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UK Controller Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

UK Controller Description

Job #: 62188
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DESCRIPTION


The primary responsibility of the UK Controller for the entities in scope will be to maintain an effective accounting framework and related internal controls to ensure that the accounting records are complete and accurately representing the company’s financial position in compliance with local laws and regulations and US-GAAP, as well as Corporate Policies. The UK Controller will highly leverage the capabilities of EPAM Global Shared Services Center (SSC) teams and work closely with Finance leadership to assess the right balance of using internal SSC resources and local external agencies. The role will have overall responsibility for the timely and accurate completion of local Tax and Statutory filings and related Audits. This position is key in monitoring changes in local legislative environment and initiating required changes in internal policies and practices, while being the driver in general for continuous process improvements locally.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain an effective accounting and Internal Control framework to comply with local laws and regulations and internal policies with the support of Corporate SSC Teams
  • Monitor local legislative environment and initiate policy changes as required
  • Review and analyze monthly results during each closing to ensure accuracy of reported Trial Balance
  • Prepare periodic Stat to US-GAAP reconciliation/bridge for internal purposes
  • Responsible for timely completion of Statutory Audits and related filings
  • Ensure compliance with applicable local Tax laws and regulations
  • Prepare/review periodic and annual Tax filings and ensure timely submission to authorities
  • Oversee the payroll process, liaise with payroll agencies in coordination with Global Payroll SSC team
  • Monitor Transfer Pricing regulations and related documentation requirements in country and liaise with the EPAM Intercompany team as necessary
  • Support the local Leadership team from Controllership perspective
  • Oversee the integration of newly acquired entities

Requirements

  • Degree in Business Administration, Accounting or equivalent
  • Holder of a local equivalent of a valid CPA qualification
  • Minimum 7 years working experience in the field of Accounting either at a multinational company or in Audit services (Big4)
  • Minimum 3 years working experience as Chief accountant of a local subsidiary of a multinational company
  • Excellent knowledge of statutory and IFRS/US-GAAP accounting standards
  • Solid knowledge of Tax and local regulations including Transfer Pricing frameworks
  • Experience in working with Shared Services environment
  • High integrity standards and reliability
  • Solid understanding of partnering within Finance and other local/global colleagues
  • Strong analytical and IT skills (preferable SAP, ERP, MS-Office)
  • Ambitious, polished, highly articulate and strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills in English (both written and oral)

We offer

  • We offer a range of benefits including
  • A competitive group pension plan, life assurance and income protection
  • Private medical insurance, private dental care and critical illness cover
  • Cycle scheme Tech scheme and season ticket loan
  • Employee assistance program
  • Various perks such as Gym discount, Friday lunch, on-site massage and regular social events
  • Unlimited access to LinkedIn learning solutions
  • Some of these benefits may be available only after you have passed your probationary period

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