Management Accountant - German speaking

09 May 2017
08 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
An ambitious and successful organisation situated close to central Watford is looking for a German speaking Management Account to report into the Senior Management Accountant and CFO on a permanent basis.

Key Accountabilities for this role are; 

• Responsible for the daily accounting of the German subsidiary including AR, AP and bank transactions

• Approving new customers, following credit control SOP and credit insurance policy requirements. Managing customer account queries.

• Supporting the sales team

• Releasing accounts, customer reconciliations, customer statements, allocating cash (as cover for credit control), collecting cash through DD.

• Entering AP invoices and expenses following SOP. Preparation of payment runs.

• Accounting for and controlling returned stock through service process.

• Month-end closing, accruals, prepayments, fixed assets, payroll, stock reconciliations, etc

• German VAT return

• Supporting German subsidiary with all finance related contract issues

• Liaising with accountants in Germany for compliance, payroll and tax.

• Dealing with UK audit of German subsidiary

• Some travel to Germany, approximately once a quarter

• Assisting Senior management Accountant and other members of the finance team with ad hoc tasks

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experiences;

- MUST be fluent in German, preferably first language
- Part-Qualified or actively studying toward their qualification
- Strong excel skills
- Previous experience in a similar position
- Drive for results
- Strong communicator and team player
- MUST have a flexible working attitude

Hours are Monday to Friday 8-5
Parking on site

There are no easy public transport links to the area therefore access to a vehicle is highly desirable

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business