Senior Director, Head of Group Accounting Standards (all genders)

Posted 30 Nov 2023

Darmstadt, Hessen - Germany

Req Id 269864


Work Your Magic with us!

Ready to explore, break barriers, and discover more? We know you’ve got big plans – so do we! Our colleagues across the globe love innovating with science and technology to enrich people’s lives with our solutions in Healthcare, Life Science, and Electronics. Together, we dream big and are passionate about caring for our rich mix of people, customers, patients, and planet. That's why we are always looking for curious minds that see themselves imagining the unimaginable with us.


Your Role

Our company is listed on the Germany Regulated Market and as such is obliged to prepare consolidated financial statements in line with IFRS. Group Accounting Standards is part of Group Accounting and the global finance organisation. As a corporate function the team represents our global centre of excellence for reporting matters and dedicated complex accounting standards related to IFRS.

Reporting to the Head of Group Accounting you will be responsible for leading a team of highly specialised experts in IFRS and external financial reporting at the corporate group level.

This role has specific responsibility for defining how IFRS should be interpreted and applied across our company as well as monitoring the developments of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) to ensure the organisation is proactive in addressing future accounting policies and principles, standards and interpretations and in ensuring their adoption globally. 

Ultimately this role leads the team responsible for preparing the annual and quarterly reports, working closely with Investor Relations and Corporate Communications and ensuring their compliance.


You have

  • A minimum of 8 years working experience in IFRS consulting, audit of IFRS financials, IFRS enforcement or as a leader of Group accounting policy in a major publicily listed company
  • You have globally recognised qualifications such as the German “Wirtschaftsprüfer/in”
  • Proven experience managing groups containing highly specialised experts
  • A deep knowledge of IFRS
  • Fluency in spoken and written German and English



What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and believe that it drives excellence and innovation, strengthening our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all to develop and grow at your own pace. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to work their magic and champion human progress!
Apply now and become a part of our diverse team!


US Equal Employment Opportunities

The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

We are committed to an equitable hiring process for candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds. As part of this commitment, applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodations. Please contact, if a reasonable accommodation is needed or if you otherwise need assistance to participate in the hiring process.

North America Disclosure

If you are a resident of California, Colorado, New York, or Washington, you are eligible to receive additional information about the compensation and benefits, which we will provide upon request. You may contact 855 444 5678 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday, for assistance.

Notice on Fraudulent Job Offers

Unfortunately, we are aware of third parties that pretend to represent our company offering unauthorized employment opportunities. If you think a fraudulent source is offering you a job, please have a look at the following information:

Apply Now

Join our Talent Zone

You haven't found quite the right job yet? Join our Talent Zone and stay in touch with us. Be the first one to learn about our new career opportunities and events.

Tell us about yourself and let our Talent Advisors help you find your next career opportunity.