Requisition Number:  49231

Houston, TX, US, 77002


Salary range: $80,000 - $90,000 

International SOS ( is the world’s leading medical and travel Security Risk Services Company. We care for clients across the globe, from more than 1,000 locations in 90 countries. Our expertise is unique: More than 11,000 employees are led by 1,400 doctors and 200 security specialists. Teams work 24/7 to protect our members. We pioneer a range of preventive programs strengthened by our in-country expertise. We deliver unrivalled emergency assistance during critical illness, accident, or civil unrest.


We are passionate about helping clients put Duty of Care into practice. With us, multinational corporate clients, governments and NGOs can mitigate risks for their people working remotely or overseas.


Our global services include medical and risk planning, preventive health programs, in-country expertise and emergency response for travellers, expatriates, and their dependents of over 70% of the Fortune 500 companies.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the and working closely with VP Finance, Consulting and Practice Director, US Practice, the Accountant role will be responsible for the financial controls and processes, ensuring accuracy of the financial data for International SOS Consulting, Inc. (CHM) entity, working in conjunction with the Shared Services Centre (GSS). The position will also be responsible for providing audit support, preparing complex accruals, CAPEX management, tax expense calculation, working capital and cash management, including invoicing and collecting account receivables. The position will also be responsible for maintaining effective communication with the finance representatives and other key stakeholders of the different locations rolling up under the primary Consulting entities as well H3S and MSBL regions, to ensure a timely and accurate financial process. This role is key to partner with Practice Director, US Practice to equip US Practice leadership with all necessary and relevant financial information and support to make sound operational and financial decisions.

Key Responsibilities

•    Provide timely financial reports and analytics to Practice Director, US Practice with regards to US Practice performance, including outlooks, budgets and forecasts 
•    Accomplish ad-hoc tasks that is requested by Practice Director, US Practice
•    Support VP Finance, Consulting and Practice Director, US Practice with regards to major projects pricing, profitability analysis and submissions to HQ
•    Responsible for the review of the overall financials of the LE during the monthly and year end close process to ascertain accuracy. 
•    Manage the relationship with the external auditors and prepare for annual audit.
•    Coordination and review of all critical accounting transactions processed by the shared services function.
•    Contract management and timely invoicing through close communication with GSS and regular update on information.
•    Oversight and monthly control of the Balance Sheet, including intercompany balances ensuring processes are in place to avoid risk of misstatement.
•    Response to and resolution of queries from Corporate Finance, Taxation and other Intl. SOS entities on accounting related matters 
•    Assist and liaise with other Finance functions within the Consulting Region to ensure complete ownership of the primary entity’s financial data and to provide better financial visibility to the Finance VP, Consulting 
•    Control and drive working capital and cashflow for International SOS Consulting, Inc, including billing and AR collections.
•    Documentation of workflows and continuous improvement of cycle (inclusive contribution on process improvement with GSS)
•    Work closely with MSBL HQ Finance and VP Finance, Consulting on financial control, forex, tax and technical reporting requirement


•    Ensure accurate and timely financial information is produced for management and legal entity accounting purposes.
•    Assist with the preparation of complex accruals.
•    Oversee the CAPEX recording, reporting and tracking process. 


Standards and Controls
•    Ensure compliance with General Affairs Policy and Procedures (GAPP) 
•    Ensure compliance in accounting / reporting treatments in line with Group requirements


Tax and Related
•    Responsible for the accurate calculation and review of the monthly tax 
•    Assist in tax related projects, as applicable. 


Additonal Responsibilities, Skills and Competencies


Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) Responsibilities

•    Work safely to protect themselves and others from injury.
•    Report any workplace, Hazards. 
•    Everyone in the workplace shares this responsibility equally.
•    Undertake all mandatory training as required.
•    Obey all health and safety procedures including correctly wearing all PPE provided.
•    Report any workplace injury, illness or near misses. It is important to notify supervisors or employers of all injuries, no matter how insignificant they seem.
•    Get to know emergency procedures and the location of the first aid kit and AED.
•    Ask questions to check or clarify any issues related to OH&S training, tasks or any issue that may affect safety in the workplace.


Successful Candidate Profile

•    The person who holds this position will be required to not only work within a team but is responsible for establishing and nurturing a team environment that facilitates smooth project delivery.
•    The ability to solve problems and make concise and informed decisions is essential.
•    A collaborative and confident personality will assist in facilitating your ability to interact with all key personnel thereby ensuring the effective delivery of contract requirements.


Required Skills and Knowledge 
•    Familiarity with IFRS
•    Advanced Excel skills
•    Familiarity with ERP systems, including data mining and report retrieval. 
•    Good written and oral communication
•    Analytical skills to provide detailed and valuable business analysis to management.
•    Able to work under pressure, deliver results and observe deadline.


Required Competencies 
•    Well-developed influencing and negotiating skills with the ability to motivate and influence internal and external clients to commit to buy and the drive to close sales.
•    Excellent time management skills with the ability to successfully manage numerous projects simultaneously, including activity planning and pipeline management.
•    Ability to research and successfully gather all the required/relevant information relating to a client and/or individual/contact to support each stage of the sales process


Required Work Experience 
•    At least 3 years of working experience in a Big 4 Accounting Firm preferred.
•    At least 2 years of MNC experience in accounting functions
•    Must have demonstrated success in driving efficiency and productivity and managing/leading change.
•    Operated successfully in a fast-paced environment with a matrix reporting structure.


Desirable Qualifications
•    Accounting related certification or related field

Nearest Major Market: Houston