Contract Accountant Job Description

Contract Accountant Job Description

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Contract accountant provides financial reports, analysis, explanations and advice based on knowledge of financial information, relevant GAAP and supporting SAP systems.

Contract Accountant Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Being involved in SAP implementation for Finance
Preparation for financials for purpose of income tax calculation for Directors and sole traders
Daily reconciliation of capital stock and security transactions, dividend and corporate action postings
Prepare monthly fund packages (including reconciliation of custodian holdings of both cash and securities
Act as backup to Fund Accountants for vacation, sick days, This would include completion of daily packages, booking entries, cash management, bank and other reconciliations
Factfinding through interview of business colleagues to determine who benefits internally from the services which they provide
Developing documentation that records interviews and justifies the allocation method used for each cost in the transfer pricing models, both for internal purposes but also for presentation to third party tax advisors for them to prepare their files in relation to US tax
Assist the fund reporting group in preparing monthly survey submissions
Liaise closely with the Regional CIO and his IT team to become their key business partner, including attendance at all management meetings
Support the management of IT projects

Contract Accountant Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Contract Accountant

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, CSC, CMA, FACT, CIMA, ACCA, ACA, MOD, TDS

Education for Contract Accountant

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

Skills for Contract Accountant

Desired skills for contract accountant include:

Budgetary control
Profit & loss accounts and financial reporting
MS Office
Financial systems and processes and ability to influence their improvement
Contract commercials to understand rate build-ups and recovery of costs to ensure maximisation cash position
Indirect tax
US GAAP and Singapore FRS
APRA prudential standards

Desired experience for contract accountant includes:

Knowledge of Oracle and Hyperion will be advantageous
Minimum 5 years of experience in accounting and finance related roles, preferable form MNC
Be studying towards an accountancy qualification (CA or CPA)
3+ years accounting experience in Practice is essential
Knowledge of Sage accounts production is beneficial
Ability to work unsupervised and learn quickly

Contract Accountant Examples


Contract Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of contract 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 contract accountant
  • Prepare and analyze monthly and quarterly manufacturing review packages
  • Review and analyze manufacturing variances and operating expenses
  • Reconcile monthly inventory balances and perform month end closing and reporting
  • Assist in annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting
  • Perform manufacturing FP&A - product transfer, benchmarking and cost savings
  • Minimum 3- 5 years of accounting/finance experience in manufacturing environment
  • Drive and advise on the month end financial reporting processes of the entire group
  • Prepare the corporate monthly financial reports for the executive management team
  • Consolidating and providing commentaries on the monthly reports of both the local and global entities that make up the group
  • Provide accounting and technical advice to other finance teams throughout the business and will require you to liaise with global counterparts on a regular basis
Qualifications for contract accountant
  • Those looking to make the first move out of professional services will also be considered, provided you have excellent academics and performance ratings
  • Results oriented and thrives in a performance driven environment
  • Results driven qualified accountant with a minimum of 2-5 years post qualification accounting and commercial experience ideally gained in a multi-national manufacturing environment
  • Willingness to visit business unit locations which will require international travel for limited periods
  • Completion of CSC an asset
  • Completion of IFIC an asset

Contract Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of contract accountant. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for contract accountant
  • Participates in regional or global assignments / initiatives special projects within the Finance Group as and when required
  • Ownership of the month-end close, ensuring the accounts are accurate and correct by supervising the tactical task and activities performed by the global SSC
  • Identification and analysis of main variances of the balance sheet and P+L
  • Leads all compliance aspects of the country (including statistical reporting, Corporate Tax, etc)
  • Completion of local statutory financial statements and assist during audits
  • Review of balance sheet reconciliations and necessary follow up
  • Development and maintenance of the relationship with local country partners to ensure all expectations are met
  • Participation in EMEA strategic Initiatives
  • Ensure accurate and timely closing - this includes overseeing Tax Compliance, Cashflow, AR and Invoicing
  • Daily/weekly/monthly unit pricing
Qualifications for contract accountant
  • You will currently be working in a similar financial and/or management reporting role in a large and complex corporate environment
  • Accounting professional qualification – finalist or newly qualified
  • Finance company, banking or Chartered Accounting background
  • CPA or CA qualifications (or studying)
  • Qualified accountant CA / ACA from a "Big 4" accounting firm experience is a must
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from senior management, stakeholders, cross functional business leaders, peers, clients and customers

Contract Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a contract accountant. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for contract accountant
  • Fund transaction support on acquisition and disposal of assets
  • Monthly BAS
  • Half yearly/yearly Statutory Accounts
  • Annual Trust tax returns
  • Calculate effective tax rate for group reporting to the US
  • Prepare UK corporation tax and VAT returns
  • Assist in the review of various European corporation tax and VAT returns
  • Assist with the FATCA reporting process
  • Build and manage relationships both internally and with overseas teams to ensure accurate tax reporting
  • Miscellaneous tax research and other projects
Qualifications for contract accountant
  • Extensive Management Accountant experience
  • Qualified Certified Public Accountant/Chartered/CIMA Accountant (or equivalent)
  • Ideally 2-3 years PQE relevant experience but there is some flexibility on this
  • Have the ability to work flexibly managing large workloads and be accountable for areas of responsibility
  • Be results focused with the drive to deliver to a high standard as part of a high performance team
  • Be able to deal confidently with a wide network of stakeholders at all levels

Contract Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a contract accountant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for contract accountant
  • Working closely with the Financial Controller and Divisional Finance Department, the stores, to develop procedures and controls to meet expanding business needs
  • Preparation of Intrastat returns
  • Dealing with HMRC requests
  • Prepare the Net Asset Value (NAV) for funds all funds in your portfolio
  • Ensure all required data for producing the NAV are available and quality ensured (corporate action, pricing)
  • Analyze & reconcile the general ledger to sub-ledger and resolve outstanding issues in a timely manner and minimize errors by ensuring established standards, policies and procedures are adhered to
  • Support the accounts payable function, including the preparation of accounting entries, data input, processing the payments, filing and other administration work
  • Provide support in the preparation of annual financial statements and other supporting documents for the statutory audit and tax filing
  • Part - Qualified / Qualified Accountant (CA / CPA)
  • Maintain accounting records including GL, AP, AR and vendor creation
Qualifications for contract accountant
  • Qualified Accountant or passed finalist of a professional accounting qualification
  • Sound background knowledge of accounting and finance
  • Minimally 2 years experience in the Oil and Gas industry
  • Willingness to work in Jurong Island (pickup is provided, travel reimbursement provided when necessary)
  • Experience with Oracle R12 and Hyperion Essbase a plus
  • Accurate standard costs are maintained at all times

Contract Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of contract accountant. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for contract accountant
  • Able to work with shared service centre
  • Responsible for daily accounting operations
  • Assist in daily accounting operations
  • Loading and reconciling of UK entity data to the group consolidation system
  • Integrity of data and processes that support intercompany profit elimination
  • Review and reporting on group exposure to FX
  • Prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliations, investing and resolving reconciling differences
  • Dealing with balance sheet and cashflow preparation and forecasting
  • Assist the Finance Manager in the preparation of the statutory accounts
  • Assist external and internal auditor with audit queries
Qualifications for contract accountant
  • 1st/2nd Mover from a Big 4
  • Ideally you will be ACCA/CIMA qualified/ or a senior part qualified
  • Minimum 8-10 years' experience as a finance professional in Banking/Financial Services - well rounded in Accounting and Management Reporting (ideally experienced with Private Banking stakeholders)
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in financial accounting with reporting experience, preferably with Big 4 public accounting firms or MNCs with matrix organizational setting
  • Mutual fund or asset management industry experience preferred
  • Self-motivated individual and takes ownership of work

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