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General Ledger Accountant

  • Hybrid -
    • Barcelona, Spain
  • Finance
  • Permanent - Full Time

General Ledger Accountant

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Job ID: r16924

What You'll Do:

As GL Payroll Accountant, you will be responsible for posting and reconciling payroll journals, payroll accruals, and ensuring a full reconciliation between all information provided by the Human Resources team and the accounting system (SAP). You will be responsible for the accounting for all payroll related subjects in your dedicated scope.

Your role will require you to work closely with the People departments in the different countries, in order to optimize and standardize the integration of all payrolls into our financial accounts. This will also require a reasonable understanding of the specifics by country in which we operate.

As General Accountant, you will have to organize your tasks in a proactive manner, ensuring that collaboration with other departments is fully mobilized and meeting the deadlines. You will be part of a team working for other countries, and have to be able to support and be the backup for.

You will report to the GL Payroll Team Leader and ensure anticipation of topics are covered, plus proposing actions to improve processes which will need to be prioritized.

Your position covers companies on defined perimeters, but may be subject to changes.

You will work closely with the Regional Finance, FP&A and Fin Corporate teams, with whom you will ensure a good working relationship. You will make sure that requests, pre-qualified by the front desk are delivered in a pre-defined deadline in conjunction with the front desk. You will also make sure that your monthly analysis respects the need for presenting data to our stakeholders.

The job evolves in a SOX compliant environment. You will ensure the delivery of your SOX controls in a timely manner and with the expected level of quality.

Your tasks will include:

  • Daily :
    • Control of payroll proposals addressed by People department
    • Control of payroll performed by our external provider, integration in SAP as well as holiday pay
    • Sanity check on payroll and associated items
    • Collaboration to the cash landing and cash forecast processes
  • Month end closing :
    • Review and recording of all payroll journals
    • Recording of all accounting entries relating to bonus and vacation pay accruals
    • Full reconciliation and documentation of both Balance Sheet and P&L positions related to payroll
    • Analysis of movements in all payroll related balance sheet accounts
    • Preparation of SOX controls
    • Analysis and understanding of all major variances in social charge ratios
    • Follow up on prior month points raised to People Department
  • Scalability :
    • Propose ideas to harmonize & standardize the payroll accounting for all Criteo entities
    • Integrate new countries or acquisitions into standard Criteo processes.
  • Relationship with audit :
    • Collaboration to all PBC payroll related requests and their appropriate analysis on a quarterly and yearly basis.
  • Other ad-hoc projects / tasks
    • As appropriate

Who You Are:

  • Minimum Five Years practical accounting experience including specialization in payroll accounting for both French and foreign entities
  • Accounting Qualification (Business School)
  • Experience of working in a SOX Environment
  • Good working knowledge of SAP
  • Experience of working in a fast moving, complex international environment
  • Fluent English – any other languages a plus
  • Results driven
  • Highly organized and autonomous
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Dynamic and Flexible approach to work
  • A team player
  • Strong excel skill

We acknowledge that many candidates may not meet every single role requirement listed above. If your experience looks a little different from our requirements but you believe that you can still bring value to the role, we’d love to see your application!​

Who We Are:

Criteo is the global commerce media company that enables marketers and media owners to deliver richer consumer experiences and drive better commerce outcomes through its industry leading Commerce Media Platform.

At Criteo, our culture is as unique as it is diverse. From our offices around the world or from home, our incredible team of 3,600 Criteos collaborates to develop an open and inclusive environment. We seek to ensure that all of our workers are treated equally, and we do not tolerate discrimination based on race, gender identity, gender, sexual orientation, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, political opinion, pregnancy, migrant status, ethnicity, marital or family status, or other protected characteristics at all stages of the employment lifecycle including how we attract and recruit, through promotions, pay decisions, benefits, career progression and development. We aim to ensure employment decisions and actions are based solely on business-related considerations and not on protected characteristics. As outlined in our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, we strictly forbid any kind of discrimination, harassment, mistreatment or bullying towards colleagues, clients, suppliers, stakeholders, shareholders, or any visitors of Criteo. All of this supports us in our mission to power the world’s marketers with trusted and impactful advertising encouraging discovery, innovation and choice in an open internet.

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At Criteo, we take pride in being a caring culture and are committed to providing our employees with valuable benefits that support their physical, emotional and financial wellbeing, their interests and the important life events. We aim to create a place where people can grow and learn from each other while having a meaningful impact. We want to set you up for success in your job, and an important part of that includes comprehensive perks & benefits. Benefits may vary depending on the country where you work and the nature of your employment with Criteo. When determining compensation, we carefully consider a wide range of job-related factors, including experience, knowledge, skills, education, and location. These factors can cause your compensation to vary.

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