Financial Accountant - German Speaker

A financial accountant role for a fluent German speaker with a tech company based in Hayes

Your new company
A tech company based in Hayes

Your new role
A financial accounting role reporting to the Finance Director

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage day-to-day operations of one or two key companies
  • Business partner with multiple stakeholders in the business
  • Ownership of P&L and Balance Sheet
  • Preparation of monthly/quarterly management accounts
  • P&L and Balance Sheet analyses and commentary
  • Cash flow forecasting and reporting
  • Reconciliations e.g. Revenue, Cash, Payroll etc.
  • Management of suppliers and payment runs
  • Preparation of VAT returns / Assisting Corporation tax return preparation
  • Liaison with Group Auditors, preparation and filing of the statutory financial statements
  • Opportunities to lead/contribute in group-wide initiatives e.g. ERP implementation, Treasury, M&A Due-Diligence and Post-acquisition Integration, SOx, Transfer Pricing, Travel Expense Management, Corporate Cards, Procurement, Driving Synergies etc.
  • Commercial decision-making
  • Development and implementation of accounting policies, robust systems, processes and internal controls
  • Occasional travel (UK and international)



What you'll need to succeed

Desired Skills and Experience What we are looking for?
Exposure to Financial and Management Accounting including Statutory Accounts and FX
Qualified accountant, ACA or ACCA with Audit experience
Fluent German
Audit background with subsequent commercial experience
IFRS / US GAAP
Technology sector

Essential

  • Technically and Commercially orientated
  • Strong Microsoft Office especially Excel (pivots and lookups)
  • ERP experience, preferably Workday, Microsoft Navision or Sage
  • Extensive knowledge of UK GAAP
  • Great communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Enthusiastic, hands-on and fast learner



What you'll get in return
The opportunity to learn and develop alongside experienced and commercially minded finance professionals

  • A relaxed and friendly working environment
  • No dress code - every day is dress down Friday!
  • Unlimited free drinks, snacks and healthy breakfast every day
  • Lunch subsidy
  • Fantastic social events on a regular basis
  • A fast paced, dynamic environment working for a genuine market leading company
  • 25 days annual leave (+ 8 days public holidays)
  • Competitive Salary
  • Group pension (up to 3% employer matching)
  • Private Medical (BUPA)
  • Life insurance
  • Discounted Gym membership
  • Cycle to work scheme



What you need to do now
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Required skills

  • German

Application question

Are you eligible to work in the UK?

Reference: 34833177

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