Financial Accountant

Financial Accountant

Our client, a tech based lifestyle management company, is looking for a German Speaking EMEA Financial Accountant for an initial 3 month FTC.

As EMEA Financial Accountant you will be responsible for ensuring the ledgers are spotless, monitor data and prepare accurate reports, you will be keen to learn and enjoy a fast-paced working environment. The pace of growth in the industry will mean that you will need to be a self-starter, flexible and able to manage many different work streams at once. The role itself will be accountable our clients Swiss and Norwegian entities and has the scope to develop more as well as assist the EMEA Financial Controller on various projects and ad-hoc tasks.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Periodic Financial Analysis and Reporting

  • Perform the monthly close process for EMEA business entities. This includes preparation of monthly schedules, journals and analytical review.
  • Balance sheet reconciliation process.
  • Statutory and Management reporting for our Swiss subsidiary
  • Liaising with local accountants and uploading accurate TBs for other relevant entities.
  • Preparation of VAT returns and submission
  • Monthly closure of bank including reconciliation and revaluations.
  • Perform Intercompany reconciliations and Funding for subsidiaries, when required.
  • Coding and maintaining the Asset registers and monthly accounting of depreciation.
  • Own and oversee all Prepayments and Accruals.
  • Credit card reconciliations.
  • Ownership of the Account Payable & Receivable function – invoices, authorisations, payments, receipts, cost centres etc.
  • Monitoring of Aged Debtors and Creditors
  • Supporting Ops teams by providing necessary reports and analysis

Payroll

  • Processing payroll for the relevant entities (payments), including posing the journals, payments to Authorities, PAYE and other payroll reconciliations, as well as submission if and when needed. (Knowledge of payroll will be highly beneficial)

Audit & Compliance

  • Reporting and compliance with regulatory and Tax authorities, and our travel licensing & bonding associations.
  • Preparation of Swiss Statutory Accounts, Annual minutes & necessary documentation
  • Taking a lead on local Audits and liaising with auditors
  • Preparing audit deliverables to deadlines and assisting in Group audits Cashflow Reporting
  • Improving and maintaining the Cashflow for the relevant business entities.
  • Contributing to deliver EMEA Cash Flash on working day 1 of the month end process.
  • Ensuring the banking controls are adhered to, uploading or authorising payments as needed – The role needs to be a Trusted banking authoriser.
  • Being point of contact for our banking partners with the support of the FC.

Other Responsibilities

  • Supporting EMEA Financial Controller on projects and tasks.
  • Working closely and supporting local management and business (Switzerland/Norway/Other)
  • Business partnering with the global finance team and wider business.
  • Play an active role in improving controls within the accounting systems and processes
  • Any other tasks and projects required by the wider finance team, on an ad-hoc basis.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Newly Qualified/Finalist – ACCA, CIMA, ACA or Equivalent
  • Outstanding analytical and mathematical skills
  • Deliver to tight deadlines, for example, month end closures.
  • Respect confidentiality that comes with responsibility.
  • Proficient in Excel
  • Self-motivation, excellent communication, teamworking, and interpersonal skills
  • An analytical mind, keen eye for detail and desire to probe further into data
  • Experience in a Hospitality/Travel industry preferred.
  • Previous experience is handling accounting and reporting within Europe beneficial.
  • German speaking is essential
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics Business Central (Previously Navision) is highly beneficial.

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.

Location

London

Salary

£35,000 pro rata

Job Type

Full-time Contract

INDUSTRY

Lifestyle management company

Reference

V37392

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