Accounting Team Lead (m/w/x)

  • Finance
  • Berlin, Germany

Accounting Team Lead (m/w/x)

Job description

Grover is the alternative to ordinary - rethink things.

Grover offers a simple, monthly subscription model for the tech you love - it's the new alternative to buying or financing tech products. For a small monthly fee, private customers, as well as businesses, get access to a wide assortment of tech products at a fraction of the purchase price. We're on a mission to re-invent consumption, break the barrier between ownership and usage, and make innovative technology accessible to everyone. As a member of the CE100 Emerging Innovators group of leading companies in the Circular Economy, we are at the forefront of reducing e-waste and establishing a more sustainable way of using products through recirculation. Since launching in 2015, we have reached more than 500.000 registered users and have raised roughly €300 million in equity and debt financing from investors including Samsung, Commerzbank, and Global Founders Capital. LinkedIn ranks Grover as one of the Top 10 hottest startups to work for in Germany in 2019.

We are now looking for an Accounting Team Lead to join our Finance team in Berlin.


As an Accounting Team Lead you will:

  • Be responsible for the monthly and annual closing and reporting under HGB and IFRS
  • Coordinate statutory audits with external auditors
  • Be accountable for ensuring that policies and procedures (internal controls) and required tools are in place for the areas Accounting and Tax
  • Ensure that company financial reports are prepared in compliance with company policies and directives, HGB and later on also IFRS reporting requirements
  • Manage and optimize the high-volume accounts payable process
  • Review monthly account reconciliations to ensure compliance with German GAAP and group policies
  • Ensure that the financial systems are constantly improved to meet fast-growing business volumes as well as HGB and IFRS requirements
  • Lead and develop qualified financial personnel capable of meeting the objectives and responsibilities
  • Work with internal (IT, Controlling etc.) and external (Auditors, Tax advisors, Investors, Lenders) stakeholders in an efficient and constructive manner

You care about:

  • Ownership: you easily communicate ideas, implement them, and take responsibility for your actions
  • Helping others: sharing knowledge with your colleagues is on top of your priorities
  • Fast-paced startups: you love adapting to different situations, and you know how and when to iterate fast and with high quality
  • Our product: you believe in our vision, and are willing to give your best to build the future of Grover

We are looking for a passionate Accounting Team Lead with:

  • Background in Business Administration with a specialization in Finance/Accounting/Controlling and strong German GAAP (HGB) skills (IFRS expertise is a strong plus)
  • At least +5 years of combined Public Accounting and Private Industry accounting experience ideally from a Big Four and/or in a growth-phase company
  • Experience working with accounting systems (ideally SAP Business One and Lucanet), monthly group reporting and German tax compliance
  • Great leadership skills and the ability to manage a team as well as work collaboratively across departmental functions
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in both German and English

What we offer:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Semi-remote work structure. Office? Remote? Up to you
  • Entrepreneurial responsibility and flat-hierarchies
  • Career growth
  • Modern, spacious office located in central Berlin
  • Open-minded variety of nationalities
  • Team Events