Take accountability and ownership for financial matters of the legal entities in the area.
Full accountability of local statutory, group reporting, and tax books : - Sustain high standards on verification of assets and liabilities in the balance sheets, review and approve financial tax & statutory accounting schedules, ensure compliance to standardised accounting, reporting, and financial systems as well as policies and procedures.
First point of contact for senior stakeholders regarding Finance operations matters.
To ensure governance models are working and related processes are fully compliant with the group and local policies / regulations.
Financial Compliance, ensuring a good internal control framework & ultimately accountable for following through on all relevant compliance issues (from internal audit, Sox, Letter of Assurance) including Letter of Assurance.
Play key-role in the activation of the new operating model : Transformation of the Finance function and establishment of new Finance Services organization (incl activation of country Finance Leadership Team)
Accountable to coordinate Tax audits and external audits. Facilitating role for internal audits
Ensure operational management of legal entity is fully updated on legal entity financials.
Provide functional expertise in key projects within BAs or specific regional projects
Lead financial processes across P&L scope connecting with various stakeholders : Lead the annual budget preparation process
In collaboration with the Finance Operations team, act as Company assets custodian, ensure proper accounting policies, effective process governance, and Control Framework maintained in the area of responsibility
Be a sound and responsive face to local legal, tax, and external audit bodies, including facilitating tax audits.
Lead / participate in projects either from a license to operate or operational excellence perspective
Critical success factors & key challenges .
Meet all local statutory ans tax requirements
No significant external and tax audit issues
Delivery of Finance operations according to defined quality & service levels
Effective governance model in place facilitating effective group and local compliance
Strong communication and relation with local management and other stakeholders
Assure timely and accurate implementation of the target operating model
Assures good working relationships and process alignment between country teams, EFO team, local business partner organisation, procurement and external services providers and suppliers
Collaboration and agility mindset
Knowledge, experience & capabilities
Good understanding of local Generally Accepted Accounting Policies
Good understanding of legal entity governance framework (roles / accountabilities of BOD, LELT)
Good understanding of business end to end processes and internal controls necessary to safeguard the Company’s assets.
Local tax rules
Experience in working in multi national organizations (ideally with matrix structure) with emphasis on communicating and decision making with demonstrated ability to work under pressure
A finance professional with 10+ years of experience in different areas of business finance and controlling, Stat & Tax and Finance Operations activities
Experience in working with cross functional teams and ability to work with all levels of the organisation
Experience in influencing key stakeholders towards adopting and aligning to relevant procedures and tools
Experience in working with multi-cultural and virtual teams; coordination of work of others without a direct reporting line
Critical technical, professional and personal capabilities
Wide knowledge of finance (financial analysis, investment analysis, valuation analysis, risk management, budgeting / planning).
Influencing, teamwork skills
High focus and energy with a pragmatic mindset and solution-oriented approach
Strong collaboration mindset and ability to work in a matrix organization
Technology savvy, drive for digitalization
Keen demonstrated strengths in unquestionable integrity and trustworthiness.
Experience in working in multinational organizations with emphasis on communicating and decision making with demonstrated ability to work under pressure.
Must be motivated by interdependency.
Appreciates cultural differences.
Can manage teams in a virtual environment
Critical leadership capabilities
Manages Performance to ensure high standards
Ability to communicate with diverse senior stakeholder groups
Interested? We look forward to receiving your online application including all relevant documents (cover letter, CV).