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Dow Jones Financial Accountant (EMEA and LATAM) in London-1 London Bridge St, United Kingdom

Job Description:

Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for more than 130 years and today has one of the world's largest news-gathering operations globally. It is home to leading publications and products including the flagship Wall Street Journal, America's largest newspaper by paid circulation; Barron's, MarketWatch, Mansion Global, Financial News, Investor's Business Daily, Factiva, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, OPIS and Chemical Market Analytics. Dow Jones is a division of News Corp (Nasdaq: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).

About the Team:

The Dow Jones Finance team is responsible for global financial support in four areas: Global Financial Operations (GFO), Financial Management Accounting (FMA), Tax and Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A). The team covers everything from back-office functions like payroll and customer billing to tax compliance, audit management and budgeting and forecasting.

About the Role:

Reporting to The Finance Manager, FMA (EMEA & LATAM).

Responsible for several Companies based in Europe and/ or Latin America, the Financial Accountant will work with the Manager to ensure that the accounting records for the various entities under their control are complete, accurate and prepared following the relevant local accounting standards.

You will perform necessary month end tasks, ensure balance sheet reconciliations are kept up to date and perform the year end close and the statutory audit process.

This role also partners with the regional Tax team in support of the tax compliance filings for the region's entities.

You Will:

  • Perform the necessary month end checks and balances to ensure that the figures are recorded accurately and are complete.

  • Prepare reconciliations for all balance sheet accounts under your responsibility promptly.

  • Interrogate the ledgers and clean up any historic issues in the areas under your control.

  • Assist with the audit and preparation of annual statutory accounts.

  • Partner with tax team to ensure appropriate returns are filed in a timely fashion and in compliance with local rules.

  • Process local invoices in SAP.

  • Prepare financial statements and work with third party accountants to convert financial statements from USGAAP to local GAAP.

  • Work with the US based AP, AR and GL teams to ensure that all entries from the different sub-ledgers are accurately recorded in SAP.

  • Work closely with supporting local accountants and lawyers to ensure compliance with local laws and accounting standards.

  • Assist with project and process improvement work as and when it arises.

  • Foster a team environment that is open to and adapts to change, process improvements and problem solving strategies.

  • Communicate in a self aware and collaborative style in order to manage and align with multiple internal and external stakeholders.

  • Adhoc projects.

You Have:

  • Qualified Accountant with 3-6 years of industry experience

  • Experience preparing financial statements under IFRS and UK GAAP.

  • Manage relationships with third parties responsible for preparation of locally compliant documentation for accounting and tax.

  • Work in a multinational organisation with multiple currency transactions and keeping management and statutory books.

  • Exposure to month end and year end close process in a commercial environment.

  • Good working knowledge of excel. E.g vlookup, pivots, sumif etc.

  • Proactive flexible attitude with a track record of implementing positive change.

  • Excellent time management, communication and co-ordination skills.

  • Ability to work autonomously and get things done in a timely manner.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both verbal and written.

Our Benefits

Comprehensive Medical Insurance Plans

Retirement Benefits

Fitness Reimbursement Program


Reasonable accommodation: Dow Jones, Making Careers Newsworthy - We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets. Dow Jones is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, in our job application and/or interview process. If you need assistance or accommodation in completing your application, due to a disability, email us at Please put "Reasonable Accommodation" in the subject line and provide a brief description of the type of assistance you need. This inbox will not be monitored for application status updates.

Business Area: Dow Jones - Finance

Job Category: Finance

Union Status:

Non-Union role

Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world’s top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch and Financial News.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

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Req ID: 41950