prosam Team

Financial Accountant Austria (m/w/d)

Founded in 2015, Advantage Smollan Limited (ASL) is jointly owned by Advantage Solutions (Advantage, based in the US) and Global Smollan Holdings (Smollan, based in South Africa) providing unified sales, marketing, and technology solutions for consumer electronics and goods manufacturers and retailers across the world. To strengthen our team we are looking for a:

Financial Accountant Austria (m/w/d)

full-time (40h/week), hybrid

Advantage Smollan offers the industrys best capabilities and technology along with the local knowledge to address the unique dynamics of individual markets. The company combines Advantages and Smollans best practices and resources with the extensive experience and market leadership of each portfolio company all aligned in service excellence, thought leadership, and entrepreneurial spirit to deliver better results for clients and customers.

Our Austrian business Prosam

sees itself as the interface between industry and trade markets. With more than 300 contractors throughout Austria and with thousands of trade contacts per month, it creates and implements customised merchandising activities across a wide variety of trade channels. The highly engaged team roll up their sleeves and tackle wherever their support is required, from merchandising to POS logistics, trade data surveys, promotions, and training.

For more information, visit www.advantagesmollan.com.

For more information on Advantage, visit www.advantagesolutions.net.

For more information on Smollan, visit www.smollan.com. For more information on Prosam, visit www.prosam.at.

 

Main purpose of the role

This is a critical role within the ASL finance team, reporting to the Head of Group Finance Shared Services. It focuses on delivery of seamless, accurate and complete month end process for 3 Austrian entities.

They ensure compliance with accounting regulations and support the companys financial decisions.

 

Main responsibilities

  • Transactional finance:

Have complete ownership and work closely with various team members to capture, record and reconcile transactions in an accurate and a timely manner striving to streamline the process as much as possible. This will include gathering and monitoring financial data, commercial information necessary to raise customer invoices.

Collating and processing payable invoices. Managing supplier payments to ensure aged balances are cleared while maintain cash flow controls. Support preparation of VAT returns and liaise with external finance provider to investigate and resolve any unusual VAT transactions and monitor subsequent postings to previous financial periods.

Account for monthly payroll by liaising with the HR department, ensure postings are accurate on the person/customer basis and all payroll reporting requirements are met.

Prepare necessary accruals and prepayments calculations to ensure costs are recorded in the correct period. Prepare other month end journals as necessary.

Ensure complete and timely reconciliation of intercompany balances across all entities, investigate variances and follow up to ensure corrections are carried out and variances are eliminated. Ensure that intercompany payments process is clearing all outstanding balances and not causing any intercompany variances.

  • Financial reporting:

Hold overall accountability for production of the monthly and annual reporting requirements, proactively ensure they are accurate and delivered to deadline in line with group and regulatory policies, procedures and guidelines. Accountability for the integrity of reported figures in P&L, ownership of the balance sheet and ability to provide insights on reported numbers. Provide meaningful explanations for large variance to balance sheet and P&L movement to prior year to Group on any potential issues identified.

Prepare local ledger data for BPC uploads and reporting requirements.

Ensure all balance sheet reconciliation are prepare and reviewed on a regular basis, and all review points are followed up and potential risks or opportunities are communicated to Group of Finance Shred Services and Director of FBP on a timely basis.

  • Regulatory compliance:

Support the preparation of statutory accounts and lead regulatory compliance requirements for entrusted entities including financial statement reporting and tax requirements while working alongside various consultants and stakeholders.

  • Controls:

Ensure group policies and processes across are being adhered to, suggest simplified solution to manage the accounts preparations ensuring robust protection of our assets with a pragmatic approach and with continuous improvement in mind.

  • Stakeholders Engagement:

Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Group Accounting, Finance Services, FBP. Build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders, such as vendors, customers, and 3rd party service providers. Become a point of contact with Local Managing Director and local team.

Ad hoc tasks as directed by Financial Accounting Manager and Financial Accounting director.

 

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

Required:

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in transactional finance roles
  • Strong knowledge of financial systems, processes, and local regulations Austrian GAAP (Unternehmensgesetzbuch, UGB)
  • Austrian ERP: BMD – NCS, Job costing tool: POS-Project
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Good communication, interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate experience of new process implementation

     

Preferable:

  • Dynamics 365 finance experience
  • SAP BPC or similar reporting tool experience

     

What we offer

  • Long-term employment in an international company
  • Varied and independent area of responsibility
  • Flexible working hours
  • Home office (80%)
  • Further training opportunities within the company

For this position the gross annual salary starts from EUR 60.000,- /year. Depending on experience, there is a willingness to overpay.