Functions as the Local country’s champion and liaison to accomplish the following:
Ensures local country accounting personnel submit financial results accurately, efficiently and timely leveraging technology.
Support journal entry and reconciliation support for Corporate headquarters.
Ensures actual local financial results are in accordance with Corporate Policy and Procedures and US GAAP.
Ensures local, state, federal reporting requirements and tax filings are compliant.
Fields cash requests to Apollo Global management.
Fields requests and compiles relevant subsidiary information to comply with Apollo Global and Apollo Group Corporate Ad Hoc Requests (i.e., tax filings, quarterly reporting schedules, information).
Ensures processes and controls exist over accounting transactions and processes.
Identifies and recommends process improvements to enhance current process controls and efficiencies.
Assists local accounting team with researching and resolving complex accounting issues and documentation of those issues.
Analyze and review local country’s actual monthly balance sheet, income statement and cash flow results in a timely and consistent manner to provide meaningful and accurate data to management to support operational decision making as well as to raise issues that require attention and support.
Communicates with the local accounting team on a timely basis to resolve outstanding issues and to provide value creation and insight to the local accounting team and Apollo Global management.
Travel may be required.
Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy
3 to 5 years of experience preferred with a combination of experience in the public accounting and private sector.
CPA certification or working towards completing the CPA certification.
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications, including Word and Excel (i.e., working knowledge and experience of using Smart view, preparing pivot tables, scenario applications).
Prior experience with Hyperion Consolidations, Navision and Oracle systems.
Must have sufficient oral, written and communication skills, including the experience of writing technical position papers, controls and policy and procedures.
Must have a working knowledge of an internal control environment.
Must be able to demonstrate patience while exerting perseverance and influencing skills over others to obtain results.
Must be organized, highly motivated, and have the willingness and ability to learn.
Must be flexible and adaptable to a variety of cultures and customs while being willing to work effectively in different time zones.
Must develop and work through initial solutions independently and be self-starter.
Must possess a sense of urgency, strong work ethic, and critical thinking skills and have a great attention to detail.
Must function well in a team environment that is dynamic, fast paced, and evolving.