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Head of Accounting (m/f/d)

zolar

zolar

Accounting & Finance
Berlin, Germany
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Your role at zolar: Head of Accounting

As the Head of Accounting at zolar, you will be part of the leadership group within Finance. Reporting to the CFO, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the financial health and integrity of our organization.

You and your team will oversee all aspects of accounting and financial operations, including statutory filings, audit completion, tax compliance, and internal controls. Working closely with cross-functional teams, you will provide strategic guidance to support zolar's mission of making solar power accessible to everyone.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the accounting department, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, and general ledger functions.
  • Ensure timely and accurate financial reporting in accordance with German GAAP (HGB) and other regulatory requirements.
  • Develop and maintain internal controls to safeguard company assets and ensure compliance with financial policies and procedures.
  • Contribute to monthly reporting and annual budgeting process in collaboration with the FP&A team.
  • Coordinate with external auditors and tax advisors to facilitate audits and ensure compliance with tax laws and regulations.
  • Drive process improvements and automation initiatives to streamline accounting processes and enhance efficiency.
  • Stay abreast of accounting standards and regulations, and assess their impact on zolar's financial operations.
  • Mentor and develop accounting staff, fostering a culture of continuous learning and professional growth
  • Continuously prepare the company for upcoming growth and needs ahead of time
  • Develop a network and collaborative relationship with the key stakeholders within the company to contribute to the company’s success

What you will need to bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field; CPA or other certification preferred.
  • Proven experience in accounting leadership roles, with a minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar capacity.
  • Deep understanding of financial reporting principles and proficiency in accounting software and ERP systems.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail, with the ability to interpret complex financial data and communicate insights effectively.
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across functional teams.
  • Commitment to integrity and ethical conduct in financial management.

What zolar can offer you:

  • 100% remote working // Stay flexible: Enjoy the freedom to choose your work environment, whether it's from the comfort of your home or our Berlin office.
  • Time Off // Stay refreshed: Take advantage of 30 days of annual leave to recharge and rejuvenate.
  • Workation // Stay curious: Work remotely from anywhere within the EU for up to 4 weeks per quarter, and even take a sabbatical after two years of employment.
  • Benefitsy // You have the choice: Access a monthly budget for personal benefits through the Benefitsy portal, with discounts from various retailers.
  • Learning and Development // Keep learning: Invest in your personal and professional growth with an annual learning and development budget.
  • Mental & physical health // Stay healthy: Access mental health programs and resources to support your well-being.
  • Company pension plan // Live well tomorrow: Secure your future with a company-sponsored pension plan.
  • Remote work equipment // Ready for work: Receive the necessary equipment and support for remote work.
  • Dog policy // Bring your own dog: Bring your furry friend to work and enjoy their company.
  • Team events // Involved instead of just employed: Participate in team-building events and celebrations throughout the year, fostering a sense of belonging and camaraderie.

Join us at zolar and help shape the future of clean energy for everyone!

At zolar, we strive to provide a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for every person who works here or with us, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, size, socio-economic status, origin, age, culture, faith or religion (or lack thereof).