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What you’ll be doing
Supervises the month-end and year-end close processes. Capable of functioning as content expert and lead the team in questions related to their processes
Responsible for all Balance Sheet Accounts’ reconciliation for both Corporate and Statutory Ledgers for the countries under his / her supervision.
Reports and follows through of all reconciling items, prioritizing based on relevance and risk while working with the business units to provide a timely solution.
Manages the BU Liaison program to influence and promote better relationship between GFS and third parties.
Ensures adequate financial controls are in place to meet the company’s compliance and data security standards.
Coordinates all requests from External and Internal auditors for Balance Sheet accounts.
Provides accounting support to other divisions / cost centers.
Continuously advocates for process improvements (Empower), automation initiatives, enhanced controls and process standardization and considers benefit for teams within GFS for broader impact.
Participates in month-end and year-end closing activities including preparing journal entries, gathering information, and producing documentation to support transactions.
Accomplishes HR objectives by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees;
employees; communicates objectives and follows up; evaluates performance and recommends actions related to all his / her direct reports.
Interacts and communicates effectively with counterparts on site and remotely.
Completes special projects as needed.
Develops a high performing team, with clear progression and succession plan including periodical review of process documentation, promoting a cross-training plan that allows work-life balance and business continuity.
Viewed as a finance expert within the wider finance team.
Delivers consistent / improving trends on KPIs.
Proactively takes opportunities to improve knowledge and skills and is constantly working on ways to cascade this knowledge to his team members.
What your background looks like
Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in similar roles
Experience managing teams and developing resources
Experience in Shared Services working with both NA or LATAM
Exposure in Finance Shared Services
Experience in managing transformation process in a Finance shared service environment
Associates / Bachelors’ degree in Accounting or equivalent in job experience.
Preferred Big 4 background
Advanced English skills
Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
Familiar with accounting systems, preferably Oracle.
Detail oriented, numerical, and analytical skills
Good organizational & time management skills.
Able to perform job functions with minimum supervision.
Six Sigma or Continuous Improvement experience training
Power BI or Tableau experience is a plus
Proven previous job stability, including maintaining long-term work relationships with former employers
Must be able to clear the company’s pre-employment screening
Experian is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Our goal is to create a thriving, inclusive and diverse team where people love their work and love working together.
We believe that diversity, equity and inclusion is essential to our purpose of creating a better tomorrow. We value the uniqueness of every individual and want you to bring your whole, authentic self to work.
For us, this is The Power of YOU and it ensures that we live what we believe.