Chief Accountant Job Description

Chief Accountant Job Description

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Chief accountant provides technical accounting expertise on UK GAAP and IFRS, as required to the business and for Corporate transactions.

Chief Accountant Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Lead the effort to make sure that our processes and controls are in compliance with Ukrainian Legislation and Global Accounting Procedures
Assure compliance to internal/external financial reporting and local tax legislation requirements correctness of primary documents and timely communicate current tax and accounting status and potential risks
Work closely with RFC to provide input and updates on changes in tax and accounting statutory legislation
Ensure accurate and in-timely report creating for Tax Authorities, Social Funds and Statistics covering corporate income tax, VAT, withholding tax, review of all reports and tax returns prepared by local accounting team and filing of reports and tax returns, staying up to date with current changing Ukrainian tax legislation
Manage the team of direct reports, provide support and expertise to maintain high professional level of accounting team
Local accounting of Fixed Assets
Actively lead and support accounting team in Ukraine
Participate in Month end/year end processes including the preparation of journals and validation of balance sheet accounts and production of monthly financial statement
Special projects as assigned by DOF/ADOF related to hotel processes and controls
To supervise daily accounting operations

Chief Accountant Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Chief Accountant

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CA, IPSAS, PIT, VAT, WHT, CIT, CECCAR, ACCA, CPA, UN

Education for Chief Accountant

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the chief accountant job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and University Degree in Finance, Accounting, Hospitality, Management, Tourism, Business, Economics, Education, Business/Administration, Graduate

Skills for Chief Accountant

Desired skills for chief accountant include:

Job-relevant issues
Processes
Products
Systems
Gross Revenue Report
Return check procedures
IFRS
Accounting
Excel
IFRS and local GAAP

Desired experience for chief accountant includes:

Work closely with the local Tax Authority and other State organization, internal & external clients included auditors, vendors, customers
Knowledge of local tax legislation
Knowledge of business valuation techniques
Russian native speaker
Closing experience
Working knowledge of JGAAP

Chief Accountant Examples

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Chief Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a chief accountant. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for chief accountant
  • Prepare month end closing processes, review payroll journals and appropriately reclassify if necessary
  • Planning and implementing funding schemes for legal entities, including initiating Loan and Service contracts, discussing issues with local consultants and Tax Authorities
  • Monthly contacts with Tax Authorities responsible for reconciliation of tax balances with tax offices
  • Ensure timely payments for Ukraine by monitoring the payments schedules and money inflow
  • Calculate and approve tax payments - VAT, Profit, local taxes
  • Optimize tax payments in Ukraine
  • Coordinate the process of internal & external audits
  • Work closely with Internal & External Auditors and the RFC to make sure that controls are in place
  • Personal in charge and leading communication with Tax Authorities during statutory tax audits for the company and preparing all documentation requests responding to the tax authorities
  • Provide support to the organization with new contracts to ensure compliance with local regulations
Qualifications for chief accountant
  • CPA OR Nissho Boki 2
  • Experience in Hotel industry preferred
  • Focus on cash-flow management within the organization
  • Make relevant analysis & report to HQ
  • Experience in supervising at least two staff members
  • Japanese / English bilingual
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Chief Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of chief accountant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for chief accountant
  • Fixed asset process & accounting
  • Proactively identify new accounting standards applicable to the business and develop appropriate implementation strategy
  • Manage the payroll outsourcing process and the timely salary payouts
  • Manage the payroll outsourcing company from Finance side, including the review and approval of the BS reconciliation prepared by UCMS
  • Responsible for the control over reconciliation of the payroll accounts
  • Timely and accurate MSI calculation and billing
  • Plan and optimize the local Cash Flow, tracking AR with Bottler
  • Training and development of local Finance staff succession planning
  • To provide precise gap analysis (Actual vs
  • Responsible for month end closing duties for position Income Audit
Qualifications for chief accountant
  • CPA / CTA
  • Prepare the Department weekly Payroll
  • Reconcile Quick Park Valet parking charges
  • Reconcile and post group commission accruals
  • Chargeback write-offs
  • F & B monthly Inventory
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Chief Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of chief accountant. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for chief accountant
  • Acts with the highest professional standard in all audit activities
  • Review and reconcile all balance sheet accounts in general ledger to determine the accuracy of the accounts
  • Ensure any hotel control issues are reported immediately per company standards
  • Handle guest complaints in accordance with company requirements
  • Act as support staff for areas needing additional backup for heavy business demands or staff shortages
  • To lead the finance department
  • To ensure teamwork and efficient operation of the hotel through team spirit development
  • To verify time tables for completing monthly reports and work schedules before send to General Manager
  • To be responsible in preparing various monthly reports as required by the management
  • To perform financial analysis on monthly statements and report to the General Manager
Qualifications for chief accountant
  • Post F& B monthly accruals
  • Reversing entries of the Guest Ledger, City Ledger and Deposit
  • Ensure the proper utilization, maintenance of all equipment
  • Ability to meet deadlines, to handle multiple/complex tasks, to maintain composure under pressure
  • Professional accountancy Qualification such as, CPA, CIMA, ACCA, ACA required (or in process of obtaining the certification)
  • Big 4 Audit background a plus
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Chief Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a chief accountant. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for chief accountant
  • Implements and maintains effective accounting practices and procedures as required by corporate policy, especially the "Uniform System of Account for the Lodging Industry"
  • Embrace a continuous growth environment by actively assisting in recruiting, reviewing, recommending and maintaining an inventory of Directors of Financial Services, Assistant Directors of Financial Services, Assistant Directors of Financial Services Trainees, Accounting Managers, and other managers for the organization
  • Accurate and timely closure of books of accounts adhering to APMM GAAP
  • Extensive review of all financial reporting to the Business Unit
  • Daily Bank recons and reporting, ensuring actions are taken on the aging open items
  • Oversee income audit staff to ensure daily revenue, adjustment, & allowance were being accurately recorded
  • Verify that daily credit cards and cash are deposited into bank account on a daily basis
  • Maintain monthly fixed assets and prepare depreciation schedules
  • Review and reconcile balance sheet accounts including bank statements, assets and liabilities
  • Prepare and file monthly occupancy tax and sales and use tax returns
Qualifications for chief accountant
  • Strong SAP, HFM skills, Excel
  • Knowledge of local accounting and tax legislation
  • Adequate professional experience focusing on finance/controlling especially accounting, finance, controlling is required
  • Min 5 years post-qualification in a multi-national company – complex accounting, preferably in a similar sector
  • Fluent in English, knowledge of Spanish, Danish, German, Dutch, Swedish and / or French a plus
  • One (1) year of experience in financial analysis preferred
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Chief Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a chief accountant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for chief accountant
  • Ensure that company financial statements and accounting records are correct, accurate, and that every transaction complies with company policy, local tax regulation statutory requirements
  • Coordinate, review and prepare monthly financial statements
  • Work with Assistant Director of Finance & assist in the supervision of finance office staff by giving guidance and support
  • Coordinate Internal and External Audit requests for supporting documents and other related materials
  • Prepare, document, and enter monthly journal entries
  • Maintain the general ledger data integrity
  • Tax compliance, incl preparation of tax returns
  • Participation in projects and other duties on an ad hoc basis
  • Ensure the timely and accurate month and year end group reporting in line with Group reporting requirements for entities in Italy and Switzerland
  • Work with Infrastructure businesses global controller team to plan and advise overall financial controllership structure, including organization, system, and process control procedures
Qualifications for chief accountant
  • Forecast revenue – update regularly in line with change orders , forecast project costs to complete
  • Previous experience in global consolidation accounting & reporting
  • Experience within the Commercial Vehicle industry
  • 5 years of professional experience within the functional area demonstrating profound GL process knowledge
  • 2-3 years of experience from similar role as accountant
  • MSc level (or equivalent) with above average graduation

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