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Accounting Clerk

As the world leader in metal packaging technology, Crown designs and manufactures a wide range of innovative and sustainable metal packaging solutions. Our customers are some of the world’s largest and most-respected companies.

About this opportunity

A vacancy has arisen within our plant Accounting Team for an Accounting Clerk, based in our Beverage plant at Saarlouis in Germany. The job holder will be responsible for the correct and timely handling of all financial, accounting and administrative matters for the plant.

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic, ambitious individual who possesses a pro-active approach to gain experience in a multinational organisation.


Main Responsibilities

  • Participation in preparation of reporting and closing of monthly and annual financial statements, ensuring timely, accurate month-end closing and financial reporting, including accruals.
  • Coordinate and liaise with internal parties to support intercompany activities
  • Responsible for accounting processes and tasks (i.e.: AP & AR process, GL, account reconciliation, etc.)
  • Bank and cash accounting, including Root activities.
  • Support and ensure compliance with all finance filing requirements, tax filing requirement, VAT registration, audits, procedures and forms both statutory and internal (ie Sox Controls)
  • Accounts Payable duties and responsibilities 
  • Keeping track of all payments and expenditures, including payroll, purchase orders, invoices, statements, etc.
  • Reconciling processed work by verifying entries and comparing system reports to balances
  • Maintaining historical records
  • Paying suppliers by scheduling and ensuring payment is received for outstanding credit
  • Responding to supplier enquiries regarding finance
  • Preparing analyses of accounts and producing monthly reports
  • Continuing to improve the payment process
  • Coordinate and liaise with external parties like external auditors, tax agents, corporate agents, local tax and government authorities where required
  • Assist in new finance processes and system implementation when required


About you

The successful candidate has completed training as an industrial clerk or has a degree in accounting/Business/Economics, with minimum 2-3 years of experience in a similar position, preferably in a manufacturing environment. You have knowledge of German accounting standards, a knowledge of USGAAP is an advantage. With Advanced Microsoft Excel skills, you have acquired a working experience of SAP module FI, ideally with the interface to merchandise management; statistical portals (Destatis, Elster, etc.) is desirable A team-player, with strong administration, planning and organization skills, you possess good communication and you are able to work work to tight timescales. You are detailed oriented and at ease with number and data. Besides German, Advanced English is mandatory.

What Crown can offer you? 

  • the opportunity to build a career in a multi-cultural environment
  • to be rewarded fairly and promoted based on merit and performance  
  • professional and personal development through training and work experiences 
  • strong engagement and commitment to the safety of our employees  

Join us and become part of an international team of professionals who are passionate about sustainable packaging.  

Equal opportunity 

Crown is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. 

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Accounting Clerk

Requisition ID:  2864

Saarlouis, DE, 66740

Functional Area:  Finance
Experience Level:  Graduate/Entry level
Type of Contract:  Permanent

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