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Assistant Accountant - Finance - Munich - 1 year Fixed Term Contract

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Location: Munich, Germany
Date Posted: Dec 11, 2023

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Assistant Accountant – Finance – Munich – 1year fixed term contract

Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) is a global professional services firm specialising in turnaround and interim management, performance improvement and business advisory services. A&M delivers specialist operational, consulting and industry expertise to management and investors seeking to accelerate performance, overcome challenges and maximize value across the corporate and investment lifecycles. Founded in 1983, the firm is known for its distinctive restructuring heritage, hands-on approach and relentless focus on execution and results.

Our dedicated EMEA Finance Team supports offices across Europe and the Middle East as part of the shared service function. The are looking for an Assistant Accountant to be based in Munich for a 1-year Fixed Term Contract.

Main Roles & Responsibilities:

The Corporate Accounting Team works closely with Local External Accountants and are responsible for all financial accounting and reporting for the EMEA business including but not limited to month end close, balance sheet reconciliations, intercompany reconciliations and statutory and compliance filings (VAT, Financial Statements etc.).

The successful applicant will report to the Financial Accountant, Germany and will work alongside the Finance Team, external advisors, auditors and the wider business as required.  Main responsibilities are as follows:

  • Month end - GAAP
  • Completing monthly close to global deadlines including preparation and posting of month-end journals
  • Preparation of monthly balance sheet reconciliations, including timely resolution of differences
  • Preparation of intercompany invoices
  • Monthly local statutory accounts, fiscal and compliance
  • Prepare monthly data pack for local accountants and share to agreed timelines
  • On a monthly basis review and reconcile local GAAP / management accounts, understand differences and where appropriate make adjustments to GAAP and/or local books
  • Liaise with external advisors, including auditors and local accountants
  • Support the local country audits ensuring resulting in a timely submission filing
  • Compile data for VAT and other fiscal returns and ensuring these are correctly reported to the local fiscal authority on a timely basis and correctly accounted for in GAAP books
  • Other
  • Assist with the preparation of the financial statements, if required
  • Liaising with Accounts Payable and Billing Teams to ensure that costs are correctly allocated to each business unit
  • Assistance with ad-hoc projects as and when required
  • Ensuring a robust control environment is operated and maintained at all times

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Part-Qualified accountant with some experience in industry or Graduate from the University of Economics advantageous
  • Previous experience operating in an international multi-site business with exposure to FX transactions
  • Knowledge of DATEV would be advantageous
  • Experience of supporting the preparation of local GAAP financial statements
  • Experience in VAT preparation, review and submission
  • Strong technical knowledge
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel
  • Professional services industry experience is desirable
  • Demonstrable ability to meet deadlines, results orientated and “can do” attitude
  • A natural team player who can interact easily with colleagues and have strong communication skills


Diversity & Inclusion

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity, and we foster inclusiveness, encouraging everyone to bring their whole self to work each day. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is Alvarez & Marsal’s practice to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, family medical history, genetic information or other protected medical condition, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by and in accordance with applicable laws. Employees and Applicants can find A&M policy statements and additional information by region here.

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters are engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening and in alignment with our Inclusive Diversity values. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

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