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Head of Accounting Principles

Business Unit:  Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA

Duderstadt, DE, 37115

Employment Type:  regular
Contact Person:  Fatriyani Fauzan-Magerl
Contact Information:
Job ID:  5320

Summary Statement

You will be responsible for the technical and disciplinary management of the “Accounting Principles” area

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Introduction of new accounting standards (IFRS and HGB) as well as methodological and substantive further development of the group-wide accounting principles and the further evolution of the IFRS Accounting Manual and Implementation Guideline
  • Independent, global conception of a segment management structure from corporate accounting into the Ottobock national subsidiaries to ensure uniform reporting processes in accordance with the requirements of IFRS
  • Responsibility for technical analysis of the IFRS and determining the impact on the Ottobock Group and performance indicators
  • Further development of accounting-related processes, systems and responsibility for the IFRS reporting process (especially hedge accounting according to IFRS 9)
  • Content-related support of DPR audit procedures and ongoing contact for the auditor
  • Training of the legal entities of the Ottobock Group for new IFRS and HGB standards
  • Point of contact for technical accounting queries (IFRS and HGB) within the Ottobock Group
  • Goodwill impairment analysis according to IFRS
  • Transaction PPA, M&A. Support (incl. Identification of Acct. differences and guidance on OB accounting approach)


  • Degree in business administration with a focus on accounting according to HGB and IFRS
  • Several years of professional experience, ideally in a listed company or an audit firm
  • Extensive expertise in IFRS and HGB
  • A broad expertise in finance & controlling
  • Excellent MS Office knowledge and affinity for IT applications in accounting (e.g. SAP R3, SAP-SEM BCS)
  • Excellent analytical skills as well as a structured, creative and solution-oriented approach
  • Outstanding conceptual ability and quick comprehension
  • Team spirit, communication skills and a pronounced personal initiative
  • Excellent English skills
  • High willingness to take on responsibility in the context of unspecific defined framework conditions


  • Flexible & family-friendly working time models
  • Mobile work option and 30 days' vacation
  • Attractive salary package, company pension scheme and accident insurance in private life
  • Systematic induction program for an optimal start 
  • Corporate benefits and discounts at local companies, free, business-related parking and job bike
  • Managed recreation room, promotion of a healthy diet and offers from the health management; Company Cantine
  • Individual support and further development through internal (Ottobock Academy) and external training measures

Diversity at Ottobock

For us, the focus is on treating each other with respect and enjoying our work. We value diversity and therefore expressly welcome all applications regardless of gender, age, nationality, disability, ethnicity and social origin, religious beliefs or sexual orientation. This includes special consideration for severely disabled individuals with equal suitability.

Your future at Ottobock

Ottobock's products and services in prosthetics and orthotics as well as human mobility and patient care ensure independence and quality of life when personal mobility is restricted. With around 8,000 employees in more than 50 countries, our company is the world market leader in technical orthopaedics.

Your ideas and commitment will inspire your colleagues and staff, and will further the interests of Ottobock. Be part of a dynamic, growing company with flat hierarchies. We offer a richly diverse field of work, individual development opportunities and extensive qualification programs in our Ottobock Academy.

Please only apply via our online job portal at Please quote the Job-ID for the position in question, and also state your earliest starting date and salary requirements. We look forward to receiving your application!