Launched in 1998, this pioneering British-born brand has specialised in creating amazing experiences and unforgettable memories - from hotels, city breaks and holidays to theatre, entertainment and spa days. Experts in brightening up online travel, lastminute.com is among the worldwide leaders in the field, helping hundreds of thousands of customers every year find, and do, "whatever makes them pink".
lastminute.com is part of lm group, publicly traded multinational Group, among the worldwide leaders in the online travel industry. Every month, the Group reaches across all its websites and mobile apps (in 17 languages and 40 countries) 60 million unique users that search for and book their travel and leisure experiences. More than 1,200 people enjoy working with us and contribute to provide our audience with a comprehensive and inspiring offering of travel related products and services.
lastminute.com is looking for an Accountant for its Accountancy team based in Munich.
The person, reporting to the German Finance Manager, will contribute to the accounting closing of the different German entities of the Group and will oversee general accounting operations by controlling and verifying the financial transactions.
Reconciliation of general ledger accounts and other GL accounts
Perform accounting analyses and reporting to support decision-making purposes.
Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures
Maintaining and reconciling fixed assets schedules
Support month-end and year-end closing process
Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
Ensure compliance with GAAP principles
Liaise with the Finance Manager to improve financial procedures
Support the finance manager in the preparation of the several annual statutory financial statements
Assure tax compliance and respect of tax deadlines
Assist with tax audits and tax returns
Interact with internal and external auditors
Skills and Experience
Certificate or Degree in Accounting/Business/Economics or in a similar field
At least 2-3 years in a similar role and/or in an audit firm
German native speaker and Fluency in English
Good Office knowledge
Experience in travel agency accounting and tax legislation
Experience with Microsoft Navision (NAV) ERP software
Experience in one of the big4 audit firms will be considered a plus
Excellent organizational skills
Strong commitment to meeting the deadlines
Strong emphasis on accuracy and detail
Solid analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to work in a team and to communicate at all levels of the organization and with colleagues of other Countries
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, frequently under time pressure
Cross-cultural sensitivity, self-motivated and used to working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
Multicultural & Multi-lingual team environment
Travel discounts through our website Lastminute.com (staff intranet)
Independent and flexible working hours
Smart Working Policy
Betriebliche Altersvorsorge (bAV)