Head of Accounting & Tax (m/f /d)

  • Finance
  • Berlin, Germany

Head of Accounting & Tax (m/f /d)

Job description

Grover is the new alternative to buying or financing Tech products

Grover is offering a simple, monthly subscription model for tech products you love. We are the first financing company for the Circular Economy, breaking the link between ownership and usage. 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 and make innovative tech products accessible to everyone. As member of the CE100 group of leading companies in the Circular Economy worldwide we are at the forefront of reducing waste and relieving the environment. 

To date we have raised more than €60 million in equity and debt from investors including Samsung, Commerzbank and Global Founders Capital. 

We are now looking for a Head of Accounting & Tax to build up the internal Accounting and Tax functions and take our financial reporting to the next level.

Job Description

As Head of Accounting & Tax, you will be in charge of managing the currently outsourced Accounting function as well as overseeing the project to bring core tasks in-house and prepare the company for its first external (voluntary) audit. This is a rare opportunity to really make your mark on a fast-growing company and build a best-in-class Finance function with the best people and state-of- the-art technology.

Job Summary

  • Berlin, Germany

  • Full-time

  • Start date: 01.10.2019 (potentially earlier)

Your Role:

  • You are responsible for the monthly and annual closing and reporting under HGB and, in the future, also IFRS

  • You analyze complex accounting transactions and review of accounting impacts

  • You coordinate group and statutory audits with group auditors

  • You are accountable for ensuring that policies and procedures (internal controls) and required tools are in place for the areas Accounting and Tax

  • You ensure that company financial reports are prepared in compliance with company policies and directives, HGB and later on also IFRS reporting requirements

  • You are reviewing monthly account reconciliations to ensure compliance with German GAAP and group policies

  • You ensure that the financial systems are constantly improved to meet German GAAP requirements and suggests changes

  • You coordinate work relating to external audits

  • You hire, lead and develop qualified financial personnel capable of meeting the objectives and responsibilities

  • You work with internal (IT, Controlling etc.) and external (Auditors, Tax advisors, Investors, Lenders) stakeholders in an efficient and constructive manner


Your Profile:

  • You have a degree in Business Administration with a specialisation in Finance/Accounting/Controlling and strong German GAAP (HGB) skills. IFRS expertise is a strong plus

  • You have a minimum of 5 years of combined Public Accounting and Private Industry accounting experience ideally from a Big Four and/or in a growth-phase company. Prior experience in leasing, lending or related sectors are a plus

  • You have experience working with accounting systems (ideally SAP Business One), monthly group reporting and German tax compliance

  • You are able to work collaboratively across departmental functions

  • You have great leadership skills and the ability to manage a team

  • You have strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a wide variety of departments

  • You are fluent in German and English 

  • Experience in Fintech/eCommerce environment are a plus

About us

Grover is the one of the European market leaders in technology rentals, bringing the access economy to the consumer electronics market. If you want to work with a dedicated team at a fast-growing company, and help us to change the world of consumption? Then you're in the right place. At Grover, we value entrepreneurship, intelligence, and speed in everything we do. We're a team of over 70 creative and motivated minds, from more than 25 countries – which means our aims, beliefs, and ways of working are influenced by many different perspectives. We care for individuality and for team spirit, and act courageously and communicate openly. In our HQ, in Berlin Mitte, there is plenty of space for fun, collaboration, and rethinking the way the world does, uses and values things.