LATAM Chile

Purpose

The role involves taking responsibility for Financial Control, Accounting and Statutory and Legal Compliance for Andes Mainstream and associated companies. The position will be reporting directly to the Finance & Asset Manager.

Key Activities

Control

  • Manage Andes Mainstream, local Development companies, and Overseas Holding Companies GLs, P&Ls and Balance Sheets.
  • Meet monthly close deadlines to support production of external and management accounts.
  • Assist in the integration of acquired companies or projects joining the group, the Pre-Financial Close of projects, plus any divestment of projects or companies sold.
  • Implement Group financial controls to ensure the Country is compliant, is leveraging Group best practice, and prevent losses through technology malfunction, fraud, theft or human error.
  • Ensure that all companies are up to date with IFRS or local accounting guidelines whichever takes precedent.
  • Provide advice to other areas of the business on Technical Accounting matters, produce Technical Accounting Papers on transactions etc. for Group Finance Dublin when required.

Reporting and Financial Control

  • Assist FP&A Manager to ensure that the P&L, balance sheet and cash flow for relevant companies are accurately reported to the various stakeholders, including Local & Group Senior Management, the Board, Group Finance, JV partners, etc., in accordance with the reporting timelines.
  • Maintain appropriate reconciliations to support above.
  • Responsible for the accurate capitalization of overhead and direct costs to development projects.
  • Allocation of overhead to projects, and recharge of third-party costs and services provided to joint ventures on a timely and accurate basis, where relevant.
  • Ensure Foreign Exchange revaluations are compliant with Group practice
  • Maintain strong relationships with Dublin Group Finance and other local finance teams (internal and Third Party).
  • Contract Management of Outsourced Accounting Services that are used by companies you are responsible for.
  • Ensure that the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable and Treasury functions for the companies under your control are functioning efficiently and effectively.
  • Monitor the AP/AR balances and provide relevant KPIs for the Local Senior Management Team.
  • Develop and maintain the relationship with banks and other financial institutions for the companies under your control.

Statutory & Legal Compliance

  • Responsibility for managing the Chilean and foreign companies’ annual and interim audits.
  • Support of Group audit as required
  • Production of year-end statutory accounts for agreed entities as signed by Auditors, and Annual Report as sent to Shareholders.
  • Supervise the tax function and ensure that all importation duties are processed and accounted for correctly.
  • Report on other Corporate Compliance and Risks as required within the existing Group framework.

Commercial

  • Contribute to the commercial review of potential business opportunities as directed by the Head of Finance and Finance & Asset Manager.

Staff and Relationship Management

  • Work closely with the Finance & Asset Manager, Head of Finance and members of other departments to manage the financial aspects of the business.
  • Assist the Finance & Asset Manager in managing and developing the existing financial accountants and junior staff in your area.
  • Other tasks as directed by the Finance & Asset Manager

Requirements

  • Qualified Accountant with at least 5 years post-qualified experience
  • Advanced level of English
  • Experience in the Energy Sector preferred.
  • Strong Excel and systems skills
  • Technical accounting skills required and able to produce statutory accounts
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