Carestream Dental Careers

german Controller

Stuttgart, Germany
Finance


Job Description

POSITION: Germany Controller

DEPARTMENT: Finance

REPORTS TO: Regional Controller

LOCATION: Germany

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Germany Controller will be responsible for all aspects of accounting and compliance activities for assigned country/cluster, including preparation of accounts in accordance with US GAAP and local statutory requirements, completion of local tax filings and ensuring compliance with internal controls and other group reporting requirements.

 

Financial close and reconciliation process:

 

  • Ownership over the monthly feed (US GAAP adjustments)
  • Completion and review of reconciliations of balance sheet accounts
  • Review, approval & monitoring of reserves (receivable, rebates, restructuring, misc., etc.)
  • Review & approval of monthly accruals or accounting adjustments
  • Review of pension accounting to ensure GAAP compliant
  • Preparation of quarterly tax packs, reconciliation of tax accounts, ownership of annual provision to return process
  • Preparation and signature of quarterly representation letter
  • Preparation of other WW reporting requests (balance sheet flux, y/e disclosure information schedules, etc.)
  • Raise issues to the watchlist in a timely manner and drive these issues to resolution
  • Coordinate GAAP/accounting principles training for local team
  • Coordinate process changes for accounting transaction process

 

Review of contracts and terms and conditions

 

  • Ensure that contracts are in place and correct accounting in terms of revenue and cost recognition is applied
  • Review significant business plans/tenders to ensure accounting implications/tax issues are being considered
  • Review significant financial solution (i.e. rental, leasing) or credit actions and define path forward in conjunction with regional controller
  • Coordinate with the local finance manager to ensure that revenue recognition is correctly reflected in estimates and understood in actuals
  • Ensure all standard contracts/contract templates are subject to annual review

 

Control environment

 

  • Ensure that all frameworks and flowcharts are kept updated
  • Ensure that all key controls are executed as described

 

Local filings

 

  • Annual preparation of statutory accounts under local GAAP in line with local deadline
  • Austrian branch Accounting and local filing ( support from external firm)
  • Preparation of reconciliation between US GAAP accounts and local statutory accounts
  • Preparation of income tax return and related items
  • Ensure all other statutory filings are completed in line with local deadlines (VAT filings, social security filings, other tax filings, etc.)
  • Ensure local tax consequences are considered in all major business decisions

 

BS & assets management controls

 

  • Participate in accounts receivable collection calls
  • Ensure physical asset checks are performed as required

 

Audit

 

  • Coordinate & act as a lead for preparation for internal and external audits
  • Resolve all audit issues on a timely basis

 

Ad-Hoc Projects

 

  • Act as a consultant for key process changes and systems and infrastructure implementation to ensure GAAP and internal control compliance