German Speaking Accountant

Recruiter
RK Finance Professionals
Location
Lancashire
Salary
26000.00 GBP Annual
Posted
15 May 2017
Closes
25 May 2017
Category
Accounting
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting new role has been created within this Manchester based Shared Service Centre.Reporting to the Lead Project Manager you will initially be required to travel to Germany for the first 4-6 weeks and work towards transferring the accounts over to the UK.Once this is migrated then you will work within a direct team of 4 but a wider team of c60 people.Key duties include:Assisting in the preparation of group reporting and accounts by working autonomously to follow established procedures, accounting principles and guidelines in order to maintain the organisations financial records and transactions in a accurately and timely manner for different European entities.Responsibilities:Ensure month end tasks are executed in a timely and accurate manner. Examples include, but are not restricted to, accruals, prepayments, provisions, inventory revaluations and fixed asset responsibilitiesAnalyse month end processes and look for ways to streamline/improve the process. Once improvement opportunity has been identified, you will be required to take the lead on the improvement project, liaising with key internal stakeholders when required.Assist in the year-end and hard close process. This involves playing a key part in the budget setting process.Take ownership of assigned Business Unit/Area by reviewing financial statements, and providing detailed analysis when required. Escalate any discrepancies to key internal stakeholdersPlay a key role in both internal/external financial Audits. Ensure all financial entries have relevant bank up, and assist Auditors as required (provide financial information, provide support when requiredSupport other areas of the business as and when required. This could include providing project support to AP/AR functions.The successful candidate will ideally be working towards CIMA/ACCA but is not essential. Experience within a shared service centre is beneficial Working knowledge of SAP is crucial to be able to hit the ground running along with advanced Excel skills An understanding of IFRS would also be advantageousFluent German skills are essential Benefits include career progression, annual bonus, 25 days holidays, healthcare & life assurance, pension, childcare vouchers to name a few