Statutory Reporting Accountant, VWR International Oy

We are looking for an Accountant for a six (6) month project for our client VWR International part of Avantor Financial administration will shut down in Finland and for the transition time they are looking for a professional to work through daily tasks.

Your tasks will be:

  • Review of the month end close accounts and US GAAP reporting information;
  • Review of the judgmental reserves;
  • Flux review of the BS and P&L with appropriate commentary with support from FP&A;
  • Onesource tax upload file preparation;
  • Onesource tax review;
  • SOX calendar preparation and monitoring;
  • Financial SOX controls including preparation of memos to the file for judgmental reserves and cut-off reserves;
  • Local statutory foreign exchange memo and hedge accounting compliance;
  • Co-ordination of SOX audits;
  • SOX playbook maintenance and database maintenance (Command Centre)
  • Statutory accounts preparation in accordance with Local GAAP including mapping and bridge calculation, reconciliation to USGAAP accounts and notes to the financial statements;
  • Statutory Directors report in line with annual legal requirements (changes annually);
  • Filing statutory accounts with Corporations Office;
  • Correspondence with Corporations Office for changes in directors, legal name, business address;
  • Payroll file checks and payment;
  • Foreign payments review and release through Citibank (via SAP);
  • Statistics reporting);
  • Import taxes and customer duty;
  • VAT returns through and payments;
  • Payroll tax payment through Citibank (SAP);
  • Social taxes and postings;
  • Pension payments and postings.
  • Company Tax return including payroll tax preparation and filing. True-up posting and communication to Corporate Tax;
  • Statutory Audit;
  • Company cars, phones, tolls costs calculations for reporting to payroll to ensure correct withholdings tax;
  • Social tax calculations to ensure correct payments;
  • Travel expenses processing;
  • Toll road costs for lease cars/car allowance;
  • Lease Car Insurance and annual registration taxes;
  • Balance sheet reconciliation review (Blackline);
  • Segregation of Duties reviews, database maintenance and follow-up (Insights Command Centre);
  • Review of customer contracts to ensure compliance with USGAAP ASC606 (Local language);
  • Support for AP when local vendor contact required;
  • Support for Group treasury when considering credit limits, terms of payment and conflicts with sales department;
  • Review SOX compliance for changes in bank details for customers and vendors.
  • Information collections and sharing for group operations, Treasury, Tax, Legal, HR, Internal Audit, Insurance;
  • Support for corporate USGAAP push down entries (car leasing, pension);
  • Support to sales when considering legal and tax changes and the implication to the business including support in the test for SAP changes;
  • Ensuring that the business complies with corporate accounting policies (USGAAP) and local statutory GAAP;
  • Capex and PO approval (SARS);
  • Invoice approval (Process Director);
  • Ensuring that the business complies with the Global and Local Delegation of Authorities (DOA);
  • Being the finance contact for the local organisation;
  • Alcohol and Chemical Tax reporting to the Tax Office;
  • Packaging Taxes;
  • Environmental sustainability reporting;
  • EU intercompany sales reporting to the tax office;
  • Company tax prepayments and true-up payment;
  • Warehouse financial reviews and processes;


  • Support for new acquisitions and take-on of accounts;
  • Feedback to and where necessary involvement in the development of improved financial reporting systems on an ongoing basis;

Collaborate with FP&A Finance colleagues to analyse expense trends and current operational events that would impact current accruals and expense estimates. Understand the operational theory and methodology gathered in ongoing communications with various departments and convert that understanding to working analyses and business models used as supporting documentation. In addition, this process ensures the accuracy of the company's financial position as it identifies areas that require adjustment. Prepare supporting auditable documentation and related account reconciliations for these areas requiring professional judgment

Apply by registering your CV at and applying for the position, Accountant. You can apply by clicking "HAE" on the right side of the job advertisement. Please apply as soon as possible, since we will begin the initial interviews immediately.

For additional information, please contact Recruitment Consultant Suvi Väänänen or Laura Parviainen