Financial Accountant for CEE region

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Global Blue pioneered the concept of Tax Free Shopping 40 years ago. Through continuous innovation, it has become the leading strategic technology and payments partner, empowering merchants to capture the growth of international shoppers.

Financial Accountant for CEE region

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Vienna, Austria

Nature and aim of the position

The key tasks of the holder of this position are day to day accounting and finance operations for legal entities located in Central and Eastern Europe to ensure an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year-end closing & reporting, and to cooperate with other finance departments to support overall department goals and objectives.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • General ledger bookings, preparation and maintaining of supporting documentation
  • Prepare monthly reconciliation of general ledger accounts and intercompany balances
  • Month end closing and preparation of reporting package for specific companies
  • Analytical review of reporting package
  • Ensure that accounting records are thoroughly maintained
  • Supporting management and operational business based on accounting and closing topics
  • Other finance related tasks based on ad-hoc organizational needs
  • Ensure appropriate communication with all business partners
  • Propose improvement of systems and procedures and initiate corrective actions

Reporting and collaboration

Financial Accountant reports directly to the Accounting Manager. The position requires collaboration within the accounting team, AP/AR team, controlling, external consultants (auditors) and possibly other external contractors.

Profile and education

  • Secondary economic education (preferably focused on accounting)
  • Minimum 3 year(s) of accounting experience (double-entry bookkeeping)
  • Knowledge of Accounting and Finance concepts, combined with an understanding of financial systems/accounting processes to ensure delivery of timely and accurate results
  • Good knowledge of IFRS
  • Exposure to local GAAP within CEE region is advantage
  • Experience with monthly closing process and preparation of reporting package
  • Exposure to Sarbanes-Oxley environment is advantage
  • English proficiency
  • MS Office skills, experience in working with accounting and reporting software

Personal competencies

  • Good communication skills
  • Team-player
  • Flexibility
  • Responsibility
  • Attention to detail
  • Stress resilience


Global Blue offers a fast-paced, team environment. You will receive an outstanding total compensation and performance-related salary plan depending on your professional and personal qualifications. As we believe your compensation goes beyond your paycheck, we offer a competitive salary plus yearly bonus, as well as a wide range of other perks and benefits:

  • Work in fast-growing international company and industry
  • State of the art office environment well connected to the public transportation system and with good infrastructure
  • International environment and inspiring colleagues from many different countries (35 nationalities)
  • Employee benefits and building events
  • Varied, interesting and challenging job
  • Flexible working time and remote/distance working due to pandemic situation

Global Blue guarantees an attractive, competitive and performance-related compensation package based on your professional and personal qualifications as well as on market-oriented salaries and, therefore, our compensation package is significantly above the stated minimum salary. As required by Austrian federal law we are obliged to disclose the minimum annual compensation according to the respective Austrian collective agreement for this position, which amounts to EUR 29325,52 gross annual.

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