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Financial Accountant

Job Specification

It’s an exciting time to join our team! We are growing and in transition, and are looking to strengthen our organization by supporting us in the implementation of projects across different countries with the aim to promote organic culture. To this end we are looking for a Financial Accountant to join our governance team of eight persons. You are a proactive team player, able to work collaboratively as part of a multicultural and interdisciplinary team.
You will be contributing to the expansion of our accounting and (project) controlling facilities in line with our growth.
You will be part of a team of 30, based in Bonn, Germany, reporting to the Head of Operations. We are aiming to fill this position as soon as possible.

Responsibilities
Accounting
• Manage all daily-business accounting transactions, coordination and processing of payments
• Prepare journal entries accurately and efficiently
• Handle quarterly and annual closings
• Prepare and handle project audits
• Reconcile accounts payable and receivable and coordinate and prepare for the annual financial audit
• Prepare invoices for partners, projects and membership
• Maintain assets register/ inventory lists
• Monthly review and analysis of bank account balances, balance sheets and profit/loss accounts
• Prepare tax declarations and file tax returns, in close cooperation with our external tax consultant
• Handle external correspondence related to financial matters, e.g. with tax consultants, authorities, banks, insurance companies and donor organizations
• Comply with financial policies and public regulations

Financial Controlling and Administration
• Prepare organizational budgets and budget forecasts
• Consolidate project financial reporting and budgeting to the yearly organizational budget
• Provide regular and ad-hoc financial reports and information to management
• Assist the project coordinators in project accounting
• Handle company-related insurances (Inventory, liability, etc.)
• Oversee and further develop procedures and policies related to financial monitoring and accounting

Professional Knowledge and Language Skills

• Bachelor degree in Finance or Accounting or similar education, e.g. “Bilanzbuchhalter”
• Strong accounting knowledge according to HGB (Handelsgesetzbuch – German Commercial Code)
• 5+ years of professional experience in accountancy, including year-end closing
• Advanced MS Excel skills including Vlookups and pivot tables
• Experience in the NGO environment of advantage
• Strong systematic, analytical and conceptual understanding
• Fluency in English and German

Duration of Appointment2 years, with the intention to extend to an unlimited contract, with a probation period of 6 months
Entry on Duty01.08.2020
Application Period17.07.2020
IFOAM-Organics International

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