The SEU Business Partner’s team role is to ensure complete and accurate Profit and Loss statements and Balance Sheet reporting to internal and external stakeholders with maximized efficiencies from the Global Process Model, Automation and Central Accounting Operations while focusing on maintaining and strengthening Business Partnering, drive continuous improvement and build a strong governance structure with clearly defined accountability that ensure compliance with applicable Group and European policies.
The "Accounting Compliance Europe Entities" Analyst is responsible for the maintenance of accounting compliance and operation for Non-SEU Europe Entities, support standardized way of working that enable adoption of SGFA operating model, Accounting integration framework for new M&As.
In this role he or she is responsible to ensure SEU Governance and compliance standards are met by entities, be responsible for Group and external reporting accuracy for entities in scope. The role has strong business partnering function with the entities in scope as needs to work closely with the entities teams and Sony's.
Key Responsibilities & Scope for Decision Making
As an Accounting Compliance Europe Entities F&A Analyst, you will be responsible for:
If Local: Record-to-Report/Local Statutory Support
Ensure that Group and Statutory reporting for non SEU entities under support are timely and accurate
Ensure all other regulatory submissions are made to local authorities and to published timelines.
Support the maintenance of Special Purpose Ledger according to requirements (e.g. provide alternative accounts etc.).
Support the External Audit work.
Support the External Reporting Team in Statutory related activities to include coordinated systems controls, reporting and systems support.
Support the coordination of statutory, tax and audit queries by Region or Business Group within the teams and wider SGFA.
Support Global Tax Office (GTO) requests with the provision of general ledger (GL) information and for the preparation of tax returns
Support Sony Global Treasury Services (SGTS) requests with the provision of GL information
Support VAT team request on indirect tax reporting such as VAT returns, Intrastat and associated reporting requirements.
Ensure that the preparation, legal documentation, meetings of entities in scope is completed to scheduled timelines coordinating with the Global Tax Office, Sony Global Treasury Services, Legal Affairs Europe
Finance Process Management
Deliver financially accurate financial information, compliance, efficient proactive finance support and technical finance expertise to internal customers.
Process Improvement, and Service Management
Identifying deviations from GPM per entity and work toward harmonization, standardization and adaptation/integration
Optimise tools and systems available to provide automated financial and operational information
Mitigate, advise, communicate and resolve any issues which might affect Finance Accounting performance levels or Regional information.
Financial / Technical Compliance
Ensure all finance and commercial activities in the Region and Business Groups comply with the effective application of agreed Sony Corporate Accounting Policy, SOX Control Procedures, local statutory requirements and Governance Systems
Support document retention in line with Sony policy and legal requirements.
Responsible for Group and external reporting accuracy for entities in scope
Ensure SEU Governance and compliance standards are met by entities
Roll out standard minimum control framework for entities based on SEU’s
Works toward GPM harmonization, standardization and adaptation/integration
Promote seamless working together with the SGFA functions
Business Partnering for the entities in scope
Qualifications & Experience
Minimum Degree, BSC/BS/BA and/or Part-qualified or qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, or international equivalent) or equivalent relevant experience desired
Experience of IFRS/USGAAP preferred.
Experience of a blue chip/Fortune 500 corporate environment
Expertise within in at least one of the core finance process areas of record-to-report, purchase-to-pay or controlling
Expertise of SAP ERP System including BW is critical
Advanced Microsoft Office Excel expertise is essential
Experience and / or understanding of consumer & business technology industry would be a strong advantage
Must have proven ability to communicate effectively with Internal and External customers/business partners at various levels
Experience of working in a Global business within a multi-currency & country environment would be a strong advantage
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