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General Ledger Accountant - French speaker (m/f/d)

General Ledger Accountant - French speaker (m/f/d)

Field of Work:  Finance & Accounting

Berlin, BE, DE

Legal Entity:  KWS Berlin GmbH (0017)
Contract Type:  Regular
Is Full Time?:  Yes
Onsite/ Remote:  Hybrid Working Within Country
Job ID:  12464

As part of our ONEGLOBE initiative we are seeking for our Global Transaction Center (GTC) for the next possible date a General Ledger Accountant - French Speaker (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, production & inventory accounting, asset accounting as well as group accounting. This job will be in full-time and permanent.

Your tasks:

  • Perform intercompany reconciliation and relevant adjustments. 
  • Execute of local closing according to IFRS and French LOCAL-GAAP regulations.
  • Work on operational activities within all General Ledger area regarding monthly, quarterly and yearly closing of GTC.
  • Prioritize efficiency of supply, volume of demand and optimized assortment (EVO).
  • Work 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.
  • Review and post corresponding, approved accruals per business area

Your profile:

  • Preferably academic degree in Business Administration.
  • Preferably 3 or more years of experience in the field of IFRS and French Accounting.
  • Fluent in English and French.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and manage high-volume transactions.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Analytical skills and a hands-on mentality.
  • Customer orientation and extraordinary service attitude.
  • Cooperative and teamwork attitude.


Our offer for you:

  • We are an international team of open-minded people with diverse and cross-functional experience,
  • Interesting and challenging tasks and projects,
  • As a family business, we are guided by the values of closeness, reliability, vision and independence; this culture is lived in practice and ensures an open and friendly working atmosphere from day one,
  • The best of both worlds: KWS Berlin combines the security of a large, stable company with the passion of a start-up,
  • Our location in the heart of Berlin-Schöneberg is very modern; directly opposite the underground station Bülowstraße and with secured car & bicycle parking spaces,
  • We offer 30d holidays, flexible working hours, holiday and Christmas bonuses, company pension scheme, JobRad and/or Jobticket,
  • True to our motto "Make yourself grow", we support the professional and personal development of our employees.


Did we spark your interest?
Then apply now via our online portal and send us your documents. We look forward to getting to know you!




About KWS
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. Over 5,000 employees in more than 70 countries generated net sales of around €1.5 billion in the fiscal year 2021/2022. A company with a tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for 165 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugarbeet, cereals, vegetables, oilseed rape and sunflower. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods to continuously improve yield for farmers and plants’ resistance to diseases, pests and abiotic stress. To that end, the company invested more than €285 million last fiscal year in research and development. For more information: Follow us on LinkedIn® at

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