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Germany - Dreieich
Job Description
Job Title: Accounting Manager
Reports To: European Commercial Operations Accounting Director
Career Band: 7
Job Track: Management
Position Location: Dreieich, Germany
Number of Direct Reports: 9

Position Summary:

Managing the local finance team (9HC) – turnover ~ € 140M; approximately 460 employee population of a commercial and shared services site. The ideal candidate will have a strong proven leadership track record, together with cross-functional management experience as this role may also include Site Leader responsibility in the future.

Expected travel is between 0- 25% and will mainly be within within the EMEA region.

Relocation not available.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

• Manage and develop (incl. train, mentor) the Dreieich accounting team;
• Provide both financial and overall support to the Dreieich management team to drive improvement within the business;
• Manage and improve the Dreieich financial reporting processes, providing accurate and timely data according to corporate policies on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis;
• Ensure adequate internal controls are maintained to safeguard company assets and provide accurate financial records on both corporate and local requirements;
• Enforce adequacy of business transactions and maintain professional relationships with internal and external parties as required (e.g. tax authorities, customers, vendors, internal and external auditors, sales, service managers, etc.);
• Support preparations for statutory books and tax requirements;
• Responsible for implementing changes in law, tax etc. in the financial books;
• Responsible for completing the Annual Operating Plans for G&A, Sales & Service and follow up during the year with the stakeholders the actual versus budget figures;
• Responsible for implementing proper corporate and group accounting policies;
• Support and closely work with Credit and Collection team on improving related processes and the local Account Receivable metrics.
• Support PPI (efficiency improving) projects and implementations to enhance productivity;

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this position. This is not an exhaustive list of all the duties and responsibilities associated with this role. The focus points might vary from individual to individual depending on their expertise and market requirements. Other activities and responsibilities not in the above list may well be required.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

Master or Bachelor degree in Finance/Controlling. Additional certificates CPA, CMA or MBA preferred.
Work experience at least 6-8 years in an international company in a similar position, ideally within US based corporation
Excellent knowledge of Accounting Principles, German HGB, IFRS, Reporting, SAP / ERP Systems

Knowledge, skills and abilities essential to the role :

• A charismatic, competitive leader, capable of creating a motivational and inspirational environment;
• Determination, tenacity, comfortable working in a change management environment;
• Strong, proven leadership track record/role model leader;
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (both to direct reports, peers, managers and senior managers);
• Fluent in English, written and spoken
• Strong Local GAAP and local tax knowledge;
• High level of IT literacy, including advanced spreadsheets and financial sub-systems
o USGAAP knowledge and practice
o SAP and Hyperion experience is preferred
• Attention to detail/accuracy;
• High level of business & commercial acumen;
• Hands on attitude but proven ability to work strategically;
• Develops self and others, coaching and mentoring as appropriate;
• Ability to multi task and troubleshoot/providing solutions;
• High energy; driven
• Exhibits the 4is
• Ability to develop and drive the business forward
• Lives the Corporate vision

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