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Financial Accountant - GERMAN SPEAKING

  • Location

    West London, London

  • Sector:

    Accounting & Finance

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £350 - £400 per day

  • Contact:

    Abigail Furlong

  • Contact email:

    Abigail@kennedypearce.com

  • Job ref:

    AF - FM_1618314671

  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    TEMP TO PERM

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

My client, an international world leading Media agency is looking for a Financial Accountant to join their ever-growing team based in Munich.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintaining, interpreting and reporting of timely and accurate financial data
  • Ownership of all financial data including coding and month end
  • Calculation and management of month end & journal preparation including accruals, prepayments and WIP
  • Preparation of monthly US GAAP management accounts
  • Monthly submission of meaningful Balance Sheet and P&L variance analysis
  • Preparation and analysis of variances to budget/forecast
  • Preparation of Balance Sheet reconciliations and resolution of action items
  • Preparation of management information, cash flow & working capital reporting
  • Support project managers with monthly project finance meetings to review P&L and profitability for each project, ensure cost recovery is complete & accurate
  • Calculation and management of accruals, prepayments and WIP
  • Supporting the annual financial statement preparation process under IFRS
  • Oversight of quarterly VAT and GST returns
  • Oversight and management of Bank accounts and relationship with Bank
  • Work closely with the London Finance & System teams on any process improvements

IDEAL CANDIDATE:

  • Strong organisational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Someone willing to relocate OR travel frequently to Munich when it is safe to do so
  • Credibility to liaise and engage with senior management
  • Ability to articulate clearly key finance items to non-financial stakeholders
  • Ability to challenge the status quo and drive improvement through change
  • Team player with a positive attitude, who wants to work in a growing and dynamic environment

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Datev experience essential
  • Immediately available or on a short notice period
  • Fluent German & Business English level speaker essential
  • ACA / ACCA Qualified or equivalent, with a background working within Audit
  • At least 3 years' post qualification experience in an Accounting role
  • Business partnering experience with an array of financial and non-financial stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of German GAAP and US GAAP (IFRS desirable)

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