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Head of Corporate Accounting (f/m/d)

Hugo Boss
Metzingen, Germany
Closing date
19 Apr 2024

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Our vision is to establish HUGO BOSS as the leading premium tech-driven fashion platform worldwide and to be one of the top 100 global brands. At HUGO BOSS, we work as a team to apply our knowledge, skills and experience together and create a diversity of ideas and solutions. What unites us? We love fashion, we change fashion!

At HUGO BOSS, you have the opportunity to contribute your personality, ideas and creativity - because only when we break new ground together can we create something unique. Become part of our team of more than 17.000 employees worldwide and shape your future at HUGO BOSS!

We are Group Finance & Tax, a diverse team with more than 70 colleagues based in Metzingen. Our aim is to become the leading tech-driven Finance & Tax team for our customers and beyond. Our role is pivotal in ensuring accurate application of accounting and tax regulations, and in delivering comprehensive financial statements for transparency across the Group. In line with our 'We love to support, we need to protect' mission, we develop streamlined Accounting/Tax/Treasury processes and guidelines, while advising our internal customers on operational enhancements and strategic initiatives always striving to actively contribute to the successful implementation of the CLAIM 5 growth strategy.

As the Head of Corporate Accounting, you are the navigator in a landscape marked by regulatory complexity. Your leadership is vital in steering the Group towards Accounting excellence, ensuring financial accuracy and compliance in a dynamic environment. You will report directly to the Senior Vice President Group Finance & Tax.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about making a difference and eager to join a highly motivated and multifaceted leadership team.

What you can expect:

  • Team Leadership and Enablement: Lead and develop a team of 15 members in the Corporate Accounting department, focusing on their professional growth in an evolving landscape of business practices, technologies, and regulations.
  • Financial Reporting and Audit Coordination: Oversee the preparation of financial statements in accordance with IFRS and HGB, coordinate the group audit process, ensuring the highest standards of accuracy and compliance in all financial reporting.
  • Oversight of Internal Controls and Process Improvement: Maintain strict oversight of accounting-related internal controls for both existing and new processes. Drive continuous improvement in Accounting process efficiency and governance.
  • Community Engagement and Interface Partnership: Act as the main liaison for global accounting and process issues for numerous internal customers within / outside the Finance division. Engage with the global finance community through training sessions and closely collaborate with key interfaces such as Investor Relations, Controlling, Legal, Auditors.
  • Contribution to Significant Projects: Play a key role in contributing to major projects, including the 'Next Level ESG Reporting' initiative and the SAP S/4 HANA implementation, aligning them with the Group's financial processes and strategic goals.

Your profile:

  • Educational Background: A degree in Business Administration/Economics, with a focus on Accounting, Taxes, or Auditing.
  • Professional Experience: Several years of practical experience in group accounting or accounting in a listed multinational group. Working experience in a "Big Four" audit firm and a professional exam (such as CPA, StB, WP in Germany) are a plus.
  • Expertise in Accounting Standards: Comprehensive knowledge of IFRS and HGB with a strong background in consolidated accounting.
  • Leadership Skills: Proven experience in leading and developing a team, with strong people management skills.
  • Analytical and Change Abilities: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, adept at managing ambiguity and facilitating change in a fast-paced environment.
  • Communication and Collaborative Skills: Excellent ability to communicate complex issues clearly (German & English), collaborate confidently and persuasively with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Technical Proficiency: Proficiency in SAP FI/CO, BIS, and SEM BCS, and openness to new technologies are a plus.
  • Quality and Customer Orientation: High standards for quality of work and a strong focus on customer satisfaction.

Your benefits:
  • Made for Me: three days in Metzingen and two days working remotely. Our hybrid working model "Threedom of work" is as individual as your personal needs.
  • Sustainability is one of our key values, and more than just a trend. We are committed to environmental, animal and climate protection, and human rights.
  • Does innovation drive you? Same for us! We have digitized most of our workflows and almost fully automated our logistics centres.
  • Exclusive discounts for shopping and arts: benefit from discounts for family and friends along with free entrance to more than 15 international art museums.
  • High-performing people need a healthy balance. Take advantage of the employee gym, the beach volleyball field or yoga classes on the rooftop terrace.
  • As a fashion company, we value good taste in everything - including food. Welcome to our own restaurant and café, Times.

We are a global company with our employees representative of the world at large. Our inclusive culture embraces each person's authenticity and individuality. We are committed to equal employment opportunity. And we believe our equitable work environment helps unleash your full potential and inspires you to thrive.

Do you feel it's time for a new challenge at HUGO BOSS? If so, we look forward telling you all about this job opportunity in a personal conversation.


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