Waters Corporation

  • Statutory Financial Controller Central Europe

    System ID
    Company Name
    Waters Division
    Job Locations
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Location : Country (Full Name)
  • Company Description

    For over 50 years, Waters Corporation has developed innovative analytical science solutions to support customer discoveries, operations, performance, and regulatory compliance. Specifically, the company designs, manufactures, sells, and services high performance liquid chromatography, ultra performance liquid chromatography, and mass spectrometry technology systems and support products primarily in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. Our innovations enable significant advancements within the pharmaceutical, life science, biochemical, industrial, food safety, environmental, academic and government industries. Waters is a publicly traded corporation (NYSE:WAT) with more than 6,000 employees and is represented in over 100 countries around the world.



    This Financial Controller has full responsibility for Statutory, Taxation and Payroll matters of our German legal entity and will additionally assume a leading role for the entire Central Europe region, consisting of Germany, Benelux and Switzerland.


    Standort: Eschborn (bei Frankfurt am Main)

    Beginn:    zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt

    Dauer:     unbefristet


    Your main responsibilities:


    STAT & TAX management

    • Preparation of the annual LOCAL GAAP financial statements
    • Manage external TAX advisor to ensure full TAX compliance and support with all TAX relevant topics
    • Drive relationship with and provide support for all internal and external auditors

    Accounting & Reporting

    • Responsibility for all Payroll, Benefits, TAX and VAT accounts of the German entity under US GAAP, including monthly account reconciliations
    • Preparation of regional monthly Payroll & Benefits cost analysis and quarterly TAX reporting to our HQ

    Payroll & Benefits Germany

    • Work with external Payroll provider to ensure accurate and timely payroll processing every month
    • Manage relationship with various external pension & benefits partners and ensure efficient administration

    In addition, the Financial Controller will provide general support to the Regional and Germany Finance Manager and drive process enhancement projects. This position requires ability to travel within Europe approx. 20%.of time.


    Your Technical expertise

    • University degree in Accounting or Business Studies, additional Accounting or TAX qualification would be an advantage
    • Minimum 5 years relevant professional experience in a BIG 4 Audit Firm or equivalent role
    • Strong knowledge of US GAAP, German GAAP & TAX rules, demonstrated both in theory and practice
    • Fluent German and English language skills, additional French language would be an advantage
    • Excellent MS Excel-knowledge
    • SAP FI experience or equivalent ERP would be an advantage




    Your Personal skill set:

    • demonstrated experience in successfully managing various projects, business partners or teams
    • open and proactive communication skills
    • independent and result-oriented work style
    • high analytical skills and demonstrated ability to deal with complex issues
    • quick and engaged learner
    • hands-on mentality


    What we offer:

    • attractive salary and social benefits
    • an interesting position with opportunity to broaden your accounting experience and assume increasing leadership responsibility
    • international and dynamic working environment


    Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
    Share on your newsfeed