Senior Accountant

The world of esports is growing and so are we!

Our Finance team needs your analytical skills, your attention to details, and your supportive can-do-attitude. We are looking to expand and hire an Accountant to join us in shaping the journey of esports. We are interested in people who share our passion for gaming. People who bring their unique capability, flair, and desire to the table while being a true team player. We believe that your attributes can make a difference in shaping the future of esports. That you can help make it happen while also going on a journey to learn and develop.

At ESL Gaming, we bring moments of magic and provide thrills to hundreds of millions of people, every single day. We pride ourselves in having enabled and empowered the global esports industry for more than two decades, aligned with our core mission “We create worlds beyond gameplay where players and fans become community.”. Our passion, craft and DNA are aligned to create and shape the world of esports, gaming tournaments, leagues, events and holistic ecosystems through our millions of players, fans, heroes, as well as through our people, and culture. This is one of many reasons why ESL is a magical workplace, where anything is possible, and where you will thrive and experience a game-changing career.

Who should apply?

First and foremost, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive equal opportunity environment for all candidates who should be encouraged and empowered to apply for this position. We have a set of values that we live by and hope you share:

  • Passion: The most desirable attribute: you are a passionate gamer or love the gaming and esports environment. To be given the opportunity to work with ESL and our flagship products DreamHack Festivals, ESL Pro Tour, Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL Mobile, and many more, is something you strive for making us your employer of choice.
  • Impact: As a person, you are one of the ‘go to’ people who enjoy coming up with new ideas and putting them into action. Being strategic and hands-on at the same time comes naturally to you as you thrive in chaos, becoming a pillar of calm to others in the storm.
  • Curiosity: You never stop questioning whether there might be a better way to do things. You are a good listener and naturally interested in change, learning and development.
  • Agility: As one of your core strengths you enjoy collaboration with people across the company, stakeholders, publishers in an ever-changing environment. You enjoy communicating, explaining, implementing, and improving your ideas towards the gaming community.
  • Team Geist: You like to work in a team and help everybody to achieve their goals.

Are you ready for a Game-Changing Career Experience?

As an Accountant, you will be surrounded by some of the brightest minds in gaming. Our hierarchies are flat, and your ideas and opinions are constantly in demand. Each day will be met with complex and challenging tasks that we tackle together. Quick decision making allows us to create competitive ecosystems which shape and define the nature of the esports market. We value passion and teamwork above anything else, creating a friendly and fast paced work environment.

Come work for the worlds’ largest esports company. We are looking for an Accountant to join our Global Accounting team that is responsible for ensuring all internal and external reporting requirements are met and day-to-day accounting operations are performed. The Accountant will adhere to accounting governance plans and processes to timely generate accounting information, reporting requirements, and ensure quality of financial information.

The ideal candidate will reside in the Cologne, Germany area and be able to work out of our Cologne office on a flexible schedule, however, remote work in Europe may be available for the right candidate.

As a Senior Accountant, you will be part of our Global Accounting team that is responsible for ensuring that all internal and external reporting requirements are met and day-to-day operations and specifically closing and consolidation of domestic and foreign subsidiaries are running. The Senior Accountant will adhere to accounting governance plans and processes to timely generate accounting information, reporting requirements, and ensure quality of financial information.

What you’ll do:

  • Booking payments in SAP S4/HANA for several (international) legal entities
  • Executing payments (mainly various international bank accounts and PayPal)
  • Reconciling general ledger (bank, PayPal and transfer) accounts in SAP S4/HANA
  • Communication with banks and similar institutions (PayPal/crypto currency platforms)
  • Contact person for auditors
  • Suggest process improvements of the payment and booking processes

Application information

Do you feel ready for the challenge of working at ESL? Join us for a game-changing career where we will be shaping the journey of esports together with diversity and inclusion. We encourage you to apply by filling in our application form including your earliest starting date and your desired salary.

Please apply by adding the requested documents CV or your cover letter in English language and preferably in PDF format.

Our Recruitment Process – What to expect?

Our recruitment team is committed to carefully reviewing and evaluating your application for this role, we will look at your past studies, work experience, passion, and your personal relationship with games and the relevant fit for the job you applied for.

You can expect to be invited for an interview if successful and email notification feedback if you didn’t qualify at this point of time!

About us:

ESL Gaming is the world’s leading esports company. For more than two decades, we have been shaping the industry and leading esports and gaming innovation globally across the most popular video games, creating a comprehensive ecosystem with opportunities for players to go from zero to hero, and for fans to witness the best stories esports has to offer. Our portfolio consists of high-profile products such as the ESL Pro Tour, Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL Mobile, DreamHack Festivals, and many more, ranging from grassroots to global elite competitions. ESL Gaming is part of ESL Faceit Group. More information is available at


What you need:

  • Steuerfachangestellte/r, Bilanzbuchhalter or similar education
  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in a similar accounting role
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate in the English language, both spoken and written
  • Able to communicate clearly and enforce deadlines to stakeholders within and beyond the finance community, including senior management.