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Vacancy: Management Accountant – German speaking - Watford, Hertfordshire

Posted on 05/05/2017

About Optoma

Optoma Europe Ltd is a leading specialist provider of award-winning projection and digital display products for the business and consumer markets. Optoma was established in 1997 and currently employs around 140 employees across Europe, with the majority of these operating from our headquarters in Watford.


Working for Optoma, you can expect a competitive salary with additional corporate benefits such as medical insurance, dental cover, pension and up to 25 days holiday per year - subject to service requirements.

Job Description

  • Reporting to the Senior Management Accountant, then CFO. 
  • Responsible for the daily accounting of the German subsidiary including AR, AP  and bank transactions
  • Approving new customers, following credit control SOP and credit insurance policy requirements. Managing customer account queries. 
  • Supporting the sales team
  • Releasing accounts, customer reconciliations, customer statements, allocating cash (as cover for credit control), collecting cash through DD.
  • Entering AP invoices and expenses following SOP.  Preparation of payment runs.
  • Accounting for and controlling returned stock through service process.
  • Month-end closing, accruals, prepayments, fixed assets, payroll, stock reconciliations, etc
  • German VAT return
  • Supporting German subsidiary with all finance related contract issues
  • Liaising with accountants in Germany for compliance, payroll and tax.
  • Dealing with UK audit of German subsidiary
  • Some travel to Germany, approximately once a quarter
  • Assisting Senior management Accountant and other members of the finance team with ad hoc tasks

Candidate Specification


  • Must be fluent in German, preferably first language
  • Part-Qualified accountant
  • Strong spreadsheet skills

Experience and Skills

  • Previous experience in a similar position
  • Month-end closing experience
  • High energy and drive for results
  • Good communicator, team player
  • Must have flexible working attitude


How to apply

To apply for this vacancy please email your CV and a covering letter to