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CFO // Chief Accountant

The Company

 The client of Acteon, European headquartered, is an international player in the automotive aftermarket which business operations cover production and distribution. A long and successful presence of their products in the Russian and CIS markets lead them to now launch in direct their Russian legal entity. The Marketing & Sales team already in operations, there is now a challenging opportunity to join a development project at its greenfield stage for the creation of the position of CFO

The Role

  • Accounting

    Ensuring statutory tax and audit reporting are met in accordance with Russian Tax requirements

    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

    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 into 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

    Implementing and monitoring Finance reporting process (SAP) to the European based HQ

    Acting as the main point of contact internally and externally for finances and reporting in Russia

    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

    Providing updates on key developments to the head office on a regular basis

    Supervision of treasury and cash management; Forecasting and budgeting

    Control of financial transactions

    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 Finance & Accounting with 3+ years relevant experience as a Chief Accountant and Financial Manager

    Experience with Start-up projects

    Work experience in industrial sphere with products import and warehouse monitoring would be a plus

    SAP knowledge, experience, and skills

    1C 8.0 proficient user

    Proven organizational 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.

    Fluent English