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Assistant Accountant (Maternity cover - Fixed Term Contract)


Athens, Greece

External Job Description
Diageo is the world's leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of international brands across spirits, wine and beer. Our global priority brand portfolio consists of Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker, Guinness, Baileys, J&B, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray and many more.
Diageo trades in approximately 180 markets and employs over 25,000 talented people around the world. With offices in 80 countries, we also have manufacturing facilities across the globe including Great Britain, Ireland, United States, Canada, Spain, Italy, Africa, Latin America, Australia, India and the Caribbean.
Our great range of brands and geographic spread means that people can celebrate with our products at every occasion no matter where they are in the world. This is why 'celebrating life every day, everywhere' is at the core of what we do.

Main responsibilities
Ownership of intercompany recharges process
Postings in General Ledger
Master data maintenance
Reconciliation of market owned accounts based on the GL Ownership Matrix
Support on monthly closing of books, according to IFRS and Statutory process
Customer A&P and Country Overheads support to Market.
Monthly Intercompany payments process
Calculation of monthly tax obligations (VAT, Intrastat, Listing, Withholding Taxes)
Provide audit support, for internal and external audits (tax, statutory, internal compliance)
Reconciliations of monthly excise duties. Effective collaboration with customs agent for excise duty related issues
List of contracts submission to tax authorities
Using system outputs to meet basic job requirements and applies basic tests for reasonability and accuracy

What we’re looking for:
Bachelor’s Degree in Finance & Master’s Degree in Finance or other Business related fields
Knowledge of accounting processes
Knowledge of local taxation
2 - 3 years of experience in an accounting department of a multinational corporate environment or an audit firm, with in depth exposure to SAP preferred.
Flexibility and strong communication skills
Good understanding of fiscal and statutory reporting issues
Ability to identify business opportunities and contribute to the practice through proactive interactions
Ability to articulate system issues clearly to ensure solutions can be identified and implemented
Understanding of basic balance sheet & P&L levers & relationships to enable balance sheet forecasting & management
Undertaking basic risk assessment based on available data within own area of expertise
Internal controls awareness
MS applications knowledge
SAP knowledge will be desirable
Very good Greek and English skills.


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