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Team Lead Accounting, PE-Backed Concert Management Company, Hamburg area, Germany

PER, Private Equity Recruitment Hamburg, Germany
Posted 8 days ago Permanent Competitive
Team Lead Accounting, PE-Backed Concert Management Company, Hamburg area, Germany
About our client

Our client is an expanding concert management company backed by a prominent private equity investor. As a well-known player in the concert and music festival market, they are looking to achieve substantial growth and business development with the guidance of their seasoned investor. They are currently seeking a team lead accounting to join their finance team and provide hands-on support throughout this journey. The role will be based in the Hamburg area, Germany. What the job involves

  • Lead the day-to-day bookkeeping and accounting activities (incl. ongoing account reconciliation)
  • Develop, reconcile and execute a plan for the target organisation (processes, review intervals, in- vs. outsourcing)
  • High focus on continued process optimization
  • Lead by example to ensure highest standards of accuracy and compliance, as well as being sensible towards pragmatic solutions
  • Intensify the collaboration between accounting and controlling and contribute to "one truth" when it comes to numbers
  • Guarantee timely month end close process, monthly financial statements as well as consolidated annual accounts (HGB and IFRS)
  • Provide analysis of financial data and active contribution to data-driven decision-making
  • Serve as a key contact for the internal leadership team, tax advisors and auditors, financial authorities and actively engage in discussions
  • Coordinate the preparation of financial statements and provide hands-on support for audit processes
  • Strengthen the collaboration with other portfolio companies and realize synergies (simplify process, e.g. internal recharges)
  • Maintain a strong relationship with the holding company's finance team and actively collaborate on financial strategies
  • Provide hands-on financial updates and align strategies effectively
  • Bring accounting to the next level and drive the implementation of OneStream leveraging tool-based decision making
  • Develop and implement hands-on processes for disciplined monthly financial reporting and mitigate financial risks
  • Evaluate further insourcing of accounting functions from tax advisors
  • Train and mentor the team, actively participate in accounting best practices
Who we are looking for

  • University degree with a focus on accounting, finance or a related field, or Bilanzbuchhalter
  • Professional and leadership experience as an accountant in a in a small- to mid-cap company with a proven track record of delivering timely and efficient results
  • Excellent hands-on knowledge of accounting, tax regulations, and financial reporting
  • Proficiency in accounting software and MS Excel, experience with Datev and OneStream is appreciated, as well as experience within a PE portfolio company
  • Exceptional stakeholder management and communication skills
  • Analytical thinking and data driven approach
  • Highly strategic and commercially-minded, with sound judgement and a hands-on approach
  • Results-driven and goal-oriented, with a constant drive for improvement
  • Modern, inclusive and empathetic leadership style
  • A combination of outstanding analytics with persuasive communication and presentation skills
  • Fluent in both German and English

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