Senior Professional – Controllers Group

Senior Professional – Controllers Group

MasterCard Europe

Waterloo, Belgium

Overview

The position will be part of the Controller’s group within MasterCard Europe’s Finance division, reporting to the Europe Accounting Manager. This position is based in the European regional headquarters of Mastercard in Waterloo (Belgium).

The Europe Controller’s Group is responsible for ensuring the integrity of the financials in partnership with the GBSC (Shared Service Center located in the US) and providing advisory support to the business teams across a number of areas including accounting & controls, deal structures and M&A.

The core mission of the jobholder is to ensure timely and accurate statutory reporting compliance within Europe, while also responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the US GAAP financials for the entities in the scope of responsibility.

Role

Statutory reporting compliance:

  • Prepare & review the conversion of accounts from management GAAP (USGAAP) to local GAAP through the preparation/review of the statutory financial statements;
  • A wide responsibility in terms of day-to day interactions with various stakeholders including coordination (accounting & tax teams across the world, senior management, banks, auditors, service providers,…);
  • Support the preparation of BeGAAP accounting and reporting compliance for Mastercard Europe (including social balance, board of directors’ reports to be files with the Belgian National Bank), as well as information provided to the workers’ council;
  • Coordination & support for statutory and tax audits.

Monthly & quarterly accounting/reporting processes:

  • Perform month-end closing process;
  • Statistical surveys – prepare local national bank inquiries & statistical surveys (collection of information, analysis, coordination,…) for all European entities and branches in scope of responsibility;
  • Responsible for tax accounting activities, including deferred tax accounting, VAT reconciliations, VAT turnover, tax audit support, payroll reconciliation,…);
  • Financial integrity – validate financial integrity of Europe region books for entities within scope of responsibility: perform detailed P&L and Balance Sheet reviews at statutory book level within Europe and proactively identify issues;
  • Coordinate with shared service center to resolve issues identified to ensure financial integrity of books;
  • Promote and maintain a strong control environment (SOX, BCP, process documents,…).

All about you

  • Master or bachelor in accounting, audit or finance. CPA or relevant accounting certification is a plus;
  • Strong relevant work experience (audit, accounting, statutory reporting experience preferred);
  • In-depth Excel skills combined with a good knowledge of common ERP (Oracle preferred) and reporting tools;
  • USGAAP knowledge in combination with either BeGAAP, French GAAP, Spanish GAAP, German GAAP or any other European GAAP;
  • Excellent team player with strong interpersonal and technical accounting;
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, high sense of initiative and urgency;
  • Fluency in English is required, any other European language is a plus.

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