Senior IFRS Accounting 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 IFRS Expert who will assume the position as Senior IFRS Accounting Specialist for the SSU group.

The Senior IFRS Accounting Specialist will be a sparring partner to the Director of Accounting and Reporting on matters relating to the IFRS. This role is considered is a critical member of the Accounting and Reporting team reporting into the Director of Accounting and Reporting.

The candidate will proactively approach and drive the further development of the group’s Accounting policies.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Be the accounting subject matter expert for various IFRS accounting topics.
  • Research and analyse complex transaction or technical accounting and disclosure issues by applying applicable accounting guidance and preparing detailed documentation to support conclusions. Concisely communicate actions needed to senior leadership.
  • Assess, conclude on and document accounting treatment for transactions as well as contracts review and assessment.
  • Work directly with the external auditors on accounting positions.
  • Support upcoming M&A projects
  • Preparing and steering the function towards a successful Post-IPO accounting and financial reporting setup

Act as sparring partner to the Director of Accounting and Reporting and local Business Units in technical accounting matters.

What you’ll bring to the team

  • Minimum of 4  years of experience and a strong technical accounting knowledge of IFRS and specifically IFRS 2, IFRS 9 and IAS 36.
  • Big 4 background is a plus
  • Experience with SOX is a plus
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, expected to communicate with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Must be able to work collaboratively with cross-functional team members at all levels.
  • Highest level of integrity and honesty.
  • Excellent communication skills in English. German skills are a plus.

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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