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Senior Finance & Lease Accountant

The Role

The Senior Finance & Lease Accountant will be responsible for finance and lease accounting functions for Tesla’s European Financial Services entities and reporting to the EMEA Finance Director. You will conclude on accounting treatments, define and be responsible for financial reporting, maintain accounting books, and execute close activities for Captive portfolios across multiple European countries, starting with Germany and the UK. Additionally, you will participate in accounting system configuration and will collaborate with IT stakeholders to ensure entries flow properly between external/internal ledgers. A successful candidate will have lease accounting experience. To be successful, you should possess excellent communication skills, be adaptable and collaborative, be willing to take a hands-on approach, and demonstrate ability to establish business processes from the ground-up.


  • Conclude on accounting treatments for various financial products (e.g. Personal Contract Purchase, Operational Lease, etc.)
  • Support monthly/quarterly close process, ensuring all balance sheet deliverables are prepared and reviewed on a timely basis and that all US and local deadlines are met
  • Establish business processes and reporting to support regulatory review, internal/external audit and close activities
  • Partner with internal audit and cross-functional operational teams to establish controls that ensure data accuracy and compliance
  • Ensure accounting is compliant with local GAAP
  • Provide audit support, as needed
  • Provide reporting to management, as needed
  • Oversight on and execution of local entity standalone financial statements
  • Drive process improvements and automation to improve efficiencies
  • Lead resolution on opening accounting problems across the business and take initiative to address them


  • Applicants must possess a formal accountancy qualification with 4+ years post qualification experience, ideally in auto industry
  • Outstanding US GAAP and US GAAS knowledge
  • Accounting standards (esp. HGB, UK GAAP)
  • Entrepreneurial hands-on mindset in a true start-up environment
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and communication skills
  • Fluent in English; fluency in German is a plus

Uren per week: Full-time