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Senior Accountant (m/f/d)

City:  Cologne
Job area:  Corporate Functions
Job field:  Finance
Seniority Level:  Mid-Senior level
Date:  Jan 16, 2023


HRS is reinventing the way businesses and governments work, stay and pay in today’s dynamic global marketplace. HRS’ advanced platform technology is extending its reach beyond hospitality to meetings, office space management, payment efficiency and crisis recovery.

Beyond cost savings in the global post-pandemic economy, HRS clients gain from an unrivaled focus on essential aspects including safety, security and satisfaction.

HRS is also recognized for its award-winning Green Stay Initiative, technology that helps corporate hotel programs achieve their NetZero targets, and its groundbreaking Crew & Passengers Solution, which leverages automation to elevate experiences for air and rail operations.

Founded in 1972, HRS works with 35 percent of the global Fortune 500, as well as the world’s leading hotel chains, regional hospitality groups and payment providers.


At HRS we understand Finance as a value-enabling function as it is an essential ingredient to our business success. In order to ensure the efficient financial management and financial control necessary to support all business activities, it comprises all major related responsibilities: from Financial and Cash Flow Management, Accounting, Advising and longer-term financing, Tax Management, Investment Management, to Purchasing, Controlling, Budgeting and Forecasting as well as Financial Reporting and Analysis to assisting and challenging the CEO, Business Unit Leaders and Managers in making key strategic decisions. 
The department is set up as a shared service for the HRS Group with a cross-location team of around 40 experts, headed by the CFO and his Management Team, working on standardized workflows to increase efficiency on the one hand and apply state of the art decision-making tools and principle-based recommendations to foster organizational resilience in times of rapid change on the other.


We are looking for a Senior Accountant (m/f/d) to join our team of dedicated professionals at our office in Cologne.


  • Independent processing of general ledger and sub-ledgers as well as responsibility for balance sheet account reconciliation
  • Ensuring proper processing of incoming invoices as well as guiding the (junior) accountants in the team on procedural issues
  • Participation in the preparation of monthly and annual financial statements in accordance with the German accounting principles (HGB)
  • Preparation of VAT and income tax statements as well as statistical reports in accordance with applicable regulations
  • Preparation of internal reports as support for the Finance Manager
  • Development and improvement of accounting-related processes
  • Contact person for our colleagues in Group Accounting, Controlling and Treasury
  • Support for annual audits and tax audits as well as contact for auditors and tax consultants


  • Several years of professional experience in accounting, in particular accounts payable/receivable and general ledger accounting, based on commercial training or a degree in business administration
  • Practical knowledge from accounting according to HGB
  • Experience in the comprehensive accounting of accounts payable, accounts receivable and fixed assets in both the sub-ledger and general ledger, as well as accrual accounting
  • In-depth knowledge of national sales tax law
  • Practical experience in working with ERP systems (SAP ERP 6.0 module FI as well as SAP S4/HANA desirable)
  • Very good understanding of numbers as well as good analytical skills in evaluating numbers and data combined with a good sense of order
  • High degree of hands-on mentality, commitment, team spirit as well as an independent and responsible way of working characterize you
  • Fluent German and good English skills


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.


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 or multi-year bonus.

It's Cologne based position. We're working in 4+1 mode, which means 4 days at our Cologne Headquarter and 1 day possibly remote.

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Req ID:  16548

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