Senior Accountant

Senior Accountant

SES

Betzdorf, Luxembourg

You will be part of the SES accounting team in Betzdorf, Luxembourg. You will focus on maintaining first class financial records for those companies assigned to you. Reporting to the Manager, Accounting Services, you will be responsible initially for the corporate entities in Luxembourg, including the listed holding company SES S.A., but may be asked to provide assistance with other companies and to take part in the development of back-up arrangements within the team. You will also support monthly review and analyses of the net financing charges of the group. As part of a wider Accounting and Financial Reporting team, you will also take part in activities and projects in the wider Finance department.

Your responsibilities

  • Perform accounting functions for the corporate entities, generally the posting of journal entries and reconciliations to support the monthly general ledger close, and other monthly close procedures – both under local (Luxembourg) GAAP and under IFRS for group-level reporting;
  • Resolve issues arising in the course of performing the assigned accounting duties;
  • Work closely with related functions, including Financial Planning & Analysis (monthly closing, policy compliance), Tax (computation of corporate income taxes), and Treasury (cash management), as necessary;
  • Support monthly review and analyses of the net financing charges of the group;
  • Assist in generating both internal and external reporting, including the preparation of stand-alone financial statements for the assigned companies;
  • Respond to business enquiries and to the needs of both internal and external auditors;
  • Take part in back-up arrangements for other accountants as required;
  • Take part in other Finance projects, for example process and systems improvements, as necessary.

Competencies

  • Demonstrable technical accounting skills in holding company accounting and Treasury operations;
  • Focus on process improvement and best practice implementation;
  • Flexible, able to deal with strict deadlines and work under pressure;
  • Strong communication and inter-personal skills;
  • Ability to work in a well-organised, accurate and reliable manner;
  • Solid problem assessment and solving skills;
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural team environment;
  • Recognised graduate-level accounting qualification, or equivalent professional qualification.

Qualification & Experience

  • At least five years of experience either in the auditing of corporate accounting services, in being directly responsible for the provision of such services, or a combination of both;
  • Up-to-date understanding of the relevant provisions of Luxembourg GAAP and IFRS, especially in the area of financial instruments;
  • Computer literacy including an ERP System - SAP treasury module experience a significant advantage;
  • Fluency in English, with French or German knowledge an asset. 

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