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28. 01. 2021

GROUP HEAD OF FP&A (CONTROLLER)

Germany, Europe, International

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Reporting:
  • Take ownership and develop a consistent financial reporting/planning framework aligning Management Reporting, statutory/IFRS and other external reporting into a single framework
  • Work with the Accounting and IT teams to design, test and implement new tools to meet the changing needs of the business, and create insightful reports using the tools available
  • Improve understanding of Group standards and terminology
  • Develop/define operational performance measurement metrics including KPIs definition and best practise to identify and monitor revenue and cost drivers
  • Control the preparation of one-off external reporting (e.g. investors and financial institutions)
  • Contribute to ad hoc analysis and reporting for Management teams (group, region and local), Advisory Board and committees
  • Internal Analysis:
  • Monitor performance, risks, opportunities, initiatives and trends within the business Contribute to the review of financial information and analysis of comparative underlying adjustments and trends
  • Perform sensitivity analysis of actual/forecast performance
  • Develop business case analyses for organic growth and investment projects
  • Planning:
  • Co-ordinate with the Divisions, Regions and Business Units their input into Group Business Planning (Business Plan, Budget and Forecasting), including appropriate analysis, assumptions, reporting and commentary
  • Review and challenge business cases to optimise resource allocation
  • Prepare proforma tables, analysis and commentary for each reporting period and for special/one-off communications and events
  • Ensure ongoing communication and be fully aware of risks & opportunities
  • Business Partnering:
  • Maintain regular contact with the Region FP&A teams and provide Group support/direction
  • Identify key indicators in the business, review and challenge monthly trends
  • Establish regular Business Reviews with Region, Division and BU leads and their Finance support teams
  • Drive best in class commercial analysis to support critical decision making
  • Propose agenda topics for the monthly/quarterly management team reviews; identify and follow-up on actions from management team meetings
  • Provide analysis to support the Group’s messaging around relevant business strategy
  • Continuous Improvement (analysis and insight):
  • Continually seek ways to provide insight into the business to support improved analysis for planning purposes and driving greater insight, developing appropriate ad hoc analysis
  • Continually refine integrated financial planning model (PL, CF and BS)
  • Work with CFO and Group Head of Accounting to develop to support continuous improvement across the organisation
  • Staff Management and Development:
  • Manage (dotted line) and co-ordinate activities of the Region FP&A teams
  • Support Group Accounting function and identify opportunities for development alongside Group Head of Accounting
  • REQUIREMENTS, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • University degree educated from a top-tier institution
  • Relevant accounting/controlling certification(s)
  • 10+ years corporate experience in finance, accounting and FP&A roles
  • Accounting and financial modeling software programs
  • IFRS knowledge preferred
  • MS Office including Excel, PowerPoint, and Office Suite
  • Strong analytical skills, able to add value
  • Customer focus, effective business partner
  • Clear thinker, able to prioritise under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills with financial and non-financial mangers
  • Management of teams in a matrix organisation
  • Self-starter: proactive, challenges the status quo
  • Driven by change and new challenges
  • Enthusiastic team player
  • Attention to detail
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