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13/10/09
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  Senior GL Accountant UK
Ralph Lauren Europe
Geneva

Senior GL Accountant UK
To strengthen our business, we are looking for our finance department for a Senior GL Accountant UK.

Responsibility for the efficient and effective management of the General Ledger function. Processing and recording of transactions to meet internal management reporting needs (US GAAP) and UK statutory and fiscal requirements.

Accountabilities / Tasks
Assist the Controller in achieving accurate and timely reporting within agreed time scales by overseeing the smooth running of the department as a whole. This will include:
- General Ledger
- Payroll
- Fixed Assets
- Inventory
- Sales and COGS
Responsible for the production of the Monthly Management Accounts for the Local Business.
Analysis of the Management Accounts with explanations for any major variances.
Ensure inter company accounts are reconciled on a monthly basis.
Provide feedback to management on various queries raised.
Forecasting of accounts when required.
Maintain the Chart of Accounts.
Carry out regular Balance Sheet reviews and reconciliations.
Monitor and calculate provisions (Accruals).
Ensure the general ledger function adheres to Group policies and procedures.
Reconcile the various general ledger control accounts.
Maintenance of the Fixed Asset Register.
Carry out the week / month / year-end general ledger procedures.
Assistance to external auditors.
Ad hoc duties as and when required by management.
Identification of process improvement and efficiency enhancement opportunities.
Training and development of new and existing staff.
Carry out performance appraisals and set goals for staff.
Required Competencies / Experience / Education
Extensive experience (min. 7 years) in a similar role within a shared service environment.
Experience in UK Statutory account preparation and Filings
Good working knowledge of the VAT treatment of supply and receipt of goods and services.
Strong knowledge of the local country social, legal and tax framework.
Recognised accountancy qualification: certified accountant (UK ACCA Part II or greater)
Computer literate. (Experience in Excel & Word essential. Infinium and / or Island Pacific desirable).
Fluent English speaker with additional language skills a plus (French).
Desired experience in a retail background operating in the European marketplace
Excellent communication and organisational skills.
US GAAP experience an advantage
Qualifications: Accounting cert. (UK ACCA Part II or greater))
Experience: 7 years +
Languages: English : Speak / Write Fluently
Job-Type: open-ended
Remuneration: unspecified
Permit Type: EU National
Region: Geneva
Min 7 years of experience in a similar role within a shared service environment.
Experience in UK Statutory account preparation and Filings
Recognised accountancy qualification: certified accountant (UK ACCA Part II or greater)

Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) is a leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four categories: apparel, home, accessories and fragrances. For more than 44 years, Ralph Lauren's reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets.

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