Grant Thornton Ireland

Financial Accounting and Advisory Services - Financial Accountant – German Market

30 Jan 2019
28 Feb 2019
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FAAS (Financial Accounting & Advisory Services)

FAAS is the fastest growing department in Grant Thornton. Our team has grown from 12 to 160 over the last 5 years. We provide solutions to accounting challenges faced by large and complex multinationals. Our FAAS department operates across 4 key service lines as per the below;

  1. Global Compliance and Reporting Solutions
  2. Audit and Accounting Advisory
  3. Effective Financial Reporting
  4. Business Process Outsourcing

The characteristics of the target client base we are selling to are as follows:

  • Complex clients and group structures;
  • Multi-jurisdictional;
  • Technically demanding;
  • Driving efficiency and change;
  • Looking for value;
  • Want a single point of contact ;
  • Sophisticated procurement processes; and
  • Often SEC regulated.

The service delivery therefore demands a combination of rigorous project management with clear communication protocols, technical excellence and a deep knowledge of shared service centre operating environments.

Main responsibilities:

  • Support dynamic team delivering international compliance projects with particular focus on German GAAP and exposure to other international jurisdictions;
  • Prepare annual statutory accounts and audit schedules;
  • Act as the primary point of contact for statutory audits;
  • Act as a point of contact for all statutory related technical queries with focus on the German market;
  • Maintain current knowledge of German accounting and tax developments and regulation to assist in keeping clients up to date; assist with maintaining key client relationships locally and internationally;
  • Identify opportunities for continuous process improvement and innovative solutions so the team can operate in an efficient and cost effective manner.

Skills and attributes:

  • Newly qualified accountant with experience in US GAAP and German GAAP;
  • Strong communicator and fluent German speaker – other European languages a benefit but not essential;
  • Experience in dealing with external auditors and overseeing the audit process
  • Strong technical accounting skills, good knowledge of German accounting
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Motivated self-starter with the desire to join a fast-paced and entrepreneurial team;
  • Previous experience of working with MNC’s an advantage but not a requirement, this could be in an industry or practice setting;
  • Desire to broaden international experience through working on projects with and advising companies across a number of jurisdictions in EMEA and APAC;
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines;
  • Commercial/business awareness; and
  • A passion for client service.

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