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Head of Accounting (all genders)



Accounting & Finance
Berlin, Germany
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

The role in a Snapshot

Join us as the Head of Accounting at GoStudent, where you will play a crucial role in maintaining robust internal controls and ensuring compliance with statutory requirements. If you are a detail-oriented accounting professional with a strategic mindset and a desire to drive excellence, we invite you to apply for the Head of Accounting position and be part of our journey towards continued success.


Vienna, Berlin or Madrid (Hybrid)

Your Role in Our Journey

  • Oversee the preparation of monthly statutory accounts and year-end statutory accounts.
  • Lead the month-end closing process and provide expertise on technical accounting queries.
  • Ensure, Accounting figures are presented timely and accurately, and are well regarded as the source of truth.
  • Manage a team, ensuring efficient workflow and professional development.
  • Support our internal teams with both local and international tax compliance.
  • Support VAT reporting and tax compliance efforts.
  • Ensure compliance with local GAAP standards, manage audits, and prepare financial statements.
  • Proactively optimise processes to enhance efficiency and accuracy.
  • Act as the primary contact for various departments and external parties (tax consultants, auditors) regarding accounting matters.

Your impact

  • Experience: You have 10+ years of experience in accounting roles, ideally in a leadership or senior position.
  • Education: You hold a secondary degree in Accounting, or similar fields.
  • Knowledge: Good understanding of UGB (Austrian Commercial Code) or demonstrated ability to adapt to local GAAP, and exposure to IFRS.
  • Skills: Proficient in the full monthly closing process, audit preparation, and financial statement preparation.
  • Attributes: You are a team player with the ability to work independently when needed. Accuracy, reliability, and a passion for working with numbers are second nature to you.
  • Language: Fluent in both English and German.
  • Tools: Proficient in MS Office; experience with NetSuite or similar ERP systems is advantageous.

Your way to unlock your full potential

  • Disrupting Education: Join us for a unique opportunity to disrupt the traditional education landscape. It's not just a job; it's a chance to be part of something big and meaningful.
  • Global Dream Team: Say hello to an international and diverse crew of thinkers, doers, and magic makers. Get ready to be inspired daily by your colleagues from around the world.
  • Work, Your Way: We offer a flexible, hybrid work environment that respects your need for work-life harmony with 2/3 remote days a week & 5 fully remote weeks a year so you can shine in a way that suits you best.
  • Office Shenanigans: Our regular team and office events will keep your spirits high. We believe in bonding, celebrating, and having a blast together.
  • Strength in Unity: Join one of our GoStudent Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and be part of communities that champion causes you're passionate about.
  • Growing is LIT: The sky's the limit in our EdTech playground. Access a wide array of online and in-person learning and development opportunities to build your career as high as your dreams can take you.
  • Support Around the Clock: We've got your back 24/7. Enjoy a comprehensive Employee Support Programme that's not just for you but for your loved ones too.

Life at GoStudent:

Do you want to reimagine education together with us and join a mission to believe in?

GoStudent is one of the world’s leading tutoring providers and education platforms. We’re also a unicorn and have raised more than €675m investment to date. Together with our acquisitions Seneca Learning, Tus Media, Fox Education and Studienkreis, we currently support more than 11 million families each month to fulfil our vision to help each student reach their full potential.

We are passionate about disrupting the future of education and making a real impact. Join our journey and unlock your creativity and advance your career by mastering exciting challenges together with an international, driven team. We are here to support your goals and to discover how far we can reach by growing smarter and stronger together. If this sounds good to you, then join us now and unlock your full potential.

Openness Statement

At GoStudent, we are an open and welcoming bunch that values your unique skills, passion, and potential. We don't hire based on age, gender, nationality, or political views, but rather focus on your talent and motivation to contribute to the future of learning. Even if you are a unicorn - just as GoStudent is: if you believe that you can make a positive impact, we encourage you to throw your hat in the ring & to apply, regardless of whether you meet every requirement. Our team is diverse, and we believe that this diversity fosters creativity and innovation, making us a better company. Join us in reimagining the future of learning!

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