Senior General Ledger Accountant

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – were integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

We have more than 1800 colleagues in Poland, supporting our business in all global regions. Our Global Delivery Center (GDC) engineers in Krakow and Warsaw office collaborate on the design and delivery of local and global projects in the fields of engineering, design and construction. Our Global Business Services (GBS) specialists provide global support and expertise in the fields of Accounting, Procurement, IT, HR and Graphic Design.

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Senior General Ledger Accountant
Location: Kraków
Job ID: COR0000P7

The General Ledger accounting teams are the “gate-keepers” of the financial statements. GL accountants are experienced group of Chief Accountants responsible for end-to-end process. They are accountable for ensuring that business transactions are properly accounted for and accurately reflect the company’s accounting process. General Ledger Accountants are the owners of the financial statements for each separate entity, as well as consolidated statements for the entire company. The General Ledger is the central core of accounting information system that provides a complete record of financial transactions over the life of the company.

Key responsibilities of our Senior General Ledger Accountant (Fixed Asset and Lease Team) include: 
  • Preparation and review of Prepaid Amortization Schedules and monthly Amortization journal entries,
  • Managing construction in progress accounts for proper accounting treatment,
  • Cooperating with individuals worldwide to resolve/record asset setup/disposals/transfers,
  • Providing support for internal and external audits,
  • Performing financial statement reviews, analyze variances and initiate corrective actions,
  • Ensuring compliance with company policies, relevant accounting requirements, internal controls,
  • Cooperation with other teams within GBS and Regional Teams,
  • Implementation of new solutions and tools,
  • Being a GL Subject Matter Expert,
  • Providing work leadership to lower level accounting personnel on complex assignments, reports or tasks,
  • Supporting supervisor in review of the team work and various ad hoc non-standard tasks as requested,
  • Supports less experienced employees in daily tasks based on existing solutions and procedures,
  • Drives process improvements/changes.
Required Skills and Competencies:
  • Balance sheet account reconciliations preparation and review
  • Preparation and review of journal entries, accruals and other fixed asset and lease related tasks
  • Bachelor degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics, equivalent major or equivalent experience
  • 6+ years of professional experience in accounting environment
  • 4+ years of professional experience in general ledger
  • Experience with ERP accounting systems (Oracle R12 preferred)
  • English skills that allow to communicate fluently in every situation
  • Good working knowledge of MS Excel
  • Practical knowledge and understanding of US GAAP and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements and controls
  • Very good teamwork skills and positive, proactive attitude
  • Strong analytical, organizational and problem solving mindset
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Efficiency in time management
  • Ability to attend virtual calls and workshops in global time zones (support US/CA region in their working hours)
  • Ability to communicate with various levels of senior management, BGs, other functional teams
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with US Global Organization 
  • ACCA course (completed or in progress) or equivalent 
  • Experience in managing people
We offer:
  • Unique company culture fostering individual career growth and work-life balance,
  • Full-time employment contract with salary corresponding to qualifications,
  • Hybrid or stationary working model – depending on your preferences,
  • Flexible working hours (we start between 7:30-9:30),
  • “Short Fridays” (we work 6h on Friday),
  • Flexible benefits package (Lux Med medical care, psychological care, life insurance, My Benefit cafeteria system, including Multisport card co-financing, car park sharing system),
  • Membership in Jacobs employee networks (Womens Network, OneWorld, PRISM, Careers Network, Green Team, Toastmasters, Collectively and others),
  • Continuous development opportunities, including a range of professional trainings and certifications (e.g. ACCA, CIPS), Graduate Development Program, Learners’ Community, self-learning platform,
  • Language courses (English, German, Polish).

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