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Director of Accounting, EMEA



Accounting & Finance
Berlin, Germany
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

As Director of Accounting, EMEA, your primary focus is running a smooth and sustainable monthly financial closing process. General accounting is your key strength, and you like to work in a highly organized manner with attention to detail. You value accuracy and structure and are passionate about efficiency and automation. You like to contribute to our warm and collaborative culture and care for the development and advancement of your team. Our greater finance team is a group of highly motivated professionals and we support each other wherever needed. You fulfil a crucial role within our talented finance team and you report directly to the VP Corporate Controller.

What You’ll Do:

  • Lead the accounting and payroll teams (14 FTE) and actively develop, coach, and inspire your direct reports
  • Managing the full month-end financial closing process and creation of supporting balance sheet and P&L reconciliations for all legal entities in US GAAP (12 entities). Fully own the EMEA/APAC Financials
  • Managing the year-end financial closing process and oversee the annual audit processes for each entity
  • Act as a main point of contact for external auditors, tax advisors, or other related stakeholders internally within the business
  • Oversee the payroll function ensuring on time payroll and all filing and regulatory obligations are fully met
  • Ensure continuous quality control over daily financial transactions ensuring accurate and complete records at all times
  • Continuously drive efficiency through automation and optimisation ensuring a sustainable accounting process
  • Maintain internal controls by maintaining approval and authorization procedures wherever needed and documentation of business processes and accounting policies
  • Collaborate closely with other members of the finance team, supporting them in FP&A, business control, procurement management, and strategic finance
  • Responsible for all accounting matters within Navan EMEA/APAC

What We’re Looking For:

  • Vast experience in Accounting, with 8+ years of people management experience
  • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field
  • Experience with accounting software, with a preference for those familiar with NetSuite
  • Running a sustainable accounting process resulting in a smooth month-end close and accurate financial reporting is what you do best
  • Passion for optimization accounting software, implementation of automation, and efficiency of processes
  • Adept in managing compliance, tax, and internal controls under Local and US GAAP
  • Attention to detail, strong planner, and structured approach
  • Fluent in English and German
  • A service mindset, you view the accounting team as a support function within the business
  • An inspiring leader, strong coach, and focused on the well-being of the team members