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Senior Director - Global Accounting



Accounting & Finance, Sales & Business Development
Berlin, Germany
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2024

sennder is Europe’s leading digital freight forwarder. In a traditional industry, we are moving fast to digitise and automate all road logistics processes. We are a fast growing team with a presence in most European countries. We are looking for a global reward director to be part of our journey to revolutionise road freight logistics. You would join our people team in the Berlin office.

At sennder, we value leaders who are action oriented, demonstrate resilience and exhibit accountability & proactivity. We also believe diversity drives our innovation and therefore, we offer a collaborative, dynamic and international work environment. Just be yourself. We are excited to meet you and for you to join us in shaping the future of the logistics industry in Europe.


We are looking for an experienced Senior Director of Accounting to lead, support, and oversee the entire Accounting function, month- and year-end close, consolidations, coordination of the audit, organization-wide accounting systems and process improvement. The Senior Director of Accounting leads the HeadQuarter accounting staff and will serve as a key liaison for the regional finance managers. The role reports to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and will have frequent interactions with Executive Management.

We are looking for someone willing and eager to take on this challenge, as well as someone with a sharp intellect who brings a positive attitude and the desire to change and improve.


  • Work directly with our CFO, Sr. Director FP&A and other key stakeholders on building out a best-in-class finance infrastructure for our Technical Accounting (financial and operational) and Tax (corporate, indirect and employment) teams
  • Supervise the develop our tax strategy, and together with the Director Tax an execution and implementation approach
  • Based on input from stakeholders and your own experience you will establish priorities, define and set targets and objectives for your teams for both long and short term strategies
  • Responsible for establishing and maturing necessary policies, processes and tooling with a focus on continuous improvement to deliver greater efficiencies and maximizing effectiveness of execution
  • You will ensure timely, accurate and compliant financial reporting for all locations and entities globally along with proactively identifying issues and challenges, together with providing recommendations on how to solve for them to our CFO and extended leadership teams
  • Partner with senior management to ensure the company meets or exceeds our financial goals and targets and contribute towards the development of the financial and company strategy and execution
  • Be a sparring partner for our CFO and other key members of the finance team
  • Drive strategic projects that impact the finance function


  • 10+ years experience with 3+ years experience managing secondary managers too.
  • Proven track-record in a finance leadership role in multi-entity, dynamic environments, especially in digital and tech organizations or in a Big Four accounting firm
  • Enjoy managing and leading through change and energized by problem solving
  • Experience in managing accounting including IFRS/full-Consolidation
  • Strong business acumen
  • Demonstrated ability to build out and lead high-performing teams
  • Registered Accountant - German or Italian Chartered Accountant preferred
  • Has comprehensive experience with auditing processes, ideally in a listed company environment
  • German or Italian language skills are a plus

ABOUT sennder

sennder is moving trucks with the power of data to unlock endless and sustainable capacity at unparalleled quality. Through our proprietary transportation operating system, built by our in-house tech teams, we not only connect shippers to our fleet of thousands of trucks, but also improve how they move products in sustainable, cost-efficient, and transparent ways - making the logistics industry fit for the future. In a traditional industry, we’re growing and moving fast to digitally automate all road logistics processes.

We are building a curious team that is driven by an ambitious desire to solve the toughest logistics puzzles. What others may consider uncertainty, we see as an opportunity to learn and be proactive. We invite you to go on this journey with us and be part of one of Europe’s inspiring growth stories as we fast-forward road logistics into digitalization. Get to know us, our culture, green business, funding history, and more on our blog here.


At sennder, we want to maximize the individual’s potential for all employees and reinforce an inclusive culture and environment of continuous learning that empowers people to succeed as a team. In addition to humility, we value commitment, team spirit, respect, and kindness to build trusted relationships across teams. Learn more on our career site.

  • A fast-growing, start-up-oriented international team of 1000+ people with 65+ nationalities spread across 10 country offices with English as our company language.
  • Continuous feedback and bi-annual review process for personal development, professional growth, and career opportunities. We also use “Objectives and Key Results” for company goals.
  • A structured promotion process, providing everyone with fair and transparent career growth.
  • Learning and development opportunities on the job and through conversations with your manager.
  • Various opportunities to connect with colleagues, formally and informally, digitally or in-person (when allowed), through regular team events, company get-togethers, and partnership events with other companies and local organizers.
  • Office first work policy (three days a week), that complies with local COVID-19 restrictions and policies. We also provide flex/hybrid remote working options.
  • When in office: unlimited snacks, drinks, and fruits.
  • All interviews are currently conducted on a remote basis.

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