Director Global Accounting & Compliance (m/w/d)

Company Overview

Piano’s Digital Experience Cloud empowers organizations to understand and influence customer behavior. By unifying customer data, analyzing behavior metrics, and creating personalized customer journeys, Piano helps brands launch campaigns and products faster, strengthen customer engagement and drive personalization at scale from a single platform. Piano recently acquired SocialFlow, a social distribution and monetization platform that is purpose-built for media companies. The technology enables the world’s most successful publishers to easily distribute engaging social content while providing them monetization opportunities from both advertising and subscriptions. Together, we enable our clients to optimize their content sharing on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and LinkedIn, with more to come. Headquartered in Philadelphia with offices across the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific, Piano serves a global client base, including Air France, the BBC, CBS, IBM, Kirin Holdings, Jaguar Land Rover, LinkedIn, Nielsen, The Wall Street Journal and more. SocialFlow by Piano is being developed in Berlin and SocialFlow clients are looked after by our team in New York. Piano has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing, most innovative technology companies in the world by the World Economic Forum, Red Herring, Inc., and Deloitte. For more information, visit piano.io.

Basic Function:

The Director position is responsible for the accounting operations of Piano including the production of audited financial reports for all group entities, monthly internal financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and compliance designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of our reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with US GAAP and local country standards as applicable.

Primary responsibilities include supervision of the monthly close process, billings to clients, collection of accounts receivable, supervising accounts payable, payroll, monthly reporting for the senior management team and the board of directors, tax returns, financial audits and all treasury administration.

Management :

  • Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
  • Manage third-party functions such as lenders, tax advisors, and auditors
  • Oversee the accounting operations of all Piano entities.
  • Legal Entity set-up, when applicable, and control

Transactions :

  • Ensure that accounts payable are paid in a timely manner and that all reasonable discounts are taken.
  • Ensure that accounts receivable are collected promptly.
  • Ensure that periodic bank reconciliations and other Balance Sheet and P&L reconciliations are completed.
  • Maintain the chart of accounts and an orderly accounting filing system.
  • Maintain a system of controls over accounting transactions.

Reporting :

  • Issue timely monthly financial statements and reports to senior management, board of directors and shareholders
  • Calculate and analyze variances and report significant issues to management
  • Oversee process to record transactions by department and compare costs incurred to budget and performance analysis of profit centers
  • Assist with cash projections to effectively manage cash balances
  • Review monthly accounting close process including analytical review of the monthly operating results to ensure accurate accounting records are maintained
  • Calculate and issue financial and operating metrics
  • Provide for a system of management cost reports
  • Coordinate the preparation of applicable tax returns
  • Coordinate the provision of information to external auditors for all audits and manage audit processes
  • Monitor debt levels and compliance with debt covenants
  • Implement, document and maintain adequate and effective internal controls and processes to improve the close and reporting cycles to ensure timely and accurate reporting


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business experience
  • 10+ years of progressively responsible experience.
  • US Gaap experience
  • Non US Company experience
  • Group Financial Consolidation experience including Foreign Exchange
  • Preference will be given to candidates with German or French experience, CPA or CMA designations, experience with SaaS companies and Sage X3 or Netsuite accounting software.

Working Conditions:

  • Primarily in the Berlin office.
  • Supervises multiple direct and indirect reports, reports to CFO.


  • Able to lead and work well with other teams both in the US and Europe
  • Confidential, understands the ethical standards of a CPA
  • Conscientious about timeliness of assignments and quality of work product
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including ability to articulate recommendations in a concise and timely manner
  • Able to handle multiple tasks and maintain control and order over same
  • Good GAAP and financial reporting technical skills
  • Exceptional math and problem-solving skills
  • Able to analyze, organize, summarize and articulate complex legal and financial information
  • Able to read and interpret agreements, then implement the relevant provisions of these agreements
  • Detailed, organized and communicative
  • Responsive team player with ability to quickly prioritize among numerous pressing tasks
  • Exceptional computer skills in the operation and functioning of all programs used by the organization, i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint; and Sage X3 accounting software

What we offer:

  • exciting tasks and space for your ideas
  • Collaborative and agile working culture with direct communication locally and globally
  • Flexible mobile working options
  • Monetary amenities like stock options and jobticket-sponsoring
  • Regular Team events and a new office in Berlins fancy Bergmannkiez

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