About Staffbase

At Staffbase we believe that Internal Communication moves people, and people move companies. Our mission is to empower leaders and communicators to drive transformation through internal comms solutions, strategies, and insights. Our most recent Series E funding led by General Atlantic, officially launched us to UNICORN status!

We’re headquartered in Chemnitz, Germany, with offices in many locations throughout the world, including New York, London, Berlin and Dresden. Our international team counts more than 800 employees from 45+ nationalities and we have a growing base of 2500+ customers that want to transform their employee experience. We are rapidly scaling, post-Series E ($115 million funding), have strong-growing revenue, and our customers love us.

We believe that communication moves people, and people move companies. Our leading Employee Communications Platform enables leaders to connect with audiences through a multitude of channels, ensuring they can reach people in an engaging way.

As the workforce changes and global uncertainty increases, companies are under extreme pressure to drive transformation and provide a clear vision and strategy to their workforces. Providing such important information to an entire organization requires a cohesive narrative, and the ability to actually deliver that narrative to an audience that is composed of many different groups. That means this need for narrative-driven communications is also dependent on technology that allows for reach and engagement while remaining connected and providing insights. Our mission is to empower leaders and communicators to drive transformation through internal comms insights, strategies, and solutions. By fulfilling this mission, we fill the communication gap in the market.

Our rapidly expanding company, operating across diverse global territories, seeks an adept Principal Technical Accountant to join our esteemed Finance Center of Operations in Chemnitz, Germany. The Record to Report (RTR) team, known for their commitment to excellence, innovation, and continuous improvement, requires a seasoned professional to influence this important function. We are looking for a candidate who possesses exceptional technical accounting skills, a robust financial process background, and a proven track record of driving operational efficiencies within international business context.

This is a permanent, full-time position (40 hours per week) reporting directly to our Senior Finance Manager Record to Report.

What you'll be doing

  • Ensure the company's financial reporting practices comply with all relevant IFRS standards and regulations.
  • Provide expert advice and guidance on complex accounting issues related to IFRS, including revenue recognition, leasing, financial instruments, and consolidation.
  • Develop and implement accounting policies and procedures in accordance with IFRS requirements, ensuring consistency and accuracy in financial reporting across the organization.
  • Oversee the preparation and review of financial statements in compliance with IFRS, ensuring accuracy, completeness, and transparency.
  • Serve as a key liaison for external auditors during financial audits, providing explanations and documentation related to IFRS accounting treatments and supporting schedules.
  • Collaborate with various departments such as finance, legal, and operations to assess the accounting implications of business transactions, acquisitions, and other strategic initiatives.
  • Identify and assess financial reporting risks associated with IFRS compliance and implement controls and processes to mitigate these risks effectively.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to streamline accounting processes, enhance reporting efficiency, and maintain best practices in IFRS compliance.
  • Lead or participate in special projects related to accounting standard updates, system implementations, or other initiatives impacting financial reporting under IFRS.
  • Stay abreast of new and upcoming changes in IFRS standards, interpret their impact on the organization, and conduct thorough research and analysis to address any accounting issues that arise.
  • Conduct training sessions and workshops for finance and accounting teams to enhance their understanding of IFRS standards and ensure consistent application throughout the organization.

What you need to be succesfull

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field; preference for ACCA, CIMA, CPA, MBA, or relevant advanced degrees.
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience in accounting and financial reporting, with a focus on IFRS. Preferably in global business environments encompassing international legal entities.
  • Strong proficiency in financial reporting (IFRS), compliance, and a demonstrated commitment to driving continuous process improvements.
  • Strong attention to detail ensuring accuracy and precision in financial reporting under IFRS. Well versed in reviewing financial data and documentation to identify errors or discrepancies.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities with the capacity to lead projects, collaborate cross-functionally, and influence decision-making processes related to accounting matters.
  • Ability to mentor and train junior staff members.
  • High ethical standards and integrity given the importance of accurate and transparent financial reporting under IFRS. Adherence to professional standards and confidentiality in handling sensitive financial information.
  • Adaptability and a willingness to stay updated on regulatory changes, emerging trends, and best practices in accounting and financial reporting.
  • Exceptional English communication skills, enabling effective collaboration in a global setting.
  • Ability to articulate complex accounting concepts in a clear and concise manner and communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to manage ambiguity, changing priorities, and multiple deadlines.
  • Hands-on experience with ERP systems (e.g., Workday, MSDynamics, NetSuite, SAP)
  • Available to work from our Chemnitz HQ at least 1 day/week.
  • Fluent in German Language

Our Benefits

  • Competitive Compensation - we offer attractive salary packages including an Employee Stock Option Plan.
  • Flexibility - we offer flexible working time models and the option of hybrid work, and support this with a yearly flex work allowance of €1560.
  • Growth Budget - all employees get a yearly budget for external training of €1000, and one day off for growth per year (increase to two days in 2nd year).
  • Wellbeing - in addition to our yearly vacation of 30 days, we’re running a 4-day-work week every year in August with full payment.
  • Support - we’re offering a company pension scheme.
  • Sports & Health - join our sport courses in the offices or lease a bike with Staffbase. The offices are equipped with fruits, drinks and snacks.
  • Team Building - Regular team and office events including the yearly Staffbase Camp.
  • Volunteers Day - you’ll get one day off per year for supporting a social project. We will donate a small amount for that project in addition.
  • Employee Referral Program - one of your friends is a fit to one of our full-time openings? Refer them and get a referral bonus paid.