German speaking Accountant

MRK Associates
Hatfield, UK
14 Jun 2019
19 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
German speaking Financial Accountant

Based in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, our client is an international and forward-thinking leader within its field who is looking for a qualified Management Accountant to join their team on a permanent basis and look after the German entity.

This job would suit a Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA) to lead the statutory accounting for an American owned global business, working within a high performing team as well as implementing and developing key financial processes and systems.

This company is a highly successful international business with a growing number of sites across the UK and significant expansion internationally. The business is a market leader in its industry and is continuing to grow its portfolio into new markets.

The successful individual will be an ACA or ACCA Qualified Accountant, ideally making their first move away from practice and experience of working in a fast-paced changing environment with a clear understanding of IFRS and US GAAP. It is also essential you speak German fluently. Outstanding interpersonal skills, as well as adept in the use of MS office, with advanced Excel skills is essential. A motivated self-starter with a proven track record of delivering on proactivity who is passionate about exceeding expectations.

This company is a very successful & innovative technology business with a global reach which has been serving its customers throughout the UK and Internationally for many years. The company is a global leader in their market that strives to provide advancements in their field.

Duties will include:
  • Managing the German & Spain monthly close process
  • Providing support, oversight and development on Fixed Asset Accountant & iDesign subsidiary accountant
  • Responsibility and support for bank reconciliation and adhoc payment activities performed by reports
  • Responsibility for control processes for Cash & Bank, Fixed Assets, iDesign business via journal and balance sheet sign-off
  • Partnering with Capital Controller on Capital spend reporting
  • Reconciliations, analysis and commentary generation as required
  • Collation and review of quarterly reporting packs including fixed asset roll forwards, capex spend reconciliations and inventory disclosures
  • Preparation of bridge analysis for period on period comparisons where requested
  • Participation in close calls with corporate finance to present monthly results and discuss key transactions, variances or exceptional results
  • Managing the delivery of statutory accounts for Germany & Spain and supporting circa 10 entities (UK and Ireland)
  • Managing relationship with both external and Internal audit teams
  • Ownership of SOX control documentation and compliance
  • Collate and manage the accounting policies ensuring up to date
  • Ensuring that regular control activities such as BS reconciliations are completed on time and to a high-quality level
  • Analysis of the application of accounting standards to changes in the business and/or impact analysis of changes to the applicable accounting standards
  • Supporting the business and wider finance on understanding accounting requirements and processes
  • Analysis/tracking of process risk and risk associated with BS positions.

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