German Speaking Financial Accountant

Financial Accountant - Stockport, North West

Ref: 795Thursday 1 February 2024

£60,000 + Benefits + Hybrid

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German Speaking Financial Accountant – Qualified

Salary £55,000 - £60,000 plus benefits

Location – Stockport - Hybrid 2/3

This is a fantastic opportunity to become an integral part of a dynamic European finance team within a well-established global business. Operating within the finance department, the responsibility will involve delivering financial accounting services to internal customers in Europe and senior stakeholders whilst adding value to the business by sound tax and VAT management. This position offers an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to advance their career.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Managing external statutory reporting and overseeing the audit process for Group and subsidiary accounts (one trading company and one holding company).
  • Monthly preparation of the group consolidation, incorporating significant judgment areas.
  • Preparing monthly financial accounts for the European entities, including full balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Reviewing accounting entries to ensure the financial ledger's integrity.
  • Ensuring internal and external reporting deadlines are achieved.
  • Ensure local GAAP and IFRS compliance requirements are met.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including external fiscal authorities (tax/VAT).
  • Assisting in calculating and maintaining tax balances in the ledger.
  • Assisting in the implementation of the group's transfer pricing policy.
  • Managing the group's WHT position, including the recovery and submission of CT61s.
  • Managing group debt arrangements.

As the ideal candidate you will be:

  • Fluent in German
  • ACA, ACCA,  or CIMA qualified (3 years post qualification experience with strong technical accounting/compliance background with exposure to (GAAP and IFRS)
  • Strong IT skills
  • High level of accuracy
  • Experience in preparing group consolidations with multi-currency entities.
  • Experience in finance projects and systems improvements.
  • Strong partnering and interpersonal skills.
  • Problem-solving and troubleshooting capabilities.

In return the client is offering a competitive salary, bonus and benefits package including 25 days holiday, private healthcare, a clear career path and a hybrid working environment (3 days in the office 2 days working from home.) 


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