Team Lead General Ledger (m/f/d)

KWS Berlin GmbH

Field of Work: Finance & Accounting


Berlin, BE, DE

Legal Entity: KWS Berlin GmbH (0017)

Contract Type: Regular

Is Full Time?: Yes

Onsite/ Remote: Hybrid Working Within Country

Job ID: 13740

Are you an experienced finance professional looking for an exciting leadership opportunity? Then, join our Global Transaction Centre (GTC) in Berlin as a Team Lead for General Ledger (m/f/d) , and be part of our ONEGLOBE initiative to provide innovative solutions to our business worldwide.

As the Lead of General Ledger Team, you'll collaborate with the Head of General Accounting, Tax & Treasury to ensure efficient transactional processes. You'll lead one of the three General Ledger teams, focusing on general ledger accounting, intercompany and asset accounting, IFRS and local GAAP financial statements.

Don't miss this unlimited, full-time leadership opportunity with KWS Berlin GmbH - a global leader in the agricultural sector.


  • As the Team Lead for General Ledger, you'll inspire, lead, and empower a diverse team of Associates, Seniors, and Team Coordinators to achieve their potential in a trustful and collaborative environment. You'll conduct disciplinary management activities, ensure proper staffing, hiring, and onboarding to maintain a high-performing team.
  • Driving continuous improvement initiatives to optimize accounting practices across regions is a key focus. Deep understanding of state-of-the-art accounting practices, including tools, systems, and smart solutions. You'll provide the framework for daily operations, aligning them with the company strategy and driving standardization and digitalization.
  • You'll oversee the preparation of financial statements according to IFRS and Local GAAP, ensuring operational excellence in monthly, quarterly, and yearly closing, asset management, provisions, bookkeeping quality, and performance management. Keen eye for detail and proactivity in identifying any inconsistencies in bookkeeping activities, taking ownership of resolving them promptly.
  • Clear and timely communication on all issues, both internal and external, is essential. Additionally, fostering cross-functional collaboration and an efficient information flow between Global Functions, Global Transaction Center (GTC), and Business Units will be part of your responsibilities.


  • Academic degree in accounting, finance or similar.
  • Several years of experience in the field of Finance, particularly in an international environment along with proven leadership experience.
  • Deep knowledge of accounting principles and practices, including best-in-class tools and systems.
  • Experience in monthly, quarterly, and yearly closing, asset management, provisions, bookkeeping quality, and performance management.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to communicate complex financial information to stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of German or any other European language is a plus.

Our offer:

  • We are an international team with diverse and cross-functional experiences shared by open-minded people
  • Best of both worlds: KWS Berlin combines the security of a big, stable company with the passion of a start-up
  • As a family-backed company we are guided by the values of closeness, reliability, foresight and independence; this culture is lived in practice creating an open and friendly working atmosphere from day one
  • Our location in the heart of Berlin Schöneberg is very modern, directly opposite of a train station and with secure car & bike parking facilities
  • We offer unlimited contracts with 30 days of holiday, flexible working hours, additional payment for holiday and Christmas, JobRad and/or financial support with the public transport ticket
  • Following our motto “Make yourself grow”, we support employees’ professional and personal development with individual training measures

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About KWS

KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. Over 5,000 employees in more than 70 countries generated net sales of around €1.8 billion in the fiscal year 2022/2023. A company with a tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for 165 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugar beet, cereals, vegetables, oilseed rape and sunflower. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods to continuously improve yield for farmers and plants’ resistance to diseases, pests, and abiotic stress. To that end, the company invested more than €300 million last fiscal year in research and development. For more information: . Follow us on LinkedIn® at .
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