Accounts Officer

Updated: about 20 hours ago

We are Europe’s flagship research laboratory for the life sciences – an intergovernmental organisation performing scientific research in disciplines including molecular biology, physics, chemistry and computer science. We are an international, innovative and interdisciplinary laboratory with more than 1700 employees from many nations, operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Hinxton near Cambridge, Hamburg, Grenoble and Rome.

We are looking for an Accounts Officer to join us at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany.  In this role you will be part of the Accounting Unit and will report directly to the Head of Accounting. You will have a broad range of responsibilities concerning EMBL's accounts payable, financial recordkeeping and controlling.

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

Accounts Payable

  • posting and validating transactions in SAP and XFlow module
  • controlling and booking of vendor invoices with purchase orders for Heidelberg and all other sites
  • controlling and booking of credit card statements
  • travel and payroll related invoices reconciliation
  • monthly and quarterly reconciliation of vendor and other accounts

Fixed Assets Accounting

  • booking of capital expenditure and disposal of Fixed Assets in the sub ledger for Heidelberg and all other sites
  • ensuring depreciation run on Fixed Assets is done in time
  • maintaining the Fixed Assets inventory and updating Assets master data

General Accounting

  • assisting as required in period-close activities
  • recordkeeping and controlling of accrual and deferral transactions at  year end
  • ensuring that all documentation on accounting procedures under her/his responsibilities are up to date
  • carrying out other tasks and reporting activities upon requests

You will also be expected to cover for colleagues during absences and to keep yourself informed about the latest developments in international accounting standards.

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