Lead of Expert Hub General Ledger and Closing(m/f/d)

Lead of Expert Hub General Ledger and Closing(m/f/d)

Field of Work:  Finance & Accounting

Berlin, Berlin, DE

ID:  1674

As part of our ONEGLOBE initiative we are seeking for the next possible date a Lead of Expert Hub General Ledger and Closing(m/f/d) at KWS  in Berlin. The job will be unlimited  and in full-time.The Lead Expert Hub General Ledger and Closing(m/f/d) supports the Head of Expert Hub Finance in the conception and implementation of the Finance strategy. Aspiring to provide the Business Partners and - upon need - the Global Transaction Center extraordinary expertise, the Lead ExH General Ledger and Closing(m/f/d) ensures case-by-case solutions are delivered, while  designing and  implementing global Rules, Guidelines & Procedures and  continuously improving functional knowledge-based processes. The Lead ExH General Ledger and Closing(m/f/d) approves Local and IFRS statements and organizes a smooth financial closing process within the KWS group.


Your tasks:

  • Ensuring delivery of technical/ special expertise and case by case solutions
  • Establishing and cultivating trustful cross-functional cooperation and efficient information flow between ExH, BP and GTC
  • Leading and developing a team of experts in the field of General Ledger & Closing.
  • Developing, harmonizing and implementing KWS-wide policies and standards
  • You constantly track trends and business needs, instigates and leads initiatives to adopt policies and standards to changing needs
  • Quality check of financial statements and loosely connected information that is transferred to Audit&IFRS desk
  • Manages process closing controls and initiates follow-ups
  • Ensuring monitoring of credit and debit within the accounting system, supporting payable and receivable workflows
  • Ensuring regular reporting of accounting system governance together with PET
  • Providing timely and accurate guidance to specialists on General Ledger and Closing area
  • Driving IFRS and local financial closing process and statements
  • Ensuring monitoring of trail balances and follow-up with final bookings/amendments for each country


Your Profile:

  •  Preferably academic degree in Business/Economics or Finance.
  • Extensive many years experience in the field of Finance/Controlling.
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken).
  • Proven leadership capabilities.
  • Experience in relevant IT systems (MS Office and other).
  • Knowledge of accounting principles (GAAP&IFRS) to ensure accuracy of financial statements and implement adequate internal controls to safeguard departmental assets.
  • Proven experience in change management.
  • Ability to analyze financial data to develop goals, drive key business needs and objectives.
  • Experience with SAP; other ERP systems are nice to have. 



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/.