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Senior Financial Specialist

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Website Phrase

Senior Financial Specialist
At Phrase, we help open the door to global business by providing the complete localization solution. Consisting of Phrase TMS and Phrase Strings, our unified suite is built to cover the full range of translation and localization use cases. With a global team working from our offices in Hamburg and Prague—or from home across Europe, the UK, the US, and the APAC region—we serve thousands of global customers, including leading brands such as Uber, Fujifilm, Shopify, Bosch, Huawei, and Lufthansa.

As Senior Financial Specialist, you will be supporting the finance structure of Phrase; your key focus will be to make sure that the German local accounting is timely and accurate, with responsibilities that will stretch over key functions such as Inter Company and Finance Control.

Finally you will be contributing actively to the success of the process improvement and automation initiatives, that will shape the future RTR process. Reporting into the Group Financial Manager you can be part of a team that is dedicated to multiple entities located across Europe. The role is fully remote, with a focus over German entities.


What you’ll be responsible for:

  • Bookkeeping and execution for the RTR process (incl. actual GL entries) in NetSuite ERP, primarily for the German entities
    Taking care of the local GAAP accounting of the financials for multiple entities and supporting the Month-End closure timeliness, accuracy and control
    Leading independently the preparation of statutory financial statements and managing through to completion.
    Being the point of contact of Local German Authorities and External parties, including auditors and vendors
    Leading independently the submission of recurring VAT reporting to the local tax Authorities, including ESL and OSS.
    Supporting the preparation of reporting packs and management accounts with a special attention to cost centre accounting, costs amortisation schedules, FX and overall accounts reconciliations, sub-ledgers control, etc.
    Supporting the Manager, Group Finance taking responsibility for EMEA monthly management and annual statutory accounting processes
    Providing financial insight and decision support to senior stakeholders, analysing and interpreting business performance KPI’s
    Supporting budget holders with the preparation, monitoring and reporting of budget, investigating and commenting on variances against planned performance.
    Operating the internal control Framework, including InterCompany operations and mismatches, Balance sheet reconciliations and Delegation of Authority
    Assisting the Group Finance Leads to standardise, improve, and simplify the RTR processes
    What you need:
    Fluency in English and German
    Located in UTC+0 or UTC+1 timezone
    Fully Qualified in accounting (CPA, ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
    Service industry experience
    Previous Assurance/Audit experience, preferably
    Problem Solving and can do attitude
    Adaptability and flexibility to an ever changing and up-scaling environment
    Openness and adaptability to change
    Visual and Verbal communication for Management Accounting to Non Finance Partners
    Being a curious individual with investigative, analytical and detail oriented mindset

What you’ll get:

Work experience in a successful and growing global SaaS company
Be part of an international team of 250+ in Europe, Japan, and the Americas
Expert colleagues in their field who are determined to build the best localization platform on the market
An agile work environment, where it is encouraged to take smart risks
Take part in a culture full of trust, support and loyalty, where respectful and open feedback is valued
A positive, open-minded, and innovative atmosphere
Support in your professional development and personal career goals

What’s on top:

  • 4 Company holidays additional to your regular holidays (1 day per quarter where the entire company is off to celebrate our achievements)
    Your birthday off because it is important to celebrate you as well
    2 Giveback days where you can support the local community, volunteer and/or take part in charity events and activities
    A personal Learning & Development Budget
    Access to online language classes
    Travel budget to visit your team in Prague or Hamburg once per quarter
    Modern technical setup and latest software
    Professional and extensive onboarding
    Flexible working hours and home office options
    Additional local benefits depending on the entity you’re hired at, just ask your Talent Acquisition Partner

At Phrase we believe in the critical importance of diversity in all its forms and intersectionalities, and are committed to ensuring that the people we interview reflect this diversity. We therefore strongly encourage people of any identity to apply for our exciting career opportunities. We have taken an active decision to make our work environment inclusive every day, starting at the very beginning of your Phrase experience.

We value and welcome different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds as we believe that these differences make our team even stronger on our mission of opening the door to global business by giving everybody access to the content they need in the language they speak.

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