Waters General Ledger Accountant in Sesto San Giovanni (Milano), Italy

For over 50 years, Waters Corporation has developed innovative analytical science solutions to support customer discoveries, operations, performance, and regulatory compliance. Specifically, the company designs, manufactures, sells, and services high performance liquid chromatography, ultra performance liquid chromatography, and mass spectrometry technology systems and support products primarily in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. Our innovations enable significant advancements within the pharmaceutical, life science, biochemical, industrial, food safety, environmental, academic and government industries. Waters is a publicly traded corporation (NYSE:WAT) with more than 6,500 employees and is represented in more than 100 countries around the world.

We are seeking to fill the position of a General Ledger Accountant

Reporting To : Chief Accountant & Controller

Based from : Sesto San Giovanni (Mi)

Contract : Permanent Full Time

The main responsibilities include:

  • Manage the finance function to include supervision of Month End and Year End Closing, A/P and Banking for Italy

  • Ensure frequent review of P&L and Balance Sheets for Italy

  • preparation and control of the annual VAT declaration

  • Tax Payment (IRPEF,INPS,IVA,IRES,IRAP stc) after validation of the direct Supervisor

  • Analysis and bookkeeping of the Intra Group invoices

  • Management of treasury and accounting based on the group rules

  • Sox Compliance procedure and USGAAP knowledge

The successful candidate is requested to have the following competencies

  • Degree/ University Degree in Accounting - Finance

  • Minimum 3-5 years relevant work experience in a similar role, preferably in a US MNC

  • Able to manage a full set of accounts

  • Experience with MNC matrix reporting structure and SOX strongly desired.

  • Proven track record of successfully analyzing and resolving problems

  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office suite (Word, Excel) is a must; SAP knowledge strongly required FI module

  • Performance driven, able to manage deadlines.

  • Resourceful, demonstrates initiative.

  • Office based in Milan

  • English fluent

  • Spanish and/or French preferred

This person must hold a current passport and be prepared to travel abroad not only during working hours but also occasionally at weekends.

Required Competencies:

  • Dealing with Uncertainty

  • Priority Setting

  • Managing Differences

  • Skilled Communicator

  • Ethics and values

  • Exposure to US GAAP and regulations e.g. Sarbanes-Oxley Act

  • Develop a good understanding of the analytical instruments industry, as well as associated industries in the supply chain e.g. life science, pharmaceutical, food.

  • Further enrich knowledge on SAP and related reporting systems e.g. Analysis

Company Name: Waters Division

External Company URL: www.waters.com

Street: Viale Edison, 110