Financial Controller / Chief Accountant Germany

Robert Half
80000.00 GBP Annual + GBP55000 - GBP75000 per annum + GBP6000 Car Allowance + Bonus
08 May 2017
22 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Role

The Chief Accountant / Group Accountant will be in charge of the accuracy and completeness of my clients German and Austrian Financial Accounting, focusing mainly on general ledger accounting according to IFRS. Incumbents, will be part of this newly created team to actively manage the accounting compliance obligations .

Principal responsibilities:

Ensure timely and accurate month end and year end group reporting in line with Group reporting requirements for Germany. Ensure that books of all entities in the area in scope are accurate, complete and financial statements are prepared on time in accordance with IFRS and local GAAP in co-operation with local compliance specialists and with our compliance co-sourcing partner (Big 4). Work closely with my clients off shore resources and ensure appropriate review and approval of their work.

Ensure all reconciliations are complete and up to date and actions plans are drawn up and implemented to resolve issues. Understand in detail Balance Sheet accounts including fixed assets value and equity roll forward report. Provide support to internal and external auditors as required. Provide support during tax audits in countries of scope. Ensure performance and testing of internal controls. Ensure all master data related to affiliates in scope are is accurate.

Your Profile

The Chief Accountant / Group Accountant will be ideally degree educated with a relevant professional accountancy qualification - Chartered Accountant ACA or Certified Chartered accountant ACCA, or equivalent foreign qualification. You will have at least 8 - 10 years relevant professional accounting experience preferably in complex global, international companies. Deep accounting knowledge with Strong analytical skills and understanding of financial statements and analysis. Preferably knowledge of internal controls (Sox, COSO etc.). Accurate compliance mind-set. knowledge of SAP is highly desirable. Fluent in German is essential as is experience of German GAAP.

The Company

Our client is a leading multinational bio-pharmaceutical company offering excellent career development, progression and work life balance.

Salary & Benefits

GBP60,000 - GBP70,000 + GBP6,300 Car Allowance + 15 % Bonus and a great career path

Robert Half Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply.

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