We have been requested to post an advertisement for a Finance Officer for a company based in Oldenburg. If you are interested in the role, please use link to the Avery Dennison’s job page (link below):


About Avery Dennison

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and digital identification solutions company that provides branding and information labeling solutions, including pressure-sensitive materials, radio-frequency identification (RFID) inlays and tags, and a variety of converted products and solutions. The company designs and manufactures a wide range of labeling and functional materials that enhance branded packaging, carry or display information that connects the physical and the digital, and improve customers’ product performance. The company serves an array of industries worldwide, including home and personal care, apparel, e-commerce, logistics, food and grocery, pharmaceuticals and automotive. The company employs approximately 36,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2022 were $9.0 billion.

Learn more at www.averydennison.com.


About Thermopatch

Headquartered in Almere, The Netherlands, Thermopatch is a global market leader in textile identification labels, decals, and transfers for workwear, sportswear, fashion, and promotional wear. Recently acquired by Avery Dennison, the company employs around 200 employees in Europe, located across 5 countries


Job Summary

As a Finance Officer, you will be responsible for supporting the financial operations of Thermopatch. Your primary role will be to manage and oversee various financial aspects, ensuring accuracy, compliance, and efficiency in all financial transactions and processes. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams, providing financial insights, analysis, and recommendations to support strategic decision-making

The integration of Thermopatch’s finance operations into Avery Dennison’s system presents a huge challenge and you can be at the heart of this exciting event. It provides you with a unique opportunity to gain international (global) experience and offers you opportunities for a quick push of your career.

Main Responsibilities

  • Prepare and maintain accurate and timely financial reports, including balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, and budget vs. actual analysis.
  • Analyze financial data, and production results, identify trends, and provide insights to relevant stakeholders to facilitate informed decision-making
  • Costing and transfer pricing policy
  • Preparation of payroll, credit control and purchasing
  • MWST declaration as well as ICL and intrastat
  • Liaise with financial managers of business units in, France, UK, Netherlands and Poland
  • Ensure compliance with accounting principles, standards, and relevant regulations


  • Minimum 5 years work experience in a similar position
  • Fluent in German with good English in speech and writing
  • knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics 365 F&O and/or Hyperion or similar ERP systems, such as SAP, Oracle etc. No extensive experience with this? No worries, that’s what training is for!
  • Willingness to travel as required for business purposes.
  • Proficiency in Excel or google sheets
  • Analytical and numerically savvy, able to make complex matters simple and convert them into improvement actions

To apply for this position, please click HERE

(Please note that the job is labelled as “Senior Accountant” on the job page)

We have been requested to post an advertisement for an Accounting Manager for a company based in Hamburg. If you are interested in the role, please contact Edward Moore of Antal International GmbH (details below):


The company in Germany is today a leading brand in the tomato category, with a market share of 10% in Q1.2023. In the last 5 years, the company have developed the business together with a distribution partner from 5 Mio. Euro in 2017 to 52 Mio Euro in 2022. The market share grew from 1.7% in 2017 to 10.5% in March 2023. The plan for the next 4-5 years is to continue to grow in a significant way in Germany, through a continuous & pro-active direct market management and continuous investments in the German market. In order to support this growth we are searching a:



  • Oversee the accounting functions including, but not limited to: accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, assets, banks;
  • Manage the relationships with our local Tax and Accounting services providers;
  • Help with monthly financial closing process ensuring a timely and accurate delivery of reportingdata;
  • Work with Tax and Accounting services providers to ensure correct and timely closing of financial statements at year-end;
  • Analyze financial statements to ensure accuracy and completeness, ensuring correct competence and cost allocation;
  • Support HQ with audit and annual controls;
  • Balance sheet reconciliations;
  • Management of customers and suppliers payments;
  • Supervision of customer reminder activities and management of any overdue;
  • Financial forecasting;
  • Management of bank relationships and reconciliation;
  • Monitoring and verifying the correct fulfillment of tax obligations;
  • Keeping of corporate books and tax documentation according to local legislation and in accordance with our Tax and Accounting partners;
  • Ensure proper application of intercompany policies;
  • Overseeing tax and accounting workflows to ensure correct customer transactions and invoicingprocess;
  • Working closely with the sales team regarding both vendor and customer issues;
  • Communication with our customers & our logistic suppliers;
  • Management of a team of two Back Office Specialists with responsibility over customer orders fromregistration to delivery, product availability validation and litigation management


  • At least 5-6 years of experience in Accounting, background in FMCG is a plus
  • Previous people/team management experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics 365 a plus
  • Competent mastery of MS Excel
  • German native speaker and fluent in English, Italian is “nice to have”


  • Ability to work collaboratively in order to reach shared objectives
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and proactivity
  • Efficient communicator, with a “hands-on” mentality
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Problem solving attitude
  • Able to integrate with and collaborate within a multicultural environment

Für weitere Informationen kontaktieren Sie bitte Herr Edward Moore unter +49 69 976 75 139. Bitte richten Sie Ihre Bewerbung an EMoore@antal.com


Please note that this job advertisement is the sole responsibility of Antal International GmbH. AGiG posts this advert as a service to its members, but any requests for further information should be directed to Antal.


It is with great sadness that we must inform our members of the passing away of Khursheed Ahmad Siddiqui. Kay was a very highly valued former member of our Committee from its earliest beginnings and he contributed greatly to the establishment and growth of the AGiG in Germany. He also acted for many years as our honorary auditor.

Our sincerest condolences to his family.

We have been requested to post the advertisement for a Controlling and Managing Director at PCI Pharma Services in Berlin/Grossbeeren. If you are interested in the role, please contact Germana Alencar of Baker Finn Recruitment:

Germana Alencar

Email: germana.alencar@bakerfinn.com

Tel: +353 (0)89 422 0098 (Ireland)


General purpose of the role

  • Strong business-oriented finance leader with proven experience to manage and take hands-on ownership of all aspects of site financial accounting and controlling with the ability to work independently to support the site finance needs while acting in the Managing Director capacity for the site as part of the Site Leadership Team (“SLT”).
  • Responsibility for the evaluation of current outsourced activities with focus on developing a plan for future state and possible transition of duties.
  • On-going monitoring of the internal control environment to ensure compliance


More details about the role and hiring company


EY German Tax Update_AGiG_9 Sept 2021



We attach here the PDF of Dirk Lambrecht’s presentation. If you would like to view the video of the full presentation (approx. 1 hour), please send us an e-mail (info@agig.de), and we will provide you with a link and a password to access the video. Please note that the PDF will only be available directly on this website for approximately one month following the event. Following this, please send us an e-mail to info@agig.de if you wish to receive a copy.

We have been requested to post the following advertisement. If you are interested in the role, please do not contact the AGiG, but instead send an e-mail to s.vonschwiderski@finance-ps.com with cc ptaaffe@finance-ps.com


“Would you be interested in a VP Group Accounting role for a globally operating PE Portfolio company in the Munich HQ? The Group is highly profitable and growing 20% a year with revenues of ca 1 bio€ Revenue annually.
The total package is very lucrative with 240.000€ a year plus, and yes this is the exciting part, an equity plan that you can earn between 500.000€ and 1.500.000€ in 4 to 5 years at the exit with an invest of 50.000€.
If we caught your interest please colour the attached Wordprofile and email it to
Link to Word Document:

We have been requested to post the following advertisement. If you are interested in the role, please do not contact the AGiG, but instead send an e-mail to Amal Omar-Barre (a.Omarbarre@messe.org).



Financial Controller


Background to CloserStill

CloserStill Media runs market leading business exhibitions in the healthcare and technology sectors. We have events in London, Birmingham, Paris, Berlin, Frankfurt, Koln, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore. Our portfolio includes some of the fastest growing, and often award winning, events including the London Vet Show, Cloud Expo Europe, Data Centre World, The Pharmacy Show, Learning Technologies and The Dentistry Show.

In February 2018, CloserStill featured in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work for list. We have also ranked in the top 100 in the last three Sunday Times International Track listings of Britain’s companies with the fastest growing international sales and in 2017 were listed in the Financial Times FT1000 Index as the fastest growing exhibition organiser and one of the fastest growing companies of any kind in Europe.

In the last seven years, CloserStill has been repeatedly recognised as a leading innovator with its people, teams and events winning multiple awards (over 30 in total) including Best Marketing – five years in succession – Best Trade Show, Best Launch Exhibition, Best Marketing Campaign, Best Brand Extension, Industry Rising Star – two years in succession – Best Operations team, Best Sales Person and  Management Team of the Year. CloserStill was voted the ‘Most Respected Company of the Year’ at the 2016 Association of Event Organisers Excellence Awards.

Our mission is to launch or acquire and then run the single best events in any market we operate in. To work in sectors and geographies we are proud to do business in, and to operate with integrity. To develop our people and teams to be recognisably the best in the industry, and provide them with opportunities to grow as fast as they can professionally. And ultimately to deliver the best possible value for all our customers and stakeholders and deliver great experiences for everyone involved in our events.

Our team now numbers over 200 in offices spread across The UK, France , Germany, the USA, Hong Kong and Singapore. As we continue to grow and develop the business we are interested in speaking to talented and passionate people who want to build a career in events.

In December 2018 CloserStill was acquired by Providence Equity Partners – This gives CloserStill the opportunity to continue to grow over the next 3-5 years and gives an exciting opportunity to anyone involved in the business. Since the acquisition by Providence CloserStill Acquired Spring Messe – the leading German HR events provider.  There are now 4 Germany companies: the holding company, Spring Messe, OEB Learning Technologies Europe GmbH (Online Educa Berlin is the annual global, cross-sector conference on digital learning and training) and Big Data World Europe GmbH (organisers of Big Data & AI World Frankfurt). There is significant potential for further growth. The role of Financial Controller – Germany is an exciting new role with an opportunity to join a growing finance department as part of a highly profitable growth company in the exhibition industry.


Main Responsibilities

Leading Finance Role responsible for all German accounting reporting to the Group Finance Director, with responsibility for external and internal reporting, month end forecasts and budgets, taxes and all transaction accounting, including cash flow management and payroll.

The duties will include:

  • Management and development of 4 employees
  • Review processes and controls over all financial areas such as petty cash compliance / payroll process / PO process/ Capex compliance – recommend and implement agreed improvements.
  • Prepare monthly accounts for submission to group supported by commentary, KPIs and Balance Sheet reconciliations
  • Responsible for all external reporting, including statutory accounting (HGB)
  • Continued compliance with government regulations and legislation
  • Annual consolidated management accounts and submissions to external parties.
  • Maintain the forecast and budget model for cash flow, Balance Sheet.
  • Lead on GDPR updates from Finance, working with IT data team,
  • Support on group audit and collaborate with group auditors to ensure efficient year end audit and compliance with all relevant accounting standards and regulations.
  • Owner of all other outsourced finance support i.e payroll, overseas VAT,
  • Perform the role of Finance Business Partner for the CSM Germany management team
  • Ensure the Terms and Conditions are adhered to in collection on legal matters arising.
  • Support and development of Purchase ledger function, control of Purchase Order processing, employee expenses, ownership of accuracy of invoice processing and supplier management
  • Ensure that all financial transactions are properly recorded, filed, and reported and tax reported accurately
  • Cashflow management and reporting including management of cash by territory
  • Cashflow forecasting including annual budget, updating forecasts and accurate 13 week forecasting
  • Intercompany reconciliations working with group controller
  • Suggest updates and improvements for accounting processes,
  • Report to the Finance Director with timely and accurate financial information
  • Adhoc duties as required. This is an evolving role, and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to mould and develop the role and profile within the business



  • Excellent communication and influencing skills, with the ability to gain the trust, confidence and respect of colleagues.
  • Strong technical accounting skills (knowledge of IFRS and HGB), with direct & proven experience, knowledge, and passion for developing accounting and business systems and processes in a hands-on way.
  • Ability to prioritize, think on your feet and deliver in a fast-paced environment.
  • Solution-orientated with a proactive “can do” attitude, instilling a sense of pace and urgency into the organization, and willing to delve into the detail
  • Confident in financial modelling and previous experience of working in a similar sized business.
  • Excellent IT skills (MS Office, ERP and BI)
  • Team leadership, training and delegation skills, but with the ability to roll sleeves up when necessary.
  • Ability to maximize efficient usage of financial information systems.
  • Knowledge and passion for developing and automating processes, looking to make efficiencies leaving more time for business support / added value actions.
  • Experience of cash management and strong forecasting skills with the ability to deliver against agreed forecasts.
  • Ability to recognize challenges or opportunities with the confidence and gravitas to communicate and challenge the wider business
  • Be able to drive focus on issues by delivery of value adding information and analysis and the confidence to deliver
  • Efficient in producing professional reports and analyzing information to support decision making.
  • This will not be a 9am to 5pm job and may require some long days and regular travel to London
  • Be organized and deliver to required and challenging deadlines
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize whilst at the same time manage stakeholder expectations



  • Deals effectively with pressure; remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity.
  • Aware of other people and environment and own impact on these.
  • Contributes fully to the team effort and plays an integral part in the smooth running of teams without necessarily taking the lead
  • Acts as a role model. Anticipates and plans for change. Communicates a vision to a team.
  • Able to make full and best use of subordinate, providing appropriate support
  • Integrity – Ability to maintain job related, social, organisational and ethical norms.
  • Command of both written and spoken German and English to at least negotiating level


Qualifications & Experience

  • Qualified Accountant, minimum 3 years PQE
  • Strong academic record and a clear, structured thinker.
  • Experience of Managing a team
  • Experience of cash management and VAT reporting
  • Proven track record of delivery of value adding information
  • In depth fundamental experience and knowledge of cash book, purchase ledger, sales ledger at manager level

We have been asked to advertise the following job search:

Avalara are looking for a Finance Director for a newly acquired group of companies based in Karlsuhe. The successful candidate must speak fluent German and have extensive experience of financial practices in Germany and subject matter expertise around German compliance requirements. Previous experience of US GAAP reporting will be a distinct advantage.

If you are interested, please view the following link for further information about the role, and apply directly to Avalara.




It is with great sadness that we must inform our members of the passing away of Martin Pink and Ken Leigh. Both Martin and Ken were highly valued former members of our Committee, with Martin also standing as our President from 1995-1996, and both contributed greatly to the establishment and growth of the AGiG in Germany.  Please keep their families in your thoughts as they go through this difficult time.