Senior Treasury Accountant

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Senior Treasury Accountant

  • Post Date:6th April 2021
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Job Description

We are a speciality chemical company and one of the world’s foremost suppliers of water-based polymers with leadership positions in many markets. Our polymers help customers create innovative new products and enhance the performance of existing products in key industries such as coatings, construction, adhesives, paper and nitrile medical gloves. The acquisition of the highly complementary OMNOVA Solutions Inc in April 2020 has extended the group’s geographic reach, expanded the global platform and will accelerate the further differentiation of the business. We have operational headquarters in London, UK, and provide customer-focused services from regional centres in Harlow, UK; Marl, Germany; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Beachwood, Ohio, USA.

Job Purpose:

The Senior European Treasury Accountant assists the Treasury Manager by ensuring all operational tasks are delivered by the team as a whole accurately and to deadline, these will include the execution of payments, bank reconciliations, FX hedging, cash flow forecast, trade finance, bank documentation and project work. The Senior Accountant will ensure that all Treasury and banking related transactions are communicated to the European Accounting Team and recorded correctly in the Company’s financial statements. The Senior Treasury Accountant will work with the manager on projects ( such as TMS, Bank RFP, SSC expansion and SAP implementation), as well as ensuring compliance with all treasury policies and procedures to safeguard assets, drive efficiencies and process standardisation are adhered to on a day to day basis.

Main Accountabilities:

  • Assist the manager in working capital reporting
  • Assist in Cash-flow forecasting and consolidation of European entities, assisting the Treasury Manager to identify main variances
  • Manage two direct reports, motivating, coaching and consistently developing them
  • Ensure all Treasury/Cash Management Shared Service operations are documented by audit-verifiable support
  • Help developing and maintaining bank relationships
  • Prepare Daily/Monthly bank reconciliation of ledgers, including postings of treasury operations for multiple entities in multiple currencies
  • Process payments within the online banking platforms including AP run files, payroll or one-off manual payments
  • Prepare reporting for the balance sheet FX exposure and placing proposals
  • Assist the Treasury Manager in projects assigned to the Treasury function
  • Identify and/or facilitate process improvement projects that create efficiencies, add value, and/or reduce costs within the Treasury area
  • Assist with all internal and external audit requests
  • Ensure compliance with all treasury departmental policies, and procedures
  • Contribute to the development, maintenance, and implementation of policies and internal controls


Job Requirements:

  • Experience with internal controls, accounting principles and procedures and internal audit reviews
  • Experience within with a Treasury specific role with global exposure
  • Significant experience supporting General Ledger month-end close and account reconciliations
  • Additional European language would be advantageous
  • Microsoft Office- Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP) knowledge; experience with SAP and/or BPC
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal / written communication skills
  • Degree level educated, CIMA/ACCA
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously