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Europe Head of Accounting

Straker Translations Ltd
Glassboro, NJ
  • Posted: over a month ago
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Job Description

Listed on the Australian Stock Exchange and head quartered in New Zealand, the Straker Group is a dynamic technology company. We have pioneered the process of humans and machines working together to deliver high quality translations at scale. Our easy to manage multilingual solutions have been used by more than 50,000 customers around the world and in more than 100 languages. The backbone of our business, Straker Translations – has established itself as a world-leading A.I data-driven translation platform powering the global growth of businesses.

Our business has been expanding rapidly over the last 5 years and we have a highly talented global team of over 300 people around the world.

In order to meet the changing needs of our business, we have created a new Europe Head of Accounting vacancy in Spain. The Europe Head of Accounting oversees accounting and invoicing for the European legal entities (currently 9) and ensure accurate accounting on a timely basis.


  • Prepare monthly closing and reporting to Group Finance team (Head Off is in NZ)
  • Ensure accruals and prepayments schedules
  • Ensure accurate and timely payroll and social tax accounting and payment with the help of external advisors
  • Ensure accuracy of invoicing for managed entities
  • Ensure debtors ‘collection and minimise bad debts
  • Ensure monthly bank reconciliations
  • Ensure correct Intercompany bookings
  • Reconcile balance sheet accounts
  • Fixed assets register tracking
  • Ensure efficient payment of creditors
  • Assist with year-end Group audit and related analysis
  • Identify system and process improvements to improve efficiency and effectiveness and liaise with Europe Finance Manager and Group Finance team
  • Any other tasks and duties that may be requested by Europe Finance Manager
  • Ensure tax returns are prepared and returned in a timely manner with the help of external advisors
  • Ensure keeping abreast of European tax requirements for managed entities
  • Provide leadership and guidance to direct reports to enable them to achieve agreed goals, providing training and development initiatives which are relevant in improving performance and efficiency.


  • MSc degree in Accounting.
  • A minimum of 5-10 years of similar level experience
  • Proven skills in multi-cultural team management within Europe
  • Fluent in English (C1)
  • Advanced knowledge of MS office (particularly Excel)
  • Problem solver, organised, autonomous
  • Strong communication skills – written and verbal
  • Time management and setting priorities skills

Desired skills:

  • ACA, CPA (or equivalent) qualified desired
  • Experience within fast growing companies through acquisitions would be a plus.
  • Good level in Spanish preferred
  • Audit experience with Big 4 preferred
  • Experience with NetSuite Oracle preferred

What we offer:

  • Work your way policy (remote, hybrid remote, on-site)
  • Restaurant, transport, and nursery tickets as flexible remuneration
  • Career development

Location: Barcelona or remotely (Spain)

Start date: Immediate (permanent contract).

Our people are at the heart of all we do and our culture is unconditionally inclusive at the Straker Group. We recruit the most talented individuals to join us on our journey – regardless of their race, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, disability status. By embracing and respecting our differences and harnessing the uniqueness that we each bring to our role - we have created an incredible global team of Rebels to fight the battle on behalf of our customers.

If this sounds like the opportunity that you have been looking for, please submit your application!

Straker Translations Ltd


Glassboro, NJ
08028 USA


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