Head of Accounting & People Lead

Corporate Services
We are seeking a highly qualified and motivated individual to join Zühlke as an experienced Senior Accountant / Head of Accounting. As the leader (all genders) at Zühlke Engineering, you will be responsible for monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements, as well as reporting. You are a visionary in implementing special projects, whether in corporate transactions or global programs. With a focus on future developments, you optimize systems and processes in line with group standards.

How you spend your time
  • You are responsible for monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements according to HGB and IFRS, as well as our reporting.
  • As Head of Accounting, you lead and manage the main accounting areas, including reporting, accounts receivable, and accounts payable.
  • You advise local management and the business on matters of accounting and valuation, especially regarding the development of our business model.
  • You not only create ad-hoc analyses and evaluations but also take responsibility for statistical reports.
  • You are the primary contact for our auditors and collaborate closely with the Group Accounting and Controlling departments.
  • Looking ahead, you spearhead the development and optimization of systems, as well as work and process flows – all in line with our group standards.
  • You are the pioneer in implementing special projects in accounting, whether it's in corporate transactions or participating in global programs.
  • Being the initial point of contact for our auditors, you work closely with the Group Accounting and Controlling departments.

What’s important to us
  • You hold a successful degree in business administration or have completed a commercial training as an accountant.
  • You possess impressive, extensive experience in this field and have comprehensive knowledge of HGB/IFRS.
  • Your expertise includes comprehensive skills in personnel management, demonstrating well-founded experience. Your outstanding communication skills shine not only in German but also in English.
  • You excel in MS Office and have substantial experience with SAP R/3 or SAP S/4HANA (Finance).
  • Your high level of initiative and hands-on mentality make you a driving force, actively tackling challenges and proactively seeking innovative solutions.
  • Embracing new and exciting tasks is your forte, and you take pleasure in team success.

What working at Zühlke is all about
Unique culture - we communicate openly with each other, assess ourselves honestly and enjoy working in a team. Diversity and inclusion play an important role in this.
Further development – we invest 10% of our turnover in the development of our employees. We help you grow through continuous, high-quality training.
Knowledge exchange - we have an interdisciplinary approach, culture of knowledge sharing and learning from each other.
International topic groups – we exchange experience, knowledge and support each other in our further development within our internal communities (such as security, software).
Great workplace – we offer a culture of trust, encourage you to think outside the box and to share your ideas.
Sustainability - a matter close to our hearts. We aim to ensure that our projects and services are as sustainable as possible and also make our customers more sustainable.

We are all constantly learning
Do you feel that you do not yet meet all the requirements? We would like to know more about you, your ambitions and ideas and look forward to receiving your application!
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Diana Skakunova

Recruiting & Talent Relations