Accounting Supervisor

Founded in 1996, the Texthelp Group is a global technology company helping people all over the world to understand and to be understood. It has led the way in creating innovative technology for the education and workplace sectors for the last three decades. With over 50 million users worldwide, we believe in a world where difference, disability or language are no longer barriers. We’re focused on helping all people learn, understand and communicate through the use of digital learning and accessibility tools. It’s our goal to positively advance the literacy and understanding of one billion people around the world by 2030. 

We employ over 360 staff across locations in Northern Ireland, Great Britain, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, the USA and Australia. We can only achieve our goal and continue to grow by having great, engaged, talented, developed, and accountable people, working in the right culture using agile methods. 

We pride ourselves on the core values that are a fundamental part of our culture. Texthelpers are courageous, impactful and creative. We are linked by the community - it’s at the heart of everything we do.

Job Overview

We are seeking an Accounting Supervisor to join Texthelp’s new North American Accounting and Finance team. The North American operation is Texthelp’s largest revenue-generating region and in recent years has grown significantly to the point where it requires a dedicated accounting and finance function. 

The recent growth of the company has Texthelp as an established company operating in a very fast-paced, startup-like environment. The North American accounting and finance team will be supporting the company’s growth by adopting, enhancing and driving the financial close process for the corporation's North American operations as well as managing all other local financial operations and regulatory compliance. 

Reporting directly to the recently appointed VP of Finance will be the Accounting Supervisor who will be tasked with owning the financial close process, continuous process improvement, implementation of internal controls, supporting various system and regulatory projects, and much more. This role will partner with corporate functions of FP&A, Consolidation/Reporting, and other internal stakeholders in managing and communicating deadlines and interdependencies with a focus on delivering high-quality financial information.

The ideal candidate would be a current senior accountant ready for the next step into a supervisory role or a current accounting supervisor looking for additional finance/accounting exposure (SaaS, FP&A, project management, etc).

Main Responsibilities

  • Taking responsibility and overseeing the monthly close process including financial statement compilation and preparation of management reports/analysis.

  • Manage and oversee the accounting function and daily operations, including revenue recognition, accounts receivable, accruals, intercompany activity and all other GL functions.

  • Own general accounting function for North America, which includes preparation and review of the accounting entries, account reconciliations and flux analysis.

  • Partner with the global accounting, financial operations, financial systems, and FP&A teams to coordinate and communicate interdependencies, monitor the achievement of close process milestones, and achieve timely resolution of issues.

  • Support external audit activities and audit preparation.

  • Drive process improvement initiatives that fully leverage system capabilities, improve transparency, and control, and accelerate close and reporting timelines.

  • Maintain and ensure ongoing compliance with accounting policies and procedures.

  • Mentors and trains team members.

  • Assist or lead various other ad-hoc accounting-related projects.

Essential Criteria 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.

  • 3+ years’ experience in global accounting, preferably with a focus on accounting and financial reporting.

  • Experience with ERP and reporting systems is required.

Desirable Criteria 

  • Prior SaaS business experience preferred.

  • Experience working with stakeholders/partners at all levels, globally, and across the organization.

  • Demonstrable history of accountability and sound judgement; highest ethical standards and focus on quality and attention to detail.

  • Previous experience in a Leadership and/or Supervisory role.

Personal Attributes 

  • Are you detail-oriented, hands-on, and self-motivated with a strong work ethic and the ability to work independently and efficiently? 

  • Do you have strong organizational, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills? Are you a relationship-builder who works across organizational functions and levels to support the achievement of goals and thrives on being the go-to person? 

  • Our ideal candidate will possess excellent analytical skills, a thorough knowledge of accounting principles, and experience in coordinating the month-end close processes. 

  • Furthermore, you will be the driving force for continuous improvements in our financial close, controls and reporting processes.

Life is pretty good here at Texthelp - for a complete list of benefits, check out the 'working for us' section on our website

Does this sound like you? We would love to hear from you if you have a combination of the above skills and experience. Please submit your application on our website by 5:00pm on Wednesday the 31st of May.

If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments to be made during the recruitment process, please let us know in advance so that any support, aids or adaptations can be put in place to assist you.

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