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BASF (Senior) Accountant Financial Reporting (m/f/d) in Berlin, Germany

Job Field : Finance & Accounting

Location : Berlin,DEU

Company : BASF Services Europe GmbH

Job ID : EN58880635ONLE4

Do you have any questions about the application process or the position?

Mrs. Gardt (Talent Acquisition) Phone no.: +(49) 30200559672

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BASF Services Europe GmbH can be found in the heart of Berlin and delivers a range of services for the BASF Group across Europe as a "Shared Service Center". We are an international team of 2000 employees from more than 50 nations and we bring together know-how in the areas of finance, controlling, HR, procurement, product safety and digitalization. We place an emphasis on teamwork and commitment and put diversity and inclusion into practice every day. Learn more about the SSC at

At BASF Finance, we see solutions, not figures. We are all about innovative thinking, working together and making things happen. In doing so, our focus is always on our customers and keeping pace with digitalization. The basics for us are mergers and acquisitions, financing, preparing financial data or managing financial risks. On top of that, we ensure efficient financial processes - always in consultation with a globally connected community.

What you can expect

For our motivated, dynamic and constantly growing international Financial Reporting team, we are looking for a dedicated accountant with professional experience to join us as soon as possible to support BASF Group companies. You will be responsible for the general ledger and thus form the interface in the financial area.

  • You will process business transactions within general ledger and asset accounting and ensure reconciliation with the other sub ledgers.

  • You will be responsible for the timely preparation of the monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements in accordance with IFRS and local law (Local GAAP).

  • As well as preparing the income tax calculation for mainly european BASF Group companies.

  • You will be responsible for monthly group reporting and answer internal and external reporting inquiries.

  • In accounting matters, you will be the central contact person for our subsidiaries, the sub ledgers and the central financial units of BASF.

  • In addition, you will work actively on projects and coordinate the technical and procedural development of our organization in cooperation with our partners.

What we expect

  • a degree in business administration with a focus on accounting/taxes or an equivalent degree

  • several years of professional experience in external accounting as well as knowledge in preparing financial statements according to IFRS and/or local GAAP (ideally in a shared service center or a larger medium-sized company or group)

  • experienced in working with the common MS Office programs (especially Excel) and ideally user knowledge of SAP R/3

  • strong communication skills in English or German, additional European language skills are an advantage

  • high motivation to achieve success together as a team

  • independent approach and analytical thinking characterize your working style

We offer

  • Development discussions and programs so that you can reach your full potential.

  • Prevention and fitness programs to promote your health and provide a balance to your work.

  • Flexible work arrangements so that you can balance your working life and private life.

  • Onboarding to help you settle in quickly, ensuring you are part of the BASF team from day one.