Senior Technical IFRS Accountant

We're looking for a skilled, curious and passionate Senior Technical IFRS Accountant who wants to make a difference.

Poznan, Poland

Finance and Accounting

Online since Jun 14, 2018

Senior Technical IFRS Accountant

Offer & Contact

Unique opportunity to become a part of an international group and one of the major Internet brands in the world today.

We live and breathe our values:

  • Be Fast!
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  • Be Curious!
  • Be Innovative!
  • Be Empowered!
  • Live it!

We offer:

  • Employment contract with a fixed salary
  • MyBenefit system (at choice: health insurance, sport card, supp. to childcare and commuting distance, others)
  • Flexible hours
  • Home office
  • Summer hours (you can finish your work earlier on Fridays during 3 months)
  • You can take part in many sport events (i.e. marathons, relays, bicycle races), family picnic
  • Every Tuesday and Thursday you can do yoga in the office
  • Work in the best office in Poznań

OLX, a fast growing, global online classified advertising company, is seeking for a Senior Technical IFRS Accountant to strengthen the Group Finance Controlling Team.

Among others, the Group Finance Controlling team is responsible for: consolidation and intercompany transactions, cash management, providing accounting advisory support on a wide range of queries, transactions and projects, supporting the interpretation and implementation of new accounting developments and group management and statutory reporting.

As Senior Technical Accountant, and part of the Group Finance Controlling Team, you will drive the accounting guidance of the OLX Group while ensuring compliance and adoption of Naspers accounting policies. You will also initiate and roll out accounting relevant projects throughout the OLX Group.

The successful Candidate will collaborate with a number of stakeholders at all levels of the organization while contributing as exceptional accounting professional and seasoned team player who is comfortable working in a challenging and changing workplace.

To be based in Poznan, we are looking for a Senior Technical IFRS Accountant; this person will report to the Group Finance Controller and will be responsible for:

Main responsibilities

  • Providing technical accounting guidance to the OLX group, in particular assisting with complex M&A and non-systematic transactions. This includes the preparation of accounting position papers that are cleared by the business as well as the auditors, as well as assist with determining the appropriate corporate or subsidiary accounting, such as any disposals including the identification of any related FCTR and acquisitions that require the identification of goodwill and intangibles;
  • Creating and maintaining internal accounting policies and the internal accounting control environment, based on best practice;
  • initiate and roll out accounting relevant projects throughout the OLX Group;
  • Assisting with and presenting internal IFRS training to the wider group;
  • Assisting with ad hoc consolidation tasks when needed;
  • Assisting with ad hoc reporting projects to drive efficiencies and standardization;
  • Partnering with the international finance community within the group, mergers and acquisitions teams and tax teams to ensure consistency in the application of accounting policies throughout the group and to advise on optimal accounting outcomes where practicable;
  • Building strong relationships with the group’s international finance community and becoming a trusted business partner;
  • Assist with auditor and subsidiary queries.

You will be required to stay abreast of IFRS and public reporting developments and pro-actively expand and deepen your practical understanding of the application of IFRS within OLX group. You will be working under strict deadlines and confidentiality. As part of a global organization with a global team, some travel may be required.

The profile
We are looking for a true, financial professional with experience in Big4 technical department. This person should be dedicated to delivering accurate and timely work while utilizing an in-depth knowledge of IFRS accounting principles and compliance. The right candidate will have at least 5 years’ experience in similar role. 

Knowledge and skills required:

  • Excels in working under strict deadlines and gets the job done
  • Attention to detail and can work accurately and efficiently
  • A passion for solving complex problems
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong process, governance and internal control knowledge and experience
  • Highly trustworthy as the position will require a high level of confidentiality
  • Excellent knowledge of English
  • Solid communication skills (verbal and written) that can bring complex messages across in a simple and understandable manner
  • Strong report writing (e.g. accounting position papers) and financial statement drafting skills
  • Ability to see the big picture and priorities accordingly
  • Be comfortable to debate in an open forum, express a view and contribute


  • A Bachelor degree in Accounting/Finance
  • At least 7 years’ experience (Big 4 qualification an advantage)
  • Strong technical IFRS knowledge
  • Audit of global multi-nationals with multi currencies would be preferable
  • Good understanding of financial systems (HFM) used in the company is a plus

About the Company

Your opportunity at OLX …

OLX, a fast growing, global online classified advertising company, is part of Naspers Limited, one of the largest technology investors in the world.  At OLX we have a clear ambition – to empower millions of people across the globe by helping them connect and share their goods and services. If you’ve got an entrepreneurial drive and think you can use that drive to contribute to our purpose, then we’d love to empower you to be successful. Want to know more?

Why OLX?

At OLX we improve people’s lives by bringing them together for win-win exchanges. Sellers win. Buyers win. Communities win. OLX wins. And most of all, you win. Being part of something special. In an open culture that encourages own initiatives, growth and entrepreneurial spirits.

  • We believe in creating a richer world by empowering people
  • Every day millions of people across the globe use OLX to buy and sell goods
  • We serve over 300 million active users every month
  • We generate traffic of over 28 billion monthly page views in more than 41 countries 

OLX is part of the Naspers group of companies