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Harvey John Accountancy Recruitment


£30000 - £50000 per annum + stock options

Harvey John are working with a disruptive, early-stage Real Estate startup in their search for a German Speaking Accountant.

Having just closed their Series-A funding round, they're now entering a period of heavy growth. This includes a need for a hands on and tenacious qualified accountant, fluent in both English and German. You'll be taking ownership of a Real Estate portfolio across 3 European countries and will need a creative, ambitious and open-minded approach to your work, as well as being able to crunch the numbers!

About the role

  • You'll take ownership of Client Portfolio Accounting and bookkeeping for 3 European entities, coordinating with cross-border teams
  • Ensure all bills and invoices are paid and reconciled in a timely manner and recorded in Xero
  • Manage bank accounts, ensuring sufficient liquidity and managing cash flow
  • Liaise with tax consultants and external accountants across Europe to prepare accounts
  • Prepare monthly financial reporting for internal and external stakeholders
  • Maintain and improve accounting controls by recommending policies and procedures, helping the business scale

What you'll offer

  • You'll be a German or UK Qualified Accountant.
  • Excellent spoken & written communication skills in German (fluent) and English (fluent).
  • You'll have experience creating the full suite of financial statements (Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss, Cash Flow).
  • A confident team player and used to speaking to external advisors for guidance
  • Excellent planning and prioritisation skills.
  • You are a self-starter with proactive attitude to meet commitments and undertake additional responsibilities that add value.
  • A knowledge of Real Estate along with prior experience in early stage companies or fast-growing team would be extremely advantageous.

For more information, please apply via the website or contact Alex Baxter Smith at Harvey John.