(Senior) Group Accountant

  • Location: ​Hamburg, Norderstedt - tesa Headquarter
  • Entry as: Permanent
  • Work Area: Controlling


What you will do

As our (Senior) Group Accountant, you will play a pivotal role in setting up high quality group financial statements and take our group accounting and consolidation processes to the next level. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to our exciting journey, transforming the Group Accounting Department into an IFRS Excellence Center for the entire tesa Group.


  • Steer the preparation process for quarterly and annual group financial statements, overseeing consolidation activities to ensure accuracy and compliance with IFRS.
  • Manage the impairment tests process in accordance with IFRS, providing decision templates and guidance to management.
  • Serve as the IFRS expert and business partner for all entities within the organization.
  • Collaborate closely with subsidiary entities to collect financial data and resolve intercompany transactions, ensuring seamless integration into the consolidation process and enhance data accuracy.
  • Maintain compliance with IFRS and regulatory requirements, while also driving the development and enhancement of internal policies.
  • Coordinate internal and external audit processes related to group financial statements, address inquiries and implement recommendations to strengthen financial controls.
  • Proactively identify opportunities for process improvement within group accounting and reporting, implementing changes to drive efficiency, accuracy, and effectiveness.

What you will need

  • If you are a detail-oriented financial professional with a strong understanding of IFRS and a proven track record of leading financial reporting processes in a complex organization, this is an exceptional opportunity to make a significant impact and advance your career. Join us in driving excellence in financial reporting and shaping the future of our organization. Apply now to be part of our dynamic team.

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field. Professional certifications such as CPA, ACCA, or equivalent are preferred
  • 5+ years’ experience in an accounting role within a corporate group or audit firm
  • In-depth knowledge of accounting standards (IFRS) and consolidation techniques
  • Proficiency in using financial software, ERP systems, and advanced Excel skills
  • Ability to adapt to changes in the business environment and navigate complex financial scenarios
  • Disciplined and self-motivated; keeping attention to detail to ensure accuracy in financial reporting and analysis
  • Strong collaborative and interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively with cross-functional and multinational teams and departments
  • Fluent English both written and spoken

What you can expect

tesa is one of the world's leading manufacturers of adhesive tape solutions, with a range of more than 7,000 products.  With passion for technology, we drive innovation, reliability, and sustainability to shape a better future.

Our solutions make a difference in the work, products, and lives of our customers across a variety of industries, including Automotive, Electronics, and Home applications. With this, we address a broad segment of business customers, but also you as a private consumer.

You might be surprised to discover the many places where our adhesive solutions are at work, from the battery in your electric car, to the display of your mobile phone, and even in the elevator in your building. Wherever you look, you'll find tesa - holding the world together since more than 125 years.