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Gallagher Management Accountant (Spanish Speaking) in Glasgow, United Kingdom

Gallagher is a global leader in insurance, risk management and consulting services. We help businesses grow, communities thrive and people prosper. We live a culture motivated by The Gallagher Way, our set of shared values and guiding tenets. A culture driven by our people, over 45,000 strong, serving our clients with customized solutions that will protect them and fuel their futures.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Spanish-speaking Management Accountant to join our growing Accountancy & Finance function in Glasgow.

As a Spanish Speaking Management Accountant you will be responsible for leading the centralisation of work from regional finance teams across Latin America and the USA to Glasgow ensuring monthly accounting procedures are completed accurately and within agreed timelines.

You'll also help drive the improvement of our processes and support the development of the team.

Your Role

  • Lead the centralising of accounting work to the Glasgow Accounting Centre.

  • Work effectively with colleagues both locally in Glasgow and remotely in Latin America and the US.

  • Responsibility for accounting functions including revenue, payroll, AP, treasury and management accounting.

  • Production of accurate management accounts, and relevant commentary, within the agreed reporting timeframes within the Gallagher Finance function.

  • Prepare and review reconciliations to verify the accuracy of management accounts and perform monthly, quarterly and year-to-date variance analysis to budget and prior year on P&L.

  • Preparation and review of monthly reporting packs and production and review of ad hoc reporting as requested.

  • Assistance and support in response to external and internal audit requests.

  • Research of technical accounting matters under US GAAP and other regional GAAPs.

  • Cooperate with the off-shore processing team on balance sheet reconciliations and outsourced accounting functions.

  • Build relationships within the wider Glasgow finance function, the US-based Corporate finance function and our Latin American businesses.

  • Provide support for Finance Business Partners and other departments as queries arise

  • Help drive forward change to ensure that the department and team members improve, supporting graduates and part qualified students in their development.

  • Ensure SOX requirements are fully met.

  • Assisting the Finance Manager with ah-hoc finance projects and technical tasks and taking the lead on elements of the projects.

  • Assisting with the standardisation of finance systems across the region.

Your Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

  • Fluency in Spanish & English

  • Qualified Accountant (CA, ACCA, ACA,CIMA or equivalent)

  • US GAAP experience – Highly desirable

  • SOX experience

  • Ability to manage priorities whilst adhering to agreed timeframes

  • Attention to detail

  • Flexible when dealing with multiple tasks and environments

  • Process redesign and implementation

  • Strong people management skills

  • Eligibility to work in the UK

What we offer you:

  • Hybrid working

  • Competitive salary

  • 27 days holiday + UK bank holidays

  • Company pension scheme (7% Employer contribution)

  • Income protection

  • Life Assurance - x4 basic salary

  • Bupa Healthcare

  • Ongoing opportunities for personal & professional development

We want Gallagher to be the organisation that all our people are proud to be a part of and where everyone can call themselves one of our team. Where our culture is embracing of difference, where you can be the best and, perhaps most importantly, be yourself.

We are all different in some way. If we were all the same, and all thought the same, we would be vulnerable as a group. By welcoming and encouraging diverse opinions and backgrounds within our organisation, we will have a healthier, more innovative and ultimately more profitable business.

If this sounds like somewhere you’d like to join, we'd love to hear from you!

Our employing entity, Arthur J. Gallagher Services (UK) Limited, is proud to be accredited as a Living Wage employer with the Living Wage Foundation. Gallagher is committed to diversity of opportunity for all and is opposed to any form of less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender or gender identity, marital status, civil partnership status, parental status, race, ethnicity, colour, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, religion/ belief, age and those with caring responsibilities.