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Reporting into the Financial Controller -SIEE, this is a fantastic role suited for a qualified accountant with previous exposure to stock accounting and operations within a multinational organisation. The role is responsible for the accurate accounting, reporting, budgeting and forecasting of the Selling and COGS costs within the SIEEL P&L and associated balance sheets as well as ensuring correct pricing of products are maintained. The incumbent should be ensuring standardisation and consistency across the SIEE group, work with Global partners to ensure consistency and act as a business partner for all areas across the supply chain.
What you’ll be doing:
Monitor and control the day-to-day activities of the supply chain and stock accounting team. Complete ownership of the Warranty Provision and inputs
Full ownership of monthly and quarterly forecasts, including monthly variance to actual reviews
Preparation and review of the month end reporting requirements
Ensure standardisation and consistency of postings and processes across the SIEE Group within the Selling and COGS lines
Ensure the correct pricing for products is reflected in SAP Hana which involves liasing with the Commercial team
Liaising with Territory Finance and Operations to resolve group accounting and operational issues
Review of current operational processes and procedures to ensure we maintain best practise
Training and Coaching of the Stock Accountant and Stock and Supply Chain Accountant to cover key responsibilities
Maintain process documentation
Ad hoc analysis as and when required
Technical support and coaching where required for non-finance staff
Assistance with internal and external audit requirements as and when required
Comply with existing SOX controls, work with the SOX team to document new processes or amend existing processes
Ad hoc support on projects as and when required
Day to Day support on business as usual
Software – pricing System development
Inventory – pricing set up for orders, support on audits.
New account set up and releasing of orders
Assist with GL Account Reconciliation
Setting of OOW fee’s across all platforms
Advise on impact to finance department on changes in process
Spend and vendor Analysis
Involvement in tendering
Reporting on Group selling costs
Airfreight accruals OEM product invoicing in direct shipments
AD hoc reports – Vendor spend history
Insurance damage/ loss claim issues
Stock Value Reporting
Develop and improve PO creation
Accounting system issues and resolutions
GL Account definition and harmonisation
SGA Freight Quarterly reviews and Reporting
Collation of the Call centre budgets
Working alongside key business partner for the input of monthly flash / quarterly forecast
Tracking of budget, forecast and actuals of call centres.
Tracking of moderation costs
Co-ordinate Central Selling budget/forecast processes with the planning team
Upload budgets into BPC and Business Warehouse
Ensure all selling Forecast/Budget guidelines are current and clear and in accordance with SIEE accounting policies, Sony group policies & US GAAP.
Selling/COGS Costs across the group
ASSR – KPI’s and review of processes
World Pay/Modus link reporting
Stock value reporting
Assistance with audits of stock and stock reports
What we are looking for:
Previous stock accounting experience within a similar organisation
Previous financial accounting experience preferably working within a dynamic FMCG environment.
Previous experience of management and mentoring of staff
Good technical knowledge of IFRS, UK and US GAAP
Prior financial accounts experience.
Good numerical and analytical skills
Systems literate – Proven experience of SAP, Business Warehouse, BPC with an intermediate level of Excel competency
Ability to work within a time pressured environment (month end, year-end, peak season). Therefore, essential that candidates have good time-management and organisational skills
Pro-active and self-motivated
Good communicator (both written & verbal) with the personal credibility and ability to build effective relationships with staff up to senior management level within both Finance and, particularly, non-Finance functions.
Pro-active and conscientious working attitude, as well as ability to use initiative
Discretionary bonus opportunity
Private Medical Insurance
25 days holiday per year
On Site Gym
Free soft drinks
On site bar
Access to cycle garage and showers
Flexible Working (in-line with Flex-Modes)
Equal Opportunity Statement:
Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.
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