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Accountant – Helsinki      Tjänsten tillsatt

30-Sep-2014

One of the world's fastest growing global players in ocean- and airfreight is looking for an accountant to their office in Helsinki. Language skills required are fluency in Finnish and English and thus the job description on this site is given in English only.

Reports to (position): Finance Director Nordic 

  • OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB
  • • Bookkeeping, accounting, tax and corporate legislation related services.
  • • To be a support function to Management.
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  • PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
  • • Manage AP, AR and GL, and make sure the legers are up to date.
  • • Ensuring all invoices have been authorised by the right level of management.
  • • Making sure all invoices have been entered correctly and in a timely manner.
  • • Making sure suppliers are paid on time.
  • • Prepare and pay salaries.
  • • Reconcile IC balances and support operations in disputes.
  • • Review customers’ credit limits and outstanding loans periodically to ensure timely collection.
    • • Contact customers to effect timely collection of debt as it falls due in accordance with credit terms.
  • • To strive to reduce DSO and to minimise bad debt and the risk of potential bad debt.
  • • Work with debtors to ensure they stay within agreed credit limits.
  • • Work with sales, operators and management to resolve problems and discuss debtors outside credit terms.
  • • Prioritise and respond to all requests on a timely basis.
  • • Receipt and bank payments.
  • • Understanding queries that require following up in order to be able to process invoices.
  • • Escalate issues in a timely manner.
  • • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement of work processes.
  • • Preparing of year-end financial statements.
  • • Monthly VAT returns to tax authorities.
  • • Act in accordance with occupational health and safety responsibilities.
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  • SKILLS ESSENTIAL TO THE JOB
  • Technical
  • • Good accounting knowledge.
  • • Sound knowledge of credit assessment.
  • • Proficient in both written and spoken language (Finnish and English).
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  • Business
  • • Experiences in relevant industry.
  • • Knowledge of operational process.
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  • Human Relations
  • • Good communication skills.
  • • Good interpersonal skills and able to build respectful relationship with customers.
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  • ESSENTIAL PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
  • • Honest in all regards.
  • • High standard of professionalism in every respect in dealings with both customers and staff.
  • • Accountable; high sense of responsibility.

Could you be the one we are looking for? If so, please submit your application by October 24th, 2014 latest.

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