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Chief Accountant- French Market

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H.B. Fuller is a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemicals across all industries throughout the world.  While our products are virtually invisible, they play a vital role in ensuring the quality of modern life and we are committed to connecting what matters to solve some of the world's biggest adhesion challenges.

We at H.B. Fuller embrace a shared set of beliefs and competencies that direct the way we operate and express our fundamental principles about how we will achieve success. We strive to hire talent that demonstrates our beliefs and our competencies.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The CHIEF ACCOUNTANT reports to EIMEA Record to Report Team Leader and has to ensure that Financial & Statutory Statements of the Company’s managed are correctly prepared for Statutory, USGAAP and Tax Guidelines.

Additionally, has to support the Management of the companies on Financial, Tax and Legal matters.

PRIMARY DUTIES

The Principal duties of the Chief Accountant can be summarized as follows:

80% – Chief Accountant and monthly closing activities:

  • Prepare monthly accounts in compliance with USGAAP and Statutory accounting principles and H.B. Fuller internal company policies and procedures, within the timeline set by Corporate Management Team;

  • Prepare Monthly, Quarterly and Year-End Financial Reporting to EIMEA Accounting Team;

  • Ensure that Financial Statements give a true and fair view of company’s business;

  • Ensure that Statutory Annual Accounts and Tax Returns are filed in on time in cooperation with local tax advisors;

  • Responsible for all Other Statutory and Tax Filings required at the company level (e.g. National Statistics questionnaires; VAT Declarations, among others);

  • Elaborate the 10-K report and Corporate Tax Questionnaires annually;

  • Responsible for all RTR journal entries, ensuring they are done on a timely and accurate manner and all the supporting documentation are in place;

  • Responsible for monthly Blackline account reconciliations, ensuring that all the supporting documentation is in place and the aging balance is appropriate;

  • Perform the internal controls in compliance with SOX Requirements;

  • Support RTR Team with the external and internal audit requests;

  • Other RTR related tasks as required.

10% – Analytical review activities:

  • Prepare Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss variance analysis, monthly and quarterly, following the Company thresholds, identifying the main drivers and trigger early warnings of unusual trends or transactions;

  • Support all other analysis and activities requested by Management.

10% – Process improvement and other projects:

  • Review process documentation for transitioned & existing work to ensure that the documentation of our processes and procedures is appropriate to support business objectives;

  • Improve processes and controls of Finance Information Systems and Internal Controls with objective of simplifying and standardizing the accounting structure and enhancing accuracy of the financial statements.

EMPLOYEES SUPERVISED

  • No Direct Reports

Preference Qualifications

  • Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or related area;

  • Strong technical accounting background with a Professional Accounting Qualification (CPA, TOC or equivalent qualification);

  • Minimum 3-5  years of relevant working experience preferably in multinational companies or Share Service Centers;

  • Excellent written and spoken English skills;

  • Excellent written and spoken French

  • Experienced working with SAP or another ERP system are essential;

  • Advanced Excel based skills are essential;

  • Organized, Motivated, Professional and Excellent Analytical Skills;

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with other employees;

  • Ability to lead, solve problems and communicate at all levels;

  • Some availability to travel may be required.

Additional Preference Qualifications

  • Strong USGAAP and Local GAAP knowledge and experience;

  • Transfer Pricing Experience;

  • Knowledge of SOX and internal controls related with Financial Reporting;

  • Demonstrate experience of delivering finance systems improvements.

At H.B. Fuller, we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and are committed to providing all applicants and employees with equal employment opportunity. We subscribe to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) policy of employing and promoting individuals based on their merits, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship status, or any other protected classification.

At H.B. Fuller, we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and are committed to providing all applicants and employees with equal employment opportunity. We subscribe to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) policy of employing and promoting individuals based on their merits, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship status, or any other protected classification.

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