Senior Manager Accounting and Controlling (m/f/d)

Join the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 Organizing Committee (OC) team and create unforgettable FISU WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES with us.


A summer with distinction.

In 2025, the world comes to the Rhine and Ruhr to celebrate sports, science and culture. In 5 cities, up to 10,000 athletes and officials from 170 nations will compete for twelve days - in 18 sports. Here standards are set.

The densest university landscape in Europe meets the most sports clubs in Germany' in an exceptionally sports-mad region.

In short:

The perfect place for the FISU WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES!

The perfect place for you.

To strengthen our team, we are looking for the next possible date for a  

Senior Manager Accounting and Controlling (m/f/d)

In the organizing committee of the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU World University Games Full-time / 40 hours per week / a fixed-term position justified by the duration of the project until the end of 2025.

In your role at the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU Games gGmbH, with a direct reporting line to the Head of Finance and Administration, you are responsible for the professional and organizational leadership and development of the finance department, with a focus on accounting and financial management.

The following tasks are the main focus of your area: 

  • Establishment, development, implementation, and management of the entire accounting

  • Development, implementation, and monitoring of the standard tools in the finance department (financial controlling for the overall organization, liquidity calculation, budget planning, etc.)

  • Preparation of regular reports for the company's management

  • Preparation of annual financial statements for joint processing with the external tax consultancy firm

  • Personnel and organizational responsibility for up to three employees, especially in terms of professional leadership

  • Application for public funds and preparation of utilization reports for the funding agencies

  • Identification of digitalization potentials in the finance department and management of the planning and implementation of these

  • Collaboration with the external tax consultancy firm

  • Continuous improvement of processes and standards

  • Participation in financial meetings

You bring the following skills & knowledge with you: 

  • Successfully completed advanced training as an accountant and/or a degree in business administration, finance & accounting, or a comparable qualification

  • Several years of professional experience in the finance field with pronounced business knowledge, optionally with leadership responsibilities

  • Proficient user skills in DATEV

  • Strong English language skills in both written and spoken form

  • Leadership qualities and assertiveness

  • Team-oriented, detail-oriented, reliable, and structured work approach

Additionally, we welcome

  • Experience in the non-profit sector, including project control (public funding and non-profit status)

We are a young & growing organisation in the heart of the Rhine Ruhr Innovation Hub. In the OC, you will play a leading role in the successful planning and implementation of the Games.  

Besides a unique team & great emotions, we offer: 

  • A varied & exciting job with room for creative ideas and your own creative freedom 

  • A dynamic & growing environment with an open & diverse corporate culture   

  • Short decision-making processes with teamwork at eye level   

  • Performance-related remuneration based on TV L with a special annual payment 

  • Flexible working hours with the possibility of mobile working 

  • 30 days holiday per year 

  • A 49 Euro public ticket / Deutschland-Ticket

  • Modern office equipment adapted to the needs of a planning team for a major sporting event 

If the personal requirements fit, the job will be evaluated with the remuneration group TV L 13.

We are more than just an ordinary major sporting event. That's why we want you in your uniqueness, just as you are, with all your facets. With us, everyone can be who they want to be and who they are.   

We welcome all applications, regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation and identity. Applications from people with disabilities will be given special consideration if they are equally qualified. As an implementing agency, we strive to specifically promote women for management positions. Therefore, women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Sounds good? 
Then we should get to know each other!

Please send us your application documents (CV & letter of motivation), stating your earliest possible starting date, by 07.12.2023  at the latest to (maximum file size 5 MB). If you have any technical or organisational queries, you can also contact us by e-mail.   

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