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Group Accountant (m/f/d)


Companies have to comply with strict legal requirements in accounting and financial reporting. At the same time, stakeholders demand insight into the financial situation in order to better weigh the opportunities and risks of their involvement. 

Group accountants are responsible for the required transparency. They work in the accounting department and ensure that everything is correct and compliant when recording and consolidating financial data. To this end, they not only deal with various valuation and consolidation methods as well as specialist issues relating to accounting policy. They also act as an interface to the individual Group companies and work together with various departments and internal and external contacts. 

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Group Accountant

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Are you looking for a job as a Group Accountant?

Do you have the necessary qualifications to take on new challenges as a Group Accountant? If so, we will be happy to place you with the companies that can offer you just that. You can find out about current vacancies for Junior Group Accountants, Senior Group Accountants and Manager Group Accountants right now on our job board.

Are you looking for suitable Group Accountants?

Professional Group Accountants must possess many hard and soft skills. We know where and how to find these financial experts. As a personnel service provider, we have the necessary contacts and the corresponding expertise to find the right candidates for your company. We will be happy to advise you personally.

Are you looking for an exciting project as a Group Accountant?

Group Accountants are also requested as freelancers. We would be happy to help you find a company that offers you exactly the professional challenges you are looking for. 

What is and what does a Group Accountant do?

Group accountants are accounting experts with a focus on the preparation of consolidated financial statements. Due to the wide range of tasks involved, a great deal of specialist knowledge and flexibility is required for nationally and, in particular, internationally active companies.

The classic areas of activity of Group Accountants include:

● Preparing monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements.
● Ensuring compliance with legal requirements and accounting guidelines
● Performing various consolidation steps
● Overseeing the Group's own companies abroad and participating in the accounting work of the subsidiaries
● Monitor and coordinate budgets and financial planning
● Act as an interface for specialist departments and subsidiaries or foreign companies
● Internally, advise management, financial accounting and controlling departments
● Provide external support to consulting firms, government agencies, and stakeholders
● Handle special topics and special projects in the finance area
● Actively participate in the continuous optimization of financial processes and flows


What hard and soft skills should
group accountants have?

As specialists in the field of bookkeeping and accounting, group accountants deal with a very complex range of topics. The exercise of this profession requires a great deal of expertise and practical experience.

Group Accountants are expected to have the following skills:

● A degree in business administration or comparable training with a focus on finance, accounting and taxes
● In-depth knowledge of accounting regulations, e.g., UGB, IAS/IFRS, tax law requirements, and national and international accounting guidelines
● Professional experience in the areas of accounting, consolidation and bookkeeping
● Comprehensive software knowledge e.g. SAP SEM-BCS, FI/CO, LucaNet and MS Office especially in Excel
● Analytical skills, affinity for numbers and commercial understanding
● Social and intercultural skills
● Strong communication skills and interpersonal skills
● Business fluent in German and at least English
● Willingness to work hard, personal responsibility and result orientation
● Flexibility, ability to work in a team and adaptability
● Willingness to travel

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What are the job prospects for Group Accountants on the labor market?

Finance and accounting play an important role in every company. Accordingly, the opportunities for Group Accountants are good and steadily increase with professional experience and qualification. Junior Group Accountants can advance over time to Senior Group Accountant and later to Head of Accounting, Head:in Finance, CFO or Controller:in.


The earnings potential varies depending on the size, national or international positioning and location of the company, the position as junior group accountant or senior group accountant, and the qualifications and professional experience of the applicant. The starting annual salary is 65,000 euros gross and the top annual salary is 110,000 euros gross.


Training as a Group Accountant

For the position of Group Accountant, a commercial apprenticeship or a business degree with a focus on accounting and taxes is generally a prerequisite. Expertise in IFRS accounting and experience in group accounting must also be acquired.

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Job seekers and freelancers are in good hands with us, as are companies that have vacancies to offer. With our "Find & Retain" concept, we bring together candidates from all sectors. Of course, this also applies to junior group accountants and senior group accountants in accounting and finance. As a well-connected and experienced personnel service provider, we offer you numerous advantages and can make many things possible. Our recommendation: Convince yourself personally and let us advise you individually.

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