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Senior Accountant

Company Overview

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role

Responsible for the financial accounting operations of the Region by ensuring that all activities and reported financial results comply with generally accepted accounting principles, international financial reporting standards and respective legislation. The position will also be responsible for Treasury, ensuring cash is controlled and managed and Foreign Exchange risks are mitigated.

Responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of the Assistant Financial Controller ? Corporate Accounting & Treasury, are to:
  • Lead budget and cost controls
  • Provide financial analysis, accounting practices, and reports
  • Analyze and interpret financial data and recommend changes to improve systems and financial performance
  • Produce periodic financial reports
  • Managesupport of external audits
  • Maintain accounting policies and a comprehensive set of controls designed to mitigate risk
  • Enhance the accuracy of the company?s reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles and international financial reporting standards
  • Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
  • Ensure that the company complies with all audits, accounting and reporting requirements as set by regulatory bodies in the capital markets for the Region
  • Prepare of all corporate tax and transfer pricing activities
  • Be responsible for all local ?in-country? compliance including (but not limited to) corporate filings, payroll taxes and GST
  • Work as a key contributor to the Board and Executive Leadership Team (HR, Recruitment, and Business Development) and the regional directors with regards to how the business operates in country, and to the bidding process
  • Forecast, monitor, allocate and report cash resources with the aim of controlling risks and minimize funding costs
  • To measure and control and report foreign exchange risks and positions.
  • To oversee regional bank accounts
  • To provide sound financial controls and implement best practices

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or business administration, Master?s degree preferred
  • Certified Public Accountant, Certified Financial Analyst, or Certified Management Accountant qualification preferred
  • Minimum of 15 years of post-qualification experience
  • Prior supervisory experience
  • Some exposure to treasury and foreign exchange
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally as required
  • Ability to resolve complex issues, build solid relationships and deliver outcomes
  • Strong analytical, planning and financial management skills coupled with the ability to thrive under pressure and balance several competing projects at once
  • Relative cross border and multi-currency experience