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Financial Accountant - German Speaking

Schroders Investment Management Luxembourg
Posted 4 days ago Permanent Competitive
Financial Accountant - German Speaking
Financial Accountant
German Speaking

Who we're looking for
The Financial Accountant is part of the European Financial Controlling Team. This team provides a range of accounting, financial reporting, regulatory reporting, tax compliance, finance operations oversight and business support services to the Schroder Group businesses based in Europe.
This Financial Accountant position will report to the Team Leader Financial Control. The candidate will primarily support the branch network of the European management company and private asset entities across Europe. Further they will be required to work closely with the other accountants to facilitate meeting the responsibilities of the team.
Company Overview
We're a global investment manager. We help institutions, intermediaries and individuals around the world invest money to meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future.
We have around 6,000 people on six continents. And we've been around for over 200 years, but keep adapting as society and technology changes. What doesn't change is our commitment to helping our clients, and society, prosper.
What you'll do
  • Maintain and own the integrity of the financial records of the legal entities
  • Responsible for monthly, quarterly and year-end closing of the accounting records
  • Responsible for the internal reporting to head office and to the local offices
  • In charge of external reporting to the regulators and Government authorities
  • Responsible for applying the Group Financial Control framework, performing balance sheet reconciliations and ensuring procedure documentation is up to date
  • Responsible for supporting Group Tax tax in meeting Tax compliance by country / entity
  • Providing the business with finance data and analysis to support business decision making
  • Act as the liaison point for all third-party matters (auditors, tax consultants, business stakeholders etc.)
  • Proactively seek opportunities for process improvements
The knowledge, experience and qualifications you need
  • At least 5-7 years accounting, financial or auditing experience (local GAAP, HGB, IFRS)
  • Strong Excel knowledge is a requirement
  • Experience in the use of a corporate accounting system (e.g. ORACLE, SAP)
  • Fluent in English and German. Any other European languages would be an advantage
  • Focused on quality and timely delivery
  • Demonstrating integrity and accountability
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Strong analytical skills with high affinity with numbers
  • Well organised
  • Providing timely, accurate and business relevant financial commentary and business decision support
  • Ability to work in a matrix structure
  • Ability to work with a broad range of people from different backgrounds / nationalities
The knowledge, experience and qualifications that will help
  • A good understanding of tax compliance issues (international VAT, corporate tax, transfer pricing) is an advantage
  • Accounting qualifications (e.g. ACCA, ACA) would be an advantage
  • Experience in the asset management business is an advantage
  • Willing to travel occasionally
  • A good understanding of business situations and complex structures
We're looking for the best, whoever they are
Schroders is an equal opportunities employer. You're welcome here whatever your socio-economic background, race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious belief, age or disability.

Job ID  4853
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London, United Kingdom
5750 Employees Asset Management
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