Financial Accountant - German - Westport, Mayo

Claran Consultants


Accountant with fluent German required for Shared Service Centre in Westport, Mayo. Initially a 9 month contract



Financial Accountant with fluent German, required for Shared Service Centre in Westport, Mayo. Initially a 9 month contract ( to cover a secondment). Must be qualified accountant, SAP systems experience preferred. Multinational /Big 4 experience required. Contact Deirdre at Claran Consultants on 021 4701100 /  


Preparation of all statutory books in compliance with local statutory requirements for assigned entities. 

  • Check that all entries are in line with the Local GAAP and maintain the local chart of accounts 
  • Analyze all accounts and prepare monthly and year-end entries for statutory requirements as appropriate 
  • Prepare reconciliations for fiscal purposes; keep updated local fixed assets register. 
  • Prepare reconciliation between local and US GAAP for all entities 
  • Prepare statutory books and annual reports for assigned entities. 
  • Liaison with outside parties where required. 

Ensure compliance with VAT, tax and fiscal requirements: 
  • Prepare and submit VAT & Intrastat returns, prepare payments, print mandatory books 
  • Work with the VAT department to ensure the integrity of the VAT records. 
  • Responsible for calculation of income taxes and tax submissions 
  • Ensure that all other local taxes are paid on time. 
  • Preparation of deferred tax statements 
  • Perform all monthly intercompany cross charges & ensure supporting backup is in place & invoices are generated for all charges. 
  • Responsible for ensuring all documents are available for a tax inspection including AP invoices, VAT returns, statutory accounts, Tax fillings, Tax payments, Tax reconciliations, communications etc. All documents easily retrievable from local archive 
  • Ensure all inter-company agreements are in place to support transfer pricing requirements 

Preparation of US GAAP accounts and month end close. 
  • Review of the monthly US GAAP accounts in conjunction with our outsourcing partner 
  • Balance Sheet Account Reconciliations review 
  • Ensure accurate and timely month end close and corporate reporting 
  • Carry out month end review to ensure accuracy & correctness of month end accounts in line with Fiscal requirements. 

Prepare all the info requested by internal and external Auditors 
  • Compile information packs required for audit process including detailed analytical review and account analysis 
  • Calculate detailed tax provisions in accordance with local requirements 
  • Represent the local entities at audit meetings & in dealing with any ad-hoc requests that may be required. 
  • Ensure efficiency & timeliness in the provision of any information to the outsourcing company, if relevant. 
  • Prepare information for & co-ordinate with outsourcing arrangements in respect of local external audits. 

  • Fluent German & English speaker
  • Bachelor's Degree in finance and accounting, preferred - Statistics or economics considered 
  • Qualified Accountant – CPA, ACA, ACCA, CIMA 
  • Min 3 years of general accounting experience in a complex global Shared Services environment 
  • Demonstrated capability to understand accounting outcomes and explain US Gaap accounting treatment, utilizing excellent English language skills 
  • Demonstrated capability of completing VAT reporting requirements 
  • SAP or other enterprise systems experience 
  • Process excellence experience 
  • Good level on Microsoft Excel