Amer Sports (www.amersports.com) is a sporting goods company with internationally recognised brands including Salomon, Wilson, Atomic, Arc’teryx and Peak Performance. The company’s technically-advanced sports equipment, footwear and apparel improve performance and increase the enjoyment of sports and outdoor activities. The Group’s business is balanced by its broad portfolio of sports and products and a presence in all major markets.


POSITION TITLE: Financial Accountant
LOCATION: Frimley/Blackwater (UK)

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

As Financial Accountant you will Support the Global Finance Platform (GFP) on accomplishing the financial management duties for the UK and Nordic entities.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:


• Control, review and approve monthly Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet for legal entity, both in SAP and Oracle
• Preparation of journal entries
• Preparation of annual financial statements for UK entity
• Assistance with local tax compliance and other local regulations (VAT, corporation tax and statistical surveys)
• Dealing with local audits (external & internal)
• Financial policy execution (IFRS and local GAAP)
• Follow-up and coaching with shared financial service centre (AFSS)
• Implementation of finance process developments in cooperation with Group Finance and AFSS
• Assist with preparation of tax reporting for Group
• Local contact for any Finance related matters (Banks, Insurances, Leasing, etc.)
• Collaboration with cross-functional teams (Taxes, Brand Business Controlling, HR, local Retail team, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) and others)
• Coding of purchase invoices and raising purchase orders
• Assistance with budgeting and forecasting costs for GFP and portfolio expenses (UK & Nordic entities), and commentary of actual vs budget on monthly basis (UK only)
• Responsible for one UK entity
• Ad hoc tasks and projects


REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:

• Highly independent way of working
• Entrepreneurial and commercial thinking
• Good knowledge of local compliance requirements around statutory accounting, Indirect and Direct taxes
• Adhere to given deadlines
• Proficient user of Microsoft Office with excellent Excel skills; experience using SAP beneficial


YOUR PROFILE:

• University degree (preferably in Finance or Business)
• 5+ years of overall combined accounting and finance experience working in an international environment
• Good knowledge of accounting principles and procedures
• Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year end close process
• Excellent accounting software user and administration skills
• English (fluent speaking and writing), knowledge of a Nordic language beneficial


WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU:

• An interesting role in an exciting industry
• Career progression opportunities
• The opportunity for independent and self-reliant work
• A friendly and vibrant working environment in a dynamic and international team
• Possibility to work from home 2 days a week


Please submit your application online.
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