Finance Associate

Location Germany
Job type Permanent
Salary Negotiable
Published 3 months ago
Contact Ciara Byrne
Job ref DD 000041P_1605632469

Job description

Position Title: Finance Associate

Reports to: Finance Director - Dublin

Location: Berlin, Germany


This position will be responsible for supporting the site management team and third party finance/ accounting firm (local tax advisor) with standard processes such as AP invoice coding, AR invoice review and collections, inventory controls and basic production related activities. This position will be based with our client in Großbeeren, Germany site and will report to the clients site Finance Director - Dublin.


  • Accounts Payable
    • Code all incoming invoices with the appropriate account and send to our local tax advisor for posting
    • Identify new vendors and request banking and other tax information to ensure proper setup by the local tax advisor
  • Work with site team and vendors to resolve payment disputes
  • Work with site team to resolve purchase order issues
  • Review, investigate and correct errors with vouchered items
  • Provide invoice and PO information to support month end AP accruals
  • Review payment control groups for the weekly payment run and ensure the appropriate approvals are processed for the payment
  • Filing invoices as needed
  • Accounts Receivable
    • Review all site Commercial invoices for accuracy vs customer PO and/or contract before sending
    • Complete Clinical invoicing process monthly
    • Contact customers inquiring on payment status
    • Investigate and resolve billing issues as needed
  • Production Support
    • Setup all new raw materials in JDE Item Master module with the appropriate standard cost and manage in a timely manner for any changes
    • Support and review the setup of the bill of materials (BOM) for new packaging awards
    • Track all work orders for appropriate labor and material reporting on a daily basis and support the closing of the orders as required
    • Manage the inventory balances and costs on a daily basis to ensure accuracy at all times
  • Assist in month end close process
    • Support the management of intercompany activities for reporting purposes
    • Confirm intercompany balances with sister sites monthly
    • Maintain fixed asset register for site
    • Review local tax advisor activities and perform GL and vendor account reconciliations on a monthly basis
    • Ensure compliance with clients Financial Policies
    • Other duties as required


  • Must possess exceptional skills in communication and exhibit demonstrated behaviors around customer care, customer service and sensitivity to customer needs and data
  • Must possess and demonstrate excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills
  • Must possess excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Must be well organized and detail and multi-task oriented
  • Must work well under pressure and be able to prioritize workloads
  • Must be able to interact effectively with a variety of individuals and personalities within and between departments - Corporate and site employees


  • Accounting or Business Management bachelor or masters degree
  • Part qualified accountant or pursuing an accounting qualification


  • 1 - 3 years relevant work experience
  • Must be fluent in English and German
  • Prior experience working with a US based company a plus
  • ERP experience required (JDE experience a plus)
  • General Ledger (GL) and Balance Sheet (BS) knowledge
  • AP/AR/Cost Accounting background or knowledge a plus

If you meet the above criteria and would like to apply, please email your CV to or call 00353864672205

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