International Accountant
ESL
Barcelone, Espagne
hace 9 horas

Company Description

ESL Languages is the leading European study abroad agency. We have been organising language courses abroad throughout the world since 1996.

Our presence is international, with more than 35 sales offices across Europe.

Beyond linguistic, cultural and geographical borders, more than 25 thousand students every year make the choice to book with ESL and make their goal of learning a language and discovering the world a reality.

ESL received many industry accolades over the years. We entered into the eternal Hall of Fame as Best European Study Abroad Agency in Europe in 2016 after winning 5 times in 6 consecutive years.

This prestigious ST award is based on the votes of thousands of language schools around the world and rewards the quality counseling and high service provided by all of the ESL staff.

In 2019, ESL became part of the Kaplan Languages Group, one of the largest global chains of English language schools. ESL continues to work an independent agency within the KLG group.

Job Description

Reporting to the Accounting Manager, the Accountant will :

  • Verify, allocate, post and reconcile accounts payable, accounts receivable, treasury and general ledger entries
  • Produce error-free accounting reports and present their results
  • Support the Accounting Manager and / or the Senior Accountant in any specific project that would arise within the Accounting / Finance function
  • Main Tasks :

  • Manage all accounting transactions : allocate, post and reconcile accounts payable, accounts receivable, treasury and general ledger entries
  • Review and prepare if needed bank reconciliation(s), petty cash reconciliation(s), fixed assets register(s)
  • Produce error-free accounting reports and present their results
  • Maintain de books and the statutory accounts of the Legal Entities(s) under his / her responsibility
  • Ensure timely bank payments
  • Follow-up of the Legal Entity(s) costs under his / her responsibility
  • Ensure a proper booking, liquidation and follow-up of taxes
  • Prepare and assist with tax audits and tax returns
  • Assist with internal and external audits
  • Support month-end and year-end close process
  • Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures
  • Liaise with the different departments to ensure reliability of the data, meeting deadlines and accuracy of the data provided
  • Be an active part to ensure the proper right levels of internal control are met and implemented
  • Support the Accounting Manager and / or the Senior Accountant in any specific project that would arise within the Accounting / Finance function
  • Qualifications

  • You must have previous experience in a similar position, ideally in the tourism enviroment
  • You possess interpersonal and communication skills
  • You are able to work in an autonomous and organized manner, with a high sense of responsibility
  • You are used to work under preassure and deliver as per expected deadlines
  • Problem solver and strong at priritizing.
  • You have strong administrative skills and are good organizational skills.
  • You have a very good level of English (at least level C1), any other languages (Spanish, German, French or Italian) are a plus
  • Education and experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • 3+ years of experience in a similar role
  • Technical skills

  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Process optimisation oriented
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end / year-end close process
  • Good knowledge of accounting procedures
  • Soft skills

  • Accurate and reliable
  • Used to work under pressure and deliver as per the expected deadlines
  • Strong prioritization skills
  • Problem solving
  • Hands-on
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