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Finance Director

Date: 28-Feb-2023

Location: Berlin, DE

Company: Knight Frank

Reference No 27928 
Job Title Finance Director 
Type Permanent 
Salary Competitve
Division Business Services 
Sub Division Europe 
Department Finance - (GERMANY) 
Location Berlin 


Knight Frank is one of the leading commercial and residential property agencies in Berlin offering investments, valuations, consultancy and leasing services for real estate owners, investors and developers.

According to our clients’ requirements we can take on the role of an advisor, an evaluator or an agent brokering a transaction. Our clients benefit from:

  • Our local, national and global network combining the strengths of different service lines
  • A hands-on mentality of an exceptional team
  • A long-term experience in single-asset and complex portfolio sales and leasing transactions
  • Cutting edge research and market forecasting both on local and international level
  • Our target is to improve operations, minimise risks and maximise returns on investments for our clients


This is a full-time role for a highly motivated, results driven Finance Manager supporting the Managing Partner. 

  • Overall responsibility for managing the finances of the Berlin Office, working closely with the Managing Partner.
  • Book-keeping, preparation and production of monthly management accounts
  • Preparation of annual financial statements to at least trial balance, liaising with external tax-consultant for their timely completion
  • Reporting to Head Office in London for the annual group consolidation
  • Maintaining the company’s bank accounts, monitoring and projecting cashflow
  • Supplier payments, and reconciliation of the intercompany account with Head Office
  • Client invoicing and credit control
  • Ensuring prompt payment of VAT, Social Security and Taxation
  • VAT returns
  • Business partnering the Managing Partners, providing guidance and recommendations around key decisions.
  • Developing and delivering the financial analysis of the business’s performance to the Managing Partners and to Head Office, which includes reviewing performance against target / budgets, producing an incisive monthly commentary and reporting to Head Office in the required form and timescale.
  • Driving and contributing to the preparation of the annual budget.
  • Providing commercial advice and insight, to assist the Managing Partners.
  • Attending bi-annual business planning meetings with the Managing Partners and London-based stakeholders.
  • Actively seeking out savings and efficiencies in the business.
  • Market share analysis – leveraging external data where possible alongside the research department, to work out market share and performance relative to competitors.





  • You will be a financial analyst and accountant, with the ability to provide analytical reports and commercial recommendations for national or international businesses, operating alongside senior level stakeholders.  
  • Proven experience working with senior management teams.
  • Consultative approach, with excellent stakeholder management skills.
  • Great team player with a collaborative and solution-oriented approach.
  • Excellent communication skills – the role requires the ability to communicate financial data to non-finance staff at all levels within the firm.
  • Demonstrable experience of supporting and challenging non-finance stakeholders.
  • The ability to provide commercial advice and guidance, assisting in key business decisions and strategy planning.
  • Previous experience working in a large, national or international company would be beneficial.




  • Fluent English




  • Qualified Accountant (preferred)


Systems & IT competence


  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills needed
  • Aptitude to learn new systems quickly





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