Financial Accountant - German Speaking

England, Hertfordshire, Hatfield
£50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
12 Jul 2019
19 Jul 2019
Experience Levels
Qualified Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time

An international technology business is seeking a German speaking Financial Accountant to join their team in Hatfield on a permanent, full time basis.

This innovative company is a global leader in their market that strives to provide advancements in their field. They have a growing number of sites across the UK and internationally.

Role Description

The Financial Accountant will lead the statutory accounting function for this American owned global business, working within a high performing team as well as implementing and developing key financial processes and systems.

Key duties will include:

  • Managing the German & Spanish monthly close processes
  • Providing support, oversight and development for the Fixed Asset Accountant and the iDesign Subsidiary Accountant
  • Taking responsibility for bank reconciliation and ad hoc 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

The Ideal Candidate

The business is seeking a Financial Accountant with the following attributes:

  • Qualified Accountant – ACA / ACCA
  • Fluency in German
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment
  • A clear understanding of IFRS and US GAAP
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office with advanced Excel skills
  • A proven track record of delivering on proactivity
  • A passion for exceeding expectations

On Offer

  • £50,000 - £55,000 per annum
  • Benefits package including bonus
  • Excellent company with fantastic work on offer

Apply Now

If you are interested in this Financial Accountant role based in London, please don’t hesitate to apply with a recent CV today.