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Accountant Financial Accounting - R2r (M/F)


05.07.2022 | Porto | Referência: 2044003


Accountant Financial Accounting - R2r (M/F)


Your new company

Kantar is the world’s leading data, insights and consulting company. We understand more about how people think, feel, shop, share, vote and view than anyone else. Combining our expertise in human understanding with advanced technologies. Kantar’s 25,000 people based in more than 100 countries help the world’s leading organisations succeed and grow. Nobody knows people better than Kantar. We provide insight and inspiration to help our clients, our people and society to create and flourish in an extraordinary world. Kantar is building a world class delivery centre in Porto with finance, human resources and procurement professionals at its heart. Key investments in our technology and digital infrastructure have opened up opportunities for Kantar to deliver critical business services from a broader range of locations. Join us as we shape the future together.

Your new role

The Accountant, Financial Accounting role is part of a dynamic and integrated Finance function delivering operational Finance specialist services. The role reports to the Financial Accounting Senior Accountant and will work with internal and external partners to ensure processes are performed in accordance with performance and quality standards. This position is focused on performing financial accounting activities including supporting closing and reporting and adherence to statutory requirements. Key responsibilities include:

  • Assist in maintenance, processing and production of month / year end close processes, balance sheet reconciliations, journals and associated underlying schedules.

  • Support the preparation and review of period close entries, and general ledger accounts reconciliation and analysis

  • Support for the preparation and review of statutory accounts and financial statements

  • Support Intercompany (IC) reconciliations and disputes resolution

  • Support the production and review of balance sheets

  • Helping to maintain the fixed assets register

  • Maintaining documentation to ensure staff have access to current and compliant documents and policies

  • Maintain close relationships with customer/ 3rd party delivery partner groups to ensure responsiveness to their needs, track service delivery and escalate any issues to the R2R senior accountant/lead where required

  • Develop sound professional working relationships with colleagues across KBS and Local Business, building their confidence and acquiring an understanding of the business

What you'll need to succeed

  • Relevant degree (accounting, finance, economics)

  • Progressing towards accounting qualification (CPA, ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)

  • Good accounting knowledge

  • Fluent English speaker, accurately able to read and write English and to communicate effectively

  • Ability to work in a changing and flexible organisation.

  • Willingness to work flexibly across geographic time zones during peak periods such as period end

  • Experience of working in a shared services or global business services environment desirable

What the company can offer you

At Kantar we have an integrated way of rewarding our people based around a simple, clear and consistent set of principles. Our approach helps to ensure we are market competitive and also to support a pay for performance culture, where your reward and career progression opportunities are linked to what you deliver. We go beyond the obvious, using intelligence, passion and creativity to inspire new thinking and shape the world we live in. Apply for a career that’s out of the ordinary and join us. We want to create an equality of opportunity in a fair and supportive working environment where people feel included, accepted and are allowed to flourish in a space where their mental health and well being is taken into consideration. We want to create a more diverse community to expand our talent pool, be locally representative, drive diversity of thinking and better commercial outcomes. We believe in the importance of coming together as teams in an office environment, it helps us create communities and builds a sense of belonging. Kantar offers flexible ways of working (hybrid working) based on the inherent value of being available to collaborate, work creatively and to learn from others when working together in one location.

Next step

Please share with us you English resume if you match these skills and have the willingness to join this ambitious project at Kantar.