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Title:  Lease Accounting Team Lead

Job ID:  24409
Country:  Poland
City:  Warsaw
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 www.jti.com.


This is a great opportunity to be a part of exciting project and drive transformation in the Company to ensure that internal customers around the world getting the Best-in-class level of service.


The role:

The Lease Accounting Manager, working for the Global Business Service Centre and reporting into the Centralized Reporting Lead, will lead the centralized lease accounting team and ensure compliance with the IFRS 16 standard for JTI worldwide leases.


Main areas of responsibility:


  • Manage the governance process related to lease accounting & related controls. Identify new leases and actively communicate with the local entities and HQ functions to perform the accounting assessment under IFRS 16;
  • Monitor the current lease population to proactively process any termination/change in leases;
  • Ensure lease calculations are posted monthly into SAP and payments calculated by the system are properly matched, investigating all differences;
  • Analysis and Reporting. Using current tools as a base to develop analytics to help the team to achieve their full potential. Develop smart analysis to ensure that all tasks are completed and areas for improvement are identified;
  • System and Process. Own leasing software system, request the modifications needed for any changes in IFRS/local requirements, drive enhancements;
  • Documentation.  Accountable for creation, maintenance and update of detailed transactional GBS documentation for the processes in scope to ensure Core Services are executed in line with Corporate and market local accounting requirements;
  • Processes. Actively search out areas for process improvement, identify the gaps in efficiency and effectiveness and recommend the actions. Provide support to continuous improvement projects;
  • Control and Compliance. Responsible to ensure all JSOX/operational controls are accurately executed and evidenced.
  • Escalate all controls failures and ensure mitigation actions are in place for each failure;
  • Ensure team members understand and are trained on JSOX controls;
  • Review controls on a regular basis to ensure that they still provide the level of control that is required by the business and any changes that are required are managed;
  • Represent the team during both internal and external audits;
  • Managing Team Development. Plan employees development in line with skills and career aspirations. Monitor the development progress and make necessary corrections. Support the team in achieving established development goals;
  • Provide constructive feedback on a regular basis, and encourage subordinates to provide the feedback to the manager;
  • Organize and control the new employees on-boarding.


What are we looking for?


You as a professional:

  • 'University degree (Accounting or Finance);
  • 4 years of experience in an accounting/ finance role; Accounting qualification (CPA, ACCA) preferable;
  • A professional qualification of ACCA, CPA, etc. is a plus;
  • Big-4 audit experience is a plus;
  • Strong command of English Language (oral and written);
  • Knowledge of IFRS and IFRS16 in particular;
  • Proficient Microsoft Excel user;
  • Proficient SAP User.


You as a person:

  • Able to identify/support process improvements and implement them;
  • Able to train and develop others, and recommend solutions for problems;
  • Able to make decisions under pressure, work to tight deadlines;
  • Delivery of excellent customer service.


We offer:

  • A stable job in an international environment at the company recognized as a "great company" by its employees;
  • Flexible working hours and no dress code imposed;
  • Employee benefits include: Annual Bonus, Annual Merit Increase, Private Healthcare, Life Insurance.

Jeżeli zdecydujesz się na udział w tej rekrutacji, administratorem Twoich danych będzie JTI Polska sp. z o.o. z siedzibą w Starym Gostkowie. Twoje dane będą przetwarzane wyłącznie w celu obsługi procesu rekrutacyjnego, w którym bierzesz udział. Szczegółową informację na temat przetwarzania Twoich danych i Twoich praw znajdziesz tutaj.

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