Chief accountant

Job Description

Role description:
  Planning,  organising  and  implementing  accounting  operations  and objectives; 
  Preparation  of  timely  accurate  monthly  and  yearly  financial  reports; reconciliation of  balance sheet accounts for assigned  companies  with assistance from accounting support personnel; 
  Creating  financial  plans,  budgets,  forecasts  and  monthly  analysis thereof
  Preparation  of  critical  fiscal  documentation  regarding  accounting activities, e.g., weekly, monthly and annual reports, draft and revised codes and ordinances;
  Performing  preliminary  and  follow-up  control  over  the  correct preparation of various accounting documents;
  Evaluation  of  receipts,  expenditure  forms,  purchase  orders, distributions,  and  disbursement  orders  for  the  purpose  of  ensuring compliance with established regulatory standards;
  Providing  technical  accounting  support  and  interpretation  to management and employees;
  Attending  and  representing  department  at  various  executive meetings for the dissemination of information; 
  Coordinating activities with other departments as needed;
  Advising on and dealing with tax issues; 
  Advising on and dealing with IFRS issues;
  Liaising with clients (individuals or businesses), providing financial information and advice; 
  Executing various tasks as assigned by the management of the company;
  Minimum Bachelor’s degree in accounting/finance;
  Five or more years of experience on a Chief Accountant position;
  Good  verbal,  written  and  interpersonal  communication  skills  in 
  Capable  of  demonstrating  up  to  date  financial  reporting  knowledge including  Statutory  reporting  and  International  Financial  Reporting Standards;
  Excellent  knowledge  of  tax  regulatory  legal  base  such  as  corporate taxation, taxation of individuals, VAT and social security regulations;
  Solid  proficiency  with  Microsoft  Office  Applications  (Word,  Excel  and Outlook);
  Ability  to  work  independently  and  as  a  member  of  a  team  with minimal supervision;
  Ability  to  multi-task,  work  under  pressure  and  meet  deadlines required;

 ACCA and CAFR member preferably


-         Our client need a Chief accountant in the sense that in the next 2-3 years there will be no further development of the role (by development I mean progressing to financial controller or something similar). It is the accountancy being their strong side that he is looking for. After those 2-3 years and depending on the performance of the businesses, we’ll see if they can grow within the hierarchy.

-          With a few stores in the pipeline, he is  sure they will find it busy enough. Besides our Client will be developing some other businesses in Romania in the field of “Hospitality and entertainment” so they will have to face different types of challenges in the different business areas.

-          Being an in house Chief accountant he like the candidates to be prepared to assemble their own support team (I mean the bookkeepers). Of course they will have to discuss the ones they approved for the finance team with him but ultimately the Chief accountant will do the selection process.

-          Salary levels  can be discussed  with the candidates. Basically they’ll be handling 4-5 different companies (as every store is a separate entity + additional businesses in other areas) so he is  expecting them to base their remuneration expectations on that.

-         Flexibility and the ability to face problems with an open mind will be very important to him. The businesses are and will be more or less startups, He would like his  Chief accountant to be proactive,  “a problem solver”, for example - we face some kind of a problem and what he likes to see are different scenarios of how to deal with that problem, not just telling him that the problem is big and awaiting instructions how to handle it.