Finance Team Lead General Accounting with Czech

05 Oct 2016
02 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
ABB is creating a new Global Business Service (GBS) center in Krakow. The GBS structure allows ABB to consolidate and deliver top-quality finance services to our local businesses around the globe. Joining the ABB GBS in Krakow, you will have the opportunity to work in a high-paced international environment and grow together with the rapidly developing business. Join us now in this exciting journey and seize the unique opportunity to take an active part in shaping the development of the new global organization in GBS.

- Supports overall financial statement preparation by leading a team that executes accurate and timely completion of accounting activities in compliance with internal guidelines and procedures and external regulatory requirements;
- Manages teams with focus on effective operational execution, responsible for the short to midterm operational and tactical team activities;
- Defines tasks to ensure delivery of services to assigned business partners in accordance with service level agreements;
- Performs analysis of accounts and highlights discrepancies for correction;
- Ensures the production of reports and oversees the month end close process for the accounting centre including statement of accounts, reconciliations, statements of sourcing, preparation of monthly balance sheet and application of funds;
- Ensures timely and accurate monthly, quarterly and annual reporting of reporting package and associated disclosures;
- Conducts investigations and reconciliations of accounts as necessary;
- Performs general accounting activities, applying techniques and standards to solve unusual issues and serves as escalation point for complex accounting transactions;
- Participates in internal control testing and prepares relevant documentation;
- Supports management with financial aspects of project funding and risk assessment;
- Ensures a positive working relationship within the team and with external customers by measuring customer/ employee satisfaction and developing on them;
- Assures people development by providing regular coaching and training to the team members and acts as Subject Matter Expert for the assigned Finance Services;
- Fully manages human resource planning, selection, development and periodic performance review of team members;
- Creates learning atmosphere among team members and encourage others along with self to keep updated with industry best practises and updates.

- 6-10 years of experience in Finance function;
- At least 3 years in a role relevant to General Accounting;
- Experience in directly handling a team for at least 1 year or more;
- Experience in Finance Shared Services for a Global Company a strong plus;
- Completed degree in higher education in Finance or Commerce (BA);
- Master or postgraduate studies in Finance a strong plus;
- Charted Accountant qualifications a strong plus;
- Proficient in business English and Czech; knowledge of French is nice to have;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
- Excellent user knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel skills;
- Excellent team handling and delegations skills;
- Customer service orientation;
- Demonstrate proficiency in the domain of General Accounting and thorough understanding of financial accounting and reporting;
- Collaborative and conflict resolving approach to stakeholder management;
- Ability to prioritize, multi-task and handle different initiatives concurrently;
- Ability to create learning atmosphere among team members;
- Ability to create and leverage networks within the organisation;
- Strong analytical skills.