Global Lead Accounts Receivable (all genders)

City:  Cologne
Job Function:  Corporate Functions
Job Area:  Finance
Seniority Level:  Mid-Senior level
Date:  Jul 6, 2024

HRS AS A COMPANY

HRS, a pioneer in business travel, aims to elevate every stay through innovative technology. With over 50 years of experience, their digital platform, driven by ProcureTech, TravelTech, and FinTech, transforms how companies and travelers Stay, Work, and Pay.

ProcureTech digitally revolutionizes lodging procurement, connecting corporations and suppliers in a cutting-edge ecosystem. This enables seamless efficiency and automation, surpassing travelers' expectations.

TravelTech redefines the online lodging experience, offering personalized content from selection to check-in, ensuring an unparalleled journey for corporate travelers.

In FinTech, HRS introduces advancements like mobile banking and digital payments, turning corporate back offices into touchless lodging enablers, eliminating legacy cost barriers. The innovative 2-click book-to-pay feature streamlines interactions for travelers and hoteliers.

Combining these technology propositions, HRS unlocks exponential catalyst effects. Their data-driven focus delivers value-added services and high-return network effects, creating substantial customer value.

HRS's exponential growth since 1972 serves over 35% of the global Fortune 500 and leading hotel chains.

Join HRS to shape the future of business travel, empowered by a culture of growth and setting new industry standards worldwide.

BUSINESS UNIT

At HRS, Finance shall be more than just a department—it's the backbone of our business triumphs. It's the fuel that powers streamlined financial management and meticulous control, supporting every aspect of our operations. From Financial and Cash Flow Management, to Accounting, Long-Term Financing, Tax Management, Investment Strategy, Purchasing, Controlling, Budgeting, Forecasting, and comprehensive Financial Reporting and Analysis. In an ideal scenario, Finance is not just crunching numbers but act as strategic partners who advise and challenge the CEO, Business Unit Leaders, and Managers in their pivotal decisions.
Operating as a shared service across the vast HRS Group landscape, the team of approximately 40 experts thrives on collaboration. Guided by the CFO and his adept Management Team, they are all about efficiency through standardized workflows and leverage cutting-edge decision-making tools and principle-based insights to bolster the company´s resilience in times of rapid change.

POSITION

We are looking for a Global Lead Accounts Receivable (all genders) who will lead our Accounts Receivable team and support HRS to bring the services to the next level. The future placeholder will also be responsible for liaising with the internal stakeholders as well as our customers/suppliers  to ensure new clients are onboarded correctly.

CHALLENGE

  • Leading the Accounts Receivable Team: Inspire and develop a high-performing team dedicated to excellence. Setting of clear goals and ensuring close cooperation between HQ and the teams abroad.

  • Collaboration: Work closely with Sales teams to onboard new clients efficiently and accurately. Collaborate to understand, evaluate, and implement new commercial models, considering their implications on financial systems.

  • Financial Management: Ensure accurate and timely invoice uploads from booking systems to the finance package, in line with HRS policies and procedures. Process credit card receipts accurately and punctually through business payment gateways. Regularly invoice all commission invoices, carry out credit control procedures, and ensure cash receipts from hotels comply with credit terms, and process credit card and EFT refunds as needed. Orchestration of outsourcing partners in the dunning process.

  • Client Relations: Build and maintain strong relationships with clients and suppliers, regularly follow up all outstanding debts and ensuring compliance with credit terms and prompt resolution of disputes. 

  • Process Optimization & Automation: Implement and document efficient processes in our IT systems. Definition of clear standards and stay ahead of regulatory changes to refine our operations.

  • Reporting and Analysis: Prepare detailed AR reports and define and measure relevant KPI’s for the Finance Dashboard and weekly reviews with management.

  • Project Leadership: Lead the "BRIM" sub-project for SAP S4, training and testing of the process by defining and measuring test cases

FOR THIS EXCITING MISSION YOU ARE EQUIPPED WITH...

  • Education: University degree in business, ideally with additional training as an auditor or tax consultant.

  • Experience: Several years in finance, preferably in a medium-sized e-commerce or service company with international sales activities, or a renowned auditing firm ("Big 4")

  • Expertise: Strong knowledge of finance and accounting (especially HGB) and tax issues (especially VAT).

  • Audit and Process Skills: Experience with international operational audits and intercompany coordination.

  • Technical Skills: Proficiency in cross-border settlement pricing systems and FIBU software (preferably MS Navision).

  • Language Skills: Fluent in German and English, spoken and written; additional languages are a plus

PERSPECTIVE

Access to a global network of a globally united and mutually responsible “Tribe of Intrapreneurs” that is passionately dedicated to renew the travel industry and while doing so reinvent the ways how businesses stay, work and pay.

Our entrepreneurial driven environment of full ownership and execution focus offers you the playground to contribute to a greater mission, while growing personally and professionally throughout this unique journey. You will continuously learn from a radical culture of retrospectives and continuous improvement and actively contribute to making business life better, smarter and more sustainable.

LOCATION, MOBILITY, INCENTIVE

The position is based in Germany, preferably Cologne, combined with travelling to HQ (Cologne) frequently. The attractive remuneration is in line with the market and, in addition to a fixed monthly salary, all necessary work equipment and mobility, will also include an annual bonus.

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Req ID:  17704


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