Technical Accountant

Are you looking for a new challenge in a fast-paced, dynamic, international work environment and are ready to make an impact at an international Nasdaq-listed company?

To strengthen our finance team, we’re looking for a Technical Accountant to join us at our headquarters in Düsseldorf’s Medienhafen. In this role you will act as a technical accounting expert by researching, analyzing, selecting treatment of, and preparing documentation for accounting topics under US GAAP.

If you’re an excellent communicator, multitasker, and self-starter who is ready to take on a new challenge, we want to hear from you!

Get an inside look at finance at trivago:

What you’ll do:

  • Draft and review financial statement disclosures for technical accounting topics.
  • Assess the impact of new accounting pronouncements and SEC guidance to ensure compliance with US GAAP accounting and reporting requirements.
  • Lead projects with internal stakeholders to ensure accurate accounting for complex transactions and lead implementation of new accounting requirements.
  • Support in the preparation of the annual 20-F and quarterly reporting documents.
  • Liase with external auditors on technical accounting interpretations and conclusions.
  • Create new and review existing accounting policies and make sure that robust documentation and governance processes are in place.

What you’ll definitely need:

  • 5+ years’ of experience within a publicly-listed company and/or large public accounting firm.
  • Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field.
  • Profound US GAAP accounting theory research and application skills. 
  • Ability to interpret and convey complex accounting topics to accountants and non-accountants.
  • Strong communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability and desire to work independently and partner with teams across departments.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines, prioritize quickly, organize team dynamics, deliver results, and take the lead on projects.

What we’d love you to have:

  • CPA license 
  • Our company language is English, a strong command of German is advantageous.
  • IFRS and German GAAP knowledge


What you can expect from life at trivago:

Entrepreneurship: The freedom to take ownership of your work and drive initiatives independently. It’s the idea that counts, not the position. 
Growth: Support for your development, constant new opportunities, regular peer feedback, mentorship and training.
International workforce: Collaboration with international talents from 80+ nations bringing different perspectives, backgrounds and expertise together to ensure a truly global focus.
Flexibility: Self-determined working hours and the opportunity to split your time between home and our campus in Düsseldorf: At least 2 days on campus and 3 days at home per week. 
Relocation and integration: Support with relocation costs, work permit and visa questions, insurance and free language classes.
Equal opportunity: Commitment to creating an all-inclusive workplace, because we know representing the diversity of our users in our talent base enables us to create a more meaningful product. 

A note regarding COVID-19:

We understand that there is a lot of uncertainty around the future of the travel industry. If you want more insight into our current strategy and outlook, follow our LinkedIn company updates.

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We look forward to your application!