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General Ledger Accountant (m/f/d) 1

General Ledger Accountant (m/f/d) 1

Field of Work:  Finance & Accounting

Berlin, Berlin, DE

ID:  781

As part of our ONEGLOBE initiative we are seeking for our Global Transaction Center (GTC) for the next possible date a General Ledger Accountant (m/f/d), a position at KWS in Berlin. The General Ledger Accountant is the backbone of KWS finances globally and working together with the Expert Hub and other General Ledger Teams. The function furthermore executes all transactional and knowledge-based general ledger processes, such as: general ledger postings, bank accounting, intercompany accounting, financial closing & statements, production & inventory accounting, asset accounting as well as group accounting. This job will be unlimited and in full-time.


Your tasks:

  • Executes local closing according to IFRS and LOCAL-GAAP regulations.
  • Prepare financial statements & execute local closing according to IFRS and LOCAL-GAAP.
  • Executes and spars on operational activities within all General Ledger area regarding monthly, quarterly and yearly closing of GTC.
  • Works closely with the General Ledger Teams, Accounts Receivable and Payables teams of the GTC and the Expert Hubs, to ensure that rules and guidelines are adhered and decisions reflect RGP's.
  • Book approved accruals per business area


Your profile:

  • Preferably academic degree in Business Administration.
  • Preferably 2 or more years of experience in the field of Accounting.
  • Fluent in English and one of the following languages is a must (Ukranian or Hungarian).
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and manage high volume transactions.
  • Ability to follow up on pending issues.
  • Communication skills.
  • Analytical skills and a hands on mentality.
  • Customer orientation and extraordinary service attitude.
  • Cooperative and team-working mindset.



KWS means successful plant breeding, innovation and international growth. Focusing on our strengths and forward-looking action are what makes this possible, as it has for the last 160 years, and will continue to in the future. This allows us to seize opportunities in our lines of business quickly and effectively. On top of this, our organization is being restructured to best support KWS’s steady growth.

The ONEGLOBE initiative has been set up to support the KWS portfolio management strategy by optimizing the administrative support for the core business. After the finalization of the detailing phase end of 2017, ONEGLOBE now enters the implementation phase with an estimated duration of 2 - 3 years which focusses on the introduction of the newly designed target operating model.

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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