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Record to Report Accountant - German speaker

Country:
Portugal
Work Location:
Porto
05 Aug 2021
Job Type:
Regular
About The Opportunity

Do you want to be part of this exciting opportunity to join a dedicated team of experts in GKN Automotive’s new Business Services (GBS) situated in Porto?

Working out of recently refurbished, state of the art offices we provide multifunctional support to GKN Automotive’s global delivery activities across Finance, Procurement, HR & Sales Order Management.

Our vision is to deliver sustainable value with standard, consistent, digitally enhanced processes and to achieve this we are seeking to attract highly motivated and skilled professionals. In return we offer a corporate culture which champions professional development, embraces and leads change, creates ingenious solutions for our customers and encourages collaboration.

Key Responsibilities

The key responsibilities include : 

  • Perform general accounting support and month end
  • Review and analyze information from the general ledger and other accounting records to ensure accuracy and completeness, and take corrective action, as appropriate
  • Address audit enquiries / investigation
  • Create trial balance and draft financial statements
  • Supervise the delivery of daily operational accounting tasks and the processing journal entries
  • Oversee the execution of period-end accounting entries by posting manual journal entries and processing recharges (e.g., accruals, currency conversions, etc.)
  • Oversee the postings of journals and ensure that processes are correctly followed
  • Oversee the reconciliation of General Ledger / balance sheet accounts
  • Support in the production of balance sheets, income statements and other financial statements according to legal and company accounting and financial guidelines
  • Oversee the preparation of month-end and year-end close process
  • Manage and lead teams and manage workload efficiently across resources
  • Maintain confidentiality and observes data protection guidelines
  • Support with project related activities
  • Perform other reasonable duties within the Record-to-Report pillar as required

 

The skills and capabilities required for this position include : 

  • BSc/BA in accounting, finance or relevant field
  • Good understanding of accounting and financial reporting principles and practices
  • Good analytical skills and detail orientated
  • Strong organization and time management
  • Ability to work unsupervised and deliver high quality work to tight deadlines
  • Full proficiency with Microsoft applications including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook
  • Knowledge of ERP systems, processes and workflow technology
  • Experience in Accounting in an International environment would be appreciated
  • Fluency in German (Native or equivalent level) is mandatory and good level of English
About Us

We are a world leading global automotive technology business, with diverse expertise driving the future of transportation.

With a comprehensive global footprint, and a 250 year heritage, we design, develop, manufacture and integrate an extensive range of driveline technologies for over 90% of the world’s car manufacturers via 54 plants in 21 countries.

Our vision is to drive a cleaner, more sustainable world and our 27,000 employees contribute to this in the design, development and manufacture of highly engineered products and systems including driveline components, all-wheel drive systems and electric drive systems. We have relentless drive to transform, adapting to meet the needs of our customers and the challenges and opportunities of a rapidly changing world and our people create ingenious technologies and systems for a more sustainable future.

 

GKN Automotive is the market leader in conventional, all-wheel and electrified drive systems and solutions.

With a comprehensive global footprint, we design, develop, manufacture and integrate an extensive range of driveline technologies for over 90% of the world’s car manufacturers.

Diversity and Inclusion

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN Automotive. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN Automotive is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, colour, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Diversity and Inclusion

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.