Group Head of Corporate Reporting and Consolidation

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 Group Head of Consolidation reporting to the Director of Accounting and Reporting for the SSU Group.

Together with the Director of Accounting and Reporting the Group Head of Consolidation is responsible to drive and maintain the consolidation process including month and quarterly closings. As part of this role, it will be required to document current processes and perform monthly SOX controls.

The ideal candidate is a professional that applies hers/ his knowledge in a pragmatical goal-orientated and driven manner in line with the SSU interests and its stakeholders.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Preparing SSU Groups consolidated financial statements on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.
  • Primary contact for the auditors and leading the preparation of all group PCAOB audit requirements.
  • Responsible for maintaining IFRS impairment models and support Group wide accounting issues relating to impairment topics.
  • Responsible for answering IFRS questions from local business units
  • Responsible for providing accounts to SIGNA Retail in IFRS
  • Ensure compliance in accordance with IFRS and SOX
  • Overall responsibility for accounting close processes across all local business units to ensure high-quality accounting accuracy, and timely and meaningful reporting in accordance with IFRS.
  • Focus on improving the integrity of financial data and processes and controls.
  • Harmonising financial operations and the control environment and monitor timely execution and quality, in which you develop best practices and optimise the finance structure.
  • Leading the Consolidation team including functional and disciplinary leadership, including professional development

What you’ll bring to the team

  • Bachelor's or associate degree in accounting, finance, or related. Post-degree or certification in the field of finance & controlling is an advantage (RA, RC, CPA, or equivalent qualification).
  • Minimum of 5 to 8 years working experience in a similar role
  • Public (US Listed) company experience within a SOX environment
  • In depth knowledge of IFRS reporting, consolidation reporting polices and accounting controls.
  • Strong knowledge of procedures, policies, and best practices related to the finance department of a global organisation.
  • Familiarity with fast closing procedures
  • Experience of working with regulatory bodies, managing statutory and regulatory compliance
  • Advanced competency in consolidation systems such as IDL.
  • Adequate communication, negotiation, and influencing skills with diverse, multi-functional stakeholders and work effectively across multiple jurisdictions interacting with all local finance support teams, giving direction and guidance where necessary.
  • Ability to think and act independently within the scope of the key responsibilities and interests of the stakeholders.
  • Key leadership skills needed are goal setting, communication, problem solving and relationship building.
  • Time management and organisational skills.
  • Excellent collaboration abilities.
  • Hands-on mentality and can-do attitude
  • Fluency in English, both orally and in writing. Good knowledge of German orally and in writing is considered an advantage.

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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