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EMEA General Ledger Accountant

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Date: Aug 2, 2022

Location: Remote United Kingdom, GB

Company: Dolby Laboratories, Inc.

Join the leader in entertainment innovation and help us design the future. At Dolby, science meets art, and high tech means more than computer code. As a member of the Dolby team, you’ll see and hear the results of your work everywhere, from movie theaters to smartphones. We continue to revolutionize how people create, deliver, and enjoy entertainment worldwide.


To do that, we need the absolute best talent. Are you the one?


We’re big enough to give you all the resources you need, and small enough so you can make a real difference and earn recognition for your work. We offer a collegial culture, challenging projects, and excellent compensation and benefits.



About the Finance Department:

Based in the EMEA region’s newly established Dublin office, the EMEA Finance Department supports all of Dolby’s businesses alongside the R&D efforts across the region. Collectively, the team is responsible for a wide array of functions including FP&A, Accounting, Accounts Payable, Collections and Payroll. As a young, multinational team they are passionate and committed to providing excellent service in an industry focused on light, sound, vision, and cinema. The role is responsible for working in conjunction with the finance team and will play an integral part in developing the culture and success of the organization. This role reports to the Sr. Accounting Manager EMEA.


About the Role:

In the role of EMEA General Ledger Accountant, you will be responsible for accounting duties and statutory filing compliance in multiple territories/legal entities as well as managing deadlines and performing accounting activities with attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.


The key functions of this role are:

  • Responsible for the financial reporting of 2 legal country entities within the Dolby EMEA structure.
  • Prepare and post journal entries in SAP for these entities as well as monitor postings done by other accounting functions
  • Hands-on performance of month-end close activities. Make sure that all deadlines are met and proactively review balances before closing.
  • Participate in projects to improve the quality of the Accounting Function, pro-actively suggest process improvements/additional controls
  • Work closely with the Accounting Managers and execute assigned tasks and projects
  • Engage with auditors on statutory audits for assigned entities, preparing financial statements in local GAAP and audit deliverables.
  • VAT reconciliation and journal entries


Secondary tasks include:

  • Responsible for the Fixed Assets control process (additions, transfers, depreciation) and reconciliation thereof
  • Assist with SOX documentation preparation
  • Manage the financial close calendar
  • Prepare, post, and coordinate rent roll entries in EMEA


About You:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or equivalent
  • 5 years plus experience in European Statutory accounting in one or more countries
  • Hands-on, strong work ethic, and can-do attitude
  • Clear and effective communication skills and a team player with a customer-oriented approach
  • Experience with SAP preferred
  • Self-starter
  • Proven ability to prioritize activities and manage workload in a complex fast-paced environment with strict deadlines.
  • Excellent in Excel and MS Word