Senior Accountant / Entity Accounting Lead

  • Location:
    Krakow, Poland
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Who We Are

We change the World. Everything is converging on the Internet, making networked connections more meaningful than ever before in our lives. Our employees' ground-breaking ideas impact everything imaginable. Here, that means we will take creative ideas from the drawing board to dynamic solutions that have real world impact. Cisco is evolving a rich solution portfolio of next generation software, hardware, and services to meet customers' changing business requirements in the digitisation journey.


What You'll Do

Senior Accountant position involves the ownership, accountability for the R2R figures reported in the legal entities.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Statutory / Tax management and compliance
  • Manage relationships with outsourced Statutory / Tax service provider for compliance, execution, and associated local filings and audits.
  • Main point of contact for the Statutory / Tax compliance vendor to ensure that local General Ledgers are maintained as required. Provide review and assurance on all areas of the General Ledger including reconciliations and US to local GAAP differences.
  • Act as a key focal point for escalation as well as managing relationships with local authorities where required.
  • Teamwork with the Tax team on the execution of the annual Tax package and the segmented P&L exercise.
  • Responsible for compliance related audit activities for both internal Cisco audits and external auditors.
  • Collaborate with Process Leads (Opex, Cash, Intercompany transactions, Fixed Assets, Payroll Accounting) to ensure accurate end-to-end entity figures during the month. The Process Leads will be responsible for the end-to-end accounting processes and will provide all the information needed to the Senior Accountants (Entity Finance Controllers) to proceed with the management of the close, push and reporting to consolidate in line with the Cisco policies.
  • Work with the P&L Manager to ensure that all bookings are correct and in line with policy including OPEX & balance.
  • Act as a key escalation point for issue resolution. Work with key partners and employees to resolve and manage such issues.
  • Responsible for periodical balance sheet reviews at entity level.
  • Conduct periodic review with the Business Units at entity level (sales finance etc.).
  • Business partnership with key customers across the business. Ensure the accurate and timely delivery of information and ensure all upstream and downstream data sources are controlled effectively.


Who You Are

The ideal candidate should have the following characteristics:

  • History of working across both geographic and social boundaries and managing delivery around these region
  • 8 years accounting operations experience
  • Ideally, a minimum of 3 year’s relevant working experience gained in an international oriented environment
  • Strong knowledge of accounting principles (US GAAP knowledge advantageous)
  • Ability to quickly interpret and understand local requirements and valid treatments for both Local and GAAP purposes.
  • Collaboration across teams (essential)
  • IT and systems expertise: Ms Office including Excel (essential), Hyperion (advantageous), Oracle (advantageous)
  • Program and project management experience (advantageous)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English (essential)

Personal attributes:

  • Ability to communicate effectively and to listen and understand concerns and issues.
  • Drive best practice and continuously challenge and drive initiatives.
  • Strong Business understanding and acumen.
  • Ability to work with others in a formal process for solving issues and problems.
  • Willing to undertake occasional travel to ensure compliance in the regions. Education and certifications: Degree in Finance or Accounting
  • An achieved or part-achieved Accounting certification/ ACCA

Cisco Covid-19 Vaccination Requirements
The health and safety of Cisco's employees, customers, and partners is a top priority. Our goal is to protect and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 infection for strong business resiliency during the pandemic. Therefore, Cisco may require new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if the role requires business-related travel, meeting with customers/partners (including visiting third-party sites on behalf of Cisco), attending trade events, and Cisco office entry, unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law, and in countries where COVID-19 vaccination is legally required. The company will consider legally required accommodations/exceptions for medical, religious, and other reasons as per the requirements of the role and in accordance with applicable law. Additional information will be provided to candidates about the requirements and accommodation process at the offer time based on region.