Senior Accountant - German speaking

  • Location

    Leeds, West Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £42000 - £48000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Lucy Campbell

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

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Sewell Wallis are exclusively partnering with one of the leading and most successful businesses based in Yorkshire. This organisation are continually going from strength to strength and offer a fast paced and dynamic working environment.

Our client are now looking for a Senior Accountant to support them in bridging the gap between the German and UK finance functions. The role will focus around supporting multiples European businesses across the company and will come with a great deal of autonomy.

Reporting into the Head of Finance with a dotted line into the Finance Director, you will be responsible for maintaining the financial records of the business and ensuring appropriate controls are in place to minimise risk. You will play a key part in providing in-depth reporting to help drive key business decisions.

As the Senior Accountant your role will also include the following:-

- Ownership of the audit process for the relevant entities, liaising with auditors in the UK and overseas
- Day to day financial processing for several entities in UK, Europe and beyond
- Consolidation of results and forecasts for management reporting on a monthly basis
- Ownership of the balance sheet to ensure monthly financial reporting and clear balance sheet reconciliations
- Preparation of management information by working closely with the commercial finance functions and FP&A
- Ensure robust financial controls across several entities

You must be a qualified accountant to be considered for the role and it is absolutely essential that you speak German. Experienced working for a US business would be a huge benefit however it is not essential.

Please feel free to contact Lucy Campbell or Emma Dugdale if you'd like more information before applying.

To apply please send your CV, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications please accept that if we have not responded to your application within seven days, your application has not been successful.

Sewell Wallis is a specialist recruitment company with a vast amount of experience in our industry we offer permanent, temporary and interim recruitment support for accounting and finance, human resources and business support positions. We recruit at all levels within finance from Purchase Ledger Administrator and Credit Controller level through to Financial Controller and Director positions. With offices in Sheffield and Leeds, we are well situated to cover all of South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Manchester. Please visit our website for more information on accountancy and finance jobs and human resources or business support positions www.sewellwallis.co.uk