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FInancial Controller – Germany & Austria

Job Reference DPSNGER
Application Email [email protected]
Job Salary £69059.40 - £776918.23 per annum + + Bonus + Package
Job Industries Travel and Tourism
Job Locations United Kingdom,London
Job Types Permanent

The details

Our client is PE backed Professional Services organisation with a global reach. Supporting both corporations and individuals, located in over 55 offices in 25 countries and are the primary service provider in their field to 75% of Fortune 500 companies. Due to continued growth, they are looking for a hands-on qualified Financial Controller to lead the accounting function for their German and Austrian entities. The emphasis being on building a first-class finance team that will produce timely and accurate financials, which support the company-wide decision making.

Role & Responsibilities include:

Preparation and Review of monthly management accounts within tight reporting deadlines

Oversee monthly revenue preparation of management information for key stakeholders and senior management, including on P&L variances at month-end and on an ad hoc basis as required.

Manage accurate accruals and prepayments on the balance sheet including reviews of historical run rates for each P&L cost and establishing the most appropriate methodologies for those accruals.

Monthly review of balance sheet and reconciliations with all discrepancies investigated and rectified.

Liaise with department heads on their department P&Ls – confident communication with operational leads with regards to any P&L queries and accounting treatments

Ensure robust financial controls and processes are in place, continuously striving to improve the control environment and move towards best practice.

Manage a team of 3-4 accountants and build a positive working culture.

Dispute resolution as required, including US GAAP and local statutory accounting elements.

Manage the timely delivery of local statutory accounts across the region, with focus on coordinating local audit work with management reporting deadlines.

Manage cash reporting and treasury requirements for region.

Manage tax compliance and tax planning activities for the region.

Essential to carrying out this role successfully will be a demonstrable background in working for German organisations in senior finance positions and German being your primary language. You will have at least 4 years post qualification experience, ideally with experience of industry and practice background and have expert knowledge of local reporting standards and experience of working in US GAAP environment. The locations in Germany are Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich and Hamburg although the business is open to someone working remotely with the stipulation you are based in a European time zone.

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