Corporate Accountant (German Entities)

Posted on Nov 22, 2019 by Schroders Investment Management

Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
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Team Overview

The Schroders Luxembourg Finance department provides a range of accounting, reporting, tax compliance, accounts payable/receivable and business support services to various Schroder Group businesses in Continental Europe .

Who we look for

We are looking to reinforce our Finance Team with a Corporate Accountant who will report to the Deputy European Financial Controller. The candidate will work directly on German entities and will supervise the daily accounting operations of the team. Our ideal candidate is a driven individual who is keen on running Projects (i.e Transfer Pricing, Taxes, New system implementation, Process improvement,...).

Role Overview

  • Responsible for monthly, quarterly and year-end closings (German entities)
  • Responsible for the internal reporting to the headquarter in London and to the local offices
  • In charge of external reporting to the regulators
  • Responsible for key controls, reconciliations and adequate documentation
  • Responsible for tax compliance of the own entities
  • Maintain and own the integrity of financial records
  • Providing timely, accurate and business relevant financial commentary and business decision support
  • Act as the liaison point for all third-party matters (auditors, tax consultants etc.)
  • Proactively seek opportunities for process improvements

Essential Skills

  • At least 5 years accounting, financial or auditing experience
  • Strong Excel knowledge is a requirement
  • Experience in the use of a corporate accounting system (e.g. ORACLE, SAP) is a requirement
  • Fluent in English and German, any language skills would be an advantage
  • Focused on quality and timely delivery
  • Demonstrating integrity and accountability
  • A good understanding of tax compliance issues (international VAT and corporate tax) is an advantage
  • Knowledge of the Transfer Pricing rules is an advantage
  • Ability to work in a matrix structure
  • Willing to travel occasionally

Desired Skills

  • Accounting qualifications, " Bilanzbuchhalter" or equivalent would be an advantage
  • Experience in the asset management business is an advantage

Reference: 800609054

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