We have been asked to advertise the following job search:

Avalara are looking for a Finance Director for a newly acquired group of companies based in Karlsuhe. The successful candidate must speak fluent German and have extensive experience of financial practices in Germany and subject matter expertise around German compliance requirements. Previous experience of US GAAP reporting will be a distinct advantage.

If you are interested, please view the following link for further information about the role, and apply directly to Avalara.

http://app.jobvite.com/m?3EHFylwo

 

A UK plc is looking for interim accounting support for its subsidiary in Munich. The hands-on support would be for approximately two to three months. English-language and IFRS skilss are essential. If you are interested, please contact Adrian Ayad via Xing who will arrange for contact to the company.

The British Chamber of Commerce in Germany is celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year. On 12 September 2019, the BCCG will be hosting a special conference at the British Embassy in Berlin, followed by a Gala Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria. If you are interested, please visit the BCCG website to register – www.bccg100.de

Please note that as a member of the AGiG, you are entitled to visit BCCG events.

One of our members has asked us to post the following current job openings at Amazon on our website:

Senior Financial Analyst: https://www.amazon.jobs/en/jobs/782109/senior-financial-analyst-accounting

Working Student Accounting: https://www.amazon.jobs/en/jobs/997586/working-student-accounting

If you are interested, please follow the links and respond directly to Amazon.

Please note that AGiG is not responsible for these job offers – please contact Amazon directly with any questions.

 

Following the excellent and informative presentation on 16 May 2019 by Elmar Sonnenschein on Blockchain technology, Steve Swientozielskyj from CIMA has sent us a link to the CIMA website which provides further details and information on Blockchain. We provide the links in the text below.

Technology is creating new opportunities for the accounting profession, and we are working to help members like you stay ahead. I am pleased to share with you our latest insights, this time on the emerging world of blockchain.

Whilst it may be on the periphery of your thinking right now, according to theWorld Economic Forum 10% of global gross domestic product (GDP), or several trillion pounds’ worth of value, is likely to be stored on the blockchain by 2027. It is no wonder the likes of JPMorgan, Starbucks and Porsche, and the Big Four accounting firms are all exploring its potential for transformative impact.

Take our quiz to see whether you are blockchain ready. Our free blockchain guidewill introduce the technology and guide you on how it will affect the world of business. This adds to the Digital Mindset Resource Centre we have created through the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants to help you exploit the world of digital finance.

Stay connected over the next few months as we release new resources on digital disruption, including cybersecurity, data analytics and ethics.

 

We would like to draw your attention to an interesting event being organised by the BCCG in Hamburg on 5 December. The event will be a podium discussion on Scotland’s Future Relations with Europe, with Ivan McKee, Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation, Scottish Government as keynote speaker.

For detailed event information, also about the speakers, pls. click: Programme and Invitation
The BCCG are looking forward to welcoming you in Hamburg.

Date & Time: Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 18:00-21:30
Venue: Anglo-German Club e.V., Harvestehuder Weg 44, 20149 Hamburg
Registration: Limited seats. By registration only, pls. register online via the BCCG website here
Cost contribution: BCCG Members € 35; Guests: € 45 (Note that members of the AGiG are automatically members of the BCCG and can therefore pay the reduced rate).

Registration: 28 November at the latest

We have been requested to advertise the following Event. Please note that this is an external Event, and is not organised by the AGiG.

The Annual European IFRS Foundation conference will take place on Thursday 28 and Friday, 29 June 2018 at the InterContinental Hotel in Frankfurt.

Members of the UK Institutes will receive a 20% Discount on the price of the conference, by using the following link:

https://www.ifrs-conference.org/FKW53674members

 

On 7 September 2017, we held a regional seminar in Munich. The PwC Cyber Security Leader, Derk Fischer, gave a fascinating presentation on the subject “Why WannaCry and Petya ought not to cause tears in your IT world”.