Google Careers - Financial Accountant


Note: By applying to this position your application is automatically submitted to the following locations: Kampala, Uganda; Nairobi, Kenya; Accra, Ghana

Google accountants are a savvy bunch who handle the core accounting responsibilities at Google. As a member of this team, you know your accounting principles and the full accounting process end to end. You'll advise on financial reports required by governmental regulations, and you'll review, analyze, and interpret financial and budgetary reports -- and all this sounds like fun to you. Every day is a new challenge, and you're continually looking for ways to help our team get better at what we do, in the most efficient way possible. A team player at heart, you collaborate with our global team, advocate best practices and roll up your sleeves to pitch in when it's all hands on deck. You move fast while keeping your attention to detail, and you tap into your problem-solving skills to support Google's business objectives.

You'll be the lead for an accounting process from end to end. Other responsibilities include reconciling balance sheets and P&L accounts, and providing supplementary financial information for internal and external reports.

CSquared is a an African company, located in Kenya, Uganda and Ghana. The company builds metro fiber and Wi-Fi networks to help local providers connect more people to the Internet and each other.

Reporting to senior management, you will be responsible for the day-to-day accounting and compliance requirements and the month end financial reporting. As a member of this team, you know your accounting principles and the full accounting process end-to-end. Every day is a new challenge, and you are continually looking for ways to help our team get better at what we do, in the most efficient way possible. A team player at heart, you collaborate with our local teams, advocate best practices and roll up your sleeves to pitch in when it's all hands on deck. You move fast while keeping your attention to detail, and you tap into your problem-solving skills to support the business’s objectives.

The name Google came from "googol," a mathematical term for the number 1 followed by 100 zeros. And nobody at Google loves big numbers like the Finance team when providing in depth analysis on all manner of strategic decisions across Google products. From developing forward-thinking analysis to generating management reports to scaling our automated financial processes, the Finance organization is an important partner and advisor to the business.

Responsibilities
Perform daily, weekly and monthly accounting functions such as: BS and P&L accounting (Cash, Intercompany, Accounts Receivable, Inventory, Fixed Assets, Accounts Payable, Accruals, Revenue, Payroll, Opex), month end close process (including GL reconciliations) and reporting, general accounting and tax filings and all related statutory obligation.
Manage relationships with third-party entities such as accounting firms and auditors in matters related to the Accounting, local external reporting, and Tax, being responsible for accurate and timely completion of local statutory audits, tax and other statutory filings. Proactively identify issues and keep manager informed in a timely manner.
Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:
BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience.
CPA, CA or equivalent.
7 years of relevant work experience in finance/accounting.
Preferred qualifications:
Experience working in a multinational firm.
Solid understanding of IFRS.
Strong project management, process improvement, computer and analytical skills.
Attention to detail, organized and thorough with desire for continuous improvement.
At Google, we don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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