Full time position at Star Alliance

Star Alliance Services GmbH based in Frankfurt, is the full time organization that coordinates Star Alliance activities and manages joint projects on behalf of the world’s largest airline alliance.

We are searching for a

General Ledger Accountant/
Bilanzbuchhalter (IHK)


The Star GmbH Finance Department is responsible for accounting, controlling, auditing, treasury, taxes and management policies. The team also supports the development of strategies and business plans for Star GmbH as well as economic analysis and cost down initiatives.

Job Summary – Major Functions and Activities

General ledger & sub-ledger accounting and related tasks

  • Responsibility for the monthly salary reconciliation and booking
  • Clarification of wage tax and payroll matters together with HR as well as an external payroll provider
  • Recording and management of fixed assets
  • Calculation, recording, documentation and management of accruals

Financial & statutory reporting

  • Responsibility for the monthly, quarterly and annual statutory accounts according to German GAAP (HGB)
  • Responsibility for the monthly VAT and quarterly EU sales list declaration (ZM)
  • Preparation of the annual trade & corporate tax declarations and VAT returns in consultation with a tax advisor

Management reporting

  • Preparation and reconciliation of the monthly management reporting
  • Preparation of the report commentary for senior management

Financial audit

  • Preparation of the annual pre-audit and final audit documentation
  • Implement audit recommendations
  • Preparation of major balance sheet account reconciliations

Other tasks and activities

  • Support the budgeting and forecasting process
  • Monitoring and reconciliation of IATA Clearing House transactions
  • Responsible for the cash management planning / treasury
  • Operate the ERP system (Oracle Applications)
  • Continuous process improvement

Contact to internal and external stakeholders

  • Regular communication to airline executives
  • Contact person for external auditors and tax advisors
  • Interface to business units


Requirements – Qualifications / Education / Knowledge and Experience / Skills required

  • University degree in relevant field or degree in finance or accounting (“Bilanzbuchhalter IHK”)
  • Minimum of 5-7 years´ experience in general ledger and sub-ledger accounting
  • Very good knowledge of German GAAP (HGB) and tax law/VAT law
  • Excellent English and German language skills (spoken/ written)
  • Experience in using an integrated ERP system (e.g. Oracle)/ super user knowledge
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Vision)
  • IT affinity
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience in the airline industry is an advantage
  • Self-starter and highly motivated
  • Cultural awareness and good interpersonal skills


This is a unique opportunity for highly-skilled professionals to apply their talent, creativity and dedication to a global team focused on delivering value to frequent international travelers who travel on our member airlines. At Star Alliance Services GmbH, we subscribe to the values of industry excellence and leadership, openness, mutual trust and respect, teamwork, multiculturalism and talent development. Successful candidates will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge.


Working conditions/Location

This is a full-time position based at Star Alliance Services GmbH headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany.

Interested? Then give us the opportunity to get to know you and submit your letter of interest and CV in English directly online to hr@staralliance.com by 5 November 2014.

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