Head of Accounts Payable

Finance & Legal - Düsseldorf, Germany
Level: Professionals
Start date: As soon as possible

Head of Accounts Payable

Our Finance team is looking for an Accounts Payable Team Lead to join the trivago team.

In this role, you will lead the Accounts Payable team of 8 people, and report directly to the Finance Manager. You will be responsible for the performance of your team; training and evaluating members to enhance their development and productivity. You will also make hiring decisions when needed to expand your team’s resources.

If you’re an experienced Head of Accounts looking for a new challenge in a dynamic, diverse and deadline-driven environment, read on, and let’s talk!

What you’ll do:

  • Manage accounting functions including maintenance of general ledger, accruals, accounts payable and project accounting; ensures accuracy and timeliness.
  • Help to developand maintain procedures and policies, including accounts payable functions to ensure adherence to company guidelines, (SOX knowledge will be an advantage).
  • Manage monthly closing of financial records and posting of month end information; ensures accuracy of financial statements related to all accounts payable accounts.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, deadline driven environment.
  • USGAAP Knowledge would be a big advantage but not mandatory.

What you’ll need:

  • An incredibly strong knowledge of accounts payable processes and procedures.
  • To be highly organized with a strong sense of priority and commitment to deadlines.
  • To speak English (our company language) fluently and be comfortable communicating in German.
  • 6-8 years’ previous experience in accounts payable, with a minimum 2 years in a Head of AP position.
  • You have completed a commercial apprenticeship or hold a degree in Finance or Accounting.
  • The ability to analyze and understand diverse reports.
  • An understanding of month-end closing and account reconciliations.
  • Confidence in working with Excel and accounting information systems.
  • A fantastic eye for detail that means you can be trusted to spot any errors or discrepancies.
  • An insatiable curiosity and eagerness to learn.
  • Skills in SAP by Design are an advantage but not mandatory.

What we’d love you to have:

  • Skills in SAP by Design are an advantage but not mandatory.

Life at trivago is…

  • The belief that factual proof, not seniority, determines which path to take.
  • Self-determined working hours based on measuring productivity through goals rather than number of hours spent in the office.
  • Being supported in all your needs, including relocation assistance and language classes for international arrivals.
  • The freedom to embrace small-scale failures as a path to large-scale success.
  • The opportunity to develop personally and professionally with regular free workshops, seminars, sports and activities.
  • The ability to push your ideas through to execution without being held back by bureaucracy.
  • Working at our head office in Düsseldorf, a city boasting the 6th highest quality of life in the world for expats.
  • To find out more about life at trivago follow us on Facebook – @lifeattrivago

Additional information:

  • Please note that your CV and motivation letter must be written in English. Please also note that all applications must be made online. We do not accept physical applications and any documents sent to us will not be returned.
  • We do not require the services of an agency for this position.
  • trivago N.V. is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from individuals with disabilities are welcome.

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