Associate Manager Corporate Accounting - Europe

Ireland - Dublin, Italy - Turin, Netherlands - Amsterdam Ref #9861 10-Aug-2021

Job description

Bigger challenges. Bolder ideas. Global impact. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. We’re the company behind the world’s fastest satellite internet service, with technology that’s helping to bridge the digital divide and improve life for our customers around the globe. By providing powerful new ways for people to connect with one another, gain greater access to education, entertainment, medical research, commerce, and much more, our team is empowering millions of customers worldwide.  
We’re looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You’ll work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and continuous learning and provides industry-leading benefits with unmatched opportunities for career growth. Our team is fearless in pursuit of new ideas and uncompromising in our quest to become the world’s first truly global Internet Service Provider.

Responsibilities
This is a hands-on role requiring day-to-day involvement in the accounting function of a newly acquired group of European companies. The role will involve working on the integration and onboarding of the newly acquired group of companies into the Viasat group. 
  • You will be responsible for the monthly close process for the newly acquired group of European entities, including closing GL modules, account reconciliations and variance analysis, month end journal entries, coordinating with Corporate Accounting teams on intercompany transactions, transfer pricing, FX revaluations, etc.  
  • You will coordinate and communicate with the accounting/finance teams of the newly acquired European subsidiaries and outside service providers. 
  • You will assist in the review of European subsidiaries’ balance sheet and income statement for completeness, accuracy and compliance with US GAAP. This will include performing risk assessments for the newly acquired European subsidiaries. 
  • You will play a leading role in new accounting system implementation & processes for the newly acquired group of entities.
  • You will assist in projects related to the growth and integration of the newly acquired business across Europe. 
  • You will maintain inter-company balances for the European entities, including preparing the monthly balance sheet reconciliation, monthly billings, and foreign exchange adjustments. 
  • You will coordinate with AP/AR accountants to make sure all invoicing and customer billings are kept up to date. You will assist in the follow up of payment and receipt of invoices when needed. 
  • You will assist with the documentation and adherence to policies and procedures.
  • You will assist with cash management and preparation of monthly bank reconciliations. 
  • You will interface with external/internal auditors and coordinate statutory audits for the timely and efficient filing of statutory and tax accounts for the newly acquired European subsidiaries. 
  • You will work with Corporate Tax on transfer pricing applications and other indirect tax transactions. 
  • You will help to implement best practices and ensure compliance with US GAAP, local GAAP and policies and procedures
What You Will Need to be Successful
  • Self-starter with ability to run on their own with tasks with minimal guidance
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong business acumen; diligent, highly accurate and pays extreme attention to detail
  • Ability to manage ambiguity and adapt readily and easily to changes in priorities and business conditions
  • Proven ability to work successfully in a team-based environment
  • Natural curiosity and innate ability to challenge the status quo
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree with a professional accounting qualification (CA/ACCA/CPA)
  • 5+ years accounting or relevant experience
  • Good understanding of US GAAP, IFRS/Irish GAAP, financial statements and accounting theory
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to build relationships with others within and outside the accounting team
  • Experience in accounting ERP systems, Oracle and Blackline experience a plus
  • Strong knowledge of Excel, Word with strong written and oral communication skills that enables clear communication to all levels of management.
  • Irish Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status required
Preferences
  • Public accounting experience in a Big 4 firm
  • International subsidiaries and foreign currencies a plus
  • ERP system experience (Oracle preferred)
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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:

BA/BS

Years of experience:

5-8 years

Travel:

None

Citizenship:

Irish or EU Citizenship or valid Irish work permit

Clearance:

None

Worker Classification:

Regular

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