Senior Accountant (Panamá)
Panama, Ciudad de
hace 5 días

Job Title

Senior Accountant (Panamá)

Job Description

We’re looking for a Senior Accountant to join our Record to Report team in our Finance Service Center in Panamá.

Working for Signify means being creative and adaptive. Our culture of continuous learning and commitment to diversity and inclusion creates an environment that allows you to build your skills and career.

Together, we’re transforming our industry.

As the world leader in lighting, we’re constantly ahead of the curve. Through our leadership in connected lighting and the Internet of Things, we’re breaking new grounds in data analytics, AI, and smart homes, offices, cities and more!

Signify is one of the few companies in the world to achieve carbon neutrality and our next sustainability goals are even bolder : doubling our positive impact on the environment and society by 2025.

As a Senior Accountant you’ll report to the Team Manager of Record to Report. You will interact with a variety of stakeholders : Record to Report Process Transformation team, Finance Business Partners, Financial Controller, Accounting, PTP / OTC teams, Accounting Reporting and Internal Control, and the external auditor.

We’re on the lookout for forward-thinking innovators with a passion for sustainability. If you match this description, get in touch!

What you’ll do

  • Ensure proper process execution and compliance of all record to report processes, which includes Month End Closure, Balance Sheet Account Reconciliation, Trial Statement Review, Balance Sheet Review and Journal Vouchers).
  • Safeguard the compliance with accounting standards and regulations (Phillips Lighting Accounting Principles, IFRS, local regulations, directives).
  • Execute and review internal controls related to your domain in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Manage and support internal and external audits.
  • Manage all stakeholders (both internal as well as external).
  • Manage, own, and optimize the process end-to-end.
  • Working closely with the Financial Controller.
  • Continuously look for improvements and implement quick wins.
  • Focus on innovation and automation.
  • Create a plan how to set KPI’s, monitor them and improve the outcomes.
  • Be the champion in problem solving, understanding root causes of issues, implementing countermeasures, and embedding the new way of working.
  • Be the expert in IFRS.
  • Run process improvement projects.
  • Your qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree completed in Accounting, Finance, or related.
  • Experience with working in accounting process, and experience in accountancy firm is an advantage.
  • Experience in working in a multinational and in a complex matrix organization.
  • Experience in shared services and in monitoring a service provider.
  • Proven track record in safeguarding the financial integrity.
  • Good knowledge of another local GAAP will be an advantage.
  • Excellent knowledge of IFRS.
  • Profound knowledge of end-to-end finance and accounting processes.
  • Ability to analyze the total balance sheet / General Ledger and raise proposals to improve.
  • High energy, strong sense of urgency, self-motivated and result oriented.
  • Ability to manage priorities.
  • Solid process insight and view on redesign.
  • ERP knowledge, preferably SAP, Blackline, Runbook, AICO .
  • Great communication skills and pro-active attitude.
  • Able to influence people.
  • Able to build bridges between various stakeholders.
  • Solid problem-solving skills; Strong analytical skills.
  • Determination to continuously improve and get the change embedded.
  • Coaching and teaching skills.
  • Role model as team player.
  • Ability to work with other cultures.
  • Fluent / Advanced English is MANDATORY.
  • What you’ll get in return

    We’re offering multiple opportunities for career development, like mentoring, coaching and stretch assignments, with strong international exposure for dynamic profiles.

    Learning is fundamental to our culture. Through continuous learning, we are transforming the industry. You have the chance to learn every day, acquire new skills and perspectives through customized online programs, and on-the-job experiences.

    See through the eyes of our employees!

    Who we are

    Signify is the world leader in lighting. We provide professional customers and consumers with quality, energy-efficient LED lighting.

    And our lights, when connected, bring data to devices, apps and people redefining what light can do and how you use it. Today, our innovations, such as LiFi internet connectivity through light and UV-C, solar and horticultural lighting, contribute to a safer, smarter, more sustainable world.

    We’re operating in 74 countries with 32,000 people worldwide.

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