Job Description SummaryThis position will be responsible for STEMCELL Technologies German Finance and Accounting activities. Reporting to the Head of Finance Europe, this individual will be performing specific accounting tasks and assist the general accounting supervisor implementing policies, procedures and controls pertaining to the general accounting processes in Europe.
Daily accounting tasks
AP invoices control: ensure the correct posting in Stemcell Group ERP according to Group chart of account and cost accounting structure. Ensure supplier on time payment and expense supporting documentation (primary contact for suppliers and third parties).
Travel Expenses: Corporate Credit Cards control (deductible, benefits, entertainments) and posting to ERP via Concur (Travel Expense Software). Responsible of all accounting checks required in this process (request approval, reconciliations) and employee's travel expenses on time payment.
Payroll: With a global understanding (requiring some global checks if needed), post payroll movements in Group ERP and process on time payment to employees, Authorities, and other third parties when applicable.
File documentation for easy access and review by internal and external auditors for all general accounting and tax matters.
Taxes and other monthly recurring declarations
Perform monthly VAT return and Intrastat declarations.
Review and understand all declarations performed by the tax consultant.
Trade tax, corporate tax payments management.
Link with local Tax consultant.
Remind overdue invoices to Stemcell Group customers.
Identify reasons for late payment and overdue invoices.
Support in solving problems to accelerate customer payments.
Create and comment the weekly AR report and trends for the scope in charge.
For all these daily tasks, strong collaboration with the local executive assistant is important.
Month and Year End Closing
Book all general accounting entries (expense accruals, payroll and taxes entries etc.).
Perform Balance Sheet and P&L review of entities in charge.
Ensure that closing is performed according to Group and Local deadlines.
Maintain chart of account and mapping according to the group policy.
Prepare statutory package and filing information to be reviewed by consultants and auditors.
Any other task/project linked to general accounting expertise, to support the accounting manager.
Per exception and due to Europe Finance team size, the help of accountant can be required on another Stemcell entity accounting matters.
Academic background in German accounting (Bachelor’s degree or other strong academic credentials).
SAP expertise in FI module.
Team oriented spirit with strong communication skills (written and oral) in German and English to communicate in a clear, concise and organized manner.
Minimum 2 years of related work experience with German accounting knowledge, international environment and excellent organizational skills.
The ability to deal with confidential and sensitive matters is essential.
STEMCELL Technologies Inc. is a privately-owned biotechnology company based in Vancouver that helps power leading-edge life science research around the world. Scientists performing stem cell, immunology, cancer, regenerative medicine and cellular therapy research are among those who rely on our cell culture media, cell separation products, instruments, ancillary reagents and contract assay services. We create novel, useful, standardized products of unfailing quality and deliver them to more than 70 countries via our many regional offices plus distribution centres in Vancouver, Seattle, Grenoble and Singapore. Driven by our love of science and our passion for quality, we see ourselves simply as “Scientists Helping Scientists” – standing by our customers to provide outstanding products, technical support and training. We have over 1000 science-oriented employees globally, including 250 PhDs/MScs, with most others holding a BSc or engineering degree. STEMCELL is proud to be the largest Biotechnology employer in Canada.
This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative and dynamic environment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and significant career development opportunities.
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