Record to Report Accounting Team Lead

AR11720-ALABS Air Liquide Americas Business Services S.R.L
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How will you CONTRIBUTE and GROW?

The Accounting Team Lead reports directly to the GL Manager. The Accounting Team Lead will play a key role in supporting the Accounting Manager in those activities highlighted as Critical and sensitive to the operation becoming the main focal point for any GL activity under the BSC scope.The accounting Team Lead will guide the team to accomplish with all the tasks timely and efficiently providing each team member with valuable insights and hands-on experience in various aspects of accounting.
  • Responsible for overseeing the monthly close process ensuring the team adheres to the close deadlines and working to improve the efficiency of monthly close processes.

  • Responsible of the bank accounts reconciliation process

  • Planning, coordination and timely completion of external and internal audit requests

  • Manage staff to ensure accurate, timely and reliable financial results are produced

  • Review account reconciliations prepared by the team to ensure the accuracy of general ledger balances

  • Establish goals and expectations for staff members and assist team members in development of their job skills

  • Ensure that accounting is done in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards and BlueBook policies in collaboration with Clusters Corporate functions & management

  • Ensure that reconciliations and journal entries are in compliance with Company policies

  • Collaborate with Hub and Cluster leaders in monitoring and facilitating month-end close activities.

  • Work with external actuaries to facilitate accounting and monitor results for pension accounting, as applicable.

  • Develop and/or review ad hoc schedules for planning and decision making, and assist with special projects as necessary.

  • Grant that Key performance indicators are completed timely and that the information coming from these indicators is reviewed and used to make decisions strategically.

  • Review documented business processes and problems. Work with the team in developing solutions to enhance efficiency.

  • Assist staff to resolve complex or out of policy operation problems.

  • Hiring, training and coaching employees.

  • Grant that Standing Operating Procedures and Desktop Procedures are prepared and updated at least twice a year.

  • Prepare an Update own Capacity file in order to list the activities performed and the time consumed by each of them

  • Grant that all team members Capacity file is prepared, reviewed it  and use this information to manage the team efficiently

  • Prepare and Update detailed mapping process file and share it with accounting Manager


Are you a MATCH?

  • Education



  • 6+ years of accounting experience, including 2+ years of supervisory of staff

  • Big 4 or other national public accounting experience preferred

  • Oracle experience highly desirable

  • Chartered accountant

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize assignments

  • Supervisory skills for motivating, guiding and evaluating employees

  • Language Requirements

    Spanish: mandatory

  • Knowledge and Skills

  • Familiarity with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

  • Demonstrate ease to work in a teamwork environment and solution oriented

  • Recognized for your technical skills in accounting

  • Ability to manage a team with significant expertise

  • Solid understanding of financial analysis

  • Advanced skills in Excel and Google Sheets

  • Ability to work and take initiative

  • Strong interpersonal communication and presentation skills

  • Digital mindset for systems automation and connectivity

  • Continuous improvement mindset for process improvements

  • Results oriented, self-starter with the ability to manage conflicting priorities under tight deadlines

  • Experience in shared service center preferred

  • Experience in multinational company desirable

  • SAP experience

Our Differences make our Performance

At Air Liquide, we are committed to build a diverse and inclusive workplace that embraces the diversity of our employees, our customers, patients, community stakeholders and cultures across the world.

We welcome and consider applications from all qualified applicants, regardless of their background. We strongly believe a diverse organization opens up opportunities for people to express their talent, both individually and collectively and it helps foster our ability to innovate by living our fundamentals, acting for our success and creating an engaging environment in a changing world.