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Senior Accountant

Date: May 14, 2022

Location: Hamburg, DE, 20537

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description

It’s an exciting time to be part of the IFF family. We are a global leader in taste, scent and nutrition, offering our customers a broader range of natural solutions and accelerating our growth strategy.

At the heart of our success is investing in talent and valuing the diversity of our people. To drive breakthrough innovation and top performance, we aim to develop and engage employees through effective talent management, career development and workplace health and safety programs.

By joining IFF as a

Senior Accountant

you could be part of a diverse team of highly passionate people who never stop imagining, always curious and committed to creating a better future for all. 

This position is a mix of accounting and local management responsibilities:

  • Preparation of annual financial statements including notes and management report (HGB)
  • Coordination of accounting activities with the Group's internal service centers in Hungary and Spain
  • Local contact for financial matters

Job Requirements

Scope & Key Responsibilities 
1.    Accounting activities – 80%

  • Preparation of annual financial statements including notes and management report for three German-based companies of the IFF Group (HGB)
  • Calculation of accruals and deferrals
  • Preparation of monthly financial reports
  • Internal reporting
  • Local contact for financial matters
  • Contact person for the external tax advisor
  • Coordination of the audit with the auditor
  • Submission of monthly VAT return
  • Contact person for external audits, e.g. tax, value added tax, payroll accounting


2.    Other responsibilities – 20%

  • Statistical reporting to German and European authorities and other stakeholders

Key Competencies

  • Ability to work independently
  • Result oriented
  • Customer focus


  • 6+ years of relevant professional accounting experience:
  • Preparation of annual financial statements according to HGB
  • Accountant or comparable training with emphasis on German accounting required
  • Fluency in German required
  • Good English skills required
  • Good Excel skills required
  • SAP experience preferred
  • US GAAP knowledge preferred
  • Work experience in an international corporation preferred


Additional Information:
Current Supervisor/Manager: Controller Central Europe 
Full time contract

At IFF, we believe that your uniqueness unleashes our potential.  We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace.  Visit to learn more about our Equality Policy.