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Payment & Accounting Coordinator - Parisref: HM42714
Sector Accounting
Type Full-time, Permanent
Location Europe
Salary €37000 - 37000 / Year
Global credit card company seeks a PAYMENTS AND ACCOUNTING COORDINATOR for their Paris office.

Job Purpose
The Payments and Accounting Coordinator is responsible for the administration of payments to partners, merchants and suppliers of the company and markets supported by them. The role ensure that payments are processed correctly and on time. The role also functions as the company’s interface with banks and also provides support to the accounting function.
Key External Relationships: Banks, Licensee partners, and merchants.
Key Internal Relationships: With the company’s international offices in Europe and Tokyo Headquarters (THQ)

Key Responsibilities
• Processes payment to merchants, suppliers and others as required, including payment to Licensee Partners and merchants, and employee expense reimbursement.
• Ensure the reconciliation of the inter change file and settlement report; perform bank reconciliations
• Manage the daily cash flow and monetary movement monitoring process for all bank accounts. Review them periodically and report to management as required.
• Ensure all expense claims are audited prior to payment
• Establish and maintain partnership relationships with banks; be the point of contact for banks, deal with all queries and escalate as appropriate to management.
• Participate in the creation and review of annual budgets, ensure schedules of forecasted costs are calculated and maintained accurately
• Conduct bank reconciliation on all bank accounts correctly document it to ensure compliance with audit requirements.
• Provide assistance as required in the completion of the annual financial accounts to ensure correct disclosures
• Liaise with the payroll processing team ensure that payroll payments are reviewed and correctly uploaded for release by the management; ensure timely and accurate completion of payroll journals
• Support the preparation for the annual external audit , all tax audits and files all tax returns such as payroll taxes and VAT etc. for all entities
• Participate and support internal audits as required
• Establish and maintain relationships with company offices in Europe and THQ
• Support operational training and on-going support in subject matter area to other employees as required to ensure efficient and effective operation of the business
• Travel locally and internationally as required
• Perform other related tasks as assigned by management and to meet business needs as required
• Comply with company policies and procedures

Skills and Knowledge

• Strong numeric skills
• Understanding of basic accounting processes
• Intermediate or advanced proficiency in MS Office Package; excellent Excel skills
• Ability to develop and maintain relationships e.g., suppliers, licensee partners, banks
• Demonstrable analytical and data interpretation skills
• Strong presentation skills, articulate, able to communicate clearly at all levels
• Resourceful in resolving issues and solving problems, leveraging resources to get results
• Excellent verbal, written and communication skills.
• Ability to work independently and take initiative
• Strong planning and organisation skills
• Actively pursues learning and self-development to enhance personal, professional and business growth; shares learning

• Minimum 3 years’ experience in bookkeeping or basic accounting; financial services experience is desirable

Education or Certification
• Minimum Bachelor's degree or equivalent
• Proficiency in French and English (spoken and written) is required