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Senior Accountant - Special Projects

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Date: Jun 14, 2022

Location: Sheffield, GB, S1 2JE Horsham, GB, RH12 2RG Glasgow, GB, G2 5RG Wrexham, GB, LL13 7YT Abingdon, GB, OX14 4RW Cambridge, GB, CB1 7EG

Company: Ansys

Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation, helping the world's most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, Ansys helps companies solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination.


Summary / Role Purpose

The primary function of the Senior Accountant – EMEA Special Projects is to assist the Manager, EMEA Accounting Integration and Special Projects to coordinate Global, Regional or Local ongoing or ad hoc projects as directed by the Regional Controller. The objective of the position will be to support the accounting teams in the EMEA region, to act as a troubleshooter, to identify potential process improvements, and to assist on new and ongoing projects.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Working to enhance, standardise or transform current working practices across the Region and within individual entities.
  • Assisting the Manager, EMEA Accounting Integration and Special Projects in identifying and implementing new initiatives / systems across the region.
  • Assist with the implementation of recently issued U.S. GAAP accounting guidance, including the coordination between the corporate team and the EMEA Controllers.
  • Liaise within and across the EMEA accounting teams and other functions or stakeholders to troubleshoot procedural or accounting system problems.
  • Assist with running and coordinating with the EMEA subject matter expert groups.
  • Assist with special projects as needed.
  • Provide emergency assistance to the accounting teams across the region.
  • Occasional travel may be required.


Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • Part or Qualified Accountant in a recognised Accounting Qualification –i.e. ACCA or CIMA
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience of working in accounting function
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Advanced use of Excel and other Microsoft Office products
  • Strong commitment to quality and timely service
  • Ability to multi-task and work well, both independently and in a team


Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Oracle EBS experience
  • Experience working with international subsidiaries
  • Understanding of UK & US GAAP differences


Culture and values are incredibly important to Ansys. They inform us of who we are, of how we act. Values aren't posters hanging on a wall or about trite or glib slogans. They aren't about rules and regulations. They can't just be handed down the organization. They are shared beliefs – guideposts that we all follow when we're facing a challenge or a decision. Our values tell us how we live our lives; how we approach our jobs. Our values are crucial for fostering a culture of winning for our company:

  • Customer focus
  • Results and Accountability
  • Innovation
  • Transparency and Integrity
  • Mastery
  • Inclusiveness
  • Sense of urgency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork

At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary of leaders, collectively aiming to change the world with innovative technology and remarkable solutions.  With the prestigious reputation in servicing well-known, world-class companies, standards at Ansys are high, met by those willing to rise to the occasion and meet those challenges head-on.  Because at Ansys, it’s about the learning, the discovery and the collaboration.  It’s about the “what’s next” as much as the “mission accomplished”.  It’s about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can and will impact real people in real ways, forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy and ethics.
At Ansys, you will find yourself among those eager to drive the world towards the next best thing with hands planted firmly on the wheel.
Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology so our customers can turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at lower cost.  As a measure of our success in attaining these goals, Ansys has been recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies by prestigious publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek and FORTUNE magazines.
Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a component of the NASDAQ-100.
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Ansys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.
Ansys does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of Ansys.  Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person, or entity.