Financial Accountant EMEA

Multiple Locations
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 2 days ago
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Job Description
Who We Are: Brooks is a team of passionate people united by a desire to do meaningful work, lead healthy lives and make a difference. We share a focused mission: to inspire everyone to run and be active. That’s it. No distractions—it’s all about the run. Through science, creativity, service, authenticity and connection, we obsess over delivering the best running gear on the planet. We do it our way, with our unique spirit, with a goal of being more relevant to runners than any other brand, day after day and mile after mile. We are determined to innovate, challenging ourselves to lead thought at every turn. Inside these walls and on the roads, tracks and trails, we live and breathe Run Happy, celebrating the positive impact running has on our lives and others. We inject it into all we do because it makes everything better, smarter, more fun and more memorable. Our company culture defines us, bonds us together and creates the conditions for success. It is lived daily as a behavioral expression of our collective set of brand values: Connect with People, Innovate for our Customer, Compete as a Team, Build Trust, Have Fun & Bring Passion, and Be Active. If you’re on our team, it means you’re part of creating something extraordinary. You’re part of Brooks. Your Job: We are looking for an experienced, all-round accountant in the finance team of Brooks. The Financial Accountant EMEA is responsible for managing the general ledger accounting, leading month-end close and facilitating internal and external audits. In addition, s/he will perform controller duties and collaborates with HR to secure timely and accurate monthly payroll. The Financial Accountant works closely with all areas of finance including credit control & collection, accounts payable and financial planning & analysis to ensure accurate and timely reporting across our EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) operations. Your Responsibilities • Manage the general ledger accounting activities by securing accuracy and timeliness of cut off, journal entry postings, reconciliations and month-end close activities. • Perform controller duties to review accuracy and validity of payments and accounts payable bookings, disbursements, and cash flow requirement forecasts. • Collaborate with HR and external payroll providers, secure timely and accurate processing of payroll through GL, and submission of social security and payroll tax returns. • Lead internal and external audits, including but not limited to statutory, income tax and customs audits, and the related provisioning of required information. • Identify and properly record audit, tax and other adjustments relating to differences between US and local GAAPs. • Apply systems of internal controls which verify the integrity of all systems, processes and data, to adhere to the Company's values. • Support accounting activities, account changes, reporting and other ad hoc work for management and the U.S. corporate accounting department. • Partner with service providers to secure accurate and timely completion and overall tax compliance for VAT, Intrastat, EC Sales listing, CIT, and any other country specific local tax. Lead process and knowledge improvement to minimize ongoing external support. Your Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting or economics. • 5 + years of relevant experience in an international organization. • A working knowledge of Accounting, CIT and VAT, regional and US GAAP. • Affinity with ERP systems and an advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel. • Excellent analytical skills with strong attention to detail in planning, organization and execution of tasks and anticipating how a decision can affect our customers, our partners, our products or other departments’ operations and/or morale; “connecting the dots”. By submitting this application, you expressly make the following representations and warranties and give your consents as described below: Brooks Sports, Inc. collects your personal data for the purposes of managing Brooks Sports, Inc.'s recruitment related activities as well as for organizational planning purposes globally. Consequently, Brooks Sports, Inc. may use your personal data in relation to the evaluation and selection of applicants including for example setting up and conducting interviews and tests, evaluating and assessing the results thereto and as is otherwise needed in the recruitment processes including the final recruitment. Brooks Sports, Inc. does not disclose your personal data to unauthorized third parties. However, as a global corporation consisting of multiple affiliated companies in various countries, Brooks Sports, Inc. has international sites and Brooks Sports, Inc. uses resources located throughout the world. Brooks Sports, Inc. may from time to time also use third parties to act on Brooks Sports, Inc.'s behalf. You agree to the fact that to the extent necessary your personal data may be transferred and/or disclosed to any company within Brooks Sports, Inc. group of companies as well as to third parties acting on Brooks Sports, Inc.'s behalf, including also transfers to servers and databases outside the country where you provided Brooks Sports, Inc. with your personal data. Such transfers may include for example transfers and/or disclosures outside the European Economic Area and in the United States of America. Apply for this job