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Job Title:  Finance Assistant / Accountant GL

Req ID:  19816
Job Category:  Finance
Country/Region:  DE
State:  NW
City:  Cologne
Zip:  50933

At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

Position Summary

The Finance Assistant / Accountant is reporting directly into the Sr Finance Manager or hub Manager in the EMEA region. The role is performing and supporting all day-to-day and month-end accounting tasks in relation to GL and documentation requirements as assigned.

The role acts in close collaboration with other GL clerks in DACH and EMEA region.

The role needs to ensure application of policies, processes and controls to STERIS Corporate standards.


1.    Accounting: Perform all Accounting and Finance tasks as assigned by Manager.

2.    Interpersonal skills: Builds strong relationships with Manager and Sr Manager.

3.    Integrity of Accounting records: Ensures the quality, consistency and reliability of the entered financial data to meet the needs of internal and external stakeholders.

4.    Audit: Support Manager, if needed, in yearly audit requirements.  

5.    SOX: Support Manager, if needed, in yearly group SOX assesments. 

6.    Accounting Policy: Be compliant with accounting policies and standards across the entity.

7.    Other: Performs other related duties as assigned and required.

Required Experience

Work experience requirements ideally 2 years in Finance department of a company in similar General Ledger position

Desired skills and business competencies:
1.    Strong team player
2.    Operates confidently in a matrix environment
3.    Can do attitude, able to work under pressure, plan and prioritise
4.    Well organised individual
5.    Experience of knowledge of US GAAP and statutory accounting process and policies, employee must possess a thorough knowledge of technical accounting practices
6.    Standard writing and communication skill in English language
7.    Additional European language skill


STERIS plc is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) organization with more than 12,000 employees worldwide.

STERIS strives to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.