Ref: MW44669


Sector Accounting/Audit
Type Full-time, Permanent
Location Germany-Dusseldorf
Salary (Annual) €50,000 - 65,000 / Year
Benefits Bonus and others
A subsidiary of a multi-functional trading house in Dusseldorf is currently looking for an experienced Accountant.
You will be responsible for the management accounts of one or more business departments in their Company.
The Accounting Section of the Düsseldorf Administration Department has direct responsibility
for the Düsseldorf accounting function, as well as supporting the other branches’ accounting
functions. It liaises closely with all departments in Düsseldorf and other branches.

TYPE: Permanent, full-time
WORKING HOURS: Monday to Friday, flexy-time (weekly working hours: 38.5 hours)
SALARY: €50-65K, depending on experience, plus good benefits
LOCATION: in Dusseldorf, Germany
BENEFITS: 30days annual vacation, pension scheme, Contributions to capital formation, Job Ticket or partial payment for the basement garage, free drinks

• Prepare, maintain, and audit the internal monthly management accounts of certain business departments (sales depts) on an in-house accounting system
• Input accounting data in the accounting system
• Check accounting entries with supporting documents i.e. purchase invoices, shipping documents
• Conduct and interpret variance analysis on a monthly basis and be able to discuss results with the accounting manager
• Complete monthly, quarterly, and yearly closing within prescribed deadlines
• Use Excel to check monthly accounting data
• Filing of all related monthly accounting data and supporting documentation
• Assist staff within the business departments with the preparation of accounting data
• Assist with internal and external audit process
• Assist with monthly VAT declaration
• Preparation of balance confirmation
• Participate in various meetings together with other members of the European accounts team
• Demonstrate full professional skills and knowledge and will be both a trusted advisor on a particular topic and be able to develop company procedures and methods
• Uses analytical skills to develop solutions to non-routine problems

• At least five years’ experience in an accounting role in a German company
• Experience in corporate tax refunds and VAT returns in Germany
• Business level of fluency in both English is essential as well as German would be advantageous
• Experience in a trading company
• PC skills (especially advanced Microsoft Excel skills and ERP system)
• Attention to Detail and good time management skills
• Excellent communication with employees at all levels
• Commitment to self-development
• Ability to work to strict deadlines
• Develops strong working relationship both internally and externally
• Good book-keeping skills
• Stability of performance when under pressure
• Ability to assess, prioritise and manage own workload
• Provides clear and constructive feedback to others
• Presents complex thoughts clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing
• Ability to determine major objectives and how to implement

** All applicants must have the right to work in Germany as the Company is not able to offer visa support.
Updated: 23 days ago
Ref: MW44669