Financial Accountant

Industry: Medical Devices
Job Type: Full Time
Experience level: Specialist

The Financial Accountant is to provide accurate US GAAP and local GAAP statutory reporting for the entity.

Financial Accountant will be based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for income statements and balance sheets for the Company’s Saudi entity.
  • Responsible for all compliance-related matters related to the Company’s Saudi entity, this includes VAT, WHT, corporate tax, and transfer pricing.
  • To provide full support to the Country controller to enable sign-off on US GAAP and local GAAP statutory and all compliance-related matters.
  • The person will work closely with the MENAT Controller, the Company’s International Controller, and other members of the Entity Finance COE and partner with our Finance European Operations.
  • Responsible for the US GAAP reporting and statutory compliance matters of the Company’s Saudi entity.
  • Ensure that the monthly US GAAP reporting to corporate is on time and free from material misstatements.
  • Drive standardization and best practices across entities.
  • Strive towards a simplified month-end process across all entities which provides an adequate level of detail for the Finance Manager/business partner to sign off the monthly financial results.
  • Work together with the Finance Leader, Local Finance team, and BP&A team to design a simplified review process and reports which will enable the Country Controller to gain comfort and enable sign-off on the month-end performance.
  • Identify areas of simplification (e.g. audit process).  Work on standardization of timelines/efficiency.  Challenge the status quo and constantly drive for efficiencies and improvements.
  • Manage all external relationships (auditors and tax).
  • Responsible for all compliance-related matters related to the, drive continuous improvement in this area through monitoring of activities, assessing compliance risks, and implementation of improvements.  
  • Take the lead on various projects within the Entity Finance COE and work with other members of the COE to deliver on objectives.
  • Have a mindset of COE and work collaboratively with other finance managers in EMEA to share best practices and drive standardization and implementation.
  • To provide full support to the Country Controller to enable the Country Controller to sign off on USGAAP and local GAAP statutory and all compliance-related matters.  Full support for dealing with all key external stakeholders (E&Y, tax advisors, pension advisors, etc).

Qualifications and skills

  • A recognized accounting qualification and 3-5 years of experience.
  • Audit experience would be advantageous.
    Local language skills (Arabic) for the entity assigned and fluent in English.
  • Proven ability to work across a Matrix Organisation.
  • Experience in Entity Closures and Entity Openings across multiple jurisdictions is advantageous.
  • Experience in working with Shared Service Centres.
  • Experience in ERP implementations would be advantageous.
  • Proven ability to manage projects.
  • Proven experience working with external auditors, tax advisors, and legal advisors.
  • Deep understanding of US GAAP and local GAAP Compliance Requirements.
  • Proven ability to work cross-functionally to support the organization through the local leadership team.
  • Ability to learn, drive for results, and continuously seek to improve, demonstrating a focus on customers and a collaborative mindset.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong networks, using the networks to acquire relevant information and to navigate the internal organizational matrix Team player and ability to build a collaborative culture within own team, motivating others to deliver effectively.
  • Good analytical thinking skills with proven ability to problem solve and deliver process effectiveness, to drive optimized execution and performance.

Financial Accountant - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - Tomasz Skrzypczak

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Tomasz Skrzypczak

CEEMEA Research Consultant

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