Senior Project Accountant & Controller


Company Description

Merkle, a dentsu company, powers the experience economy. For more than 35 years, the company has put people at the heart of its approach to digital business transformation. As the only integrated experience consultancy in the world with a heritage in data science and business performance, Merkle delivers holistic, end-to-end experiences that drive growth, engagement, and loyalty. Merkle's expertise has earned recognition as a "Leader" by top industry analyst firms, in categories such as digital transformation and commerce, experience design, engineering and technology integration, digital marketing, data science, CRM and loyalty, and customer data management. With more than 16,000 employees, Merkle operates in 30+ countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. For more information, visit

Job Description

Essential Functions:

  • Execute active controlling on project financials (such as revenue & cost recognition, etc.), acting as gatekeeper for appropriateness of transactions recognized for projects and clients
  • Manage all accounting related functions for assigned projects and clients
  • Assist client teams with any questions on the project set-up and accounting (including revenue and cost recognition, recoverability of unbilled, volume rebates, provisions etc.)
  • Understand compliance requirements for assigned projects (internal policies, IFRS & JSOX)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Track and report project expenses and revenues including the preparation of invoices and purchase orders.
  • Monitor project financials and provide regular updates to the project management team.
  • Preparation of project budgets and forecasts
  • Ensure that project expenses are within budget.
  • Recording project financial transactions and maintaining accurate financial records
  • Analyze project variances.
  • Collaborate with project managers to identify and resolve any financial issues.
  • Assist in the preparation of project financial reports and presentations.
  • Ensure compliance with company policies and accounting standards.
  • Communicating with project managers and other stakeholders on project financial status
  • Revenue & cost recognition and ensuring it follows IFRS standards.
  • Monitor work in progress and act as required to ensure projects stay on track and on budget.
  • Managing work-in-progress accounts, ensuring that they are accurate and up to date.
  • Monitor project invoicing and collection process.
  • Provide support to project manager in project forecasting and cost control.
  • Provide guidance to junior project accountants.
  • Perform other financial tasks as assigned.
  • Audit projects monthly


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or similar working experience
  • 3-5 years of experience in a similar role
  • Strong knowledge of IFRS and financial analysis
  • Experience working with project accounting and financial management.
  • Excellent organizational and time management
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Dynamics 365 is desirable but not mandatory.
  • Experience in auditing is desirable but not mandatory.
  • Familiarity with Jira ticketing system is desirable but not mandatory.
  • Strong English language skills (written and spoken)
  • German language skills are desirable but not mandatory

Additional Information

Additional information


We work with highly motivated people, who support and enrich each other. We live the possibilities of the digital world through home office, meaning you can work anywhere with flexible (annual) working hours. We also value face-to-face exchanges - coffee or tea, biscuits or fruit are all welcomed on board and shared throughout our offices.

If you ever feel the need to take a break from the digital world, we love to get hands on together and use pens, paper, and whiteboards for brainstorming sessions. For networking and (brain) food, we offer regular exchange formats, like meetings, tech labs and more. Not enough? We are full believers in education and support training, whether it be internally or externally. We support you.

If you feel inspired by us, we'll probably be inspired by you. Join us now and apply online to make sure we match each other's expectations. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment. We welcome all qualified candidates - regardless of your gender or background, please indicate your salary expectations and possible entry date. We look forward to hearing from you!

Personal consultancies - we only work with selected partners.

Benefits and perks:

  • Cutting Edge Technology & Latest IT tools;
  • Software-house environment;
  • Agile and Flexible working hours;
  • Hybrid work system (remote friendly);
  • Digital nomad policy;
  • Focus on career development;
  • Health insurance (also included for the household);
  • Mental health support;
  • Volunteering experiences and sustainable mindset;
  • 25 vacation days + 3 wellness days per year;
  • Beers (after 6pm), football, and ping-pong! #workhardplayhard
  • Free breakfast every second Monday of the month;
  • Employee discounts;
  • Team & Company events ๐ŸŽ‰


Merkle do not discriminate against job applicants on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Experience stipulated in this job description serves as a guide only and all applications will be considered on their merits, irrespective of experience.

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