Interim Accountant

Date: Nov 19, 2021

Location: Barcelona, B, ES, 08940

Company: Nexeo Plastics

Job Title: Interim Accountant EMEA     

Department: Finance EMEA

Working Hours: Full time  Role

Reports to: Accountancy  EMEA

Position Purpose: To assist the European Controller in Accounting, Central Processes & Inter Company tasks

Position Purpose: To assist the European Controller in Accounting, Central Processes & Inter Company tasks


Primary Responsibilities:

  • The Accountant is within a cluster of countries responsible for the effective and reliable operation of accounting including general accounting.
  • The Accountant assists the controller to ensure compliance with US GAAP, local statutory, tax compliance and legal reporting requirements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

The main tasks

  • Support audit process at Group and Local level with external auditors by providing analysis and documentation as requested
  • Ensure compliance with US GAAP / Local GAAP requirements / SOX / Tax Compliance
  • Accountable for the preparation of specifications/reconciliations and documentation of all submitted financial data, e.g. the financial statements
  • Participates in the local statutory and tax requirements according to legally required timelines
  • Continual improvements of the financial processes


 Closing Activities

  • Assists in the execution of the month end closing activities of the entities according to SSC (Shared Service Center) closing schedule and in line with both US GAAP and internal accounting guide lines
  • Assists in the monthly tax calculations & schedules
  • Corrective entries that are needed based on monitoring of the financial results during the month and closing
  • Perform, manage and close books of Accounting for a legal entity


Statutory Reporting

  • Assists in the preparation of Financial Statements
  • Prepares Notes to the Financial Statements, Management Report, coordinates the filing of Financial Statements and Tax Returns to local authorities
  • Assists in the Documenting of Year-end Balance
  • Assists with balance sheet reconciliations (G/L account breakdown, supporting documentation)


Primary Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant financial experience in a multinational environment
  • Experience in performing or passing several times an external Audit of accounts of company working for
  • Bachelor degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting or related field.
  • Fluent in English, both verbal and written and other European languages are highly valued.
  • Experience with Internal Controls (SOX)
  • Good understanding of the use and application of ERP systems (SAP)
  • Experience with cultural diversity
  • Superior professional level of knowledge of modern accounting practices.
  • Good understanding of US GAAP reporting
  • Good understanding of the use and application of other I.T. (Excel, Word & PowerPoint).
  • Pro-active, hands on mentality, convincing, motivated, team player
  • VAT accounting experience preferred
  • Team work spirit, eager to learn and take challenges/ new process, as well as meet deadlines