Finance Manager

Business Sectors: Solar
Sectors: Employment Type: permanent Country: Germany

Finance Manager required to join a tier 1 module manufacturer based in Frankfurt. 

You will be responsible for maintaining the accounting book and preparing the monthly reporting package; Preparing the monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements in accordance with German GAAP; Preparation of the expense budget and the forecast. 

Financial Reporting

  • Maintain the accounting book and prepare the monthly reporting package according to head office instruction;
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements in accordance with according to Germen and Chinese Accounting Standard.
  • Assist the office head to prepare the expenses budget, forecast, and execute the budgetary control
  • Prepare the monthly budget vs. actual analysis
  • Monthly declaration for transaction within European Union to Federal Statistical Office; Work together with the external consultant to prepare and submit the tax returns on time
  • Make proper retention of the documents with local tax office, business licensing, statistics, financials.
  • Deal with billings, accounts payable and receivable DATEV System and SAP

Budget and Analysis

  • Assist General Manager in preparation of company‘s budget. Forecast and execute budgetary control.
  • Prepare monthly budget vs. actual analysis.

Policy and Procedure

  • Ensure company’s financial and accounting procedures in compliance with the group policy, as well as local statutory requirements in German.
  • Make proper retention of documents with local tax office, business licenses, statistics, bookkeeping.

Operation

  • Review sales contracts initiated by GmbH office in particular on the payment terms. Assess tax implication of the contracts. Assist sales team to structure contracts to minimize financial risk?
  • Work with HQ credit control team to assess the credibility of customers?
  • Follow up with the sales team ensure due balance be settled on time?
  • Work with operation team on inventory management in GmbH that includes stock-taking, review of the inventory movement, reconcile inventory quantity. 
  • Assist with HQ Finance team to deal with relevant financial affairs.
  • Complete other tasks assigned by supervisor

Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in accounting/finance/economic/business administration) or higher;
  • Good knowledge of SAP is a must.  Certified Public Accountant is a plus;
  • Fluent English, Chinese and German, in written and verbal. Fluent Mandarin Chinese communication is a plus;
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience at relevant positions; at least three (3) years’ experience in large- or medium-size companies;
  • Familiar with federal, state, and local laws and regulations;
  • Experienced and knowledgeable of accounting software, payroll procedures, and management systems;
  • Familiar with German tax structure and capable of identifying tax implication of commercial transactions;
  • A team player, able to work under pressure. Ability to work independently and multi-task.

 

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Scott Thomson

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