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Head of Financial Reporting, FIFA World Cup 2026


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Posting Date

Sep 12, 2023

Role description

The FIFA World Cup 26 will mark the first time that the tournament features 48 teams and will be hosted by three countries: Canada, Mexico, and the USA.This new format redefines excellence, generating unique opportunities for greater participation and engagement from fans and players in North America and all over the world. Now is your time to be a game changer and join the workforce that is planning and delivering this unique and unforgettable experience.
Reporting organisationally to the Chief Finance Officer, the Head of Financial Reporting will help servefinancial reporting efforts for the FIFA World Cup 2026 that for the first time ever, is hosting 48teams and 1,200+ players across 3 countries and 16 venues. This role will be responsible forensuring the integrity of accounting by preparing accurate and timely financial statementsand documents in line with local GAAP and IFRS. The candidate will perform month end closeactivities, balance sheet, revenue, expense, ad payroll account reconciliations, as well asexecute accounts payable and accounts receivable processes. Further, this role will oversee asmall team of accountants and provide effective guidance and leadership.The main responsibilities of the Head of Financial Reporting for the FIFA World Cup 2026 include:

Lead accounting function in month end and year end closing activities
Verify and perform payments to suppliers & manage cash flow, and ensure all payments are properly approved prior to payment
Review transactions to assure accounting treatment is in accordance with IFRS and with internal accounting regulations
Review general ledger accounts and makes necessary journal entries including posting monthly, quarterly and yearly accruals.
Prepare and record Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable & Fixed Assets entries by compiling and analyzing account information
Post payroll entries, to reconcile of social charges, bonus accrual and pay out
Analyze and review company expenditures
Produce error-free accounting reports and present their results
Participate in financial standards setting and in forecast process
Assist with tax audits and tax returns
Lead, plan, assign and review staff's work
Ensure compliance with local, IFRS and FIFA Accounting principles
Provide necessary support for internal customers and external auditors
Seek ways to improve upon accounting processes and procedures
Assist the Chief Finance Officer and the management on special requests

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