Syneos Health
21 Feb 2019
25 Feb 2019
Job role
Contract type
Full time
Accountant – German speaking
Office–based – Farnborough or Munich

Here at Syneos Health we are currently recruiting for an Accountant to join our expanding finance team. You will be responsible for maintaining accurate accounting records in compliance with US and local (as applicable) Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Perform required financial controls and analysis. Assist with leading the GL team.


– Assists with ensuring accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close.

– Assists with ensuring financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted global policies and procedures as well as in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (US GAAP) and local GAAP (as applicable).

– Assists with ensuring compliance with process control narratives to meet Sarbanes–Oxley Internal Controls objectives and maintains appropriate process documentation. Alert management to any discrepancies between written processes and current procedures, so that written procedures can be updated.

– Reviews, maintains, and prepares detailed journal entries, account reconciliations, and supporting schedules to the general ledger accounts as well as other controls required to comply with Sarbanes–Oxley.

– Prepares monthly intercompany account reconciliations and required journal entries. Ensures invoices are sent to intercompany partners.

– Performs appropriate analysis of expenses ensuring accurate coding, adequacy of accruals, and resolves accounting discrepancies and irregularities.

– Facilitates positive relationships with General Ledger (GL) team members including international accounting personnel as well as other departments. Participate in cross functional teams as needed.

– Integrates new accounting requirements into company policy and participate in implementation efforts for new accounting standards.

– Identifies best practices and investigates root causes of fundamental issues and problems and recommends solutions.

– Documents and analyzes current accounting procedures. Identifies opportunities to streamline and improve the accounting process and recommend more efficient procedures.

– Obtains and maintains a thorough understanding of the general ledger structure and assists in maintaining Oracle systems to manage the general ledger and sub ledgers.

– Leads special projects to enhance technology or to resolve issues raised by other departments.

– Provides training to new and existing staff as needed.

– Ensures a timely year–end audit by assisting with all aspects of audit deliverables and inquiries.

– Participates in ensuring that statutory requirements are met, as applicable and requested.

The ideal candidate will need the following experience / skills to be considered:

– BS/BA degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

– Progressive accounting experience, preferably within the CRO or pharmaceutical industry.

– Certified Public Accountant or qualified membership of a professional accountancy body equivalent preferred.

– Experience in working in an internationally oriented organization and knowledgeable in US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

– Experience working with large Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. Oracle Financial experience is preferred.

– Ability to perform several tasks simultaneously, organize and prioritize those tasks to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment.

– Effective presentation, documentation, and interpersonal skills with a team–oriented approach.

– Able to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management, and external agencies to maximize performance, creativity, problem solving, and results. Able to resolve issues diplomatically.

– Strong work ethics, professional attitude and reliable.

– Strong problem solving skills, research and resolution skills and data analysis.

– Ability to act and operate independently with minimal daily direction from manager to accomplish objectives.

– Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), email and voice mail.

– Fluency in written and spoken English & German.

We have a comprehensive benefits package and offer highly competitive remuneration.

If you have the required experience for this position and are eligible to work in the required location then please apply by CV.

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