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Head of Group Accounting (m/f/d)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Headquarter - Berlin

About us
Mobisol Group is a leading global player in decentralised solar electrification. Driven by market demand for off-grid solutions beyond lighting, Mobisol designs, distributes and services large solar systems, seamlessly integrated with proprietary pay-as-you-go (PAYG) software. By combining the latest high-tech solar hardware with mobile payment technologies, the Berlin-based company ensures affordability through flexible payment plans. Mobisol enables rural families and businesses to power a wide range of compatible appliances, such as televisions and stereos, thereby improving people's standard of living and enabling incremental income from new solar-powered businesses. With over 600 employees, Mobisol runs its own operations in Tanzania, Kenya, and Rwanda, while providing hardware and software solutions through a growing network of B2B partnerships in another nine countries worldwide.
What this job is about
To support our international growth we are looking for a Head of Group Accounting (m/f/d) as soon as possible with a strong background in international financial accounting and international tax with outstanding people skills.
Your tasks
In this highly visible position, you will be responsible for:

  • Managing group accounting activities: improvement of consolidation and accounting procedures, assuring compliance of accounting procedures with IFRS standards, coordination between the Headquarter accounting team and interfaces in the countries, point of contact for tax consultants and auditors

  • Leading consolidation processes: managing the preparation of group financial statements (yearly, quarterly, monthly) in compliance with IFRS standards including consolidation, preparation of notes to the consolidated financials, leading the design and implementation of an advanced financial IT environment

  • Provide guidance for accounting of complex transactions: Mobisol has a high degree of specific accounting requirements, e.g. exchange rate exposure, microfinance business, local tax exposure and a high level of intercompany transactions. We are looking for a person that combines knowledge, experience and management skills to make sure that the existing multicultural and decentralized accounting teams are trained and equipped accordingly
Your Qualifications
  • Academic background in Finance or Economics with a focus on accounting
  • A proven track record (+ 5 years) in financial accounting according to IRFS standards and proven exposure to multinational accounting tasks, ideally in an international trading company
  • Experience with customs, evaluation of stocks and international procurement highly desirable
  • Experience with emerging markets and procurement in China highly desirable
  • Sound knowledge of international tax laws (in particular VAT), auditing and group consolidation with various currencies
  • Expert user of MS office tools (esp. Excel), Navision Microsoft highly desirable as well as experience with a consolidation tool like Cubeware or Lucanet
  • Experience in cooperating with auditors, tax lawyers and banks
  • Leadership experience with multicultural teams
  • Strong analytical skills
  • German native speaker with an excellent command of English or vice-versa
  • Ability to travel to East Africa
  • Hands-on, stress resistant, on schedule
Your Perspective
The position offers you the chance to build and shape a global player in the off-grid energy market with strong commitment to product quality, design, user friendliness and environmental sustainability. You will be part of an outstanding international, highly motivated team of individuals who combine professional expertise with personal passion. As a quickly growing organization Mobisol generates continuously opportunities for professional and personal growth ensuring exciting career paths for our employees. In addition, to joining a strong global community, you will receive an attractive benefit package in line with the market.
How to apply
If you feel intrigued by this challenging opportunity, please upload your application (letter of motivation, CV & references), salary expectations and your earliest start date via the button below. If you have any questions, please contact our Talent Management Team here: +49 30 9700 -2556.

As an equal opportunity employer, Mobisol offersall of its employees and applicants full equal opportunity irrespectiverace, ethnic origin, sexual identity and disability, religion or beliefs.

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