General Ledger Accountant

  • Posted: 28/09/2023
  • Salary: 60,000.00
  • Location: Freiburg, Germany
  • Job Type: Permanent/Fixed Term
JCW are currently searching for a (senior) general ledger accountant to join their client in Freiburg Germany. In this role you will be dealing with their EU entities.

Your tasks:
  • responsible for monthly and annual closing of entities within Europe on local GAAP and IFRS level in strong collaboration with the local finance teams
  • Responsible for the monthly/yearly company tax calculation, statistical analysis, VAT and reporting with accurate data in a timely manner
  • Responsible for the figures on local GAAP/HGB and IFRS level and create all relevant postings for monthly and annual closing
  • Plan and prepare accruals for closing and year end
  • Full support to the auditors by the year end closing and hard close preparation of VAT and tax returns with the local tax advisor
  • Suggest changes to internal department procedures as identified and to be involved in the continuous improvement of processes
  • Plan, organize and manage own workload with team colleagues to ensure your contribution so that the monthly financial reporting process is achieved in timely and accurate manner
  • Responsible for the separate components such as general ledger accounts and IC reconciliations, and where appropriate follow up
  • Be a part of ongoing improvements in Finance department in alignment with Accounting Services Europe

Your profile:
  • Degree in Finance
  • Prior work experience in an international finance environment, ideally general ledger accountant responsible for closing tasks
  • Strong knowledge in tax environment
  • Strong knowledge in SAP
  • Fluent in English and all other languages are a plus
  • Excellent IT skills and confident in the use of Microsoft Excel, BW, Word
  • Good organizational and workload management skills
  • Ability to work in an international matrix environment, with strong support attitude for the countries, enjoying investigating in business transactions with high motivation in improving performance and processes
  • Exact, accurate and reliable working style; highly motivated, straight-forward thinking and performance-driven professional with “can-do” attitude
  • Team player with open, positive attitude and respect for others, building on core behaviours such as customer focus, build trust and create opportunities

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