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Senior Accountant (d/f/m)

eBay Classifieds Group (eCG) is an innovative global leader in online classifieds, with revenues of approx. USD 1 Bln. In this fast growing and highly competitive market, we continuously innovate in user experience and finding new ways to generate revenues.

We are always looking for high-energy, self-motivated, committed individuals who are passionate about their work. Our team members enjoy a challenging environment that places the highest value on innovation and accountability. Our culture is based on open and honest communication, respect for other points of view and a spirit of fun.

We are seeking a professional individual to join our finance team as Senior Accountant (d/f/m) (German “Bilanzbuchhalter IHK”) in our offices in Berlin.

You will be part of the Global eCG finance team located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, reporting into the Global Financial Controller. You will work from Berlin with a small team mainly focused on further improving revenue controlling, accounting and reporting. Due to our fast growth and innovation, the controlling team continues to innovate and grow. This also means we work on various exciting finance projects.

We are looking for a team member who will be responsible for German entities: and

Your Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for our two German markets

  • Monthly, quarterly and yearly financial closings by working closely with Financial Analysts based in the local eCG countries

  • Revenue controlling & accounting for your countries & centrally managed revenue streams

  • Expense controlling & accounting reporting of these countries. These include but are not limited to: marketing expense, cost of sale, sales discounts, sales bonuses

  • Coordinate local external statutory audits

  • Work on integrating new businesses, new revenue streams and the new billing system

  • Liaise with the Company’s legal & tax advisors a.o. reviewing or submitting tax declarations and required forms with the authorities; where needed supporting tax audits from an accounting perspective

  • Prepare the financial and consolidated financial statement according to Local GAAP (HGB)

  • Preparing monthly and quarterly US Group reporting to eBay Inc. resp. Adevinta Group on specific revenues and accounts receivable area

  • Managing and securing of eBay / Adevinta and SOX Compliance

  • Monitoring and improving of Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable processes (day-to-day tasks are outsourced to Shared Services managed from Switzerland and USA)

Your profile:
  • Bachelor- or Masters degree / MBA, certified management accountants (German “Bilanzbuchhalter IHK”) required

  • 5-8 years of experience in a senior accounting and/or controlling role, preferably in an international global environment

  • Excellent German GAAP (HGB) & Tax compliancy knowledge

  • Ability to simplify and communicate complex problems in a clear concise way for the business

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully partner and influence with the different levels in the organization

  • Able to manage global stakeholders in a global matrix organization

  • Extended experience in working with accounting software (SAP GL preferred)

  • Excellent analytical (excel) skills and an affinity with numbers

  • Able to work in a structured way in an agile environment

  • Eager to continuously improve and implement changes

  • Solid understanding of Excel, Power Point, Navision, SAP or similar consolidating/reporting tools

  • Proficient in English and German, both written and speaking​

What we offer?

  • Meaningful work with diverse, international, highly skilled and passionate teams which give you the chance to make a difference in our customers’ lives.

  • International career opportunities throughout eCG.

  • Competitive compensation, conference & education budget. We value your personal and professional development.

  • A healthy work-life balance, i.e. part-time work, an additional paid parental leave time, flexible working hours including working from home options.

  • A great atmosphere, open-minded company culture with several social team activities (online and offline).

We love building opportunities for others by connecting people from widely diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and geographies. So, being diverse and inclusive isn’t just something we strive for, it is who we are, and part of what we do every single day. We want to ensure that as an employee, no matter who you are, you feel ebay Classifieds Group is a place where you feel safe, included, and that you have the opportunity to bring your unique self to work. To learn about us click here:


People are the heart of the ebay Classifieds Group and their health and well-being are our first priority.

We continue to monitor local government guidance and partner closely with medical advisors to determine the safest and best next steps for everyone. As a result, most teams are working remotely, with a few teams able to collaborate in person with enhanced safety procedures. We will discuss the particular case for your region during the interview process. As a general rule, interviews will be completed remotely over video calls.

eBay Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and disability, or other legally protected status. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at [email protected]. We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

For more information see: EEO is the Law Poster and EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

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