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Finance Manager /Chief Accountant (Luxury Retail)

The Company:

The client of Acteon is a global luxury goods player at the crossroad of luxury and technology. Headquartered in Europe, with a rich history of development and well established in Russia throughout a visible prestigious retail network, they are looking for an experienced Chief Accountant to assume the leadership of the Russia Accounting and Finance function.

 

The Role:

 Accounting

  • Ensuring statutory reporting, tax reporting and audit requirements are met in accordance with tax and legal requirements
  • Collating and storing of all paperwork as required by local regulations
  • Calculation of taxes attributable to the local legal entity
  • Interacting with the tax authorities as required
  • Ensuring the quality, transparency and completeness of accounting according to the regulations
  • Conducting development and implementation of internal tax and accounting policies
  • Coordinating accounting of routine transactions including bank transactions, VAT and in-house input for salary and travel & expense reporting
  • Tax planning
  • Ensuring compliance with currency regulation, monitoring regulatory risk and reporting timely
  • Co-ordinating and managing the relationship with internal, external and group auditors  (IFRS and RAS)
  • Translating business requirements to company's accounting and reporting principles, processes and concepts
  • Reconciliation of accounting ledgers in 1-C and SAP
  • Developing relationships with business owners, including a close connection with the sales logistics team to ensure accurate reporting of trade and retail sales in both systems
  • Preparation and coordination of the monthly and annual closing, in accordance with both local and group rules.  Respecting the deadlines with the expected level of quality

Finance

  • Providing technical tax and financial advice on contracts and projects as they arise, including evaluation of whether the proposed set ups are compliant with local regulations
  • Managing the relationship with external tax consultants for advice on complex projects
  • Main point of contact internally and externally for finances and reporting in Russia
  • Providing updates on key developments to the head office on a regular basis
  • Supervision of treasury and cash management
  • Cash management and forecasting, including preparation/review of payment schedules
  • Control of financial transactions
  • Forecasting and budgeting
  • Analysis of country performance against budget and forecast
  • Ad hoc analysis and reporting as required locally and by head office 

The Candidate:

  • Higher Education in Accounting with 5+ years relevant experience as a Chief Accountant
  • Work experience in retail
  • 1C 8.0  proficient user
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven organisational skills including multitasking capabilities
  • Strong interpersonal skills and flexibility concerning daily businesses activities
  • Conscientious individual as well as a team contributor to combined business projects
  • Experience of developing and implementing recommendations regarding projects and processes initiated by other departments.
  • Good knowledge of Russian taxation, RAS and understanding of IFRS.
  • SAP R/3 knowledge would be a plus
  • Fluent English