Senior Accounting Controller

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Senior Accounting Controller

ECCO´s vision is to be the leading premium brand for shoes and leather goods.

Now ECCO also wants to be leading within transactional finance.

Join our new Global Business Service (GBS) organization in Warsaw and help us build the best in class global Finance function that is technologically sound, future proof and can react quickly to ever-changing demands!

Establishing the GBS is a global project, where all transactional accounting processes are gathered into regional Business Centre’s in Americas, Europe, Asia/Pacific and China.

The European Business Centre is based in Warsaw and Amsterdam where experienced accountants provide bookkeeping and accounting services for more than 30 European ECCO companies.

Some career choices have more impact than others. When you join ECCO, you become part of a global family where we value people who do things differently. BE DIFFERENT AND FIT IN!



Role purpose:                                          

We are looking for an experienced Finance/Accounting Controller  with a constructive and proactive approach. If you are detail detail-oriented person with a thorough personality we are waiting for your application.

The Financial/Accounting Controller will be responsible for ensuring accounting consistency and integrity in accordance with ECCO policies; developing and maintaining effective communication, interaction, and excellent relationship with the transactional accounting teams as well as other GBS functions and non GBS organization.



  • Monthly closing activities: correctness, completeness, accuracy and timeliness of the monthly reporting  in accordance with ECCO GAAP, deadlines and internal procedures
  • Coordinate with various departments (both finance and non-finance, across multiple countries) to ensure financial records are accurate and completed in a timely manner
  • Monthly analysis and reporting. Analyzing, explaining and substantiating deviations
  • Close collaboration with General Ledger and Retail Accounting departments and making sure that the closing process runs efficiently;
  • Coordinate and comply the local reporting requirements and tax filings.
  • Compliance around local reporting, tax fillings, VAT, CIT and other taxes, where required supported by external providers and advisor  and advising the business function as subject matter expert
  • Preparing and/or coordinating statistical reporting and internal/external reporting
  • Preparation, coordination and finalization of annual statutory reporting and external audits
  • Participating and prepare for internal audits
  • Research technical accounting issues for compliance
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Supporting Business Control in Budgeting and Forecasting processes
  • Continuous improvement initiatives and coordination the standardization and harmonization agenda in R2R area (together with GPO and other GBS departments)
  • Identifying opportunities regarding robotics and process automation
  • Setting up and implementing enhanced financial processes


Requirements/ key success factors:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration
  • At least 10 years’ experience in  a similar role (R2R, Controlling)
  • Practical knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Experience with and ability to advise on compliance around VAT, CIT and other taxes
  • Knowledge on preparation of the annual accounts statutory financial statements
  • Experience in audit will be an asset
  • Experience in working in an international company or SSC serving multiple countries
  • SAP experience is a plus
  • Proficient skills in English (written and spoken), any other language is a plus
  • Proficiency in the use of Excel
  • Quality and deadline oriented
  • Excellent communication skills



At ECCO, you become part of a meaningful, developing and multicultural workplace. You join a global family of more than 25,000 people who are proud to create the footprints of tomorrow.

Headquartered in Denmark, we are a family-owned company that offers international opportunities. Our offices and facilities have an informal culture and relaxed dress code – our shoe code is slightly stricter.

Join us and we guarantee lifelong learning – the speed of progress is up to you. So, if you’re curious, passionate and ready to make an impact, you’ll fit right in.



Department Finance & Accounting

Location Warsaw (Poland)

Advertised 04. April 2024

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