Contabilista Certificado (m/f)

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Our client is a prestigious International School, located in Sintra.

Reporting to the Director of Finance and Operations, the Accounting Manager is responsible for preparing financial reports and documents, maintaining records, reviewing potential finances, compiling reports, and providing professional opinions in regards to the fiscal decisions of the School.


  • Prepare financial statements, including monthly and annual accounts;
  • Arrange financial management reports, including financial planning and forecasting;
  • Preparing accounts and tax returns;
  • Compiling and presenting financial and budget reports;
  • Ensure that financial statements and records comply with laws and regulations;
  • Keeping account books and systems up to date;
  • Manage all accounting operations, including Billing;
  • Prepare and publish timely monthly financial statements;
  • Research technical accounting issues for compliance;
  • Support month-end and close year-end process;Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting;
  • Manage and comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings;
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls;
  • Work closely with the DFO on the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts and report variances;
  • Create various reports for the DFO;
  • Other various administrative tasks;
  • Assist the DFO directly in creating and analyzing together new financial strategies and operations;
  • Advising on how to reduce costs and increase profits.

Required Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Accounting with Portuguese Certification has TOC (T├ęcnico Oficial de Contas);
  • 15+ years of overall combined accounting and finance experience;
  • Proven working experience as an Accounting Manager;
  • Oral and written fluency in English and Portuguese;
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures;
  • Experience with creating financial statements;
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process;
  • Excellent accounting software user skills - PRIMAVERA BSS;
  • Team Management expertise;
  • Working knowledge of accounting standards and relevant legal regulations;
  • Strong phone, email, and in-person communication skills in both English and Portuguese;
  • Being able to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Strong communication, organizational and time-management skills;
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 365;
  • Excellent administrative skills with a close attention to detail;
  • Data-driven mindset.

We Offer

  • Integration in a prestigious organization, with a young and dynamic team;
  • Salary conditions according to job responsibilities.