Team Lead, Regional GL Accounting

Full-time  •   Prague
Seniority: Senior  •  Education: University

Job Description

Envista's Regional Accounting Group based in Prague is looking for an experienced General Ledger (GL) Accounting Lead.  The GL Accounting Lead will supervise a team that is responsible for US GAAP accounting and reporting of specific assigned operating companies and/or legal entities.  In addition, the GL accounting team will be responsible for regulatory financial reporting requirements, as well as compliance and implementation of internal control policies and procedures.  The position is based in Prague and reports to the Regional Accounting Manager.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the end-to-end activities in the Record-to-Report processes in line with US GAAP, corporate policies and in respect to local statutory requirements of the European countries assigned.

  • Ensure accurate and timely month-end reporting and ensure all corporate deadlines are met.

  • Understand the balance sheet & income statement impacts of every transaction to challenge or propose accounting adjustment entries, when relevant.

  • Coordinate all necessary supporting documentation for monthly accruals and prepayments.

  • Coordinate the preparation of Balance Sheet and coordinate the monthly review and analyses.

  • Ensure the preparation and review of balance sheet reconciliations are performed timely.

  • Ensure performance of internal controls, including SOX compliance.

  • Ensure all internal policies and procedures are consistently followed.

  • Review timely tax declarations and local tax filing requirements (VAT, Corporate Tax, etc.) in with local deadlines.

  • Prepare statutory accounts and tax returns as well as any other local government requirements.

  • Support audits (internal & external) including coordination of client deliverables. 

  • Key user for specific finance systems including maintenance of respective approval matrix, training and support of department users and documentation.

  • Ensure accounting documentation (Guidelines, Manuals) are complete and up-to-date.

  • Motivate, mentor, develop, and manage GL accounting team members.

  • Drive a culture of continuous improvement within the GL Accounting Team.

This Job is also suitable for persons with disabilities; attendance required – disabled-accessible building.

  • 5-7 years experience, minimum 3 years in a multinational corporation or global accounting firm, Big 4 preferred.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with a proven record of successful supervisory experience of at least 3 years


  • Excellent technical financial skills. Ability to understand the balance sheet & income statement impacts of every transaction and to challenge or propose material accounting judgment entries, when relevant

  • Strong knowledge of finance and accounting principles and processes

  • Record to Report knowledge and experience

  • Ability to understand various local statutory requirements (German, Italian, French, etc.)

  • SAP R3, Oracle, HFM knowledge is a plus

  • US-GAAP and SOX experience

  • Higher degree in business administration or equivalent finance specific degree, CPA/ACCA or equivalent

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English is required. Communication skills in other major European languages (Spanish, French, German, Italian, etc.) is a plus.

  • Demonstrate sound work ethic, respect and cultural sensitivity and awareness.

  • Effective time management, organizational and prioritization skills.

  • Strong analytical/problem solving skills.

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