
possibility of growth in the life sciences start-up company
caring, collaborative and courageous business environment
relaxation zones in the modern workplace