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Management Accountant / Local Chief Accountant - United Kingdom and Ireland (UKI) Job job in West London

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Company Name:  SAP
Location:  West London
Country:  United Kingdom
Requisition ID: 168564
Work Area: Finance
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time


As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries innovate through simplification. From the back office to the boardroom, warehouse to storefront, on premise to cloud, desktop to mobile device - SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.

As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device - SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition.


The Local Chief Accountant (LCA) is responsible for the management of the accounting and financial reporting of the legal entities under his/her responsibility. This comprises the orchestration of the different parties involved in the accounting processes (shared services and centers of expertise), the correctness of the financial statements, control over the integrity of the accounting records and the monthly IFRS Group reporting, statutory financial statements and other local financial reporting requirements, local internal controls over financial reporting (including SOX 404 where applicable) and the management of the external audit.


  • Responsible for delivery of timely and accurate IFRS Group financial results, Analytical Review for the entities
  • Monitor the entities meets full internal and external audit requirements including SOX 404 where applicable
  • Ensure the statutory accounts and other required financial reports for the entities are prepared, audited and filed on time and according to applicable requirements.
  • Manage relationship with external accounting service provider where applicable.
  • Monitor correctness and compliance of accounting relevant data of all finance processes.
  • Ensure full compliance with local reporting regulations with the support of external service advisors where applicable. (Local reporting as identified to be an R2R responsibility.) Manage related system maintenance to adapt to local financial reporting needs.
  • Ensure a high level of satisfaction of those who use the financial reports prepared and build good business relations with key stakeholders.
  • Establish pro-actively a collaboration model and routine with the corresponding CFO.
  • Manage relationship with Global Finance Shared Services (GFSS), teams within Corporate Financial Reporting (CFR), external service providers and other internal service providers or global functions, act as accounting Single Point of Contact (SPOC) from local entities side and monitor service quality.
  • Ensure that all corporate changes are incorporated into the local accounting where applicable.
  • Ensure correct IFRS accounting for the responsible legal entities based on group accounting and other internal guidelines as well as the corresponding statutory accounting.
  • Support M&A accounting processes as required.
  • Coordinate accounting for liquidations and mergers of legal entities no longer required following acquisition with external or internal advisors.
    • Support projects covering the entities under responsibility.
    • Strive for process standardization were needed and applicable by giving pro-actively input to relevant process managementEDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS / SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
    • Accounting Education
    • Strong knowledge of policies, procedures, principles and practices used in professional accounting and auditing work
    • Strong expertise in IFRS and expertise in the laws, codes, rules and regulations applicable to the entities under responsibility
    • Expertise in SAP's accounting processes
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work in an international environment, working with colleagues abroad
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Problem identification and solving skills

    • Project Management
    • Dynamic, Innovative and Problem Resolution focused
    • Ability to anticipate and manage change


To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.

SAP is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAP and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to Recruiting Operations Team (Americas: or, APJ:, EMEA: Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Industry:  Financial Services
Job Ref:  168564-en_US
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