Finance Operations provides financial oversight, transactional process delivery and financial reporting for the business.
The Reporting Accountant Specialist supports the delivery of high quality, timely reporting for group, management and statutory purposes.
The role is responsible for ensuring compliance with external financial reporting requirements including IFRS and local statutory laws & regulations.
This role will be responsible for problem solving and recommending solutions to the Financial Controller for technical and judgemental transactions to ensure the Business Unit aligns to internal polices & controls and the relevant external accounting and statutory frameworks.
This role needs to be proactively engaged to interpret and apply changes in local statutory accounting rules or other laws & regulations applicable to the local Business unit.
The role will be required to delegate, coach, supervise and review / approve the outputs of the 'Reporting Accountants' which support this role.
As people manager, this will include completion of the annual objective setting and performance appraisal process. The Reporting Accountant Specialist 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.
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.
Ensure that transactions are documented, in compliance with group standards (including the Minimum Acceptable Practices) and, where relevant, Sarbanes Oxleyrequirements.
Responsible for high quality, timely reporting for group and statutory purposes andproviding ad-hoc analysis and decision support to the business.
Participation in the annual Budgeting and quarterly Forecasting cycles utilising Hyperion (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.
Supervise the Reporting Accountants and completion of annual objective / appraisal performance process.
Build and maintain a strong working relationship with the transactional accounting teams.
Manage the requests from external and internal auditors, other advisors and relevant country Authorities.
In combination with the Finance Controller, monitor, assess and implement changesto comply with external reporting and accounting requirements.
Assess and implement changes to comply with internal changes to the business or S&N accounting environment.
ideal candidate requirements
Degree level qualification & Professional qualification
Part qualification (i.e ACA / ACCA / CPA / CA / CMA or equivalent)
A minimum of 5 of working experience, either in global accounting practice or in industry
Must have local language skills and fluency in English and Spanish or Italian
Strong technical accounting knowledge and have working knowledge, expertise and experience in reporting under IFRS
Experience of supervising teams and strong inter-personal skills
Demonstrates experience in analysing financial data, drawing sound conclusions and developing proposals / solutions
Must be able to demonstrate a track record of success in working with diverse stakeholders
Must have the ability to assess, react quickly and decisively to problems, taking tough decisions where needed or escalating issues as appropriate
nice to have expectations
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
Experience of working in a large / listed entity
Working knowledge and application of SOX control frameworks
Experience of transition and transformation to an offshore Captive or BPO Transactional Finance operation
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