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Manager, Accounting

Mastercard

Mastercard

Accounting & Finance
Multiple locations
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Our Purpose

We work to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. We cultivate a culture of inclusion for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. We believe that our differences enable us to be a better team – one that makes better decisions, drives innovation and delivers better business results.

Title and Summary

Manager, Accounting

Job Description Summary
Objective
Ensure that the legal entities (operating units) within EEMEA are controlled in accordance with SEC and local reporting standards as well as the Sarbanes Oxley Act. The role will have a specific focus on local statutory financial reporting, management reporting, a degree of budgeting and forecasting and generation of metrics to guide strategic decision making.
To play an integral role in the external audit of each of the EEMEA legal entities to ensure that the financial statements of each of these are accurate and free of material misstatement; and that the external audit reports are unqualified. Be a leader in control aspects, in reviewing and implementing processes that lead to a secure control environment.
Support the GBSC coverage within the region with an emphasis on control. Support and analyze the accounting implications of setting up new offices in the EEMEA region in line with MasterCard processes and standards.
Key Accountabilities
• Responsible for all aspects of financial reporting within the EEMEA region including the financial accounting of revenue, contra revenue and expenses. This will include the review of month end closing activities, analysis and reporting. This will involve extensive liaison with the GBSC and the CBA team who prepare the underlying journal entries and reporting results through to the EEEEMEA financial controller and the EEMEA RFO
• Coverage for the EEMEA controller’s team, for example revenue control
• Ensuring the financial integrity and preparation of financial statements in accordance with US GAAP and local GAAP/IFRS
• Communicate and highlight complex accounting or control issues
• Recommend appropriate accounting, tax and regulatory treatment
• Ensure compliance to statutory filing requirements to regulators across EEMEA
• Assist with the accounts payable function within EEMEA, highlighting issues and recommendations for improvement and acting as a facilitator between the local EEMEA business and the GBSC to resolve any issues on a timely basis
• Manage functions, such as the tax liaison work, which will remain with Deloitte going forward to ensure that monthly, quarterly and annual tax return work is completed in an accurate and timely manner; and that this work is reviewed prior to submission to the VP for tax for the EEMEA region
• SOX co-ordination work for the region – assist with managing and coordinating SOX audits in the region
• Support the EEMEA controller with company-wide controllership initiatives, for example:
o the rollout of the Operational Risk Management workshops and case studies
o policy revisions and implementations
o rollout of the new revenue recognition policy
o assist the expansion effort in EEMEA from a finance perspective
• Training EEMEA staff on controllership policies such as the T&E policy
• Assist ad hoc projects or analyses as required from time to time
• Strive for excellence in all areas and drive continuous business process and systems improvements
Experience/Education:
• Relevant qualification in business, accounting and/or a related discipline
• In-depth understanding of US GAAP and IFRS
• External audit experience is essential
• A sound understanding of the diverse cultural, regulatory, statutory and taxation environment of the EEMEA region
• A high standard of proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of applications especially Excel
• Strategic thinker
• Detail orientated and results driven with a focus on excellence
• Candidate needs to be hands-on, be self-driven and able to work in a dynamic and fast changing environment
• Experience working in cross functional teams
• Strong communication, negotiation and influencing skills
• Strong relationship management and networking skills
• Oracle knowledge is beneficial

Corporate Security Responsibility


All activities involving access to Mastercard assets, information, and networks comes with an inherent risk to the organization and, therefore, it is expected that every person working for, or on behalf of, Mastercard is responsible for information security and must:

  • Abide by Mastercard’s security policies and practices;

  • Ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the information being accessed;

  • Report any suspected information security violation or breach, and

  • Complete all periodic mandatory security trainings in accordance with Mastercard’s guidelines.