International Accountant Job Description

International Accountant Job Description

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International accountant provides subject matter expertise on Generally Accepted Accounting Principles to support the proper treatment of business transactions for applicable countries.

International Accountant Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Monitor transfer pricing for compliance with arm's length standard, work with legal and accounting to properly document and charge out intercompany transactions such as rig leases, loans, administrative services charges and secondment fees
Manage day-to-day back office accounting process of international entities and compliance with statutory requirements
Assist in coordination efforts with external service providers for international accounting
Compute digital income from international markets, accounting for tax inclusive amounts and multiple currencies
Credit Management Accounts Receivable for International Distributors and FiveTen/ Fashion Group
Ensure good DSO figures with low bad debt losses
Monitor open Letter of credits and their expiration dates
Reconciliation of accounts and monitoring of receipts concerning outstanding debts
Establish good working-relationships with both customers and internal parties
Calculate bad debt provisions on a monthly basis

International Accountant Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for International Accountant

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, CMA

Education for International Accountant

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

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

Skills for International Accountant

Desired skills for international accountant include:

U.S. GAAP
Excel
FAS 52 application to balance sheet and income statement strongly
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
IFRS
Basic
Internal control principles
SAP
Accounting

Desired experience for international accountant includes:

Customer master data maintenance where not under local responsibility
Create invoices, pro-forma’s, statements of account and coordinate output towards customers
Resolve customer queries, both operational and financial
Equal to HEAO with >2 years relevant working experience
Review monthly cash flow budget
Review 13 week cash flow forecast

International Accountant Examples

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International Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an international accountant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for international accountant
  • Assist the Accounting Manager and Global Controller on various ad-hoc projects
  • Oversee monthly accounting activities for international statutory reporting for overseas offices
  • Financial accounting for the entity
  • Fixed asset accounting for entity
  • Key role as part of Finance team with key interfaces with other internal customers and European controllers, A/P, A/R, Company's US treasury, US Corporate accounting, US Tax and local tax advisers
  • Implement new established accounting procedures by EU HQ and new PeopleSoft functionality
  • Preparation and review of Form 1042 and 1042-S for selected U.S. companies
  • Prepare and maintain documentation required to obtain royalty/dividend/interest w/h tax rates under treaties between the U.S and foreign countries
  • Prepare US tax compliance related to international transactions (Forms 5471, 8858, 8865, 1118, 5472, 1120-F, TDF 90-22.1, 5713 ) in Corp Tax or manage and provide first level review of third party consultant work
  • Assist in finance related projects, including system automation, new process roll out
Qualifications for international accountant
  • Review payments for Intercompany AP and AR
  • 3+ years of corporate international income tax experience in Big 4 or a large corporate tax department
  • CPA and Masters degree in Taxation is preferred
  • Minimum of four years previous experience in a similar role
  • Experience with Oracle R12, Hyperion Essbase and Hyperion Financial Management a plus
  • AITI qualified - minimum 1 years' pqe
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International Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of international accountant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for international accountant
  • Assist with potential finance system migration from the current structure of two accounting systems (SAGE and Costpoint), into a single accounting system
  • Review and consolidate the financial accounting data from 10 subsidiaries globally and communicate with them for any required actions
  • Manage the day-to-day accounting for one of our SH&E subsidiary including a Singapore branch
  • Accounting for all accruals and prepayments
  • Prepares monthly project invoicing for certain foreign subsidiaries
  • Prepares periodic cash flow forecasts for each country
  • Prepares wire transfers between parent company and subsidiaries
  • Assist with the monthly and year-end closing of the financial statements
  • Performs general ledger account analysis and reconciliations, including bank reconciliations, accruals and prepaid expenses
  • Prepare Form 5471, 8858, 1118, 5713, tax return disclosures, FBAR return , and other US international compliance matters
Qualifications for international accountant
  • 3 years of progressive experience within a large, international company ($250MM plus)
  • Exposure to international tax a huge plus
  • AITI qualified or ACA/ACCA - minimum 2-3 years' pqe
  • AP, AR, and Closing
  • Assist in implementation activities
  • Support overseas reports
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International Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of international 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 international accountant
  • Tax accounting including preparation of monthly tax journals and assisting with year-end audit
  • Prepare quarterly cash flow analysis for foreign income tax payments
  • Assist in preparation of quarterly international tax schedules for ASC740 and FIN 48
  • Prepare responses to foreign tax notices and audit requests
  • Research international tax issues arising from the preparation of tax returns, estimates, permanent establishment, tax treaty, and special projects
  • Maintain international tax calendar and assist in a variety of special projects as needed
  • Participate in monthly close process, including financial statement reconciliations, entries & balance sheet analysis
  • Provide independent local audit support/reconciliations and ensure financial statements accuracy and timely completion
  • Ensure timely completion of financial data for preparation of foreign tax returns
  • Assist with development of operating budgets, financial statement analysis and variance analysis
Qualifications for international accountant
  • Keep in contact with SSC
  • Confident, self starter with ability to work with minimal direction in a fast paced environment
  • Financial & management accounts preparation in a multinational/multi-currency/multi-entity environment is preferred
  • Experience of statutory and regulatory compliance (Incl
  • And a sense of humour!
  • Manage accurate monthly, quarter and year end clothing
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International Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of international accountant. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for international accountant
  • Monitor and review postings by third party accounting firm
  • Support the International Accounting Manager on ad-hoc projects and/or daily tasks
  • Assist overseas local bookkeepers with operational issues
  • Prepare and review of Earnings & Profits studies, foreign tax credit calculations, Subpart F income inclusions, and Section 78 Gross-up
  • Review significant transactions and determining appropriate filing requirements and US federal income tax consequences
  • Perform tax research, analyze and effectively communicate results with management
  • Member of the commissionaire team
  • Preparation of EU VAT files
  • Ensure payments of suppliers and taxes are being made on time by the Shared Service Center in the Netherlands
  • Any other financial or statutory functions as required or requested by Management
Qualifications for international accountant
  • Responsible for monthly report to head quarter / finance counterparts
  • Responsible for the internal / external audits and tax reviews
  • Monitor SOX compliance financial process
  • US CPA / BATIC
  • Experience in foreign capital company
  • Professional services firm experience would be a plus
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International Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for an international accountant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for international accountant
  • Lead in establishing broader cross charging policies and processes, supporting the corporate accounting for monthly intercompany transactions
  • Analyze data for the CFO's presentation to BOD IR
  • Prepare annual reports for regulatory requirements
  • Business trip to Germany, China, US or Singapore may be assigned to enhance reporting quality
  • Produce monthly P&L and BS analysis
  • Ensure all supplier invoices and staff expenses are approved, with complete back-up , and coding it correctly to projects and chart of accounts
  • Liaising with the billings department to ensure all overdue invoices are paid promptly by the customers
  • Completion of monthly Bank and Petty Cash reconciliations
  • Completion of quarterly VAT returns and assisting with the completion of the annual tax pack
  • Completion of all BS reconciliations on a monthly basis for SOX and internal controls
Qualifications for international accountant
  • Deadline-oriented with an above average ability to multi-task and reprioritize when needed
  • Fluent in English and German or Dutch
  • Knowledge of U.K
  • Four (4) or more years of progressively responsible related experience
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, work well under pressure and adhere to time constraints
  • Takes initiative and works well in a collaborative environment

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