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Finance Administrator

Job Introduction

We have an exciting (and challenging) opening for a Finance Administrator in Darmstadt

Dynamic, Energetic, Entrepreneurial, Highly Motivated, Resilient … If this describes you then we would love to hear from you :) Come and join talented diverse Serco team based in Darmstadt, Germany. 

European Space Operations Centre (ESOC), Darmstadt, Germany, tracks and controls European spacecraft, and develops and manages ground systems. As Europe’s centre of excellence for satellite operations, ESOC is home to the engineering teams that control spacecraft in orbit and build the systems on the ground that support missions in space.

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Discover the offer below and click on ‘Apply’ if you know that your skillset and talents are a suitable match for this opportunity.

  • Serco – The employer of choice for a career within the Space Sector.

Serco are a trusted provider of services to National Space Agencies and the European Space Agency (ESA), we have over 40 years’ experience supporting the space sector and providing services for all stages of our customer’s space missions.

  • Join our community of space specialists across Europe

We are proud to support the European institutional Space landscape: Serco boasts an extensive network of Space professionals located at our offices in Darmstadt, Noordwijk, Frascati, Paris and Madrid, all within close proximity of our two largest space sector customers, European Space Agency/European Space Operations Centre (ESA/ESOC) and European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT).

  • Supporting Women in Aerospace

Diversity and Inclusion is extremely important to us. Supporting women's opportunities, development and visibility in the space sector is key and that is why we are proud members and supporters of Women in Aerospace Europe, a dynamic and global network supporting women's careers in Aerospace.

Women in Aerospace Europe (WIA-E) – Supporting women in STEM (wia-europe.org)  

 

Role Responsibility

As Finance Administrator you will concentrate your activities on the following:

  1. Process purchase invoices and Travel expenses
    check correctness and process authorisation
  2. trade creditor accounting and correspondence
  • Check and approval of payment runs provided by Shared Service Centre
  • Support month end/ Year end processes (Serco Group and Germany)

3.   Creation of Purchase Orders for Finance Department

Treasury:

  • Monitor and reconcile accounts with input from SSC
  • Quarterly statutory statistics (AWV-Meldung)

Accounts

  • Monitor and reconcile creditor accounts and cost accruals
  • Support yearend audit and tax audits

VAT

  • Support of monthly and yearly reconciliation of P&L accounts and VAT (UST-Voranmeldung, ZM-Meldung)

Asset register

  • Maintain fixed asset register & inventory
  • Prepare Fixed Asset Creation forms and liaise with SSC
  • Monitor and process Disposals and liaise with SSC

Successful Candidate

Do you think you are the person we are looking for? See below what experience or knowledge you should bring:

  • Demonstrate high cognitive ability.
  • Holds excellent communication skills with a proven track record in building positive relationships.
  • Brings a high degree of integrity, self-discipline and strong work ethics being able to use a flexible approach to the job when required.
  • A self-starter, delivery focussed – able to manage multiple deadlines and priorities with a can-do attitude.
  • Will have operated as a team member in an international business and complexity.
  • Apprenticeship as Financial Accountant
  • Experience in operational accounting - payable
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to work independently as well as to deal with interfaces
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • German and English language skills required
  • Experience with SAP is an advantage and profound MS Office (especially Excel)

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Package Description

What we offer if you join our amazing team:

• Competitive Salary 

• Corporate Benefits Package 

• Support provided to EU Nationals requiring relocation – Information available upon request

• Company events

About the Company

Why should you join Serco ?

At Serco not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play.

Meaningful and vital work - You’ll contribute to methodologically intercepting challenges whilst achievements will also be recognised and celebrated.

A world of opportunity - You’ll be wholeheartedly supported with development and career progression

Great people - You’ll become an integral member of a well-defined and supportive team who believe passionately in the value of our work.

What we offer

  • Chance to contribute to innovation in the public services sector
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Permanent employment with comprehensive Serco Benefits package.

About Serco

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play when managing complex public services.  

We are a team of 60,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world, we are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks – SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 

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Serco is a Disability Confident Employer committed to employing and retaining people with disabilities.  Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.

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https://www.serco.com/eu/sector-expertise/space

https://www.serco.com/eu/careers/careers-in-space

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