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General Ledger Accountant



Accounting & Finance
Cologne, Germany · Munich, Germany · Berlin, Germany · Leipzig, Germany · North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany · Germany · London, UK · Warsaw, Poland · Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Meet DeepL

Meet DeepL

DeepL, Europe's leading AI company since 2017, is dedicated to breaking down language barriers and bringing cultures closer together. Our expertise in AI and neural networks has enabled us to create cutting-edge communication technologies for businesses, including the acclaimed DeepL Translator which offers 30+ languages, and DeepL Write, our AI writing companion. Our core offering includes a suite of products and tools made for businesses to communicate more effectively, both internally and with their customers around the globe.

Our goal is to become the global leader in Language AI and build products that help drive better communication, drive connection, and make real-life impact. To do that, we need talented people, like you, who want to be a part of this exciting journey. If you're ready to work with a dynamic team and build your career in the fast-moving AI space, DeepL is your next destination.

What sets us apart

We are committed to innovation and to a nurturing work environment. Founded by developers and researchers, we spend a lot of time actively reviewing the latest trends in generative AI and software engineering. Known for pioneering AI technologies, we dive deep into cutting-edge research to create not only translations, but advanced language solutions. Combining our use of modern technology, comprehensive employee benefits with our open and welcoming work culture is what sets us apart.

When we tell people about DeepL as an employer, the reactions are overwhelmingly positive. Maybe it's because of the products that have helped countless people worldwide, or maybe it's because of our shared goal of improving communication for individuals and businesses worldwide. What we're certain of is this: being part of DeepL means joining a team committed to innovation and the well-being of its employees.

Meet the team behind this journey

We are a growing international and passionate accounting team of accounts payable, general ledger accounts and IFRS specialists striving for a timely and smooth closing process and preparing accurate financial statements.


Your responsibilities
  • As a part of the General Ledger team, you'll take care of the preparation of monthly and annual financial statements and the consolidated financial statements under IFRS together with the general ledger team
  • You take care of HGB/IFRS-compliant accounting, valuation and journal entry posting of all business transactions
  • You will be involved in the further development of internal accounting processes, accounting guidelines, structures and standards, also regarding digitalisation and enhancement of the monthly closing process
  • You will be collaborating with the whole accounting team as well as our external tax advisors in the Netherlands, Poland and Japan herewith you will contribute to a smooth closing process for diverse local GAAP purposes

What we offer

  • Diverse and internationally distributed team: joining our team means becoming part of a large, global community with people of more than 90 nationalities. We're more than just colleagues; we're a group of professionals with a shared mission to connect diverse cultures. Our global presence is growing–we've doubled in size nearly every year, with our employees based in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, the US, and Japan, and we continue to expand our network
  • Open communication, regular feedback: as a language-focused company, we value the importance of clear, honest communication. We value smooth collaboration, direct and actionable feedback, and believe that leading with empathy makes us better together
  • Hybrid work, flexible hours: whether you're near one of our hubs, or prefer the comfort of your own home, you decide where your office is. We offer flexible working hours and trust in your productivity, all in sync with your team's general locations and time zones to foster effective and seamless collaboration. Our aim is to integrate your work with your lifestyle, ensuring a balance that respects both your needs and our operational requirements
  • Regular in-person team events: we bond over vibrant events that are as unique as our team, from local team and business unit gatherings, to new-joiner onboardings, to company-wide events that bring us all together–literally
  • Comprehensive health insurance: your health comes first. With our comprehensive insurance, we'll make sure you're covered from head to toe
  • 30 days of annual leave: we value your peace of mind. With 30 days off (excluding public holidays) and access to mental health resources, we make sure you're as strong mentally as you are professionally
  • Annual learning budget: because we never stop learning, we’ve set up an annual budget for your professional development—pick a learning path that contributes to your career development and we'll back you up

Qualities we look for

  • A successfully completed business studies degree or commercial training
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in accounting and preparation of financial statements, ideally at a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company with SE or AG group structure.
  • Relevant experience in various ERP systems is a must, very good knowledge of common MS-Office tools, experience with Workday is a bonus.
  • Outgoing and self-motivated personality with strong communication and organizational skills.
  • A high degree of personal responsibility, transparency as well as a structured and goal-oriented approach to work and high attention to detail.
  • Fluency in English and German
Remote, Hybrid
  • Germany
  • United Kingdom
  • Poland
  • Netherlands
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