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Accounting Manager (m/f/d) - Germany

  • Braunschweig
  • Braunschweig

Northvolt Zwei has a unique job offer for an Accounting Manager (m/f/d) to join our growing and passionate team in Braunschweig. In joining us you will play an important part from the very start in building one of the first large scale European battery factories. Northvolt will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon free society.

The Accounting Manager (m/f/d) overall mission is to define, develop and continuosly improve the accounting and tax accounting to deliver support function and lean initiatives, tools and analsysis to prioritize opex and capex investments, lean efficient and high quality finance processes, always with the main objective of a company wide margin improvement. The Accounting Manager (m/f/d) supervises the day-to-day aspects of the business’s accounting and reporting functions end-of-period processes and supports the analysis of the periodical business performance, budgets and forecasts.

You will be working intimately with the Finance team to ensure that the company’s financial function is handled in time with high quality and in accordance with laws and regulations. You will be responsible for internal and external reporting, budget, fiscal year and business KPIs reporting to Head of Finance & Controlling.

As this role is so essential to the organization, it is vital you come with a proven track record of delivery. At a new company with high ambitions you will have a lot on your plate, and a lot opportunities. One is the important mission to build a world class Finance team within the next few years.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Setup and implement accounting and tax organisation, processes and ERP systems of the company.
  • Define and implement the accounting standard and infrastructure of the company.
  • Ensure compliant workflows with local and international rules and regulations in financial transactions with focus on accounting treatment and tax and customs management.
  • Co-design and continuous improve the company policies and processes from financial perspective.
  • Prepare external financial reports based on HGB, IFRS and requirements from tax authorities.
  • Prepare internal financial reports or analysis according to management requirement.
  • Compliant and professional work-together with internal and external stakeholders, such as financial auditors, tax authorities etc.
  • Other special tasks from management.
  • Risk management – financial, strategic and operational risks.
  • Lead a team.

The person we would like to have on our team has an eye for details and at the same time the holistic approach, and the foresight and ability to delegate accordingly. We value great self-discipline, a natural talent to make things happen and a good laugh. The Accounting Manager (m/f/d) is a vital member of the Finance team and key to Northvolt's mission to enable the future of energy.

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Skills & Requirements


  • Master Degree in Finance/Accounting or related field/ education.
  • 8+ years working experience from one of the top-tier accounting firms in additon to operational hands-on experience and leading a team.
  • Track record of successful achievements in previous work.
  • Technology savvy with experience and/or interest in manufacturing industry is a plus.
  • Must have worked in multi-cultural environment.
  • HGB and IFRS knowledge.
  • Solid Tax and VAT experience.
  • Deep experience from working with ERP systems and Datev.
  • Commitment and successful track record of recruting, mentoring, training, and retaining a diverse team.

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent English written and oral skills.
  • Excellent knowledge in MS Office (especially Excel).
  • Highly organized and result-driven.
  • Ability to attract, build and maintain strong teams.
  • Has a can do attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Ability to work under high pressure and tight deadlines, excellent time management.
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as independently.
  • Ability to work in a high profile and often high pressured international environment.
  • Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humor.
  • Passionate & purpose driven.

Have we piqued your interest? Apply with CV and cover letter or your complete LinkedIn profile. Full time employment, fixed salary. Start date is asap.

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

  • Start-up possibilities

  • Wellness Grant

  • Newly renovated office in city center.

About the company

Northvolt was founded in 2016 with the mission to build the world’s greenest battery cell, with a minimal carbon footprint and the highest ambitions for recycling, to enable the European transition to renewable energy. Northvolt’s team of experts is building the next generation battery cell factory focused on process innovation, scale and vertical integration. Once completed, it will be Europe’s largest battery cell factory and produce 32 GWh worth of capacity annually.

We are currently in an exciting fast-growing phase and operate in a busy, fast moving environment, dealing with a wide range of stakeholders. We are staffing our international office in Stockholm, our R&D facility, Northvolt Labs, in Västerås, as well as our Gdansk facility for production of battery systems. We are also preparing for upcoming positions at the main factory, Northvolt Ett, in Skellefteå and Northvolt Zwei in Germany.

The Northvolt–Volkswagen Group joint venture is establishing a gigafactory in Salzgitter, Germany. Northvolt Zwei takes its design from the Northvolt blueprint for battery manufacturing developed for Northvolt Ett. Start of construction is planned for 2021 and start of operations beginning of 2024. Initial annual output will be at least 16 GWh.​

Malte Günther | Hiring Manager

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