European Financial Controller

  • Location
    Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen
  • Contract Type
  • Posted
  • Industry
    Commerce and Industry
  • Expiry Date

Our client is an international, private equity backed company with a growing presence in Europe. With offices in Germany, the Netherlands and Italy, a European Financial Controller is required to oversee finance-relate activities in the region.

Due to the international nature of this role, business-level English is required as is an accountancy qualification. A minimum of two days a week in the Dusseldorf office will be essential and the successful candidate will be proactive, with strong communication skills to ensure collaboration across the three offices and with head office in the UK.


Finance & Accounting
– Review the posting of all purchase invoices and journals, including central recharges performed by the European finance assistant.
– Bookkeeping for all continental European Operations locally and globally
– Overseeing bank reconciliations, cashbooks and sales ledgers maintained by the European finance assistant.
– Provide month and year end income statement, and statement of financial position figures to external tax advisors in order that relevant accounts/tax returns can be prepared.

– Prepare and process all relevant tax returns including but not limited to VAT and corporation taxes
– Prepare and process EC Sales list quarterly for Germany and Netherlands entities.

– Be first point of contact to all relevant banks (Commerzbank)
– Review and authorize all payments prepared by the European finance assistant.
– Prepare relevant financial reports for both management and central finance function as aged debt reports.
– Oversee the expenses claim process and system (SAP Concur).

Sales invoicing/Credit control
– Liaise with London based Billing team to ensure all sales invoices are raised correctly and in a timely manner.
– Oversee the European Credit control function, monitoring the progress of the European finance assistant in collecting outstanding debt, as well as acting as a point of escalation for local issues and deciding when to involve the FD/CFO in debt concerns/issues.

– Direct management of the European finance assistant responsible for developing and ensuring work standards remain high.
– The role is a senior member of the finance team and will be expected to contribute to the wider global finance team and its key deliverables/goals.
– Provide assistance and financial expertise to local decision makers, and be a keen contributor to office-wide goals and achievements.

– Process permanent payroll for AMS, DUS, MIL employees using information provided by the central HR team in London
– Be first point of contact to all external payroll providers (e.g tax authorities, social security authorities)

Temp/Interim payroll
– Implementation for all continental European operations
– Overall responsibility for ensuring that the temp payroll is produced accurately and temp workers are paid the correct amounts on a timely basis.
– Liaise with the fee earner population to ensure efficient back office processes for our temp business.
– Ongoing temp management for all continental European operations
– Issue relevant contracts to clients and candidates
– Deal with relevant compliance and insurance processes

The SR Group (UK) Limited is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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