Job details
Accountantref: MY44983
Sector Accounting
Type Full-time, Permanent
Location Germany - Dusseldorf
Salary €0 - 50000 / Year
A well-known Japanese trading house is currently looking for an accountant to join their Dusseldorf office. The accountant will be responsible for the monthly management of accounts of selling, general and administrative expenses, managing of fixed asset ledgers for the company, and also managing the transition between HQ and 3 branches.

TYPE: Permanent, full-time
WORKING HOURS: Monday to Friday, 38.5 hrs/week
SALARY: up to 50,000 EUROS dependant on experience
LOCATION: Dusseldorf

Accountant Main Responsibilities:
• Prepare, maintain, and audit the internal monthly management accounts of selling, general and administrative expenses (such as but not limited to personal expense, traveling fee, entertainment expenses etc.) on an in-house accounting system.
• Managing / recoding of fixed assets ledgers for the company
• Managing the transaction between HQ and 3 branches
• Input accounting data in the accounting system
• Check accounting entries with supporting documents
• Conduct and interpret variance analysis on a monthly basis and be able to discuss results with accounting manager
• Complete monthly, quarterly, and yearly closing within prescribed deadlines
• Use an Excel to check monthly accounting data
• Filing of all related monthly accounting data and supporting documentation
• Assist staff within the company with the preparation of accounting data
• Assist with internal and external audit process
• Assist with monthly VAT declaration
• Preparation of balance confirmation
• Participate various meetings together with other members of European accounts team
• Demonstrate full professional skills and knowledge and will 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

Accountant Ideal Candidate:
• Advanced-level English language ability
• Intermediate/Advanced Microsoft Excel & Word skills
• Ability to work to strict deadlines
• Develops strong working relationship both internally and externally
• Good book-keeping skills
• Good communication (verbal and written)
• Stability of performance when under pressure
• Ability to deal with external advisers including auditors
• Ability to assess, prioritise and manage own workload
• Provides clear and constructive feedback to others
• Ability to focus on strategic and complex issues
• Presents complex thoughts clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing
• Ability to determine major objectives and how to implement
• Qualified by Experience
• Accounting experience gained within an International Commercial Environment
• Experience of dealing with EU VAT returns incl. EC sales list and Intrastat
• Management accounting and/or financial accounting experience for at least 2-3 years
• Data processing experience

• Advanced-level German language ability
• Knowledge of Microsoft AX
• Ability to deal with external advisers including auditors
• Ability to focus on strategic and complex issues
• Exposure to budgets and variance analysis
• Experience of dealing with EU VAT returns incl. EC sales list and Intrastat
• Consolidated accounts experience
• Ability to work within an environment of different cultures

** All applicants must have the right to work in the EU as the Company is not able to offer visa support.