Accountant - German Speaking

Job Ref: 163738
Sector: Accountancy & Finance
Job Type: Permanent
Date Added: 23 April 2019
  • London, England 179 Great Portland St Marylebone London, W1W 5PL London London W1W 5PL
  • £30,000 - £32,000 per Annum
  • Tate
  • 01582 692543

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Accountant - German Speaking

Marylebone, London

Permanent, Full time

£30,000 - £32,000 per annum

Role Summary:

The role of the Germany Assistant Management Accountant is to manage the end to end finance processes for the Germany division of the business.

The candidate will be responsible the P&L and Balance sheet, including month end close responsibilities and accounts payable. The candidate will take responsibility for other financial duties within the team throughout the month and provide ad hoc assistance to the Finance Manager, Financial Controller and Director of Finance as required.


Building Accountant

  • Manage the growing Germany portfolio and act as the finance contact for those buildings
  • Keep up to date on the day to day operations of your buildings, providing updates when required to other members of finance and head office staff
  • Maintain a working relationship with the building managers, and provide them with analysis when required
  • Conduct meetings with the Building Managers and discuss budgets, review financial performance, and forecast future events

Month End Accounting

  • Complete month end accurately within the required timetable, including full P&L and balance sheets for the buildings in your portfolio and corporate overhead
  • Understand and provide variance analysis and commentary against historical performance and budget
  • Post accrual, prepayment and payroll journals for each building
  • Maintain and reconcile balance sheet items including the fixed asset register and aged creditors
  • Monthly forecast review for consolidation into the UK forecast

Foreign entity responsibilities

  • Foreign exchange weekly reconciliations and inter-company balance review
  • Monthly recharging of credit card and expense claims by UK staff
  • Prepare the monthly VAT return for review by the UK Tax Manager
  • Maintain the general ledger and update as necessary with new GL codes
  • Ad-hoc translation work as required

Accounts payable

  • Review and process supplier invoices
  • Build and maintain relationships with all suppliers
  • Prepare weekly payment runs for review by the accounts payable manager
  • Reconcile the bank accounts daily, ensuring all transactions are coded correctly

On-boarding of operational buildings

  • Set up and manage the client billing process in the three-month period leading up to the first buildings opening date (February 2020).
  • Client direct debit set up and management
  • Operational month end building responsibilities from January 2020
  • PTX supplier payment set up process to be implemented

Other financial duties

  • Business partnering with relevant heads of departments to provide historical cost analysis
  • Review existing processes and procedures and identify opportunities for improvements, and implement them
  • Develop and create reports using Jet and Excel
  • Preparation of annual audit packs and assistance with auditor queries
  • Year-end US group reporting

Ad hoc analysis and project work as required

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel abilities
  • Fluent in German and English
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to manage a portfolio of responsibilities, prioritise and meet deadlines.
  • Technical excellence.
  • Ability to bring new ideas to the table.
  • Ability to communicate with finance and non-finance personnel.
  • Exceptional planning and organisational skills.
  • Experience working in a similar role

To express interest in this opportunity, please apply today!

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23/05/2019 13:26:50
GBP 30000.00 30000.00