Region Controllership Accountant for UK (COE)

As a Senior Controllership Accountant, you will be a key member of EMEA Region Controllership Team, preparing financial statements and forecasting tax provisions in close collaboration with country team. You will also be responsible for day-to-day queries on companies within your scope, liaising with external partners and auditors.

Key areas of responsibility

  • Medium and complex financial analysis of statutory accounts and conversion from management GAAP to local GAAP
  • On-going review of statutory accounts and adjustment bookings

§ Preparation of statutory balance sheet reviews and fiscal profit and loss reviews with focus on reconciliation between management and statutory accounting

  • Responding to any day-to-day queries on companies in scope
  • Liaising with the business owners and finance to clear any errors or omissions
  • Liaising with external auditors to investigate and respond to all audit queries

The Statutory Accountant will work on preparation of annual disclosures to the financial statements and will liaise directly with external auditors. The successful candidate will be responsible for the following activities:

  • Preparation of annual set of financial statements and applicable notes in accordance with the local GAAP, including balance sheet, income statement, equity statement, and cash flow statement
  • Keeping the local GAAP asset accounts database updated
  • Monitoring standard activities in order to assess potential balance sheet risk areas and prepare a quarterly balance sheet review
  • Monitoring accounting correctness of transactions in the books
  • Preparation of National Statistics Forms
  • Monthly preparation and presentation of transfer pricing margins in line with the corporate guidelines
  • Preparation of the legal only quarterly intercompany charges for services delivery entities to beneficiary entities
  • Preparation of operating expenses legal variance analysis as per local chart of account requirements

Tax: Preparation of tax analyses and tax returns in consultation with tax department and the country team on a monthly and yearly basis

Education and Experience

  • First level university degree with focus on business or economics
  • Preferred candidate partly qualified (or actively studying) ACCA, CIMA or equivalent
  • Preferable 5 – 6 years of experience as an external auditor in a Big 4 audit company or at least 3 – 5 years of experience as a financial analyst or chief accountant in the accounting function in a multinational company

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent understanding of accounting principles and financial analysis

§ Strong analytical skills

§ Excellent Business application skills (e.g. Microsoft Excel, SAP, others)

§ Excellent analytical, problem solving, presentation and communication skills

§ Ability to work with virtual teams in international environment

§ Proactive and positive attitude

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