Senior Accountant

Role Title:
Senior Accountant
Location:
Waltham, MA
Job Advert Description

The Clarks Senior Accountant is responsible for the accounting of highly complex and specialist areas of the business (budgeting, planning & reporting); and works directly with senior stakeholders supporting the build of their Plans. In this role you will take a lead in building Enabling & Group overhead departmental budgets and forecasts. The Senior Accountant is responsible for ensuring all plans are built using assumptions issued by the Group Reporting Analyst and from collaborating with senior business leaders to deliver accurate and consistent departmental overhead reporting, produced for regional business teams. This role will also be responsible for accounting for complex areas ensuring they are completed in line with specialist knowledge. We are looking for someone who is able to advise management on changes to US GAAP impacting their areas of specialism; while ensuring any accounting in foreign currency is completed in line with group policies, and correct rates are used for each currency transaction. SAP accounting experience is preferred for this role.

Core Accountabilities:

  • The delivery of accounting processes to ensure SAP based accounting records for overhead departments are maintained completely, accurately and in line with accounting standards and group accounting policies
  • The development of budget & forecasts, working closely with senior business managers & commercial finance contacts to ensure department budgets and forecasts are prepared completely, accurately and in line with agreed timetables
  • Ensure all balance sheet accounting records are supported by adequate evidence to satisfy external audit queries. Provide detailed balance sheet analysis on a monthly basis for Manager/Supervisor review
  • The delivery of financial analysis of overheads to support senior stakeholders understanding of financial information and accounting entries
  • The delivery of overhead reporting processes specific to the assigned overhead areas, to support those areas of the business and the commercial finance team in understanding the financial result
  • Ad-hoc work as directed by line manager or managers manager

Essential Knowledge:

  • Technically able accountant with a strong background budgeting & forecasting, cost centre accounting and detailed knowledge of specialised industries (Property Leases, Marketing, IT investment)
  • Strong commercial awareness to apply to business areas
  • A strong understanding of SAP especially Cost Centre accounting

Technical Skills:

  • Ability to apply complex accounting principles (lease accounting, provisions, pensions)
  • Time management & prioritisation
  • Advanced PC/Microsoft skills – SAP, Advanced excel

Successful Experience:

  • Ability to build business plans (Budget & Forecasts) and help manage a functions understanding of financial information
  • Strong written, verbal and presentation experience necessary
  • Ability to present to senior leaders

Every 60 seconds, 105 pairs of Clarks shoes are sold globally. That makes us a £1.6 billion business and a truly worldwide brand. We now have some 15,000 employees across 75 different countries – everywhere from Europe to the Americas. Despite being the world’s biggest everyday footwear brand (by sales volume), we’re still owned by the Clarks family and based in Street, Somerset, UK– where the Clarks business began. Street is the nerve center of our business, driving growth and the whole Clarks success story. And right now, we’re busy writing the next chapter. With a constant search for new and better ways to work, innovation’s set to play a big part in our future. 

 

 

 

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