German Speaking Accountant

Recruiter
Reed Finance
Location
Hemel Hempstead
Salary
35000.0000
Posted
14 May 2017
Closes
13 Jun 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Due to substanial growth a superb opportunity has arisen for a Fully Qualified German speaking Accountant in the Hertfordshire area. You must be fluent in German to be successful in this application, as you will be responsible for the German subsidery.

MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANT – German subsidiary
• Reporting to the Senior Management Accountant, then CFO.
• 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

Qualifications
• Must be fluent in German, preferably first language
• Fully qualified Accountant
• Strong spreadsheet skills

Experience and Skills
• Previous experience in a similar position
• Month-end closing experience
• High energy and drive for results
• Good communicator, team player
• Must have flexible working attitude

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