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Senior Accountant (m/f/d) - Hybrid

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Date: Jan 5, 2023

Location: Darmstadt, DE, D-64295

Company: Ansys

Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation, helping the world's most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, Ansys helps companies solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination.


Summary / Role Purpose

The primary function of the Senior Accountant (m/f/d) is to act as a liaison between the Company’s U.S. headquarters and its foreign subsidiaries. The objective of the position will be to ensure that the financial results of the subsidiaries are properly reported based on U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), as well as to provide the subsidiaries with financial and operational support, as required.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure accounting for assigned subsidiaries is in accordance with US GAAP. This includes a periodic review of reconciliations for all balance sheet accounts, investigation of budget vs. actual variances, and analysis of balance sheet and income statement fluctuations
  • Act as the corporate liaison for assigned subsidiaries, providing assistance with operational and financial questions as needed
  • Ensure proper and timely recording of intercompany charges and payments
  • Prepare and/or review assigned subsidiary cash flow statements
  • Present accounting policy topics / updates to the Finance management team and foreign controller group at the biennial Controllers’ Conference and during quarterly global finance webcasts
  • Assist with corporate accounting tasks and special projects as needed
  • Occasional travel may be required


Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or IHK certificates
  • Minimum 5 years of financial accounting or audit experience, or a minimum 3 years of public accounting experience, (2 years with CPA passed)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and work well independently
  • Advanced use of Excel and other Microsoft Office products
  • Strong commitment to quality and timely service
  • Must show ability to multi-task and work well independently


Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Experience in similar function preferred
  • IHK certificates are a plus
  • Oracle ERP knowledge preferred
  • Experience with Oracle Business Intelligence (OBIEE)
  • Experience with international subsidiary accounting a plus


Culture and values are incredibly important to Ansys. They inform us of who we are, of how we act. Values aren't posters hanging on a wall or about trite or glib slogans. They aren't about rules and regulations. They can't just be handed down the organization. They are shared beliefs – guideposts that we all follow when we're facing a challenge or a decision. Our values tell us how we live our lives; how we approach our jobs. Our values are crucial for fostering a culture of winning for our company:

  • Customer focus
  • Results and Accountability
  • Innovation
  • Transparency and Integrity
  • Mastery
  • Inclusiveness
  • Sense of urgency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork

At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary of leaders, collectively aiming to change the world with innovative technology and remarkable solutions.  With the prestigious reputation in servicing well-known, world-class companies, standards at Ansys are high, met by those willing to rise to the occasion and meet those challenges head-on.  Because at Ansys, it’s about the learning, the discovery and the collaboration.  It’s about the “what’s next” as much as the “mission accomplished”.  It’s about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can and will impact real people in real ways, forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy and ethics.
At Ansys, you will find yourself among those eager to drive the world towards the next best thing with hands planted firmly on the wheel.
Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology so our customers can turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at lower cost.  As a measure of our success in attaining these goals, Ansys has been recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies by prestigious publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek and FORTUNE magazines.
Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a component of the NASDAQ-100.
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Ansys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.
Ansys does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of Ansys.  Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person, or entity.