Backstage: Finance / účetnictví / kontroling

"Who says accounting can’t be exciting?"

Martina, Accounting Manager | Anton Paar GmbH

Finance is a very multi-layered field of work. Our team deals with accounting, controlling, treasury, taxes, and group consolidation. Our work ranges from our daily tasks like registering bank transactions or purchase invoices to creating monthly and annual statements, including audits. We are constantly in contact with our subsidiaries abroad to make sure guidelines are followed and address tax-related topics. The evaluation of key performance indicators and the preparation of reports for the management are also our responsibility. We define annual budgets and check inquiries regarding the deviations between target and actual values.

I started working at Anton Paar in 2010. At the beginning I was in charge of the accounting for our subsidiaries abroad. Whenever we founded new companies I informed myself about the local tax regulations in this country and implemented them together with our SAP team. This was a very educational and exciting time during which I experienced many wonderful things and gained many contacts.

I have been responsible for the accounting of the Austrian companies since 2018. My team consists of three colleagues. We are in charge of registering invoices and their continuous payments, bank transactions, dunning, fixed asset accounting, intercompany transactions as well as the offsetting of commissions and licenses. I am the first point of contact for any tax-related issues and create monthly reports for the tax authority. Moreover, I prepare the annual statements for auditing.

I am also happily involved in SAP trainings which are regularly held in Graz for our colleagues from the subsidiaries abroad.

In accounting it is vital to work independently and in an organized manner as there are laws as well as company guidelines to abide by. In order to make this work, we all help each other in the team. Everyone contributes to fulfilling the legal requirements and creating conclusive reports for the management.

I particularly like working with SAP and I appreciate our work environment that welcomes new ideas. At Anton Paar, finance-related issues are continuously coming up which makes our job challenging and diverse. It is that and the great solidarity in my team that I enjoy the most about my job.