Financial Accountant - Berlin, Germany

  • Location

    Berlin

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Contact:

    Erin Wilson

  • Contact email:

    erin.wilson@altumconsulting.nl

  • Job ref:

    EW-FAB

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-04-11

​Altum Consulting are working exclusively with our client - a fast-growth, publicly listed global e-commerce business - in their search of a Financial Accountant to join their German office located in the vibrant city of Berlin.

Reporting directly to the Accounting Manager, the Financial Accountant will be responsible for;-

  • Preparing monthly accounts for 40+ entities

  • Preparing journal entries and intercompany transactions

  • Taking ownership of accounts payable and accounts receivable transactions

  • Preparation of annual accounts

  • Monthly balance sheet reconciliations

  • Filing and preparation of VAT returns

  • Supporting year end audit process

  • Financial reporting under German GAAP and IFRS standards

  • Working closely with various teams across the business including;- Group Reporting, German Tax teams, Treasury & Legal

  • Be an integral part of identifying and implementing key process improvements, standardisation and efficiencies to the accounting process

  • Become a super user of SAP by Design

Education and Experience;-

  • Educated with a Bachelors or Masters degree in;- Finance, Accounting, Economics or equivalent

  • 2-3 years experience within a Finance & Accounting function within an international organisation

  • Fluency is both the English and German language is essential

  • Use of SAP or SAP by Design is hugely desirable

  • Knowledge of German GAAP and/or IFRS reporting is required

  • Strong communication skills and able to interact cross functional within the business and different regions

  • Ability to identify areas of improvements across the finance function and processes and implement efficiencies where possible

  • Ambitious and inquisitive nature who is not afraid to go the extra mile and challenge the status-quo

This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly successful and international business by supporting their development and growth from a financial perspective. For this role, my client is offering a competitive salary and bonus scheme.

To apply, please send an updated resume to;- erin.wilson@altumconsulting.nl