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Financial Accountant – German speaker

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Retail company searches for a Sr Accountant German speaker Client Details Retail company with worldwide presence Description Execute the day-to-day Finance activities, mostly comprised of Accounts Payable and Group Cost Recharges Execute the month-end closing and preparation of journals, delivering an accurate general ledger following both local GAAP and IFRS Monthly report of Financials to Group Reporting Team (IFRS) according to the Group financial reporting policies Prepare monthly local balance sheet reconciliations, ensuring high quality across all entities Prepare and file the year-end statutory financial reporting for Group’s entities Liaison with Treasury, Tax and Legal teams to carry out intercompany transactions within the Group Assist in compiling information for the companies’ annual and VAT tax returns in close collaboration with the Group Tax Team Compliance with all regulatory requirements in close collaboration with the Legal team Identify inconsistencies in accounting, closing and controls processes, and implement ideas and improvements to strengthen our financial controls Assist in developing accounting process design and control procedure documentation Prepare support for local auditors and advisors in connection with their audits and reviews Become proficient in using SAP By Design in close collaboration with the Finance Systems Team, supporting system enhancement projects Support the implementation of the Finance team Maintain good working relationships with key finance personnel across all regions and the Group Profile Experience in Finance and bookkeeping activities including hands-on experience of using an ERP system Good knowledge of IFRS, Knowledge of Luxembourg GAAP is desirable. Experience in improving processes to improve efficiency in the month end closing processes. Progressive record of success and growth within a fast moving, forward thinking listed company Knowledge of SAP By Design and OneStream highly advantageous, but not essential The ability to identify risks in the monthly accounting cycle of processes and reconciliations and suggest remediation/mitigation actions Strong and proven attention to detail Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; to provide clear and meaningful interpretation of analysis conducted Flexible attitude and ability to cope well with the demands of a rapidly growing company Self- motivated, organized, proactive, adaptable and resilient. Responds to challenging priorities with a sense of urgency and pace. Ability to work under pressure Solution driven – creative thinker, open to change and different ways of doing things A strong focus on delivery and the ability to both plan and implement the outcomes A friendly, curious and considerate team player who demonstrates a desire to learn and willingness to support the goals of the wider organization Business-fluent German and English communication skills (both oral and written) Job Offer Contribute to the development of a Finance …

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