Financial Accountant - International

Job Locations UK-London | FR-75-Issy-les-Moulineaux | US-NJ-Somerset
Requisition ID
Approved Min (Total Target Comp)
GBP £60,000.00/Yr.
Approved Max (Total Target Comp)
GBP £70,000.00/Yr.
Compensation Structure
Base Plus Bonus

Job Summary

You will be a member of our dynamic Financial Controllership team, reporting into the Director - European Accounting, responsible for assisting in the successful financial reporting and control for the French entity under relevant accounting and regulatory bases.


You will be a key player in accounting transformation.


You will be responsible for providing management with a high-quality analysis and advice in order to assist in embedding changes accounting transformation, accounting requirements and to lead the required accounting, compliance and governance for the French entity.  You will also be required to analyse and explain key P&L and Balance Sheet content and movements.


We operate a hybrid working model, being 3 days (London) or 2 days (Paris) in the office a week. Dependent on location of the successful candidate.

About Us

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SHI UK has been established for over 20 years, growing from a small satellite office to now our EMEA headquarters, with the support from our International partners and colleagues. We offer the opportunity to progress and develop a career within the IT Industry while working in a diverse, fun environment containing a range of departments and specialisms. 


With our organic growth and stability within the EMEA market, we are able to provide a variety of technology products, solutions and services to businesses including Cloud Computing, Data Centre Infrastructure, Networking and Security solutions, Configuration and Integration services, Enterprise Mobility and IT Asset Management. 


SHI provide innovative solutions and world-class support, as standard, from over 30 offices throughout the U.S., the U.K, Republic of Ireland, Canada, France, Australia, Netherlands, Hong Kong, South Korea and Singapore.   


Include but not limited to;

  • Play a key role in the accounting for France
  • Own key elements of the month-end close to ensure that the month-end is completed accurately and on time, including preparation and posting of journal entries
  • Perform key reconciliations for both income statement and balance sheet, ensuring reconciling items are investigated and cleared on a timely basis
  • Work closely with the Inventory, AR and AP teams, where necessary
  • Review work performed by other members of staff, where necessary
  • Contribute commentary to monthly results meetings to ensure that Finance understand the key drivers
  • Assist in the preparation of annual statutory and regulatory reporting for France
  • Review VAT, Corporate Tax, and other local tax reconciliations and submissions
  • Produce information to be included within Board Reports and for Group reporting to the agreed timescales and requirements
  • Liaise with external auditors to provide required information and review of report and accounts, including delivery of draft trial balances and draft financial statements
  • Ensure controls are maintained and developed as appropriate
  • Manage relationships with key stakeholders, such as the US team and other International teams
  • Deputise for the Senior Finance Manager and Director of European Accounting


  • Accounting qualification (DSCG/DEC/ACCA/ATA/Bachelor Degree)
  • Working knowledge of IFRS and French GAAP
  • Familiar with month-end accounting ((Opérations Diverses) and resulting financial reporting
  • Fluent in English and French
  • High level of knowledge of French business regulations
  • Minimum 2-3 years experience
  • Experience working in in an international/global group

Required Skills

  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multitask, handle a fairly heavy workload, and be very well organized in order to meet all the deadlines
  • Ability to utilize tools made available to them in order to work in the most efficient manner
  • Ability to deal with multiple currency platforms and working with conversion rates
  • Analytical ability and problem solving skills
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills

Preferred Skills

  • Experience in International Accounting; Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and General Ledger

Certifications Required

  • Accounting qualification (DSCG/DEC/ACCA/ATA/Bachelor Degree)

Unique Requirements

  • Fluent in English and French

Additional Information

  • Equal Employment Opportunity 


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