About us: It’s a great time to be part of the SES team
We are the world’s leading satellite operator with over 70 satellites in two different orbits, Geostationary Orbit (GEO) and Medium Earth Orbit (MEO). We provide a diverse range of customers with global video distribution and data connectivity services through two business units: SES Video and SES Networks. Our global team works collaboratively to make a significant, and often life-changing difference in the world. As part of our team, you will play an integral part in delivering on our vision. At SES, we connect and enable broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers, and enrich the lives of billions of people worldwide.
The Hague, The Netherlands
ROLE DESCRIPTION SUMMARY
The position is responsible for the completeness and accuracy of the general ledgers for the companies assigned to them. This includes performance of financial analysis, application of any local regulations, and compliance with SES’s policies and procedures for those companies.
The incumbent is able to fully close a significant entity autonomously and has a good understanding of the processes feeding into the General Ledger accounting.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES / KEY RESULT AREAS
Completeness and documentation of financial records
Ensure accuracy of the general ledgers for all assigned entities, including understanding revenue recognition, income taxes, etc. prepared by other departments
Record manual journal entries, with appropriate supporting documentation
Prepare or obtain account reconciliations so that all balance sheet positions are supported on a monthly basis
Compliance of the financial records with SES policies and procedures
Respect strict closing deadlines, including daily processing of bank transactions
Ensure intercompany transactions are properly recorded and reconciled
Complete central reporting package to allow timely consolidation of SES’s results
Fulfilment of regulatory obligations associated with each entity
Prepare annual statutory financial statements on a legal entity basis, and prepare any other tax filings (excluding income taxes) or other reporting obligations
Ensure compliance with intercompany recharging mechanisms, required profit margins, and the like
Financial analysis over the entity, or subgroups of entities
On a regular basis, prepare a formal review of the assigned companies’ results, including analysis of variances to prior, budget, and forecast, and proof of compliance with intercompany recharging mechanisms and required profit margins
Support monthly reviews of results for aggregated groups of companies by the local accounting manager
Oversight over external accounting service providers (if required)
Review monthly reports from external providers, ensuring accuracy, including correct use of SES’s standard chart of accounts and cost centres
Maintain reconciliation between IFRS consolidation ledger and local ledger (in SAP), as well as between local ledger (in SAP) and local ledger (in external provider’s system)
Strong analytical skills and detail-focused
Proven problem assessment and solving skills
Continuous improvement mindset
Ability to plan own time carefully and to prioritise with limited supervision
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in an international business environment
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or directly relevant professional qualification
Advanced professional qualification (such as ACCA) preferred
More than five years operational experience in a similar role, preferably in an international organisation
Fluency in English, both oral and written. Other relevant foreign languages an asset
What’s in it for you?
In addition to a competitive salary and benefits package, we offer you a truly global opportunity in an exciting industry and all the support you’ll need for both your professional and personal development. But most of all, we offer a truly unique opportunity to play your part in making a difference for those who need it most. We strive to uphold honesty, transparency and courage in everything we do. We’re proud to belong to the SES team and collaborate towards success.
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