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Junior Accountant



Accounting & Finance
United Kingdom
Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Sophos is a worldwide leader in next-generation cybersecurity, protecting more than 500,000 organizations and millions of consumers in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by threat intelligence, AI and machine learning from SophosLabs and SophosAI, Sophos delivers a broad portfolio of advanced products and services to secure users, networks and endpoints against ransomware, malware, exploits, phishing and the wide range of other cyberattacks. Sophos provides a single integrated cloud-based management console, Sophos Central – the centerpiece of an adaptive cybersecurity ecosystem that features a centralized data lake that leverages a rich set of open APIs available to customers, partners, developers, and other cybersecurity vendors. Sophos sells its products and services through reseller partners and managed service providers (MSPs) worldwide. Sophos has major hubs around the globe. More information is available at
As a member of the Financial Control Global Process team you will assist with day-to-day operational tasks to help deliver the team objectives. The role will be focused on providing support to the wider Financial Controller group, assisting with general ledger journals & analysis, reporting and month-end close.
Reporting to the Global Process Manager, you will provide support and assist in the creation and development of various financial control processes including but not limited to GRNI, prepayments, sales rebates, cash reporting and cost analysis. You will also assist with intercompany accounting for certain legal entities and prepare month-end activities to tight deadlines, including balance sheet reconciliations for approval on OneStream.
Focus areas:
Functional Analysis
Business Partnering
Departmental Spend Analysis
Management Account processes
Month end Reconciliations
Provide input and support into areas of Group accounting as required/ requested

Tasks And Responsibilities

  • Goods Received Not Invoiced (GRNI)
  • Maintain and monitor the GRNI general ledger account in SAP
  • Communicate with the business partners and other members of the finance team regarding outstanding GRNI issues
  • Present where necessary to regional financial controllers
  • Assist with the standardization of GRNI processes across the business
  • Prepayments
  • Assist with the standardization of prepayment processes across the business
  • Monitor the need for recurring PO’s and maintain the prepayment continuity
  • Present where necessary to regional financial controllers
  • Rebates
  • Monitor and maintain the rebate attainment and invoice processes ensuring accurate and timely reports showing current company position
  • Post monthly rebate accruals using ‘PowerBI’ data sets
  • Inspect invoices/credit notes for conformity to specific requirements
  • Track payments made to distributors and partners
  • Analysis and investigate variances to budget
  • Cost Analysis
  • Collate and prepare the cost trackers for exceptional items, payroll related expense and prepare presentation to management
  • Intercompany
  • Assist in the intercompany process checking payments, raising invoices and credit notes and processing payables
  • Preparing intercompany analysis and commentary for presentation to management
  • Month End Processes
  • Post general ledger journals where necessary
  • Prepare various balance sheet reconciliations including bank accounts, prepayments, GRNI and others
  • Provide analysis and commentary where appropriate
  • Other
  • Assist with annual audits
  • Maintain up to date process documentation
  • Assist in the development of best practices, formal policies and procedures and ongoing management

What You Shall Bring

  • Experience working in a Finance team is a big advantage
  • Working within an office environment
  • Knowledge of using SAP ERP System is an advantage
  • Working with spreadsheets and other business systems
  • Skill & Abilities
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Data analysis skills
  • Excellent verbal & written communication
  • Handling multiple priorities and prioritizing accordingly
  • Working to deadlines
  • Financial Control - Core Competencies
  • Financial Acumen - understanding the business by interpreting and understanding key financial indicators
  • Global Perspective - taking a broad view when approaching issues
  • Optimises Work Processes – managing execution through effective and efficient processes with a focus on continuous improvement
  • Decision Quality - making Complex Decisions
  • Ensures Accountability – focus on performance and delivery
  • Self-Development – actively seek new ways to grow and be challenged
  • Qualifications
  • Willingness to complete a Professional Accountancy Qualification
  • Degree, ideally in a Finance/Business-related subject
What's Great About Sophos?
· Our people – we innovate and create, all of which are accompanied by a great sense of fun and team spirit
· Employee-led diversity and inclusion networks that build community and provide education and advocacy
· Annual charity and fundraising initiatives and volunteer days for employees to support local communities
· Global employee sustainability initiatives to reduce our environmental footprint
· Global fitness and trivia competitions to keep our bodies and minds sharp
· Global wellbeing days for employees to relax and recharge
· Monthly wellbeing webinars and training to support employee health and wellbeing
Our Commitment To You
We’re proud of the diverse and inclusive environment we have at Sophos, and we’re committed to ensuring equality of opportunity. We believe that diversity, combined with excellence, builds a better Sophos, so we encourage applicants that can contribute to the diversity of our team. All applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, sex, gender reassignment, marital status, race, religion or belief, color, age, military veteran status, disability, pregnancy, maternity or sexual orientation. We want to give you every opportunity to show us your best self, so if there are any adjustments we could make to the recruitment and selection process to support you, please let us know.
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