Senior Accountant International (m/f/d)

About us

Enabling Better Organizations.

Personio is a fast growing HR SaaS start-up based in Munich. It offers a holistic HR and applicant management software designed for companies with 10 to 1000 employees. Personio plays a critical role in making the day-to-day operations of more than 700 HR teams more efficient and transparent. We are a bunch of fun, international people striving to build the leading one-stop HR platform in Europe.

The Role

Become part of our small but strong Finance & Legal team and support taking Accounting at  Personio to a best-in-class level! We are building lean and scalable accounting processes and ensure Personio’s financial stability.
For our international expansion, we are looking for a seasoned Senior Accountant International.

Big job? Not for you! You are ready to take up the challenge and assume the following areas of responsibility at Personio:

  • Establishment and further development of accounting processes in Spain, UK, Ireland and alignment with the standards at German headquarters
  • Secure handling of transfer prices in daily business operations
  • Ensuring the quality of accounting and continuous optimization of our financial processes
  • Collaboration in various projects on the topics of digitization of processes, compliance, corporate governance and implementation of legal changes
  • Main contact person for colleagues and external service providers such as tax consultants, auditors and accountants in questions of international tax legislation and (payroll) accounting


  • Strategic and operative implementation of the intercompany setup for the entire Personio Group (currently Germany, Spain, UK, Ireland; especially intercompany reconciliation, operative application of transfer prices) 
  • Carrying out internal group reconciliations with foreign subsidiaries/ permanent establishments
  • Responsibility for the consolidation and for the consolidated financial statements


  • Preparation, establishment and operational implementation of the transition from HGB to IFRS accounting as well as ongoing accounting in accordance with IFRS 
  • Mapping of any business transactions according to IFRS
  • Preparation and execution of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements (IFRS)

What you need to succeed

  • You have an university degree in business administration (majoring in accounting, auditing) or completed training as a qualified accountant or qualified accountant international (CINA, ACCA)
  • You have at least 7 years of relevant professional experience in accounting, financial accounting or auditing
  • You are an expert in IFRS and consolidation 
  • You bring in very good knowledge in tax law
  • You can set up, push and track projects by yourself
  • A good understanding of the accounting regulations according to HGB (German local GAAP) and other local GAAP such as Spanish, Irish and UK would be an advantage
  • You have good knowledge in handling Excel/ Google Sheets 
  • Ideally you have worked with common ERP systems like Navision, Oracle or SAP
  • You think ahead, are proactive and able to communicate the relevance of proper accounting to your colleagues
  • You distinguish yourself through a precise and extremely careful working method
  • You want to take responsibility and develop yourself
  • You speak fluent English and ideally have a very good knowledge of German. Spanish is an advantage

Why Personio

Aside from the people, the role, our culture and our mission, we have countless other things, that make Personio a pretty great place to work at.

  • Market-proven, well-funded and fast-growing company ($130M funding acquired to date)
  • As you are joining Personio at such an early stage, this shows us your trust and confidence in us. We would like you to profit from the success of the company, and therefore, we offer you a competitive compensation package (salary, benefits and virtual shares)
  • Receive full responsibility for your area and be a part of our creative working environment with short decision-making paths
  • 1,500 Euro development budget, which you can use as you wish
  • Regular team events, e.g. raft trips on the Isar, ski trips, visits to the Oktoberfest and much more
  • Stylish and open office in the heart of Munich with delicious Fairtrade coffee, various cold drinks, fruit and muesli for free
  • 28 paid vacation days, flexible home office regulation
  • Lightning-fast electric scooter of your choice as a "company car" (,  a JobRad® or additional payment for MVV ticket     
  • Subsidized Qualitrain membership: For 25 euros a month you can train in 90 fitness and yoga studios, swimming pools and many other sports facilities in Munich