CFR – Senior Finance Specialist, Global IFRS Excellence


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11 February 2024

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You are working in the Global IFRS Excellence (GIE) within the Corporate Financial Reporting department of SAP. This department is directly assigned to the CFO of SAP and is responsible for the completeness and correctness of SAP’s accounting and external financial reporting under German and International law.


-The position is assigned to the GIE team which owns the SAP Group Accounting Guideline.  
-The team evaluates, decides on and oversees IFRS accounting topics for subsidiaries worldwide (outside IFRS 15 and revenue accounting) that have a global impact; in addition, the team executes end to end accounting processes within its Centers of Expertise (Deals: M&A Accounting; employee benefits including pension accounting, share-based compensation and restructuring accounting; financial instruments, litigation and compliance-related matters; hyperinflation and FX-related matters; cost of sales classification matters).
-This Senior Finance Specialist role is allocated to several Centers of Expertise (CoE) within the team and its tasks cover answering ad-hoc requests from the respective (internal and external) stakeholders. 
-The CoE team serves as the first point of contact for entities acquired by SAP and has to provide ongoing (accounting and project) support for the business.


-Thorough / detailed understanding of IFRS accounting rules.
-Good English skills, both spoken and written (with German language being a plus).
-Good organization skills, ability to balance multiple projects in a fast-paced environment to deliver high. quality results under pressure and against tight deadlines.
-Interest in keeping up to date technically on aspects of accounting. 
-Team player with the ability to work within an international team setup.
-Outstanding analytical skills in combination with the ability to ‘think out of the box’.
-Excellent in MS Excel, knowledge of accounting-related functionalities in SAP ERP preferred.


-University degree with special topics in finance, preferably accounting and/or auditing.
-CPA / CA / ACCA a plus.
-Preferably 6+ years of working experience in the area of accounting and reporting under IFRS or in the assurance area of an audit firm.

What you can expect is professional onboarding, exciting career progression, a diverse work environment providing growth opportunities, learning & development possibilities, and an international business network for you to leverage. Interesting non-work related activities (volunteering, charity, sport events,..) 

This role is based at the ultra-modern Metronom office building directly above the Nove Butovice metro station. The location encompasses SAP’s vision for the perfect work-life balance by featuring uniquely decorated relaxation rooms, parents’ and kids’ room.


Yearly bonuses, sick days paid and sick leaves fully refunded, flexible start/end of working hours, contributions to the pension/life insurance, meal vouchers, holidays 5 weeks, educational courses, coaching and mentoring opportunities, free massage, cafeteria plan, free fitness studio, generous shares program, etc.



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Requisition ID: 381863  | Work Area: Finance  | Expected Travel: 0 – 10%  | Career Status: Professional  | Employment Type: Regular Full Time   | Additional Locations: #LI-Hybrid.

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