Senior Process Manager Accounting (f/m/d)


PALFINGER stands for the most innovative, reliable and economical lifting solutions worldwide for use on commercial vehicles, railway vehicles, bridge inspection equipment and in the maritime sector. To strengthen our team in Bergheim and / or Vienna we are looking to hire a Senior Process Manager Accounting (f/m/d).

Ensuring the accounting standards of all daily transactions within the PALFINGER Group, through a strong governance structure and stabile and auditable accounting processes represents the main task of Accounting at PALFINGER. 

In this function, you will support the Process Owner on the strategic development for the accounting and treasury processes based on the corporate strategy. On the other hand you will be responsible for process standards and the knowledge transfer on the existing process template. On daily business you will manage the global accounting process organization with your team of Senior Process Experts. As accounting is responsible for both granting a solid governance across all functions and standards in reporting to external stakeholders you will moreover be highly involved with other departments to create state-of-the-art processes and derive reporting solutions based on standardized processes.

Together with the team of Senior Process Experts you will manage the further development and roll-out of the process template across the whole group. If you have an affinity for processes and data, enjoy interacting with different experts to develop innovative processes, this is the job for you! 

Your Tasks

  • Management of the Process Organization, especially the Senior Process and Data Experts
  • Prioritizing of the change backlog in regard to packaging Releases
  • Set up of an appropriate governance structure within the Process Organization and guaranteeing a proactive communication across different departments
  • Managing the support of the accounting process during a Roll-Out (e.g. defending the template, fit-gap-analysis, training)
  • Supporting the Process Owner in developing a strategy towards innovation, standard processes, automation, shared services, quality and efficiency
  • Setting process standards within accounting
  • Ensuring the documentation of processes within Accounting by the Senior Process Experts

Your Qualification

  • Completed studies with a focus on economics / business informatics or adequate, comparable education
  • minimum 5 years working within the area of accounting 
  • Experience with SAP S/4HANA Finance and SAP ECC FI/CO
  • Experience with other SAP modules is an advantage
  • Project management or department management experience is an advantage
  • Strong communication skills
  • Solution-oriented thinking
  • Interest in new technologies and digital developments 
  • Possibility and willingness to travel to local entities if necessary (e.g. for Fit-Gap analysis, Roll-Out approvals etc.)
  • Fluent German and good English skills

We offer

  • Good-life-balance thanks to flexible working hours and freedom to organize your work
  • Performance-related compensation and attractive incentive schemes
  • Career planning and development opportunities 
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Voluntary fringe benefits provided by our company health management scheme PALfit 


Minimum gross salary according to Austrian metal industry collective agreement is EUR 43.314,74 per year. We are willing to overpay significantly according to training and qualification.


We are looking forward to your informative application!


Laura Schnekenleitner

HR Business Partner
Lamprechtshausener Bundesstraße 8 | 5101 Bergheim | Austria


Jakov-Lind-Straße 5 , 1020 Wien
Palfinger Vienna

Job Benefits

  • Learning Opportunities
  • Barrier Liberty
  • Company Doctor
  • Food Allowances
  • Company mobile phone (function related)
  • Fitness Programs
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Health Measures
  • Good transport connection
  • Mobile working (function related)
  • Canteen
  • Employee discounts
  • Parking facilities
  • Car Sharing Initiative
  • Job Ticket