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Dow Jones Financial Accountant (Fixed Term Contract) in LONDON, United Kingdom

Job Description:

Do you want to work for a market leader in a busy but rewarding environment?

Do you want to be the go to person for senior management?

Do you feel you can bring all the below experience in a friendly and professional manner?

If so, this key position may be just what you are looking for.

The Role:

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a finalist or qualified chartered accountant to join Dow Jones and be responsible for a number of business units based in UK and Europe. As the Financial Accountant, you will report to and work closely with the Director of Financial and Management Accounting - EMEA to ensure that the accounting records for the various entities under their control are complete, accurate and prepared in accordance with the relevant local accounting standards.

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 in a timely manner.

  • 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 and related branches or subsidiaries across EMEA and ensure they are filed within the required timelines.

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

  • Support the AP process for end users in country, dealing with documentation that is not necessarily in English

  • Work closely with the US based AP, AR and GL teams to ensure that all entries are accurately recorded into the SAP GL.

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

  • Prepare local financial statements in the UK, Germany, Switzerland and Bulgaria

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

You Have:


  • Finalist or newly qualified accountant or international equivalent with experience in industry or looking for a first role after practice

  • Experience with the preparation and audit of financial statements in UK and EMEA under local GAAP

  • Experience of preparation of consolidated UK financials and local branch accounts in each jurisdiction

  • Experience managing relationships with 3rd parties responsible for preparation of locally complaint documentation for accounting and tax

  • Experience working 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 Microsoft Excel. E.g vlookup, pivots, sumif etc.


  • Some experience of US GAAP and/or IFRS

  • Experience of dealing with foreign tax authorities for queries and audit requirements

  • Experience of working for a multinational US headquartered company

  • Media environment experience

  • Working knowledge of SAP Fiori and Analysis for Office tools

This is a 12 month maternity cover fixed term contract.

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Business Area: FINANCE

Job Category: Finance Group

About Us

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: 23726