Accounts Payable Specialist

Signa Sports United • Berlin

  • Full-time


as soon as possible

SIGNA Sports United (“SSU”) is a NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) listed specialist online sports retail company based in Berlin, Germany. We own companies and brands in various sports including bikes, tennis, outdoor and team sports. We sell equipment and apparel via our 100 own online stores, collaborate with 500+ independent brick and mortar shops, and partner with over 1000 sports brands. Together we serve 7+ million customers around the world.

The part you’ll play

In order to support our strong growth and to build a best-in-class Corporate Finance function, we are looking to hire an experienced and highly motivated Accounts Payable Specialist reporting to the Financial Accounting Manager for the SSU Group.

The Accounts Payable specialist must have great time management and organization skills and will be a great team collaborator communicating with the business and partnering with the business to ensure timely invoice/expense approvals and bookings within the holding entities at SSU Group.

The Accounts Payable specialist is responsible for timely and accurate booking of incoming invoices. As part of this role it will be required to document current processes and perform monthly controls as required by SOX.

Key role  and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborating with internal departments to gather, analyse, and interpret relevant financial data.
  • Processing Vendor Master data.
  • Receiving, processing, verifying, and reconciling invoices to vendor statements.
  • Receiving, processing, verifying employee expense claims.
  • Comparing system reports to balances and verifying entries.
  • Charging expenses to accounts and cost centers.
  • Verifying vendor accounts, paying vendors, and resolving purchase order, invoice, or payment discrepancies.
  • Issuing purchase order amendments and stop payments.
  • Reconciling account transactions with the general ledger.
  • Interacting with leadership at all levels.
  • Manage weekly and monthly reports and analysis 
  • General Ledger account classification of AP invoices 
  • Post-Annual AP Transactions 

What you’ll bring to the team

  • Bachelor's or associate degree in accounting, finance, or kaufmännische Ausbildung’.
  • At least 1 years’ experience as an accounts payable specialist, or similar.
  • Advanced competency in accounting and business management software, such as Datev.
  • In-depth knowledge of accounts payable principles, accounting standards, and industry regulations.
  • Extensive experience in account reconciliation.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Great time management and organizational skills.
  • Excellent collaboration and communication abilities.
  • Excellent communication skills in German and English language.



What you need to know

We recognise that diverse teams make the strongest teams, and we encourage people from all backgrounds, perspectives and skills to apply.

We at Signa Sports United believe that our team-spirit burns brightest when we're together. We also believe in flexible working models, so we provide a place for you to come, work and collaborate in any of our offices in the country you are employed in. And of course, you can work from home if needed.

Our benefits

Exciting combination of tech and sports e-commerce

Fast paced company with exciting challenges

Flat hierarchies and fast decision making

Highly self-organised and autonomous way of working

Open and transparent international company culture

Very dynamic environment with sport-enthusiastic colleagues

Meet our recruiting team

Nilima Gandhi
Nilima Gandhi

"I am passionate about people and sports – making SSU the perfect match for me! In my role, I head the central functions' talent needs. This challenging position allows me to expand my boundaries and be a subject matter expert in both recruiting and HR business partnering. 

I love to understand people’s stories, motivations, behaviours, successes, achievements but also their reaction in difficult situations.

My mission is to value, encourage, and support a diverse workforce by continually improving individual and organisational effectiveness at Signa Sports United. I am a proud brand ambassador of SSU’s values and take the initiative to inform people at various forums about our success."

Nilima on LinkedIn


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