Financial Controller

Financial Controller

  • Location

    Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen

  • Sector:

    Accounting and Finance

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  • Salary:

    €70000 - €80000 per annum + Bonus

  • Contact:

    Alex Britton

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  • Published:

    2 months ago

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Financial Controller - Dusseldorf - €70,000 - €80,000 + Benefits

Gleeson Recruitment Group are supporting an International IT organisation to recruit a Financial Controller who will take on all accounting responsibility for their rapidly growing European division. The role will be remote initially with a future presence in Dusseldorf.

The business is growing rapidly through acquisitions and organic growth which will provide a unique platform for an ambitious accountant to build a new finance function for the region. Initially this will be a stand-alone role with support from the Canadian head office, however, as the business continues to grow there will be a need to build a team.

As the Financial Controller in Dusseldorf the daily responsibilities will include:

  • Perform regular daily, monthly, quarterly, and annual accounting related activities for German entity including recording bank transactions and payroll activity
  • Creating journal entries,
  • Performing balance sheet reconciliations,
  • Evaluating data integrity and analysing results
  • Preparation of financial statements in accordance with HGB/German GAAP and coordination of statutory audit, as required.
  • Responsible for German Sales Tax compliance activities which would include monthly VAT filings, reconciliation of the VAT accounts, and correspondence with authorities on VAT matters, such as audits.
  • German Income Tax compliance which includes high level determination of provision on a quarterly basis, correspondence with authorities, and reconciliation of tax accounts.
  • Assist with audit, tax or other compliance activities pertaining to other European entities.
  • Assist with transfer pricing between the German entity and international entities, as necessary
  • Coordinate and prepare audit and tax work papers, document and perform Sarbanes-Oxley internal control procedures as well as meet other regulatory requirements, ensuring compliance with Company financial policies
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of various financial and reporting systems
  • Identify and implement improvements to accounting processes
  • Other tasks, projects and ad hoc research as assigned by the Director of International Accounting.

Is the Financial Controller the right role for me:

This role would suit an ambitious accountant who has demonstrable experience in a fast paced and hands on environment and an excellent understanding of German tax requirements. Due to the nature of the role it will need an Accountant who is a self-starter and confident identifying processes and where improvements can be made.

Package available is up to €80,000 + benefits.

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