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Rakuten Europe Bank S.A.
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Currently we are looking for a new colleague to join our finance team with a strong varied accounting background. The ideal candidate also shows great interest in project-based work and working across functions.


RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES


Statutory accounting & Book keeping:

  • Manage the monthly closing of the Bank end to end.
  • Responsibility for the annual statutory accounts drafting.
  • Back-up for the daily book keeping activities: day to day accounting: invoicing, billing, sub- ledger accounting, Nostros etc.
  • Share knowledge and train as necessary other accounting team members or new joiners on the day to day accounting matters.
  • Ensure accurate and timely filing of all financial statutory, group management accounting (Stravis, BPC) and certain regulatory reporting.
Internal/external audits:
  • Primary Contact point for the internal/external audit for Accounting matters.
  • Ensure all relevant documentation for audit purposes is maintained by the various stakeholders.
  • Engage relevant internal stakeholders for non-accounting matters.

Finance controlling activities:

  • Responsible for the financial control of the high volume (Oktoberfest project, Factoring projects and others to come etc.). Ensure exhaustiveness, integrity and accuracy of all the transactions across the various systems. Identify issues, perform reconciliations, and propose perennial solutions. Engage relevant resources in Finance, IT or BA
  • Support in the periodical Forecasting and Planning activities.
  • Responsible for the Chart of Account maintenance across financial systems (T24, Sage, SAP B1) and other necessary attributes. Engage other Finance team members notably for expertise on regulatory reporting matters.

Projects & other activities:

  • Propose Improvement in finance processes and procedures and related documentation.
  • Project-based work can be treasury management, Finance continuous improvement initiatives, business case modelling, Product-related project etc. Finance and Accounting related- projects will gradually account for a bigger part of the role.


EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THE ROLE


  •  Relevant university degree in the field of finance or accounting and 4+ years of experience in a similar role.
  • Hands-on experience in bookkeeping, invoicing/billing, payments.
  • Experience and interest in project management is an advantage.
  • Experience of regular reporting to HQ on Finance accounting and management accounting within internet e-commerce, banking or Fintech industries is an advantage.
  • Relevant certification desired (CIMA, CFA, etc.)
  • Excellent IT literacy skills including Excel and Word. Preferably has experience of Sage, Temenos T24 or similar financial accounting/banking systems.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, adept at building relationships across European businesses, international company and with internal and external partners.
  • Rigorous, organized and disciplined.
  • Ability to say “no”.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal in English. French language skills are an advantage.

WHAT WE OFFER


  • Interesting and challenging fast paced environment
  • A chance to shape and build the business and inspiration to make a difference
  • Open and respectful multicultural environment
  • Professional, passionate, ambitious, but friendly team
  • Possibility for professional growth and international assignments
  • Your recruiter will answer your questions about benefits or working conditions  that are specific to different European locations

IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • Innovative and flexible people full of energy
  • Friendly team player with a professional mindset
  • Those who can think for themselves and take action
  • Willing to work in a dynamic, multicultural and global environment where multilingual skills are a big asset
  • Ambitious to grow as an individual within the company
  • Passionate about working in a global company which wants to make a difference by empowering society.


ABOUT RAKUTEN

 

Since the founding of the Internet shopping mall Rakuten Ichiba in 1997, it has been our corporate mission to empower people and society through the Internet, while aiming to become the No. 1 Internet services company in the world.


Rakuten has expanded into a diverse array of one-stop online services in Japan across the three pillars of e-commerce, digital content and financial services.


Rakuten is now accelerating its overseas expansion and growing its regional businesses with offices across Europe. Rakuten Europe comprises of various functions, including the management and support of our businesses by the Regional Headquarters in Luxembourg. In Europe we have e-commerce marketplaces including Priceminister in France and Rakuten.de in Germany. In addition to our logistics business ADS (based in France) and Rakuten Marketing, Rakuten is expanding its digital content offering which now includes Rakuten Kobo, Wuaki.tv and Viber end-user mobile application amongst others. Today Rakuten Group is in the Top 10 of global e-commerce companies and was selected by Forbes to be in the Top 20 of World’s Most Innovative Companies in three consecutive years.


If you are interested in becoming part of an organization that aims to empower society and become the World’s best, join the company where YOU shape the future. Come and work with us!

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