Introduction iRobot : THE COMPANY BEHIND THE BRAND & THE PRODUCTS Headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts iRobot designs and builds innovative robots that make a difference in people’s lives.
The company was established in 1990 by three Massachusetts Institute of Technology alumni and began with a vision of robots beyond academia and industry involving practical applications that would change the world.
The original business plan involving space exploration by robots was well underway when the company began to win government and industry contracts and focus shifted.
iRobot further diversified in 1997 when the first home robotic vacuum cleaner known as iRobot Roomba was developed. iRobot has since successfully created a consumer home robot category that is changing the way consumers clean.
Since then, more than 30M robots have been shipped. Beyond Roomba, other consumer products include Braava (robotic floor mopping), Combo (2-in-1 vacuum and mopping robot) and Root (educational robot).
Today, iRobot is a NASDAQ listed company ( IRBT ), +1300 employees and revenues FY20’ of $1.43B (+18%). iRobot has a unique culture and it is something that very much defines the business and how it operates.
It is important that anyone considering joining the organization can embrace its values which are best encapsulated through the company’s mission : Empower people to do more.
Located in Lyon, the Sr. Accountant will report to the Accounting Manager and will have exposure to the European headquarters accounting organization in the UK.
The successful candidate will be part of a high-performing team and will be expected to take ownership of their areas of responsibility and ensure accurate and timely completion of company reporting requirements.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS / JOB DUTIES : In charge of all statutory activities for FR, BE and NL : Maintain expertise on statutory requirements / regional specific accounting obligations In charge of statutory close, maintain local books and reconcile GAAP to Stat Participate to primary / secondary mapping when applicable Prepare some tax declarations (C3S, ecotax, transfer price) Prepare Statistic reporting when applicable Assist for the regional audit, liaise with auditors and provide answers to queries Ensure that VAT / Intrastat and tax compliance obligations are met and monthly filings processed on time.
Supervise DAS2 declaration (paid fees). Lead the complete payroll cycle for FR, BE and NL Act as a backup and mentor for other accounting functions (AP) Assist the close process, owns all reconciliations applicable to their tasks.
Ensure execution of relevant SOX controls Support of quarterly reviews and annual audits by internal and external auditors Assist for Oracle and Tableau enhancement and maintenance.
Maintain Process descriptions or work instructions up to date. Critically review current accounting and reporting processes to identify ways to improve and automate.
Ensure regulatory surveillance and understand changes in iRobot activities and business model and provide good judgement.
REQUIRED SKILLS : Strong accounting and tax knowledge Rigour and analytical skills Good level of English Used to working with an ERP, if possible Oracle Good practice of MS Excel ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Work location : Lyon, France