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General Ledger Accountant (Senior & Team Lead), Prague



Prague, Czech Republic 

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Accountancy, Administrative, Finance

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Job Description:

We are a world leader in the sector of business consulting, offering services in the field of Finance, Systems Integration, Telecommunications and Informatics among others. With operation centers in more than 70 countries worldwide, our corporation is currently a globally recognized leader in the "next generation" of business consulting with reported revenue of billions of dollars. The European branch of the global Shared Services was established in Prague, 5 years ago with the objective of supporting European markets and functions worldwide. Today with over 450 employees, we are supporting in excess of 15,000 company employees in 40 countries.

To continue our growth beyond 2017, we are currently hiring motivated professionals at all levels to join our Finance department as a Senior General Ledger Accountant or GL Team Lead. Your initiative, engagement, drive and performance excellence would be a keystone of our mutual success. Step forward and reach out to us, we are keen on meeting you and speaking to you!


The General Ledger Accountant is an integral role within the Financial Accounting Prague team responsible for delivering month-end financial information that impacts Balance Sheets. This position plays a critical part in the company's month-end close process resulting in complete and accurate financial statements. Within this role you will be responsible for preparing, managing, and controlling journal entries, balance sheets, reconciliations and other relevant accounting issues in compliance with local legislation, US GAAP standards, and the Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX).

Key responsibilities:
  • Regular month end closing activities
  • General Ledger accounts reconciliations
  • Recurring and ad hoc journal entries to keep accurate accounting records
  • Pre-Billing initiations
  • Various reports distribution
  • Purchase orders review and financial approving
  • Invoice approval
  • Clearing of transactions on a monthly basis
  • Identifying and suggesting process improvement opportunities
  • Complying internal policies and procedures
  • Supporting internal and external audits as requested
  • Taking full ownership and responsibility for the tasks assigned
  • Cooperating with internal stakeholders, Industry Vertical and Business Partners
  • Maintaining up to date process documentation

Job Requirements:

  • Finance/ Accounting/ Economics or Business Administration degree is preferred
  • Minimum 1 year bookkeeping or accounting experience (AP, AR, GL, Fixed Assets, Treasury accounting)
  • Good understanding of finance policies and procedures
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills in English
  • MS Office skills (advanced level of Excel) 
  • Systems knowledge of SAP would be an advantage
  • Good Customer Service skills and client-focus attitude
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills, attention to detail
  • Capable of operating in an environment where clear communication, accuracy, timeliness and compliance are key
  • Self-starter with drive and enthusiasm for making process improvements

Salary Benefits:

  • Very competitive remuneration
  • Permanent contract
  • Extensive corporate benefits package
  • Yearly bonuses
  • Modern and representative state of the art office building in Prague centre
  • Free refreshments in the workplace
  • Social events and team building activities
  • Extensive training and coaching
  • Education & Development Program
  • Perspective projects with an international scope
  • Positive and social working environment
Company Info
People Place & Partners

Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Phone: +420222512737
Web Site: http://peopleplace.eu/
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