Senior Process Manager Accounting (m/f/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 (m/f/d).

The process organization at PALFINGER reaches the next level. The senior process manager acts as experienced process manager, drives innovations and digitalization within all accounting processes and reports directly to the Process Owner, the VP Corp. Accounting & Taxes.

Your Tasks

  • Develop strategy towards innovation, standard processes, automation, shared services, quality and efficiency
  • Define strategy and concept for the global accounting processes in alignment with interfaces of other processes
  • Define necessary KPI set to monitor development and efficiency of the accounting processes
  • Secure drafting of process specification, challenges and approve process blueprints
  • Drive process documentation and define quality criteria
  • Further develop the internal control system including preparation of Reportings
  • Play an active role in communication within the process organization team and beyond
  • Manage the Accounting Process Organization, to understand fit gap analysis, support tool roll outs, testing and training and enable new releases
  • Take an active leadership role within the process organization

Your Qualification

  • Great understanding of Accounting and Reporting processes and interfaces with other processes
  • Great understanding of Internal Controls and Internal Control system
  • Basic understanding of how the different tools that are used to manage the processes, work
  • University degree in business administration or equivalent
  • Min. 10 years working experience in a Big 4 company or as a leader / specialist in Accounting / Controlling with high process affinity
  • Leadership experience
  • Good project management skills
  • Analytical, entrepreneurial and proactive mindset
  • Willingness to drive process innovations in terms of better quality, effectiveness and efficiency
  • Fluent in German and English; further language is a plus
  • Possibility and willingness to travel to local entities if necessary (e.g. for Fit-Gap analysis, Roll-Out approvals etc.)

We offer

  • A challenging, demanding and meaningful job in a very successful company
  • Good work-life balance thanks to flexible working hours and freedom in work organization
  • Performance-related remuneration and attractive incentive systems
  • Career planning and development opportunities, as well as ongoing training
  • Opportunity to gain international experience
  • Voluntary additional benefits from our company health management system PALfit


Minimum gross salary according to Austrian metal industry collective agreement is EUR 45.845,38 per year. We are willing to overpay significantly according to training and qualification.

We are looking forward to your informative application!


Veronika Schmoller

HR Business Partner
Lamprechtshausener Bundesstraße 8 | 5101 Bergheim | Austria


Lamprechtshausener Bundesstr. 8 , 5101 Bergheim
Palfinger Bergheim

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