German Speaking Financial Accountant

Search Consultancy
£23000.00 - £26000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
11 Apr 2017
11 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Title: German Speaking General Financial Accountant

Location: Manchester City Centre

Salary: £23,000 - £26,000 + Benefits + holidays + pension

Type: Permanent

German Speaking Financial Accountant - Manchester - Competitive Salary and Benefits - Permanent

Search Accountancy are working on a exciting project to recruit for one of the world's leading Pharma/Life Science organisations. At present, they have multiple opportunities available for talented finance professionals.

The successful candidates will be a German Speaking studying towards a professional qualification, CIMA/ACCA and will have at least two years experience within a finance environment, preferably within a Shared Service or International organisation. It is essential you have strong Excel skills ( to include vlookups and pivot tables) and working knowledge of SAP.

Candidates who have experience of knowledge transfers/migrations will be at an advantage.

Main Responsibilities:

Fixed Assets

Managing the month end fixed asset processes, and reporting on multi-million £££ fixed asset projects - ensuring projects are correctly accounted for.

Cost Accounting

Monthly standard costing processes. Calculating actual costs and comparing to standard costs in SAP, communicating material variances to the site controllers.


Calculate and monitor accruals/prepayment positions and monitor aged items in the balance sheet.

Balance Sheet

Detailed review of balance sheet position, paying particular attention to classifications and aged/open items.

Intercompany accounts

Perform monthly intercompany reconciliations and investigate any discrepancies.


Responsible for various P&L postings, including, but not limited to, payroll, interest, FX.


Ensure inventory is valued correctly in the balance sheet providing provisions for slow moving/obsolete goods.

This award winning organisation is truly innovative in what they do and there are fantastic career opportunities available.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Working proficiency of German Language
  • Finance Qualification completed or in progress; ACCA/CIMA OR equivalent
  • Experience within a finance environment/Shared Service Centre preferred
  • Strong Microsoft Excel Skills (Vlookups, Pivot Tables, etc)
  • Working knowledge of SAP financial software

On Offer:

  • Competitive salary £23,000 - £26,000
  • Benefits Package
  • Bonus
  • Pension

To apply for this role, please send your CV through the portal and if you are successful you will be contacted in the next 5 business days.

Search is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age.