Head of Accounting & Reporting (f/m/d) Germany

SIGNA Sports United • Berlin

  • Full-time

Berlin

as soon as possible

SIGNA Sports United (SSU) is the world’s leading sports e-commerce and technology platform, with market leading positions in bike, tennis, outdoor and team sports. Our group of companies include Wiggle, Fahrrad.de, Bikester, Probikeshop, Tennis-Point, and Outfitter. We are passionate about sport and staying active.

We listed on the New York Stock Exchange in December 2021 and are the largest pure-play sports e-commerce company by revenue. We serve over 7 million active customers, have 1,000+ brand partners, and 500+ connected retail stores.

Job Objective:

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 Finance manager who will assume the position as Group Head of Accounting & Reporting for the SSU group.

The Group Head of Accounting & Reporting will be a strategic financial leader and partner to the Finance management team on all matters relating to the Accounting activities of the organization. The Group Head of Accounting & Reporting is a critical member of the Finance leadership team and will work closely with the CFO and all relevant internal and external stakeholders – the position will report into the Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) and Deputy CFO.

The Group Head of Accounting & Reporting will play a critical role in driving the future of the company developing a high-performance Accounting & Reporting team that can execute the company’s vision for both organic and inorganic growth. The candidate will proactively approach and drive the further development of the group’s Accounting and Reporting function.

What you will be responsible for

  • Building and managing the core (IFRS) Accounting & Reporting functions: accounting, consolidation and reporting
  • Acting as sparring partner to the CFO and CAO in all decision-making processes, including SOX readiness
  • Processing and supporting upcoming M&A projects
  • Preparing and steering the function towards a successful Post-IPO setup
  • Building out state of the art Accounting and Reporting structures and enable data driven automated processes
  • Especially in the beginning ability and willingness to “roll up the sleeves”

What we're looking for

The future Head of Accounting & Reporting is an experienced Finance manager with broad and deep experience with US-listed companies. Furthermore, the candidate is experienced with inorganic growth including post-merger integration. Additionally he/she has hands-on experience with SEC filings, ideally in an FPI-environment.

The ideal candidate is a pragmatic as well as performance- and growth-driven personality with bite and charisma, who is characterized by entrepreneurial and solution-oriented thinking and acting.

The ideal candidate has an international background and enjoys working with internal departments and external partners as well as with different cultures and mentalities. The future Head of Accounting & Reporting has a charismatic personality that allows him/her to act as sparring partner to the CFO and CAO as well as the ability to work effectively with external auditors and the SEC.

Key prerequisites in detail

  • Proven experience in US markets and strong M&A track record
  • Finance leadership experience in a public company
  • Experience in a SOX environment, ideally with roll-out experience
  • Excellence in Accounting & Reporting
  • Sound understanding of e-commerce companies
  • Driven and motivating leader with at least 15 years of relevant experience
  • Excellent leadership skills and strong business acumen
  • Excellent communication skills in English, German language skills are a plus, as is French

Leadership, social and soft skills

People leadership Sets and communicates guiding goals; is able to align and get the most out of the team; measures accomplishments, holds people accountable, and gives useful open feedback; delegates and develops; keeps people informed; well regarded as a humble, cooperative leader who shines through consistently high performance among current and past colleagues.

Manage Relationships

Relates well to a wide variety of diverse styles, types, and classes; open to differences; builds diverse networks; quick to find common ground; treats differences fairly and equitably; able to articulate the company’s value proposition and maintain relationships with client stakeholders.

Culture Fit

Operates with strong entrepreneurial drive and has an appetite for growth and scale, while also executing on best practices for the company's clients; real hands-on nature and ability to go deep where required but also step-back to get the bigger picture.

What you need to know

We celebrate diversity and are committed to building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

We at SIGNA Sports United believe that our team-spirit burns brightest when we're together. We also believe in flexible working models. As such, 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.

If you are Finance Professional check out further opportunities at SSU Finance Careers.

About us

SSU is firmly in growth mode, so far in 2021, we have entered the US market with the acquisitions of Tennis Express and Midwest sports, two of the largest tennis platforms in the US, we have acquired WiggleCRC, a global bike retailer, thus creating the biggest online bike retailer in the world. On 15.12.21 Signa Sports United has successfully floated on the New York Stock exchange and is now a publicly traded Company.  

Our growth has been propelled by acquiring new Brands in leading sports businesses and scaling our current portfolio through our end-to-end e-commerce as-a-service solutions, connecting & enabling offline specialist retailers and integrating with digital sports communities. 

News & Insights

since 15.12.2021 we are listed on New York Stock Exchange
since 15.12.2021 we are listed on New York Stock Exchange

Since 15.12.2021 we are a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange. We have been honoring this important day with some celebratory moments together with our Business Units and colleagues watching remote all around the world. Being a publicly listed company is an amazing achievement and has fueled our energy even more - we are here to conquer! If you have passion for sports - join us! Many exciting open vacancies are waiting for you!

Our benefits

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

Exciting Combination of Tech and Sports e-commerce

Very dynamic environment with sport-enthusiastic colleagues

Reports

Tayla
Tayla
Recruitment Manager

I’m Tayla, The Recruitment Manager at SIGNA-Sports United.

Throughout my career I have had a people-centric focus. It is what drives me and gives me purpose. My passion is to help others, explore and accomplish their dreams.

With an analytical mindset and a passion for people recruitment became my home. A home where I
could build strong relationships and match candidates with their dream positions and careers. My
purpose has always been about inspiring, encouraging and fulfilling aspirations.

Hence why I started at SSU, it is a place that encourages growth, autonomy and innovation. An
environment where your opinions are valued and your impact great. A place filled with passionate
people, hardworking and collaborative, with a team spirit that inspires.

Be INSPIRED, by joining an amazing team of high-calibre individuals that are passionate about sports
and the outdoors. We are SPORTS ENTHUSIASTS, we are DRIVEN, we are PASSIONATE, and we are INNOVATIVE!

Get in Touch: careers@signa-sportsunited.com

Contacts

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