(Senior) Accountant (f/m/d) - Accounts Payable

Berlin, Germany
Employee
Finance

Our Company What if... your work would empower change in an industry that essentially impacts the prosperity of the entire world? Forto is in business to exactly do that - disrupt logistics! Simplifying global trade has been our mission from day one. Our exponentially growing team of more than 550 technology and logistics experts, forge ahead each day with the goal to deliver a highly transparent, frictionless and sustainable digital supply chain.

Our company is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and currently has in total 12 offices across Europe and Asia, including Copenhagen, Hamburg, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. Leading manufacturers and e-commerce brands are among the 2.500 customers using Forto’s digitally-focused offerings as part of their supply chain delivery. Among the fastest growing logistic start-ups in Europe, Forto's recent investment round (June 2021) placed the company valuation at more than $1.2 billion.

At our core, we are in love with progress and cannot cope with the standstill. We leave old paths and look for new roads. We are constantly striving for ways to be even better tomorrow. We are facilitators, we are explorers, we are visionaries. If you are looking for something extraordinary to work for - join the crew to become a part of our pioneer expedition.

Your role With your expertise in the area of material expenses and the associated sales tax relevant business processes, you will be responsible for accounting and approval processes in our Accounts Payable department, acting as the main contact for other departments.

You will

  • Review, correct and secure current accounting records and the workflow-based approval process
  • Be responsible for submitting VAT and recapitulative statements
  • Prepare financial statements (completeness check of booked revenues, plausibility check of transaction data, sample check, report preparation, ad-hoc analyses, etc.)
  • Ensure payment transactions incl. currency account control, sparring partner for Treasury
  • Sparring partner for Finance & Controlling, Operations, IT, Sales and Procurement
  • Proactively and continuously develop existing processes (especially on and in our ERP system Dynamics BC365/BC15 as well as in the continuous involvement and development of the accounting process)
  • Lead the communication with international customers

What you bring

  • At least basic commercial education and/or further study in financial accounting or tax law
  • 4+ years of experience in a comparable position in the area of accounts payable (HGB)
  • Experience in a fast growing environment or the logistics industry is a plus
  • You like to work in an organised and structured way, which is why you also proactively apply these skills where there is potential for improvement
  • As a team player, you are committed to foster collaboration as well as constant functional knowledge sharing
  • You are business fluent in German and English

Why Us - You can look forward to

  • Personal & Professional Development:Through strong ownership from the first day you will experience a steep learning curve, grow on a professional level and take the next steps to being an Expert or People Lead.
  • Impact:We are leading the digital transformation of a whole industry and share a high awareness for environmental issues on all levels especially supported by our management.
  • Team: Join a team of over 30 nationalities and different backgrounds from Tech, Logistics, Business and more. What really matters to us is a caring and welcoming environment where we embrace uniqueness and celebrate diversity.
  • Working culture: Experience a company culture where we work on eye level, decisions are made quickly and knowledge sharing, as well as mentoring is on our daily agenda.

Culture Check out our video to see what it is like to work at Forto: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4A7kaUaN4w.

At Forto we don’t just accept differences — we celebrate them, support them and cultivate them to the benefit of our employees, products and our communities. Forto is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Our Company What if... your work would empower change in an industry that essentially impacts the prosperity of the entire world? Forto is in business to exactly do that - disrupt logistics! Simplifying global trade has been our mission from day one. Our exponentially growing team of more than 550 technology and logistics experts, forge ahead each day with the goal to deliver a highly transparent, frictionless and sustainable digital supply chain.

Our company is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and currently has in total 12 offices across Europe and Asia, including Copenhagen, Hamburg, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. Leading manufacturers and e-commerce brands are among the 2.500 customers using Forto’s digitally-focused offerings as part of their supply chain delivery. Among the fastest growing logistic start-ups in Europe, Forto's recent investment round (June 2021) placed the company valuation at more than $1.2 billion.

At our core, we are in love with progress and cannot cope with the standstill. We leave old paths and look for new roads. We are constantly striving for ways to be even better tomorrow. We are facilitators, we are explorers, we are visionaries. If you are looking for something extraordinary to work for - join the crew to become a part of our pioneer expedition.

Your role With your expertise in the area of material expenses and the associated sales tax relevant business processes, you will be responsible for accounting and approval processes in our Accounts Payable department, acting as the main contact for other departments.

You will

  • Review, correct and secure current accounting records and the workflow-based approval process
  • Be responsible for submitting VAT and recapitulative statements
  • Prepare financial statements (completeness check of booked revenues, plausibility check of transaction data, sample check, report preparation, ad-hoc analyses, etc.)
  • Ensure payment transactions incl. currency account control, sparring partner for Treasury
  • Sparring partner for Finance & Controlling, Operations, IT, Sales and Procurement
  • Proactively and continuously develop existing processes (especially on and in our ERP system Dynamics BC365/BC15 as well as in the continuous involvement and development of the accounting process)
  • Lead the communication with international customers

What you bring

  • At least basic commercial education and/or further study in financial accounting or tax law
  • 4+ years of experience in a comparable position in the area of accounts payable (HGB)
  • Experience in a fast growing environment or the logistics industry is a plus
  • You like to work in an organised and structured way, which is why you also proactively apply these skills where there is potential for improvement
  • As a team player, you are committed to foster collaboration as well as constant functional knowledge sharing
  • You are business fluent in German and English

Why Us - You can look forward to

  • Personal & Professional Development:Through strong ownership from the first day you will experience a steep learning curve, grow on a professional level and take the next steps to being an Expert or People Lead.
  • Impact:We are leading the digital transformation of a whole industry and share a high awareness for environmental issues on all levels especially supported by our management.
  • Team: Join a team of over 30 nationalities and different backgrounds from Tech, Logistics, Business and more. What really matters to us is a caring and welcoming environment where we embrace uniqueness and celebrate diversity.
  • Working culture: Experience a company culture where we work on eye level, decisions are made quickly and knowledge sharing, as well as mentoring is on our daily agenda.

Culture Check out our video to see what it is like to work at Forto: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4A7kaUaN4w.

At Forto we don’t just accept differences — we celebrate them, support them and cultivate them to the benefit of our employees, products and our communities. Forto is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

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Job ID: 2931191
About Forto
Wir sind eine digitale Spedition aus Berlin, geführt von erfahrenen Unternehmern und angetrieben durch herausragende Talente und führende Industrieexperten.
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