Senior Consolidation and Reporting Lead (in Chemnitz)

About Staffbase

In a polarized world, we inspire people to achieve great things together. Our mission is to help organizations unlock the power of inspirational communication so they can thrive in the Narrative Age. Our award-winning communications channels – intranet, employee app and email – deliver experiences that drive engagement and inspire hearts and minds.

We’re headquartered in Chemnitz, Germany, with offices in many locations throughout the world, including New York, London, Berlin and Dresden. Our international team counts more than 750 employees from 45+ nationalities and we have a growing base of 2200+ customers that want to transform their employee experience. We are rapidly scaling, post-Series E ($115 million funding), have strong-growing revenue, and our customers love us.

We believe that communication moves people, and people move companies. Our leading Employee Communications Platform enables leaders to connect with audiences through a multitude of channels, ensuring they can reach people in an engaging way.

As the workforce changes and global uncertainty increases, companies are under extreme pressure to drive transformation and provide a clear vision and strategy to their workforces. Providing such important information to an entire organization requires a cohesive narrative, and the ability to actually deliver that narrative to an audience that is composed of many different groups. That means this need for narrative-driven communications is also dependent on technology that allows for reach and engagement while remaining connected and providing insights. Our mission is to empower leaders and communicators to drive transformation through internal comms insights, strategies, and solutions. By fulfilling this mission, we fill the communication gap in the market.

Our rapidly expanding company, operating across diverse global territories, seeks an adept Principal Technical Accountant to join our Finance team in the Center of Operations in Chemnitz, Germany. The Record to Report (RTR) team, known for their commitment to excellence, innovation, and continuous improvement, requires a seasoned professional to influence this important function. We are looking for a candidate who possesses exceptional technical accounting skills, a robust financial process background, and a proven track record of leading audits and enhancing controls within international business context.

This is a permanent, full-time position (40 hours per week) reporting directly to our Senior Finance Manager - Record to Report.

What you’ll be doing 

  • Lead the preparation of Group Consolidated Financial Statements (under IFRS) for quarterly reporting (Board, Lenders, and other external stakeholders) and annual Audited Financial Statements (with notes in German language and English translation).
  • Lead the Group and Local statutory audits processes, ensuring timeliness, accuracy, completeness, and compliance with relevant accounting standards - in particular US GAAP.
  • Provide expert advice and guidance on complex accounting issues, including revenue and cost recognition, leasing, Share Based Compensation, financial instruments (e.g. interest rate and FX hedging), intercompany charging and group consolidation.
  • Develop and implement accounting policies and procedures in accordance with current IFRS requirements, ensuring consistency and accuracy in financial reporting across the organization.
  • Collaborate with legal tax, and operations to assess the accounting implications of complex transactions, acquisitions, and other strategic initiatives.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor internal control policies and procedures to safeguard company assets, mitigate financial risks, and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.  
  • Identify opportunities to streamline financial reporting processes, enhance reporting efficiency, and strengthen internal controls. Implement best practices to drive continuous improvement in reporting processes.
  • Lead or participate in special projects related to accounting standard updates, system implementations, or other initiatives impacting financial reporting.
  • Stay updated of new and upcoming changes in IFRS standards, interpret their impact on the organization, conduct thorough research and analysis and communicate and changes required to the Finance and company leadership team..
  • Conduct relevant training and workshops for finance and accounting teams to enhance their understanding of IFRS standards and ensure consistent application throughout the organization.

What you need to be successful

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field; preference for ACA, ACCA, CPA, MBA, or relevant advanced degrees.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in Consolidations and Financial reporting, with a focus on IFRS. Preferably in global business environments encompassing international legal entities.
  • Proficient in Business German and Good English.
  • Strong attention to detail. 
  • High ethical standards and integrity given the importance of accurate and transparent financial reporting. Adherence to professional standards and confidentiality in handling sensitive financial information.
  • Communication skills, enabling effective collaboration in a global setting.
  • Ability to manage ambiguity, changing priorities, and multiple deadlines.
  • Hands-on experience with ERP systems (e.g., Workday, MSDynamics, NetSuite).
  • Advanced Excel skills using and understanding financial models (Balance Sheets, Cash Flows, including working capital movements, and Income Statement)

What you'll get 

  • Competitive Compensation - we offer attractive salary packages including an Employee Stock Option Plan. 
  • Flexibility - we offer flexible working time models and the option of hybrid work, and support this with a yearly flex work allowance of €1560. 
  • Growth Budget - all employees get a yearly budget for external training of €1000, and one day off for growth per year (increase to two days in 2nd year). 
  • Wellbeing - in addition to our yearly vacation of 30 days, we’re running a 4-day-work week every year in August with full payment. 
  • Support - we’re offering a company pension scheme. 
  • Sports & Health - join our sport courses in the offices or lease a bike with Staffbase. The offices are equipped with fruits, drinks and snacks. 
  • Team Building - Regular team and office events including the yearly Staffbase Camp.
  • Volunteers Day - you’ll get one day off per year for supporting a social project. We will donate a small amount for that project in addition.
  • Employee Referral Program - one of your friends is a fit to one of our full-time openings? Refer them and get a referral bonus paid.

Join our team and become an integral part of a forward-thinking, global organization committed to excellence, innovation, and continuous growth. If you're an expert with a passion for driving transformative change within finance organizations, we encourage you to apply and be part of our dynamic team. 


Also available in Berlin, Cologne, Dresden, Leipzig, Munich, London