Company: Wood
Skills: Accounting
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Hamburg, Germany

Overview / Responsibilities

Join us on the renewables revolution and help tackle climate change - You won't just be helping make a world of difference, you'll be creating a bright future for yourself too!

Wood is recruiting for an Project Accountant to support our Renewables business based in Hamburg. The position will be based in Hamburg; however, we can offer hybrid working with a flexib le combination of home and office working .

Join a culture of innovation , pushing the boundaries of what is possible to seek the best solutions for our clients.

The Role

The Project Accountant will ensure all accounting entries within the Hamburg buisness are recorded in an accurate and timely manner. This involves the provision of timely reporting of financial data internally to business stakeholders and externally to the client. Furthermore, financial reporting will extend to forecasts, budgets and a "no surprises" outlook, together with ad-hoc financial analysis. They will also be responsible for supporting the Hamburg team with any general administrative activities as and when required.

You will work closely with the management team, the consultants and the wider Finance teams to ensure that all documentation and required information is delivered in a timely and accurate fashion.

The ideal candidate for this role will be fluent in both German and English , have previous experience in an accountng or finance role, with excellent attention to detail and a good level of proficien cy in all the Microsoft packages.

It's a future for all of us . We aspire to shape a better tomorrow by unlocking solutions that address the biggest challenges facing our clients and our society.

What we can offer

  • Meaningful and interesting projects delivered to leaders of industry across renewables and emerging energy sectors
  • Flexible working arrangements that balance client, team and individual needs offering hybrid and remote working where relevant
  • Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion ; we are an organisation actively committed to diversity and inclusion across our business
  • Competitive salary with regular salary reviews to ensure we are rewarding at the right level in line with the market
  • Commitment to continued professional development; development plans that are tailored to your individual needs and interests
  • Global connections ; join experts around the world who are at the leading edge of our industry, shaping the standards of our profession

If all of this sounds good to you , review the typical responsibilities of the role and the requirements of the position below, then follow the link to apply and start your journey with Wood.

Typical Responsibilities

  • Ensure that all accounting entries are prepared accurately and in line with corporate deadlines
  • Ensure invoices are prepared in a timely manner and in accordance with the commercial terms of the contract
  • Ensure results are accurately reported and analysed
  • Calculationof billing and cost rates, and analysis of margins to manage profitability
  • Assistance with preparation of annual plan and quarterly reforecast in conjunction with Business Management and Finance team
  • Responsibility for compliance with Financial management Framework within the individual's sphere of control
  • Focus on cash collection, optimisation of DSO and minimisation of unbilled items together with ensuring these balance sheet areas are appropriately reconciled, analysed and controlled
  • Balance Sheet Reconciliations
  • Liaising with external, internal and client auditors
  • Linkage with business manager and contracts administrator regarding any contractual aspects
  • Execution of various ad hoc financial analysis and tasks as and when required
  • Support with general administrative tasks for the Hamburg office as required

Skills / Qualifications

You may read these details and are potentially thinking about not applying due to not having every single skill, knowledge or experience listed, and that's understandable. However, we'd still like to hear from you.. At Wood, we understand and acknowledge that everyone is different, and we are committed to equal opportunities and want to access all of the talent that is out there. We are committed to attracting a broad range of skills, knowledge and experiences and embrace differences. So even if you feel you don't have everything listed, but feel you have some of the experience, knowledge or skills to help us unlock solutions to the world's most critical apply.

  • Native (or similar) German language skills
  • Fluent in English both written and verbal
  • Previous accounting experience
  • Proficient user of Excel and all Microsoft packages
  • Good commercial knowledge
  • Good systems experience (eg. Oracle, Hyperion)
  • Ability to form and maintain strong working relationships
  • Ability to speak another European language is a benefit

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.