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Junior Accountant

Redwood Materials

Redwood Materials

Accounting & Finance
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2024

About Redwood Materials

Redwood Materials was founded in 2017 to create a circular supply chain for electric vehicles and clean energy products, making them more sustainable and driving down the cost for batteries. We’re doing this by developing and deploying new technologies to increase the scope and scale of recycled and sustainable materials in the global battery supply chain.


We are seeking an Accountant to join our expanding European accounting team. In this position, you will assess business expenses, assist in preparing optimized budget plans, and analyze complex financial records and reports. You will also oversee accounting operations, including the regulation and authentication of financial transactions, in addition to maintaining a ledger to ensure effectiveness and accuracy of all accounting tasks. The position is based at our Bremerhaven office.

Responsibilities will include:

  • You will work in the day-to-day accounting of our German subsidiary Redux and support the European subsidiaries.
  • Preparing financial reports and recommendations for management and operational areas.
  • Performing monthly, quarterly and year end closing, including accrual entries and financial statement preparation.
  • Together with our tax advisor, you will prepare the advance VAT return
  • General commercial administration work (data maintenance, document management)
  • Documenting policies, procedures, and workflow for assigned areas of responsibility with a focus on internal controls.
  • Researching complex transactions.
  • Reviewing budget to actual for costing and project systems activities.
  • Assisting with the external audit process.
  • Maintenance of data in our enterprise accounting system, including monitoring and updating available capital funding.
  • Preparing journal entries and complex calculations.
  • Meeting all financial reporting deadlines.
  • Resolve accounting discrepancies and irregularities.
  • Communicating with payroll accounting, authorities and departments and create evaluations, statistics and reports

Desired Qualifications

  • 2+ years increasingly complex experience in International Accounting Standards- (US GAAP, HGB, or IFRS)
  • Professional Proficiency in both German and English (level B2 and above).
  • Demonstrated verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience in manufacturing.
  • Experience with MS Excel, Oracle and/or SAP.
  • Comfortable rolling-up sleeves and work with team members hands-on.
  • A passion for sustainability and making the world a better place!

We Offer:

  • Become part of a highly motivated and international team
  • Experience cooperative and team-oriented collaboration
  • Organize your working hours flexibly, mobile working is part of our everyday life
  • 30 days paid vacation

The position is full-time. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

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