EU Financial Controller

  • Finance
  • Cologne, Germany

EU Financial Controller

Job description

We are looking for an experienced Financial Controller to support our growth in Europe of assistive technology to visually impaired people. You will undertake all aspects of financial management, including corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, tax calculations and reporting in multiple European countries for B2B and B2C sales, budget and forecasts preparation, as well as development of internal control policies and procedures. As well as financial risk management.


Financial Controller responsibilities include:
Managing all finance and accounting operations
Coordinating and directing the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts and report variances
Preparing and publishing timely monthly financial statements


Responsibilities

  • Manage all accounting operations including Billing (B2C B2B in multiple European countries), A/R, A/P, GL, Cost Accounting, Inventory Accounting and Revenue Recognition
  • Manage and comply with local reporting requirements and tax filings (Income Tax, VAT, Payroll Taxes)
  • Manage and oversee payroll processing in multiple European countries including employee related benefits
  • Coordinate and direct the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts and report variances
  • Prepare and publish timely monthly financial statements
  • Coordinate the preparation of regulatory reporting
  • Support month-end and year-end closing process
  • Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Additional controller duties as necessary

Job requirements

Requirements

  • Proven working experience as a Financial Controller
  • 3+ years of overall combined accounting and finance experience
  • Advanced degree in Accounting
  • CPA
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures – USGAAP and IFRS
  • Experience with creating financial statements
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year end close process
  • Excellent excel skills
  • Excellent accounting software user and administration skills