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Expert Audit and IFRS (m/f/d)

Expert Audit and IFRS (m/f/d)

Field of Work:  Finance & Accounting

Berlin, Berlin, DE

ID:  178

Through our ONEGLOBE initiative we are seeking an “Expert Audit and IFRS (m/f/d)” to join our Global Finance Team based in Berlin from October 2019. As a part of the Expert Hub Audit & IFRS team, you will be preparing the company for upcoming audits and cooperating in a close partnership with the external audit teams throughout the year. In this role you will create internal newsletters announcing new IFRS regulations and upcoming issues that need to be addressed. Lastly, in the course of the quarterly and annual financial closing process you will maintain, review and update the KWS Group’s accounting guidelines and work on special IFRS topics. The job will be filled unlimited and in full-time.


Your tasks:

  • Document KWS-wide accounting policies and standards (especially the KWS Group Accounting Manual).
  • Organize external audits for our local entities and KWS Group.
  • Escalate and solve unresolved and/or overdue incidents, requests and changes.
  • Acting as an IFRS advisor: handling business units requests and updating accounting rules according to latest standards.
  • Provide internal trainings & presentations.
  • Support the Lead of Expert Hub Audit & IFRS with possible new products, financial deals and possible strategies regarding IFRS opportunities.


Your profile:

  • Master's or Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and/or Audit.
  • Over four years of experience in the field of Accounting in a capital market-oriented company or an audit firm.
  • Strong practical knowledge of IFRS reporting and preferably knowledge of other accounting principles from KWS countries (Local-GAAP).
  • Analytical and independent thinker with strong written and verbal communication skills especially in explaining complex technical subjects in a simple and pragmatic way.
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken).
  • Certification in Accounting Principles (e.g. CPA; CFA) would be nice to have.
  • Experience in relevant IT systems (MS Office, SAP and other).

About KWS
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. With the tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for more than 160 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugar beet, cereals, potato, rapeseed and sunflowers. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods. 5.147 employees represent KWS in more than 70 countries.
For more information: www.kws.com. Follow us on LinkedIn® at https://linkedin.com/company/kwsgroup/.

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