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Junior Accountant

Location: 

Sofia, Sofia, BG

COFCO International is a global agri-business with a clear vision, strong values and a positive culture, focused on being a leader in the global grains, oilseeds and sugar supply chains. We provide the food the world needs in a responsible way. Headquartered is Geneva, Switzerland, we are ambitious, with the right structures and culture to meet the world's increasing and changing needs. With 11,000+ people in 35 countries, our global portfolio includes assets across the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Asia-Pacific. We trade with over 50 nations, while providing farmers unique direct access to the growing Chinese market.

The role of a Junior Accountant is to support the Accounting & Controlling Team in the country. The holder of the role will be a hard-working professional able to work diligently under pressure. This person will be comfortable with working in a developing environment, respecting all applicable policies and procedures and identifying effective ways to achieve better results.

 

Responsibilities:

BOOKKEEPING / TREASURY / REPORTING
• Checks the trade-related invoices (the format and the content of the invoices, availability and contents of supporting documents as per internal criteria), ensure proper bookings are done in the front-office system before being sent to SAP and paid; 
• Review/book the general & administrative invoices and follow the non-trade procurement process flow. Prepare ad-hoc reports; 
• Book fixed assets additions/disposals and maintain FA Register;
• Monitors and analyses the accounts payable, reconciling the balance with suppliers. Perform daily reporting to the Local Team; Monitor for non-reconciling items between front-office and back-office systems;
• Monitors and analyses the accounts receivable, reconciling the balances with clients. Perform daily reporting to the Local Team; Monitor for non-reconciling items between front-office and back-office systems;
• Monitors and analyses the general & administrative accounts and monitors performance versus budget: consumables, services; 
• Prepare payment packages and request payment approvals from the Group daily. Respect the deadlines and communicate actively with other Team members regarding the cash-flow forecasts. Be responsible for cash pool maintenance, including cash inflow/outflow advice to the Group and month-end balance reconciliation. Be the first point of contract to Group Treasury Team and Banks-related matters;
• Perform timely and accurate booking of bank statements;
• Prepare non-trade accruals at the end of the month; 
• Review/Approve the employees’ travelling expenses reports, monitoring and analyzing the business card accounts for each employee. Review the end balance of GL accounts; 

 

DATA MAINTENANCE and COMMUNICATION
• Create and maintain vendor details and bank account information in the master data governance system, provide support with the bank details confirmation process and ensure accurate data inflow in the front office system;

• Responsible for trade contracts cost calculation updates in the front office system;
• Monitors the usage of the company cars by the employees; 
• Archives accounting/legal documentation;

 

REPORTING
• Assist the weekly/monthly reporting process (to the Group, to the Banks – ad-hoc, Internally, to Tax Authorities);

• Prepare/support with the daily/weekly/monthly Group reporting packages;
• Participate and support in monthly VAT reporting;
• Other activities within the Accounting department (ex. supports the preparation of the annual statements, support the external auditors, or any other requested reports that are capable of creating and reporting) 

• Fully support the Chief Accountant and Country Controller in their daily activities

 

COMPLIANCE
• Ensuring compliance with COFCO Policies and procedures.

• Executing any other job request from direct, dotted-line managers and upper management in the country/region/group that is linked with business activity.

 

Requirements:
• Education in Accounting/Financial area 

• Minimum 2 years experience in a similar/relevant role in a multi-national company
• Very good MS Office knowledge
• Experience with SAP is a plus

• Proficient English speaker
• Good communication and people management skills
• Able to work under pressure

• Bulgarian native

 

COFCO International is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.   www.cofcointernational.com

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