Financial Controller (German) – Cork

Vacancy Reference Code : 01414

Euro Executive Recruitment has been retained by our client to recruit a Financial Controller fluent in German for their EMEA headquarters based in Cork, Ireland.

Client Description

Our client a global company based in Cork are looking to recruit a Financial Controller. You will have the opportunity to work as part of a diverse multi-lingual team based in a Shared Service Centre for a multinational pharmaceutical company in Cork. The Financial Controller will work cross-functionally and have regular interaction with key business partners.

The Role:

  • Ownership and Accountability for delivering accurate, robust and timely US GAAP and Local German Financial Statements, validated through regular internal and external audits.
  • Governance and accountability for journal voucher review, account reconciliation review, and intercompany processes.
  • Lead the monthly, quarterly and annual US GAAP trial balance review process through analysis and insight of the underlying business in the respective affiliates/hub, incorporating in the preparation and presentation of monthly Trial Balance to Senior Finance leadership
  • Influence and lead strong control environment and robust compliance
  • Act as advisor/subject matter expert on complex accounting treatments on US GAAP and German GAAP and policy/procedures interpretation
  • Partner with the Global Process Owners to drive business process re-engineering and process standardisation.
  • Leading the communication of financial information to all non-financial stakeholders
  • Drive cross-functional projects where the opportunity arises.
  • Demonstrate excellent project management abilities and a strong understanding of financial systems.
  • Support organizational changes.
  • Analyze and translate data into key strategic inputs and insights to drive decision making.
  • Proven ability to work on high-level value-add ad hoc projects while continuing to achieve routine goals


  • Qualified Chartered/ Public Accountant (Dottore Commercialista)- Preferably Big 4 Trained with a minimum of 8 years post qualified. GAAP/IFRS accounting standards knowledge.
  • Controllership experience matured in Multinational Companies is an advantage
  • Extensive Local German financial reporting and Tax experience
  • Master’s Degree / MBA qualification is desirable.
  • Attentive to details to ensure compliance and accurate reporting.
  • German native Language
  • Experience of working to tight deadlines and analysing multiple entities with the ability to manage pressure and conflicting demands
  • Strong organizational and multitasking capabilities
  • Self-motivated professional with excellent customer service and strong working/team building relationship skills
  • Proven strong interpersonal, influencing and communication skills to interact with all levels of an organization
  • Ability to build effective networks across functions, organisations, job levels and geographies.
  • Self-motivated, with a passion for continuous improvement
  • Systems Experience (SAP/Oracle) is an advantage.
  • Significant travel expected.

Please contact Gerard Breen on +353 (0) 21 206 6078 or +353 (0)86 831 2693 or send your CV to

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