Chief Accountant
H.B. Fuller
Mindelo, Porto
há 6 dias


The CHIEF ACCOUNTANT reports to ACCOUNTING & REPORTING MANAGER and has to ensure that Financial & Statutory Statements of the company’s managed are correctly prepared for Statutory, USGAAP and Tax Guidelines.

Additionally, has to support the Management of the companies on Financial, Tax and Legal matters.


65% Chief Accountant and monthly closing activities :

  • Ensure and prepare Monthly financial statements of NA finance entities, in compliance with USGAAP and Statutory GAAP accounting principles and company procedures, within the timelines set in cooperation with Management and other functions.
  • Monthly, Quarterly and Year-End Financial Reporting to NA / Corporate Accounting Team.
  • Ensure that Financial Statements give a true and fair view of company’s business.
  • Ensure that Statutory Annual Accounts and Tax Returns are prepared and submitted timely with management support.
  • Elaborate the 10-K report and Corporate Tax Questionnaires annually.
  • Responsible for all the journal entries and ensure that all the supporting documentation is in place.
  • Responsible for monthly account reconciliations, ensuring that all the supporting documentation is in place and the aging balance is appropriate.
  • Perform the internal controls in compliance with SOX requirements.
  • Support team with the external and internal audit requests and PBC requirements.
  • Other tasks as required.
  • 25% Analytical review activities :

  • Prepare Balance Sheet variance analysis and commentaries, monthly and quarterly, following the Company thresholds.
  • Monthly Financial Statements variance analysis and commentaries per GL account and cost centers, identifying the main drivers and trigger early warnings of unusual trends or transactions in collaboration with the GFS Finance Controlling Team.
  • Prepare of quarterly checklists.
  • Regular communication with the stakeholders, providing insightful information of companies’ development.
  • Support all other analysis and activities requested by management.
  • 10% Process improvement and other projects :

  • Review process documentation for transitioned & existing work to ensure that the documentation of our processes and procedures is of a enough standard to support business continuity objectives.
  • Improve processes and controls of Finance Information Systems and Internal Controls with objective of simplifying and standardizing the accounting structure and enhancing accuracy of the financial statements.

  • No Direct Reports

  • By a good control over the accounts the Chief Account will minimize surprises and ensure that all issues are reflected promptly in accounting records.

  • Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or related field;
  • Strong accounting technical background with a Professional Accounting Qualification (CPA, TOC or equivalent qualification);
  • Minimum 3-5 years of relevant working experience preferably in multinational companies or Share Service Center
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Excellent Knowledge of Microsoft Office (preferably in advance Excel- e.g. Pivot Tables / Macros), ERP-Module and Hyperion
  • Organized, Motivated, Professional and Excellent Analytical Skills;
  • A self-starter with a strong work ethic and energetic style who sets the example and creates an environment of high expectations.
  • Detail-oriented, organized and resourceful with a strong orientation to results
  • Ability to lead, solve problems and communicate at all levels.
  • Ability to work in an open space environmental.
  • Some availability to travel

  • Strong USGAAP Experience and Knowledge.
  • Transfer Pricing Experience.
  • Knowledge of SOX and internal controls related with Financial Reporting.
  • Demonstrate experience of delivering finance systems improvements.
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