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Financial Controller Germany


Norderstedt, HH, DE, 22844

REQ ID:  39125

Sealed Air is in business to protect, to solve critical packaging challenges and to make our world better than we found it. Our portfolio of leading packaging solutions includes CRYOVAC® brand food packaging, SEALED AIR® brand protective packaging and BUBBLE WRAP® brand packaging, which collectively enable a safer, more efficient food supply chain and protect valuable goods shipped around the world. Sealed Air generated $4.9 billion in sales in 2020 and has approximately 16,500 employees who serve customers in 115 countries. To learn more, visit

What does a Country Financial Controller do?

The role of the Country Financial Controller (located in Norderstedt) will functionally overview the general ledger operation for the Sealed Air entities in Germany, with the transactions performed by the outsourced Shared Service Center. This position will be responsible for the statutory and tax compliance for these entities.
In addition, the individual will interact with the Service Center accountants, provide guidance as needed and liaise with stakeholders from other departments (local, regional and global) on operational tasks, and adhoc projects. A proven track record of German Gaap and US Gaap accounting skills is required.

Why do we need you?

•    To review monthly, quarterly and annual US GAAP financial closure process 
•    To act as a first point of contact for audits (statutory, external, etc.) and lead those
•    To prepare and publish timely and accurate local statutory and tax reports (incl. VAT, etc.)
•    To manage and comply with other local financial reporting requirements and filings (ie statistical reports, etc.)
•    To support and guide the Service Center but also other functions on day to day operations as needed
•    To support activities related to the local Pension Trust and liaise with the local actuary
•    To comply with assigned SOX key controls and other Internal Control requirements
•    As point of Contact for local stakeholders on questions related to Accounting
•    To partner with other functions for further process improvements
•    To participate in regional and global projects
•    To have managerial responsibility for 2 direct reports

What does the ideal candidate look like?

•    Degree in accounting (or similar qualifications)
•    Proven work experience and expertise in German statutory accounting
•    5+ years of overall practice combined accounting and finance
•    Fluent in English and German 
•    Strong analytical skills
•    Strong organization, prioritization, and time management skills
•    Proven ability to work effectively in a highly interdependent organization
•    Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills
•    Strong Microsoft Excel skills are essential
•    SAP skills required

Requisition id: 39125 

Relocation: No  

The Company is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and to all employees, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, protected disability, veteran status, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state or local laws.



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