Senior Accountant

Posted 22 June 2024
Salary Competitive Salary (DOE)
Job type Permanent
Discipline Renewable Energy & InfrastructureEnergy, ESG & Green Tech Finance
Contact NameWéverton Siqueira-Nienhaus

Job description


A leading global company specializing in the comprehensive management of renewable assets for electricity generation is seeking a Senior Accountant.


As a key member of the Germany team, this role will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Ensure accurate recording, filing, and reporting of all financial transactions.

  • Prepare monthly and annual reports to identify results, trends, and financial forecasts in line with company practices.

  • Enter supplier invoices and general ledger transactions in SAP.

  • Prepare and process payments using banking platforms.

  • Reconcile general ledger accounts according to German accounting standards (HGB) and IFRS.

  • Provide monthly variance analysis and comments on significant budget/forecast deviations.

  • Manage cash flow by tracking transactions and regularly reviewing internal reports.

  • Coordinate and monitor timely payroll processing by an outsourced accounting firm.

  • Develop budgets and financial plans based on company practices.

  • Liaise with the tax advisor to support the preparation of various local tax returns and compliance (VAT, Income Tax, Withholding Taxes).

  • Collaborate with auditors to ensure compliance with statutory requirements and timely reporting of year-end accounts to the Group Controller Department and local authorities.

  • Prepare year-end statutory financial statements using DATEV.

  • Support office administration and contract management.

  • Assist the Managing Director in presenting reports to senior executives, stakeholders, and board members.

  • Perform other ad-hoc duties as required.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in accounting, business, economics, or finance, or completed training as a certified accountant (professional certification).

  • Over 5 years of experience in a similar role within an international business environment.

  • Strong knowledge of accounting (HGB and IFRS).

  • Experience with DATEV and SAP FI/CO.

  • Business fluency in written and spoken German and English.


  • Analytical thinking

  • Problem-solving abilities

  • Proactive approach

  • Team player

  • Ability to work independently and reliably

We are an equal opportunity employer, celebrating diversity and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Hiring decisions will be based on skills and competencies alignment with the role’s requirements.