• Chief Accountant France

    Location NL-Arnhem
    Requisition ID
    Business Area
    Global Shared Services
    Accounting, Finance & Controlling
    Position Type
    Permanent employment
  • Local Unit & Position Description

    The regional centre (WSEE) in Arnhem is responsible for 54 legal entities in 21 countries in Europe. We are looking for a member to the group of highly motivated and skilled financial experts who will be able to take responsibility for financial processes and recorded results of several legal entities in France, improve the day to day financial operating practices, ensure effective statutory reporting, maintain local stakeholder engagement and lead the execution of the Group transformation projects (Oracle implementation and Legal Entity Efficiency Project) in France and within the region.


    Reporting directly to the Regional Hub Manager for Western Europe the role will be responsible for delivering GSS Finance mandatory & country specific Finance services across all 5 Business Areas. 


    Primary responsibilities:

    • Group reporting: Verify compliance with company accounting policies and application of IFRS
    • Statutory reporting: ensure local GAAP compliance. Perform annually the IFRS to GAAP analysis with respective tax/statutory entries preparation (monthly/quarterly/annually). Prepare input / lead the local statutory reporting process
    • Tax reporting: oversee tax compliance (CIT, VAT, WHT, CVAE, CFE, others), support in preparation of tax reports and tax calculation for annual/quarterly and statutory accounts. Prepare input for annual reports, public disclosures, monitor shares capital development and result allocation (eg. thin capitalization rules, limits to dividends, WHT on dividends, reporting).
    • Communication: being the main point of contact for financial/legal/tax queries from the colleagues from Business streams, within GSS organisation (HR, REM, Group) or external parties (banks, tax authorities, auditors)
    • Planning and forecasting process for the legal entity (costs management), comparing budgeted projections with actual performance and maintaining dynamic forecast with monthly adjustments/accrual needed
    • Perform and monitor all Month and Year End closing activities, coordination with all stakeholders
    • Prepare/review monthly balance sheet reconciliation, follow up on any open/un-reconciled items.
    • Conduct monthly flux analysis on TB, ad-hoc reporting for management
    • Identify opportunities for process improvements (for finance and business) to increase efficiency
    • Participate in various Group projects (mergers and acquisitions, ERP change, efficiency projects)

    Position Qualifications

    • Academic degree (B.A. / M.A.) in business studies or comparable qualification;
    • Solid experience from a global Finance organisation in an international company.
    • Solid knowledge in IFRS and local GAAP
    • Solid knowledge of local tax accounting
    • Good understanding of all key business processes across functional areas.
    • Ability to interpret and analyse financial statements
    • Experience working in Oracle is an advantage.
    • Fluent in English (written and orally) and French (written and orally)
    • Minimum 5 years’ experience in General accounting or audit
    • Good excel and reporting skills (BI)
    • Strong analytical skills and sharp judgement

    Company & Business Area Description

    DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company. Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we enable our customers to advance the safety and sustainability of their business.

    We provide classification, technical assurance, software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas, power and renewables industries. We also provide certification, supply chain and data management services to customers across a wide range of industries.


    Combining technical, digital and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight.

    With origins stretching back to 1864 and operations in more than 100 countries, our experts are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.


    The Global Shared Services (GSS) organization within DNV GL provides high quality, cost effective services and processes within Human Resources, Finance and IT, based on requirements defined by the business areas and Group. GSS also develops central competence for distinct services, projects and development and will support policy, procedures and system implementation on a global, regional, and local level.


    GSS is about bringing a team of true process experts together, going for professional service levels at industry standards, and offering centers of expertise for competence based advisory. We are driven by people’s competence and motivation to help and support the business areas. As a member of the GSS community you act in a professional, multi-cultural, competent and service oriented environment with good possibilities to enhance your personal competencies and expertise, and to build a strong network with colleagues around the world.


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