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Title:  General Ledger Accountant

Job ID:  22691
Country:  Czech Republic
City:  Praha 4
Professional area:  Accounting & Finance
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

JTI is a leading international tobacco company with operations in more than 120 countries. We’re the global owner of world-renowned brands such as Winston, the number two cigarette brand in the world, and Camel (outside the US). Our global brands also include Mevius, LD and Natural American Spirit, and we manufacture the internationally recognized Logic e-cigarette brand and Ploom Tech, a major brand in the heated tobacco category.

Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, we employ over 45’000 people across the globe. We were recently awarded Global Top Employer for the fifth consecutive year with regional Top Employer Certification in Europe, Asia-Pacific, North America, Africa and the Middle East. This is recognition of our outstanding talent strategy, energizing culture and commitment to learning and development.

We are a member of the Japan Tobacco Group of Companies. For more information visit

We are currently searching for GL Accountant who :

· Is supposed to be key expert in the area of General Ledger, financial closing, and VAT reporting.

· Acts as senior accountant, able to substitute Chief Accountant in respective tasks.


What do we offer?

· Various tasks and wide area of responsibilities

· Opportunity to work in multi-cultural finance team

· Opportunity to grow also globally

· Competitive rewards


In this role you will:

· Coordinate and perform the Month end Closing in SAP in liaison with Manchester shared services centre (BSC);

· Perform general coordination of Key Accounts Reconciliation (KAR) process, prepare the KAR in areas other than AP and AR;

· Process GL bookings (VAT, etc.) in liaison with BSC;

· Coordinate GL Master Data in liaison with BSC;

· Prepare and files the VAT return; coordinate VAT payments in liaison with BSC;

· Perform intrastat reporting;

· Prepare and coordinate the inter-company cross-charges and invoices in liaison with respective group entities and BSC;

· Compile and provide information for the 1) audit of financial statements and 2) income tax return.

· Act as SAP Power User in the respective arear of financial accounting.

· Maintain material master data for Finish goods including selling/purchasing prices

· Act as back-up and for Chief Accountant

· Perform any other tasks given by line management and participate in any relevant local and global projects.


Basic requirements:

· University degree in Finance, Economics or Business Administration - other financial qualification (ACCA, CIMA etc.) would be an asset.

· At least 3 years of corporate finance, accounting or controlling experience, preferebly in an international environment

· Smart problem solving abilities

· Good knowledge of Microsoft office (particularly Excel) and understanding of principles for one of core ERP systems (e.g. SAP).

· Fluent written and spoken English and Czech


You are the right candidate, if you

· Get the things done: drive the results by taking initiatives, solving issues proactively, support the ongoing achievement of business goals and facilitate change.

· Empower people: communicate openly and overcome obstacles by respecting others and leveraging the diversity. Open to learn how to work in a corporate, complex and at time political environment, with variety of stakeholders

· Challenge the status quo: curious and innovate, find solutions, make the things simple.

· Act responsibly: impact positively and carefully balance the needs and interests of our shareholders, consumers, employees and wider society.


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