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Management Accountant - German speaker preferred

Rapidly expanding, PE backed Accountancy practice looking to add a German speaking Management Accountant (MA) to its central London office.

The MA has the primary task of preparing accurate, timely and informative management information for clients along with any associated compliance work (VAT returns etc). This requires technical knowledge, attention to detail and an ability to organise a workload without relying on others for regular guidance and direction.

The more detailed services completed by the MA are bookkeeping work, posting supplier invoices, credit notes and pre-coded expenses forms (either directly to the accounting software or via an online accounting portal), preparation of management reports (including but not limited to profit and loss account, balance sheet, management letter commentary and supporting schedules), preparation of VAT returns, EC sales lists, Intrastat returns, CIS reporting and preparation of supporting files in relation to these, the resolution of any review points raised by the business as part of its quality control process, and provision of these deliverables in an accurate and timely way.

The role requires significant interaction with other teams and with client staff. Within the company there will be interaction with Financial Administrators who may work on the same clients and Client Managers who will review the work completed before it is delivered to clients.

The MA will need to be confident in communicating with people at all levels both in German and in English.

A good Management Accountant will be a technically competent accountant, will understand the client's business and will analytically self-review their work prior to presenting it to the client manager for review together with matters highlighted for the manager's attention. You will continually be perceptive to the clients' circumstances and technical/compliance issues, highlighting these to team colleagues.

Each MA is assigned a portfolio of work. However it is inevitable there will be times when clients will be demanding in their requirements and as a client focused business you will always try and react to this. You should be able to deal with such requirements on their own portfolio in a timely manner, identify and highlight when they need assistance and be prepared to assist others throughout the firm.

An excellent MA should be seeking to develop their interpersonal and technical skills to the stage where they consistently minimise the quality assurance aspect of the client managers on their clients and consistently demonstrate a willingness to deliver excellent client service. This will allow the opportunity to be considered for promotion to the role of Senior Management Accountant or Client Manager.

To apply for this position please send a copy of your CV in English and as a word document to: m.christie@eurolondon.com, stating your salary expectations.

Thank you for applying to Euro London Appointments, the UK's largest independent language consultancy. We aim to respond as promptly as possible to your application, however, due to the high level of CV's we receive we are only able to respond to applicants whose profile matches our Clients requirements. Please note that we can only accept applications from candidates in possession of a valid UK work permit. To enquire about other vacancies please visit our website at www.eurolondon.com

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Maurice Christie

Principal Consultant

Team: Banking & Financial Markets

I specialise in: Recruiting client facing functions within financial services

Languages: English, French, Spanish and Northern Irish-isms

I’ve been at Euro London since: 2007

About me: Originally from Northern Ireland, I have lived in London for 13 years and worked for Euro London for 10 of those. I studied French and Spanish at University, so being able to work with International talent and promote that in the London market was a natural choice for me. When I’m not in the office, I’m exploring what London has to offer. This usually means at the markets or trying out new pubs and restaurants. I’m a foodie so I enjoy eating out a lot. To try and balance this indulgence, I go to the gym and swim (although not as much as I should) and I enjoy playing tennis when Wimbledon fortnight is upon us.

If I was a famous person, I would be: A male version of Maya Angelou – her poems and wise words have always resonated with me

Fun fact: I used to compete at school national level in swimming in the butterfly stroke

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