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James Winship Consultancy
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7 Jul 2022

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FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT - GERMAN SPEAKING (Desired) £50,000 - £55,000pa

James Winship Consultancy is delighted to be partnering with one of our most prestigious clients in their search for a German speaking Financial Accountant on a 12 month fixed term contract basis. Our client is based in West London and offers beautiful offices close to regular and convenient public transport links. They are offering hybrid working of a 50/50 split between home and office.

The role is working in a Financial Accounting capacity preparing monthly and year-end financial accounts, with relevant legal, accounting and tax regulations.

Key responsibilities:

* Produce month end results for assigned P&L responsibilities - covering multiple entities

* Organises monthly meetings with the relevant stakeholders based on your assigned P&L responsibility areas to discuss the progress of all day to day activity, unusual transactions & projects to support accounting implications

* Preparation of accruals and other journals resulting from the monthly meetings with the relevant stakeholders

* Produces month end variance analysis and commentary on assigned profit and loss lines and balance sheet with support schedules

* Prepare and Reviews balance sheet reconciliations in line with the role and ensures their completeness in accordance with the period end timetable with appropriate supporting documentation

* Participate as required in the preparation of the quarterly VAT & the monthly Intrastat filing; assembling data for the monthly, quarterly, and annual filings

* Accounting support to the business for your respective area along with support in reviewing contracts

* Comply with US GAAP and local GAAP filing requirements

* Review, record and report on internal process and the appropriate controls in place to remain compliant with Sarbanes Oxley (SOX)

* Support the annual internal and external audits

* Production of all required statutory account supporting schedules as required

Skills required:

* ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified with at least 2 years' post qualified experience

* A fully Qualified Accountant with previous Internal or/and External Audit

* Strong technical skills and a sound knowledge of and internal control frameworks and SOX requirement

* Excellent knowledge of US and UK GAAP, and IFRS accounting standards and consolidated group reporting

* Excellent communication skills both verbal and written

* Demonstrable problem-solving, mathematic, and analytical skills using data to drive decisions in a business environment

* Strong double entry and bookkeeping knowledge is essential and a good understanding of management accounting

* Proven ability to analyse and interpret information received

* Excellent attention to detail

* Strong systems skills in all MS Office applications, with advanced Excel highly desirable

* Experience working with large ERP accounting and reporting system; Oracle and HFM preferred.

* Ability to collaborate cross functionally, and to explain complex accounting matters to non-accountants.

* Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced deadline-oriented work environment

* Proactive, inquisitive and forward-thinking nature, with high motivation to take on new challenges and tasks

* German speaking preferred but not essential

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT - GERMAN SPEAKING (Desired) £50,000 - £55,000pa
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