Management Accountant

Company Description

Launched in 1998, this pioneering British-born brand has specialised in creating amazing experiences and unforgettable memories - from hotels, city breaks and holidays to theatre, entertainment and spa days. Experts in brightening up online travel, lastminute.com is among the worldwide leaders in the field, helping hundreds of thousands of customers every year find, and do, "whatever makes them pink".

lastminute.com is part of lm group, publicly traded multinational Group, among the worldwide leaders in the online travel industry. Every month, the Group reaches across all its websites and mobile apps (in 17 languages and 40 countries) 60 million unique users that search for and book their travel and leisure experiences. More than 1,200 people enjoy working with us and contribute to provide our audience with a comprehensive and inspiring offering of travel related products and services.

At the heart of our culture is a commitment of inclusion across race, gender, age sexual orientation, religion, gender identity or expression and accessibility. We strongly believe in an equal opportunity space, which is welcoming and celebrates the uniqueness of everyone who works here. We value different lived experiences and respect viewpoints, as we know unicity drives innovation. We want to make sure our people reflect the communities across the world we help travel.

Job Description

lastminute.com is looking for a talented and committed Management Accountant, who can help to perform monthly closing activities and to improve internal processes.

This role, reporting to the Management accounting manager,  will suit either an experienced accountant or a part-qualified accountant with at least one year of experience working in a Finance Team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Elaborate, analyse, verify and control monthly closing data

  • Perform  cost accounting analysis, provide support on accounting matters and create necessary entries to support the drafting of the Group’s financial statements

  • Monitor and verify financial entries in the ERP system and support the implementation of ERP systems for new and existing product categories and activities

  • Support in developing financial systems, policies and processes in order to identify potential improvements and automate manual activities

  • Understand the requirements and specifications of new projects, set up schedules, define sources and tasks, keep track of deadlines and progress, collaborate with other team involved in the project

Qualifications

Essential

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, accounting, engineering management

  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience in a similar role

  • Excel advanced knowledge (VLOOKUP, SUMIF, ecc)

  • Good knowledge of an ERP system 

  • Fluency in English, both written and oral

  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

Desired

  • Experience in travel agency accounting 

  • Experience with Microsoft Navision (NAV) ERP software 

  • Experience in one of the big4 audit firms will be considered a plus

  • A third language will be considered a plus 

Abilities/qualities 

  • Excellent organizational skills 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong commitment to meeting the deadlines

  • Strong emphasis on accuracy and detail

  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work in a team and to communicate at all levels of the organization and with colleagues of other Countries

  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, frequently under time pressure

  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, self-motivated and used to working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment