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Financial accountant (m/f/d)

What do financial accountants do?

If you are interested in numbers and finances, you could find your calling as a financial accountant. This is where everything revolves around recording and managing the financial data and transactions of a company. But what exactly do you do in financial accounting and what do financial accountants earn? We take a look at this exciting profession and show what career opportunities are available here.

Financial accountant

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Are you looking for a job as a financial accountant?

Are you looking for a varied and challenging job? Are you good with numbers and very reliable? Then a job in accounting is just right for you. Search our job board for vacancies or contact us directly.

Are you looking for suitable financial accountants?

Are you looking for experts who know financial accounting and whom you can trust? In our applicant pool you will find qualified financial accountants for your company.

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You have already proven yourself in financial accounting and are looking for a new challenge? Then get in touch with us. Together we will find an exciting project that suits you.

Financial accountant
tasks and responsibilities

The tasks in accounting are manifold. The tasks of financial accountants include the entire payment transactions of a company: managing incoming and outgoing invoices, posting business transactions and preparing monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements. Financial accountants are the contact person for creditors, debtors and the management as well as for auditors and tax consultants.
In a digitalized world, he or she must usually have the appropriate knowledge to maintain master data. In summary, financial accountants have the following commercial tasks:

●    Manage accounting and dunning,
●    Preparing financial statements and statistics,
●    Maintenance of master data,
●    Preparing information for management,
●    Recording payables and receivables,
●    Being a contact person for auditors.

Which hard skills and soft skills should financial accountants have?

Financial accountants have a sound knowledge of accounting. At best, they have experience in the respective industries and are proficient in the software required for accounting and master data maintenance. Financial accountants are able to independently present the results of their work in the form of balance sheets and statistics to management and external auditors.

In order to be able to perform the tasks of financial accountants in the best possible way, the following skills and knowledge are also required:

●    Advanced knowledge of business accounting,
●    Expertise in cost and performance accounting as well as in controlling,
●    Knowledge in accounting (according to commercial and tax law),
●    Communicative skills,
●    Ability to work in a team,
●    Project-management experience.


How to become a financial accountant
and what are the prospects?

There are various ways to become a financial accountant. As a rule, a suitable apprenticeship is required - either as a tax clerk or as an accountant. Trained accountants also have excellent opportunities. Another option is to study business administration with a focus on financial accounting.

There is not yet a standardized job description or examination procedure. However, those who opt for further training in financial accounting, e.g. at Wifi Vienna, followed by an examination, can expect good career prospects. Competent financial accountants are in great demand in invoicing and dunning as well as in payroll accounting and controlling.

Knowledge of accounting is taught in every commercial training program. If you continue your education later on, as a financial accountant you can manage accounts receivable and accounts payable, work in asset accounting and, with the appropriate further training, even perform complex financial management in larger companies.


What is the salary of a financial accountant?

The salary for financial accountants ranges between 30,000 and 60,000 euros gross per year. Ultimately, the annual salary depends on professional experience, but also on the size of the company and its requirements. A little negotiating skill in this profession is therefore advantageous.


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The traditional method of job search, where applicants actively search for suitable positions, will be increasingly replaced by data-based approaches in the future due to the ongoing shortage of skilled workers and other factors. Recruitment of the future will focus more on analyzing data and building relationships with potential candidates. With our "Find & Retain" concept, we combine the advantages of both approaches and create the best possible matches between companies and candidates.

As a financial accountant looking for a new challenge, Hays is the right place for you. Not only do we offer you access to renowned organizations, but we also provide you with personal advice to help you find out which jobs match your preferences.

Decide for yourself whether you want to work as a permanent employee or as a freelancer:in. We may also solve your recruiting challenges through our workforce management.  

If you are looking for financial accountants for your company, we will support you with our search and data analysis tools. We find the profile that meets your requirements and enable an effective exchange between you and the potential candidates whose qualifications match the requirements of your position.

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