About the opportunity

Our EMEA Controller (f/m/d) will be responsible for the International Financial Statements. The position will have oversight over financial accounting and reporting matters for the EMEA headquarters operations in Berlin as well as accounting and reporting matters for other countries throughout our non-US locations. This will include multiple legal entities in the EMEA region, many of which are subject to local statutory and other regulatory reporting requirements.

The position will be responsible for hiring and managing a local team, as well as possibly throughout the region to effectively deliver and manage accounting functions in the non-US territories. Our EMEA Controller will have responsibility for compliance in all applicable jurisdictions for such matters as statutory and other regulatory reporting requirements and VAT and/or other local taxes. In addition, they will ensure the accurate and timely preparation of all internal monthly financial reporting requirements including assisting in the preparation, review and quality assurance of all subsidiary packages. This position may require occasional travel.

What to expect?

  • Effectively build, lead and manage a team to deliver on the objectives of the function
  • Provide Controllership business partner services to the EMEA leadership team and corporate FP&A        
  • Oversight of the effective, accurate and timely recording of entries to the G/L and other books of record for non-US entities
  • Oversight of the effective, accurate and timely reconciliation of all balance sheet accounts
  • Planning, management and collaboration with the global treasury team for local entity cash balances and FX exposure optimization and with the tax team on timely filing of all tax and other compliance forms
  • Document and manage all historical book to statutory adjustments and effectively serve as the lead interface for the auditors on the local Statutory Audits
  • Implement and maintain tools, processes and policies to effectively monitor and communicate the “health” of the non-US Controllership process
  • Effective collaboration with the global People Organization, Legal, Accounting, Finance and business units on general Controllership projects with cross functional impact
  • Demonstrate a high level of team building, leadership and management skills

What you need to be successful?

  • Degree in Accounting or Finance - Chartered Accountant or equivalent preferably with a global firm
  • 10+ or more years relevant work experience in technical and operational accounting as well as 3+ years of leadership and management experience with proven results for building and leading highly effective teams
  • Experience in complex technical accounting areas such as lease accounting, equity, tax, etc. as well as operational accounting experience such as accounts payable
  • VAT and other global consumption tax schemes compliance experience
  • Relevant experience with SOX controls design and documentation 
  • Presentations to senior and executive management a strong plus 
  • Proficiency in current IFRS GAAP and accounting policies and procedures, as well as External Reporting
  • Strong analytical, research, problem solving and evaluative thinking skills
  • Strong English language reading and writing skills
  • Strong German language skills would be nice to have too
  • SaaS industry experience and NetSuite experience a plus

What's in it for you?

  • Join an ambitious tech company reshaping the way people build digital experiences
  • Full-time employees receive Stock Options for the opportunity to share ownership and the success of our company
  • We value Work-Life balance and You Time! A generous amount of paid time off, including vacation days, education days, and volunteer days
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for information, support, discussion, and counseling for life’s challenges
  • Use your personal education budget to improve your skills and grow in your career. Join a free German class or one of our many internal learning initiatives!
  • Use your physical fitness budget to get away from your desk and support your physical wellness
  • Enjoy a full range of virtual events, including workshops, guest speakers, and fun team activities, supporting learning and networking exchange beyond the usual work duties 
  • A monthly phone/internet stipend and phone upgrade reimbursement after 2 years
  • Plus, Contentful socks! And other amazing swag as part of company events. Oh yeah!

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Who are we?

Contentful is the leading content platform that powers digital experiences for over 30% of the Fortune 500 companies and thousands of global brands. Our platform unifies content in a single hub, structures it for use in any digital channel and integrates seamlessly with hundreds of tools through open APIs. It lets developers and content creators work in parallel, increasing team efficiency and happiness. Companies such as Shopify, Staples, Atlassian, Electronic Arts, Chanel, Roche, Vodafone use Contentful to build their mobile and web products, voice-controlled apps and more. 

We’re growing rapidly and we have secured over $330 million in funding from top-tier partners such as Tiger Global, Sapphire Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, General Catalyst and Benchmark.

More than 750 people from 70 nations contribute their energy and creativity to Contentful, working from hubs in Berlin, San Francisco, Denver and distributed around the world.

Everyone is welcome here!

“Everyone is welcome here” is a celebrated component of our culture. At Contentful, we strive to create an inclusive environment that empowers our employees. We believe that our products and services benefit from our diverse backgrounds and experiences and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical [dis]ability, or length of time spent unemployed. We invite you to apply and join us!

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