Finance Manager (Berlin based)

Finance Manager (Berlin based)

Our client, a progressive Marketing Communications Agency with offices in LA, New York, London and across Europe, has an exciting opening for a Finance Manager to join their team based in Berlin.

They are looking for a smart proactive team player with a can-do attitude who takes huge pride in their work and wants to be part of a high performing and ever growing team.

Based in the Berlin office and reporting into the European Finance Director based in London your core duties will include:

  • Responsibility for the day to day financial management of the Berlin office.
  • An in-depth knowledge of all financial transactions, ensuring they are appropriately accounted for within the financial records.
  • Production of monthly financial reports for submission to management and parent company.
  • Ensuring all deadlines are met, that financial information is complete and up to date and reports are accurate and in accordance with our accounting policies and statutory obligations.
  • Responsibility for revenue recognition, ensuring compliance with accounting standards.
  • Preparing balance sheet schedules for all accounts and resolving any issues on a timely basis.
  • Ownership of debtors, creditors and WIP.
  • Preparing bank reconciliations.
  • Reconciling intercompany accounts and ensuring intercompany transactions correctly recorded and revalued.
  • Dealing with our third-party payroll providers and recording payroll transactions
  • Preparing and submitting VAT returns and ensuring compliance with VAT legislation.
  • Preparing and submitting WHT returns and ensuring compliance with WHT legislation.
  • Liaising with internal and external auditors, providing prompt, thorough and accurate responses to enquiries.
  • Identifying potential areas of cost reduction in a timely fashion and acting on them.
  • Ensuring clients are billed as soon as possible and cash is collected promptly.
  • Reviewing the cash position of the agency to ensure this is being managed carefully, and identifying opportunities to improve it.
  • Identifying areas for improvement and implementing new ways of working to stream line the financial processes.
  • Building relationships within the wider agency to raise the profile of the finance department.
  • Assisting account management and production to become stronger at financial management and to drive the commercial agenda in the agency.
  • Relying on financial experience to implement innovative and flexible solutions.

Other keys skills:

  • Bilingual German/English speaker
  • Professional finance qualification or studying toward this
  • Ability to solve problems independently
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Impeccable accuracy
  • In-depth understanding of accounting
  • Knowledge of Maconomy a plus
  • Excellent time-keeping
  • Ability to build good working relationships
  • A team player

If this sounds like you then please send us your CV now! Due to the high volume of applications, only successful candidates will be contacted.





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Marketing Communications Agency