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Senior Accountant

Requisition Number:  12916
Contract Type:  Permanent
Location(s): 

Betzdorf, LU Munich (Unterföhring), DE

ROLE DESCRIPTION SUMMARY

You will be responsible for the completeness and accuracy of the general ledgers for the companies assigned to you. This includes performance of financial analysis, application of any local regulations, and compliance with SES’s policies and procedures for those companies.

You should be able to fully close a significant entity autonomously and have a good understanding of the processes feeding into the General Ledger accounting.

 

Extended Job Description:

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES / KEY RESULT AREAS

  • Completeness and documentation of financial records
    • Ensure accuracy of the general ledgers for all assigned entities, including understanding revenue recognition, income taxes, etc. prepared by other departments
    • Record manual journal entries, with appropriate supporting documentation
    • Prepare or obtain account reconciliations so that all balance sheet positions are supported on a monthly basis
  • Compliance of the financial records with SES policies and procedures
    • Respect strict closing deadlines, including daily processing of bank transactions
    • Ensure intercompany transactions are properly recorded and reconciled
    • Complete central reporting package to allow timely consolidation of SES’s results
  • Fulfilment of regulatory obligations associated with each entity
    • Prepare annual statutory financial statements on a legal entity basis, and prepare any other tax filings (excluding income taxes) or other reporting obligations
    • Ensure compliance with intercompany recharging mechanisms, required profit margins, and the like
  • Financial analysis over the entity, or subgroups of entities
    • On a regular basis, prepare a formal review of the assigned companies’ results, including analysis of variances to prior, budget, and forecast, and proof of compliance with intercompany recharging mechanisms and required profit margins
    • Support monthly reviews of results for aggregated groups of companies by the local accounting manager
  • Oversight over external accounting service providers (if required)
    • Review monthly reports from external providers, ensuring accuracy, including correct use of SES’s standard chart of accounts and cost centres
    • Maintain reconciliation between IFRS consolidation ledger and local ledger (in SAP), as well as between local ledger (in SAP) and local ledger (in external provider’s system)

 

COMPETENCIES

  • Strong analytical skills and detail-focused
  • Proven problem assessment and solving skills
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Ability to plan own time carefully and to prioritise with limited supervision
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in an international business environment

 

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting (German GAAP) or directly relevant professional qualification
  • Advanced professional qualification (such as ACCA) preferred
  • Profficiency in SAP
  • More than five years operational experience in a similar role, preferably in an international organisation
  • Fluency in English and German, both oral and written. Other relevant foreign languages an asset.

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