Finance Accountant

Job Id:  8960

Huerth, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Department:  Finance and Accounts
Function:  Finance
Employee Type:  Permanent Full Time
Seniority Level:  Associate

UPL Limited (NSE: UPL & BSE: 512070, LSE: UPLL) is a global provider of sustainable agriculture products and solutions, with annual revenue exceeding $6bn. We are a purpose-led company. Through OpenAg®, UPL is focused on accelerating progress for the food system. We are building a network that is reimagining sustainability, redefining the way an entire industry thinks and works – open to fresh ideas, innovation, and new answers as we strive towards our mission to make every single food product more sustainable. As one of the largest agriculture solutions companies worldwide, our robust portfolio consists of biologicals and traditional crop protection solutions with more than 14,000 registrations. We are present in more than 130 countries, represented by more than 10,000 colleagues globally. For more information about our integrated portfolio of solutions across the food value chain including seeds, post-harvest, as well as physical and digital services, please visit and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.


Job Purpose:

UPL Deutschland GmbH is seeking a highly skilled Senior Financial Accountant to join our finance team. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing various financial and accounting processes to ensure timely and accurate financial reporting and compliance.


Job Description:

  • Preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements in accordance with IFRS following the company’s timelines. Ensure timely and accurate closing of the books
  • Annual preparation of Financial Statements according to German GAAP
  • Oversee the invoicing process, ensuring it adheres to internal guidelines (IFRS 15) and drive the dunning process
  • Supervise Accounts Payable function managed by a shared service centre. Monitor payment transactions, cash planning etc.
  • Manage travel expense accounting in DACH region
  • Lead interaction with both external and internal auditors (e.g. statutory audit, tax audit) and tax advisors and coordinate with internal stakeholders to drive a timely completion of audits, tax filings etc.
  • Manage monthly & annual VAT returns
  • Monitor payroll accounts and fixed asset accounts to ensure accuracy and compliance
  • Respond to ad-hoc requests from management and external stakeholders such as the tax office, auditors, banks, etc.


Qualifications and Skills:

  • Qualified Accountant with approx. 5 years of experience in Accounting, Auditing or Finance functions with solid knowledge of Financial Reporting and Accounting processes
  • Extensive knowledge of SAP or other ERP system
  • Knowledge of preparation of financial statements according to HGB and IFRS
  • Advanced MS Excel
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively interact with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities
  • Motivated, flexible, result-oriented and comfortable with periods of high work pressure
  • Fluent command of both German and English, both written and spoken


Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Desired: Experience in working in a multinational corporation with exposure to Sarbanes-Oxley control requirements for internal processes


UPL offers:

A dynamic and pleasant work environment, with lots of variation in your day-to-day activities. Besides a good salary you will observe excellent secondary benefits. You have the freedom to re-define the framework of your job description as you prove your value to the organization as you go.


Diversity&Inclusion at UPL:

UPL is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Notice to Recruiters and Staffing Agencies:

UPL and its affiliates and subsidiaries ("UPL") have an internal recruiting department. UPL may supplement that internal capability from time to time with assistance from temporary staffing agencies, placement services, and professional recruiters ("Agency"). Agencies should only contact UPL’s Human resources department (hereafter referred to as HR department) for staffing requirements at UPL which would present all candidates internally. Agency must obtain written approval from UPL's HR department before submitting resumes, and then only in conjunction with a valid fully executed contract for service and in response to a specific job opening will UPL pay the agreed upon service fees. UPL will not pay a fee to any Agency that does not have such agreement in place.



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