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Financial Accountant

This is a great opportunity to advance your career and be a part of an exciting business with plans for significant future growth.
Company Description

BRS Golf Ltd, a division of NBC Sports Next, is an innovative technology company that powers solutions for golfers and golf courses to better connect. At BRS Golf our course management software and services help our Golf Course partners increase their rounds and revenue and manage their business operations. GolfNow is the world’s largest online tee time marketplace, used by over 3.5 million golfers worldwide. 


From our award-winning international HQ offices in Belfast, we are driving forward and reshaping an entire industry, building innovative new web based and mobile products, and assisting golf course operators to manage profitable and sustainable businesses across UK, EMEA and Australia.  


We take pride in offering an exceptional team member experience with generous benefits and perks designed to offer financial security, support wellbeing and enhance work life balance.  Learn more about working with BRS Golf.


Job Description

Reporting to the Finance Manager in GolfNow’s International HQ in Belfast, the Financial Accountant will develop and maintain a structure, procedures and processes to effectively accomplish the department’s goals and objectives as the business scales and positions itself as the hub of International operations for GolfNow. They will be a key member of the Belfast Finance team, adding real value to the business by providing expertise, information and reports to inform and contribute to strategic decision making. 


The Financial Accountant will contribute to the function by carrying out a range of duties that include (but are not limited to);

  • Accurate Profit and Loss reporting in USGAAP including detailed monthly variance analysis of actual vs budget vs estimate
  • Review and preparation of reconciliations for balance sheet accounts and implement best in practice procedures for balance sheet support
  • Regular accurate forecasting of operations within the UK / Ireland / Australia / France / Germany and South African entities
  • Management of bank reconciliations, payroll, intercompany recharging and ensuring costs are captured in the correct entity and period
  • Delivery of ad-hoc reporting requests, detailed account analysis and other duties as needed to support the monthly and quarterly close process
  • Collaboration with the NBCU International (London) and the Finance team (Orlando, Florida) on the treatment of intercompany revenue and expenses
  • Review and preparation of monthly journal entries as part of monthly and quarterly close in accordance with US GAAP
  • Assistance with preparation of UK and ROI Statutory Accounts for the Audit process and be a key contact for requests between the audit firm and the accounting team, as well as review support for audit
  • Preparation of management reports for stakeholders of GolfNow including Invest NI and Internal management functions
  • VAT return preparation and submission to HMRC, Revenue Commissioners and ATO in Australia including reconciliation to Revenues
  • Analysis of the bad debt for accounts receivables to increase collectability
  • Contribute to continuous review of policies, processes and procedures as well as local implementation and embedding for continuous improvement or regulatory compliance
  • Contribute to a working environment and culture, which encourages teamwork, positive energy, innovation and fun.

Qualifications: 
  • Chartered Accountant with up to date CPD requirements and the ability to demonstrate a solid accounting background, technical expertise and the tracking and reporting of business performance metrics
  • Ability to demonstrate experience of working within UK and US GAAP
  • Ability to demonstrate previous statutory audit experience and working with auditors to meet all obligations
  • Strong knowledge of VAT implications for the business whilst working in the UK & Ireland
  • Strong computerised ERP systems experience and understanding.
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel.


Additional Skills and Experience that would be Desirable:

  • At least 2 years of experience working in a large multinational company
  • Experience in using SAP
  • Experience of using data warehouse reporting systems to interrogate business activity eg Tableau, AOE
  • Experience of collaborating across multiple functions and operating within a wider matrixed environment and global context.

Next Step:
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