Finance Manager – Germany

Full time, Permanent
Posted 2 years ago

Finance Manager BU Germany: Our client is one of the world’s largest and most well-known companies in their media industry niche. Operating for almost 30 years, they are facing remarkable growth and now have an opening for a self-driven and highly organised Finance Manager to report both to the MD’s Germany and to the VP Finance Europe.


• Business finance partner to MD’s, Germany, as well as key part of the senior finance team.
• Manage all financial matters for Germany (c.€40m revenue) incl management reporting, statutory and tax reporting, invoicing, AR, AP, Cash and working capital management. Assisted by local finance members in Berlin and an experienced external accountant.
• Preparation of monthly management accounts for the Germany business incl. the monthly assessment of all dubbing projects with regards to both Direct Margin and Percentage-of-completion.
• Responsible for budget, monthly P&L forecasts and weekly Cash forecasts. This will involve working closely with senior management in a consultative capacity.
• Main contact for the banks (lenders).
• Preparation of year-end audited Financial Statements.
• Provide assistance with the group year-end audit.
• Provide input to development of regional and group finance systems.
• Support the ongoing side-merger in Germany from an accounting and tax perspective.

Person specification:

• Qualified accountant with 5 years+ post qualified experience in Germany.
• Experienced in Group Accounting function, cash management, P&L/Balance Sheet/Cash Flow, working with multiple currencies.
• IFRS experience preferable but not essential.
• Strong analytical skills with focus on variance analysis and profit improvement recommendations
• Team management experience (both in-person and remote) in particular team development and leadership.
• Continuous improvement of systems and process – ideally familiar with Navision
• Capable of providing finance partner support, ad hoc analysis and projects
• Experience in international group, reporting results through to central team and participating in regional finance calls and initiatives
• Tax and audit experience, able to manage advisers as needed
• Experienced in budgeting, forecasting
• Good attitude, able to function and prioritize, operate in less structured environment, task orientated
• Industry experience desirable but not essential
• A high level of commercial acumen that goes beyond merely reporting the financial numbers on a periodic basis
• Command over both written and spoken English and ability to communicate well

Location: 50:50 Berlin office and ability to work from home

Salary guide: €65k-€70k basic + discretionary bonus.

Job Features

Job CategoryAccountancy & Finance
Job ReferenceARBSFMb

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