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Financial Accountant (d/f/m)-FTC

Dreilinden, Germany eBay Classifieds Group
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eBay Classifieds Group (eCG) is an innovative leader in online classifieds with ten brands that span the globe. Our sites help people find whatever they’re looking for in their local communities – whether it’s a job, an apartment, a sofa, a car, a concert ticket, financial services or new friends. Every connection made or item found makes a difference by creating a world where people share more and waste less. People who want to connect and trade visit our sites because they’re fun, easy to use and built on trust.

About the business:

Classifieds is shaping the future of local commerce by bringing people together through an enriched online experience that allows them to reach out to the community around them. We are comprised of more than 1,000 people who are passionate for local trade and maintaining the customer-centric nature of the Group, while exploring growth opportunities in both the countries where eCG already has a presence and in prospective markets.

We are seeking for professional individual to join our finance team as Financial Accountant (d/f/m) on a Fixed Term Contract in our offices in Berlin. You will be part of the Global eCG finance team located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, reporting into the Global Financial Controller. You will part of a small team mainly focused on further improving revenue controlling, accounting and reporting for German entities: and Due to our fast growth and innovation, the controlling team continues to innovate and grow. This also means we work on various exciting finance projects!

What you'll do

  • Responsible for our two German markets

  • Financial Accountants are responsible for:

  • Supporting monthly, quarterly and yearly financial closings by working closely with Financial Analysts based in the local eCG countries

  • Expense controlling & accounting reporting of these countries. These include but are not limited to: marketing expense, cost of sale, sales discounts, sales bonuses

  • Supporting local external statutory audits

  • Work on integrating new businesses

  • Liaise with the Company’s legal & tax advisors, reviewing or submitting tax declarations and required forms with the authorities; where needed supporting tax audits from an accounting perspective

  • Support in preparing the financial statement according to Local GAAP (HGB)

  • Preparing monthly and quarterly US Group reporting to eBay Inc./Adevinta on specific revenues and Accounts Receivable area

  • Managing and securing of eBay/Adevinta and SOX Compliance

  • Monitoring and improving of AP and AR processes (day-to-day tasks are outsourced to Shared Services managed from Switzerland and USA)

Your profile

  • Bachelor orMaster’s degree / MBA, certified management accountants required

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a financial accounting role, preferably in an international global environment

  • Excellent German GAAP (HGB) & Tax compliance knowledge

  • Ability to simplify and communicate complex problems in a clear concise way for the business

  • Extended experience in working with accounting software (SAP GL preferred)

  • Excellent analytical (excel) skills and an affinity with numbers

  • Able to work in a structured way in an agile environment

  • Eager to continuously improve and implement changes

  • Solid understanding of Excel, Power Point, Navision, SAP or similar consolidating/reporting tools

  • Proficient in English and German, both written and speaking

  • Flexibility to travel (approx. once a quarter or less)

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


Benefits are an essential part of your total compensation for the work you do every day. Whether you’re single, in a growing family, or nearing retirement, eBay offers a variety of comprehensive and competitive benefit programs to meet your needs.

We love creating opportunities for others by connecting people from widely diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and geographies. So, being diverse and inclusive isn’t just something we strive for, it is who we are, and part of what we do each and every single day. We want to ensure that as an employee, you feel eBay is a place where, no matter who you are, you feel safe, included, and that you have the opportunity to bring your unique self to work. To learn about our Diversity & Inclusion click here:


People are the heart of the eBay Classifieds business, and their health and well-being are our first priority.

We continue to monitor local government guidance and partner closely with medical advisors to determine the safest and best next steps for everyone. As a result, most teams are working remotely, with a few teams able to collaborate in person with enhanced safety procedures. We will discuss the particular case for your region during the interview process. As a general rule, interviews will be completed remotely over video calls.

eBay Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and disability, or other legally protected status.  If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at  We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

For more information see:  EEO is the Law Poster and EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

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