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Sr Accountant – German speaker

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Retail company searches for a Sr Accountant German speaker Client Details Retail company with worldwide presence Description Support the implementation of the office activities Manage the day-to-day Finance activities, mostly comprised of Accounts Payable and Group Cost Recharges. Manage the month-end closing and preparation of journals, delivering an accurate general ledger under both local GAAP and IFRS. Review monthly local balance sheet reconciliations, ensuring high quality across all entities. Review local IFRS submissions and ensure compliance with Group reporting procedures and IFRS requirements. Compliance with all regulatory requirements in close collaboration with the Legal team. 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. 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. Oversee the process of preparing and filing the year-end statutory financial reporting for several entities. Oversee the annual local audit processes and the preparation of the Financials following the agreed timetable and local GAAP requirements. Liaise with advisors and external auditors in conducting their audit and review work. Become proficient in using SAP By Design in close collaboration with the Finance Systems Team, supporting system enhancement projects. 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 Operational experience in German GAAP or IFRS Knowledge of Luxembourg GAAP is desirable Experience in improving processes to improve efficiency in the month-end closing process Knowledge of SAP By Design and OneStream is highly advantageous, but not essential Excellent communication, 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 A friendly, curious and considerate team player who demonstrates a desire to learn and a 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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