We are looking for an experienced Accounting Assistant Manager to oversee general accounting operations in an inhouse center handling several legal entities in the UK and Spain.
The role's responsibilities include performing account reconciliations, maintaining the general ledger, preparing tax returns, controlling and verifying the financial transactions, working closely with the accounting team (in-house and offshore) as well as performing other accounting duties as assigned.
Life as a Senior Accountant at Merkle
The Accounting Assistant Manager will be a member of the Financial Operations team and will take care of several key accounting activities such as:
Provide technical support and advice to the Accounting Senior Manager
Assist in tax audits and tax returns, internal (JSOX) and external audit requests and preparations
Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
Ensure compliance with GAAP principles and audit expectations
Work closely with the Controlling team to align processes and results.
Verify, allocate, post and reconcile accounts payable
Reconcile account balances and bank statements and maintain the General ledger
Provide support to the month-end and year-end close processes
Spot, investigate and help resolve account discrepancies, audit findings and issues of non-compliance
Liaise with our Financial Manager and Accounting Manager to improve financial procedures
You will join a skilled and dynamic team dealing with new projects and evolving activities
What we are looking for in you
Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field.
Proven +5 years of accounting experience
Advanced level of English
Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures
In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and IFRS
Familiar with preparing and reading the financial statements
Experience with general ledgers and the month-end / year-end close process
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel (e.g. Pivot tables and VLOOKUP) and accounting software (Navision is a plus)
Accuracy and attention to detail
Good organizational and time management skills
Capacity of working autonomously
Experience in multinational companies and in dealing with outsourced service centers will be a bonus
Attractive and competitive salary.
Free life and health insurance.
Career development through Merkle University and LinkedIn Learning.
Day off in your birthday
Reduced fee in Andjoy
2 volunteering days per annum
Flexible salary remuneration scheme
Merkle does not discriminate against job applicants on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Experience stipulated in this job description serves as a guide only and all applications will be considered on their merits, irrespective of experience. At the point of application, the candidate must have the legal right to work in Spain as we are unable to sponsor visas at this time.
As part of our Diversity and Inclusion agenda, and as an Equal Opportunities employer, if you require reasonable adjustments during the selection process please engage directly with your Recruiter.