Head of Accounting (m/f/d)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Hamburg, Berlin

Our Mission

At Circus, headquartered in Hamburg with offices in Berlin and Munich, we are pioneering global developments in on-demand autonomous food production, disrupting a $2.6 trillion market. Everything from creation to production and operation – enabled by seamlessly integrated cutting-edge robotics and transformative AI technology.

Our foundation rests in the extensive developments of groundbreaking robotics driven by artificial intelligence, previously the missing link in achieving true autonomous food automation. This is the moment for a new status quo: Just as autonomous driving will disrupt how we build cities, organize our days, and live our lives, so will we shift our whole reality around food.

Our Team is backing a paradigm shift in one of humanity’s most important sectors with the sharpest minds in Robotics, AI, Engineering and Culinary, collaborating closely with industry-leading partners to revolutionize every aspect of the food service experience.

Join us as we forge ahead, crafting a future where the art of cooking and the science of technology converge to create a world that thinks differently about food than it has for thousands of years—a world where food means something new.

About the Role

We are hiring an experienced Head of Accounting to join our team at Circus. Reporting directly to the CFO, the successful candidate will play a pivotal role in overseeing all aspects of accounting and financial operations, ensuring accuracy, compliance, and efficiency in Circus's financial activities.

Your Daily Business
  • Lead and manage our accounting, providing guidance, support, and mentorship to ensure high performance and professional development within the team.

  • Oversee the day-to-day accounting operations, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, and financial reporting.

  • Develop and maintain accounting policies, procedures, and internal controls to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and best practices.

  • Prepare and analyze financial statements, budgets, forecasts, and other financial reports to provide insights and support strategic decision-making.

  • Manage the month-end and year-end close processes, ensuring timely and accurate completion of financial reporting activities.

  • Coordinate with external auditors, tax advisors, and regulatory authorities to facilitate audits, tax filings, and compliance requirements.

  • Collaborate cross-functionally with teams across the organization to support business initiatives, identify opportunities for process improvements, and drive operational excellence.

  • Stay current on accounting standards, regulations, and industry trends, and proactively assess the impact on Circus's financial operations and reporting.

Base Qualifications
  • Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field; CPA or equivalent professional certification preferred.

  • Minimum of 3 years of progressive experience in accounting and financial management roles, with at least 1 years in a leadership position.

  • Strong technical expertise in accounting principles, financial reporting standards (National GAAP and ideally IFRS), and internal controls.

  • Demonstrated experience managing complex accounting processes, including month-end close, financial statement preparation, and audit coordination.

  • Excellent analytical skills, with the ability to interpret financial data, identify trends, and communicate insights effectively to stakeholders.

  • Proven leadership abilities, with a track record of building and developing high-performing teams in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across functional areas at all levels of the organization.

  • Hands-on approach, roll up sleeves and dive into details when necessary, while also maintaining a strategic focus on long-term objectives.

  • Fluent in English and German language

Our Offer
  • Competitive Compensation: Receive a competitive compensation package with stock options for full-time employees.

  • Work-Life Balance: Enjoy regular team events, a hybrid work setup, 2 months/year remote work (Workation), and unlimited vacation days, along with a corporate pension plan.

  • Personal Development: 500€ personal budget for training, in-house trainings, and growth opportunities in a fast-paced environment.

  • Mobility: Benefit from a 50€ monthly budget for mobility or other expenses and a subsidized Dance Mobility Subscription for E-Bike/E-Moped.

  • Well-Being: Get a 30% discount on our food brands and access discounted Urban Sports Club membership.

We pride ourselves on being an inclusive and equal opportunities employer with a diverse and multicultural team. We are proud to have an inclusive workplace environment that will foster your development no matter your gender, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, education level, or race. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
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