Team Lead Global Accounting (all genders)

City:  Cologne
Job Function:  Corporate Functions
Job Area:  Finance
Seniority Level:  Mid-Senior level
Date:  Jul 3, 2024


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.


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 Cologne based Team Lead Global Accounting (all genders) to lead a team of accounting professionals and drive overall accounting process optimization. 

You will report directly to the Vice President Finance while working closely with various stakeholders across the Group.



•    Responsibility for the preparation of the consolidated annual, quarterly and monthly financial statements of the HRS Group
•    Ensure the reporting of the subsidiaries as part of the reporting processes
•    Supporting the foreign subsidiaries in all accounting issues
•    Preparation of monthly bank reporting and other ad hoc reports
•    Operational execution of the consolidation, the preparation of intercompany recharges and the handling of day-to-day business
•    Securing the continuous improvement of accounting processes
•    Contact person for auditors and tax advisors of the foreign subsidiaries
•    Leading and coaching of a team of up to 3 people


•    Completed university degree with a background in business administration or a comparable apprenticeship. Additional qualification as a certified (international) accountant is an advantage
•    Comprehensive professional experience in a leadership position in the area of group accounting with complex group structures
•    In-depth knowledge of accounting and external reporting standards (in particular with regard to accounting standards according to HGB and IFRS) and tax issues
•    Experience in international tax audits and internal group consolidation processes
•    Knowledge of cross-border transfer pricing systems
•    Excellent knowledge of SAP, LucaNET and MS Office is an advantage
•    Fluent in German and English, written and spoken


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.

Req ID:  17763

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