European Accountant (Italian Speaker)

Job Title: European Accountant (Italian Speaker)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Woodstock, Oxfordshire
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Start Date: 29/05/2020
Reference: 14094941/001_1588238705
Contact Name: Ryan Cooke
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 30, 2020 10:25

Job Description

Accountable for the preparation and presentation of accurate and timely weekly and monthly management accounts of several entities based in Italy and parts of France, as well as improving and developing the reporting tools, processes and financial controls in place.

Client Details

An ambitious IT/telecommunications business who have experienced exponential growth in the last three years as well as continued investment in Global expansion.


  • Responsible for the preparation of weekly results and analysis - accurately delivered to strict deadlines
  • Responsible for ensuring all actions resulting from the weekly reporting are followed through in a timely manner
  • Provide support to the reporting process through analysis of large volumes of data
  • Automation and improvement of the in-house and bespoke reporting tools
  • Prepare monthly management accounts in respect to group deadlines, providing detailed analysis of performance, trends and variances
  • Ensure full and robust reconciliations of all the balance sheet items for month end
  • Responsible for Financial reviews to ensure continuous improvement to the financial reporting and processes
  • Effectively identify and solve accounting and reporting issues
  • Responsible for preparing the monthly forecast in cooperation with the commercial team based in Italy, including variances to budget, analysis etc. Challenge and contribute to the commercial and financial performance of both farms
  • Establish, documents and implement effective financial controls in line with company policy
  • Identify and implement system enhancements to improve efficiency throughout Finance
  • Ad hoc project work, cost analysis and reduction reviews on a regular basis
  • Preparation of presentations for Directors
  • Group Audit year-end file preparation, assist the Group FC with tax work and other
  • Support the Group FC and other member of the team during the budget preparation
  • Responsible for ensuring that financial compliance is monitored with internal controls


  • Fluent in oral and written Italian, French speaker is desirable but not essential
  • Qualified Accountant or similar qualification with a minimum 2 -3 years post qualification experience
  • Preferable experience in a similar role in the Tech or Telco industry
  • Ideally somebody with experience in a multi-currency environment
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to convey complex data in a concise easy to understand way for non-financial managers
  • Ability to plan and organise
  • Ability to handle detailed information/data accurately
  • Knowledge and experience of local regulation and compliance for Italian tax regulations a plus but not essential
  • Experience in working with teams based remotely


  • Team work abilities,
  • Excellent IT skills; advance Excel level required
  • Ability to work on own initiative and problem solve whilst working under pressure
  • Customer focused
  • Knowledge of analytic tools software such as QlikView etc a plus

Job Offer

£40,000 - £45,000 + Benefits