(Junior) Accountant (m/w/d)



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For over 80 years, GfK has been a reliable and trusted insight partner for the world’s biggest companies and leading brands who make a difference in every consumer’s life - and we will continue to build on this. We connect data, science and innovative digital research solutions to provide answers for key business questions around consumers, markets, brands and media. With our headquarters in Germany and a presence in around 60 countries worldwide, you benefit from our global company with a diverse community of ~9,000 employees.

Harnessing the power of our workforce, the greatest asset we have is our people. As part of GfK, you can take your future into your own hands. We value talent, skills and responsibility and support your development within our international teams. We are proud of our heritage and our future: Currently we are in the latter stages of a transformational journey from a traditional market research company to a trusted provider of prescriptive data analytics powered by innovative technology. This is only possible with extraordinary people and this is why we are looking for YOU to help create our future. For our employees as well as for our clients we pursue one goal: Growth from Knowledge!

Job Description

As (Junior) Accountant (m/f/d) in Accounting Germany you will be responsible for the independent technical support and optimization of accounting processes. You will also be involved in project work and special tasks. The position includes the following main tasks in particular:

  • Functional implementation and design of accounting processes with a focus on general ledger accounting as part of the monthly preparation of financial statements in accordance with IFRS and the German Commercial Code (HGB)
  • Processing of special accounting tasks (e.g. valuation of financial assets, accounting for valuation units and derivatives)
  • Preparation of work instructions and guidelines in coordination with various internal and external stakeholders
  • Reviewing quarterly and annual financial statements regarding material and formal correctness and compliance with group guidelines
  • Analysis and evaluation of financial statements
  • Advising and supporting employees on accounting and financial reporting issues
  • Project work on numerous organizational restructurings as well as on the digitalization of financial processes in an international context

Your profile:

You are an engaged as well as customer- and team-oriented personality. In addition to an independent and careful way of working, your strengths include good analytical skills and a strong understanding of numbers. You also have excellent communication skills at various management levels.

Professional requirements:

  • Good MS Office skills
  • Degree in economics with a focus on accounting; alternatively, a corresponding apprenticeship as an Accountant
  • At least 1 - 2 years of relevant professional experience in the field of accounting and in particular in the preparation of annual financial statements and balance sheets as well as in accounting
  • Good knowledge in accounting in general as well as in accounting according to HGB and IFRS
  • Good knowledge in the use of ERP systems, in particular SAP-ERP (FI module)
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken English
  • Very good knowledge of German

Als (Junior) Accountant/ Bilanzbuchhalter (m/w/d) im Accounting Germany übernehmen Sie die selbständige fachliche Betreuung und Optimierung der Rechnungswesenprozesse. Außerdem werden Sie in Projektarbeiten und Sonderaufgaben eingebunden. Die Position umfasst insbesondere folgende Hauptaufgaben:          

  • Fachliche Durchführung und Gestaltung der Rechnungswesenprozesse mit Schwerpunkt Hauptbuchhaltung in Rahmen der monatlichen Abschlusserstellung nach IFRS und HGB
  • Bearbeitung von bilanziellen Sonderaufgaben (z. B. Bewertung Finanzanlagen, Bilanzierung von Bewertungseinheiten und Derivaten)
  • Erstellen von Arbeitsanweisungen und Richtlinien in Abstimmung mit diversen internen und externen Stakeholdern
  • Überprüfung der Quartals- und Jahresabschlüsse auf materielle und formelle Richtigkeit und auf die Einhaltung der Konzernrichtlinien
  • Analyse und Auswertung der Abschlüsse
  • Beratung und Unterstützung der Mitarbeiter in Buchhaltungs- und Bilanzierungsfragen
  • Projektarbeit bei zahlreichen organisatorischen Umstrukturierungen sowie bei der Digitalisierung von Finanzprozessen im internationalen Kontext

Ihr Profil:

Sie sind eine engagierte sowie kunden- und teamorientierte Persönlichkeit. Neben einer selbstständigen und sorgfältigen Arbeitsweise zählen gute analytische Fähigkeiten und ein ausgeprägtes Zahlenverständnis zu Ihren Stärken. Zudem zeichnet Sie eine sehr gute Kommunikationsfähigkeit auf verschieden Managementebenen aus.

Folgende fachliche Voraussetzungen bringen Sie mit:

  • Studium der Wirtschaftswissenschaften mit Studienschwerpunkt Accounting; alternativ eine entsprechend Ausbildung zum Bilanzbuchhalter
  • Mindestens 1 - 2 Jahre einschlägige Berufserfahrung im Bereich Accounting und insbesondere zu den Themen Jahresabschlusserstellung und Bilanzierung sowie Rechnungswesen
  • Gute Kenntnisse im Rechnungswesen allgemein sowie in der Bilanzierung nach HGB und IFRS
  • Gute Kenntnisse in der Anwendung von ERP-Systemen insbesondere SAP-ERP (Modul FI)
  • Gute Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift
  • Sehr gute Deutschkenntnisse
  • Gute MS Office Kenntnisse

We are an ethical and honest company that is wholly committed to its clients and employees. We are proud to be an inclusive workplace for all and are committed to equal opportunity in employment which focuses on all of our employees reaching their full potential. At GfK we work collaboratively with our colleagues but offer a flexible working approach, including dividing our time between office & remote working as well as the opportunity to flex our working hours around team core hours.

We offer an exciting work environment that brings people together. We encourage an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. We make use of the latest digital technologies. We are looking for self-starters, who accept challenges and create solutions.

Can there be a better place to take center stage in the digital revolution? We are excited to get to know you!

Posted: 38 days ago

City: Nuremberg

Work Area: Finance

Job Time: Full Time

Requisition ID: R00010492