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European Accounts Officer

Customer focused, results driven European Accounts Officer required to join a Dudley based organisation supporting the UK and European Finance Team’s operations. If you are analytical, pragmatic, AAT qualified (or equivalent), preferably with French and/or Dutch language skills, this role offers an exciting opportunity to join an innovative, highly ethical, market leading company.

Reporting directly to the Management Accountant, as European Accounts Officer, you would be required to support existing and transitional operations in both the UK and Belgium offices, resolve issues, streamline processes, drive change and act as a liaison between UK and Belgium.  This role is offered on a 12 month Fixed Term contract basis.

Duties:

  • Provide advice and support in relation to European Financial processes
  • Create documented standard operating procedures for all duties in Belgium 
  • Perform analysis of Customers and Suppliers in Belgium
  • Process UK/Belgium Month End (accruals, prepayments and depreciation with journal postings) UK and Belgium
  • Balance sheet reconciliations, variance analysis, investigation and resolution
  • Support processing of Company VAT Returns/Tax Returns
  • Preparation of Management Accounts
  • Purchase Ledger Reconciliation
  • Cash processing and collection
  • Supplier Invoice processing
  • Prepare Daily Sales Reports
  • Customer and Supplier Liaison
  • Additional reporting as required
  • To provide cover as required for members of the Finance Team 

Successful candidate for European Accounts Officer role will require/be:

  • Formal relevant training such as AAT
  • Knowledge of UK and European Financial Legislation
  • Previous experience at operational administrative level within accountancy/financial environment
  • Excellent IT and computer skills, particularly spreadsheet experience (Excel)
  • Ability to cope with a high volume of work and meet demanding deadlines
  • Excellent professional communication skills
  • Dutch and/or French language skills (preferred not essential)
  • Teamwork and Flexibility (critical)
  • Organised, analytical, pragmatic and methodical
  • Driven and motivated self-starter
  • Solution orientated

Location: Dudley, West Midlands

Hours: Mon to Thurs 8.30 am to 5.00 pm, Fri 8.30 am to 4.00 pm

Salary: circa £35,000 p.a. plus company benefits (dependent upon skills and experience)

Immediate start available so please APPLY TODAY!