We are working with a growing international organisation in the Emerging Technology and Manufacturing arena, who are keenly looking for an experienced Senior Business Controller to join their dynamic Finance function.
Senior Business Controller, Amsterdam, Noord Holland
With an exciting transition and scale-up phase ahead, as an energetic Senior Business Controller, you can be an important contributor to the ongoing growth of the business, carrying out thorough analysis and providing key insights in collaboration with stakeholders across the business, to help control financials and support business decisions.
Responsibilities of the Senior Business Controller:
Working in the Business Finance (and Control) function, you will proactively support the business across various functions.
Provision of monthly management reporting and presenting to senior management.
Supporting the budget and forecasting processes.
Implement and improve financial models across the business, including scenario analysis.
Ensure good controls (e.g. on costs), and improvement of KPIs and other metrics.
Involvement in a wide variety of projects.
5+ years’ experience in a listed company in a similar role as Business Controller.
Master’s degree preferred in an Accounting or Finance-related topic.
Experience of business partnering, supporting budget and forecasting processes.
Experience of creating financial models, KPI reports and dashboards with commentaries.
Strong communication skills and ability to work autonomously when required.
Advanced Excel (VBA), SAP and BI tooling is beneficial.
Fluent English language skills (spoken & written).
If you are interested in applying for this Senior Business Controller role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or for a confidential conversation please call Jenny Callum in our Amsterdam office on +31 20 808 11 02.
Our client is a logistics company with international presence. We are currently recruiting on their behalf for a Financial Controller for the German business.
The role is based near the Frankfurt Airport.
The Financial Controller will oversee all financial matters for the German subsidiaries and partner with the Country Managing Director on all Finance-related topics.
Financial Controller, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
The responsibilities of the Financial Controller will include, but will not be limited to:
Oversee the preparation and communication of periodic financial statements
Review all month-end closing activities, including general ledger accounts, balance sheet accounts and overhead cost allocation
Supervise the Accounting department to ensure the proper functioning of all systems, databases and financial software
Ensure timeliness and accuracy of financial and management reporting data for company’s board of directors
Oversee the preparation and timely filing of all local, state and federal tax returns
Providing leadership to a small team
Monitor the day-to-day financial operations within the company
Track the company's financial status and performance to identify areas for potential improvement
Prepare monthly management analysis
Manage budgeting and forecasting process
Liaison with auditors
University degree in Finance, Accounting or a similar discipline
Proven experience in a similar role
Knowledge of HGB
Strong written and oral communication skills
Analytical and structured mindset
Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
Flexible and adaptable approach
Excellent commercial and financial awareness
A can-do attitude and resilient character, with the ability to manage expectations
Ability to work independently
Strong knowledge of MS Office and SAP
Fluency in German and English
If you are interested in applying for this Financial Controller role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to email@example.com or for a confidential conversation please call Izabela Darmstetter in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.
Our client is a highly successful global manufacturing business based in Amsterdam. They are currently recruiting for a Finance Analyst to join their distribution team.
You will be joining at an exciting time of growth and will work within their brand new, modern office. There will be some flexibility to work from home also.
This is an ideal opportunity for an entrepreneurial, self-starter to provide visibility of distributor performance, ensuring the hub improves profitability.
Finance Analyst, Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Finance Analyst – responsibilities include:
KPI reporting across all distributors, updating to market leadership with insights behind performance
Forecasting and budgeting of logistics and overhead costs
Month-end and year-end involvement, providing monthly estimates prior to close, as well as ensuring that the right accruals are made
To work closely with key stakeholders and collaborate with other Finance teams
To challenge all areas of activity and recommend new approaches to meet financial objectives
Complete ad hoc analytical projects as required
Finance Analyst – requirements:
Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration
3-5 years’ proven working experience as a Finance Analyst in a multi-national company
Extensive MS Excel skills
Fluent in English
Highly analytical with excellent communication skills
Ability to drive change
If you are interested in applying for this Finance Analyst role, please register your interest using the link below. Alternatively, please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or for a confidential conversation please call Natalie Harrison in our Amsterdam office on +31 20 808 1102
My client seeks a Lean Engineering Specialist, fluent in German to join their FMCG manufacturing site.
As a global manufacturing business, the Lean Engineering Specialist will be responsible for key projects around CAPEX, machinery, process updates and implementation of new ideas, to improve productivity and SLA performance.
Lean Engineering Specialist, St Gallen, Switzerland
You will have strong project management skills, with the ability to define proposals and lead a project through to completion.
With an understanding of Lean Manufacturing, you will enhance the focus and optimise opportunities to enhance productivity levels within your site.
Located in the St Gallen area, the Lean Engineering Specialist will be responsible for proposing new ideas to the Engineering Manager, working jointly with stakeholders on site. This will involve creation of drawing up specifications, concepts and detailed plans, together with production, safety and laboratory managers, as well as with external stakeholders.
You will bring your continuous improvement methodologies to increase efficiencies within the Operations team, ensuring a continuous supply to customers. With fluency in German and English, you will help with the site-based OPEX strategy, carrying out Root Cause analysis and ensuring SLAs are met
For the Lean Engineering Specialist, we are looking for high calibre leaders with the following skillsets:
Degree educated within a technical discipline or hold an apprenticeship over engineering
3 years’ experience working in a production environment
Ability to work with a wide number of stakeholders over engineering, quality, safety and maintenance
Good communication skills and the ability to drive change
Experience of handling CAPEX projects
The ability to lead projects in a fast-paced production environment
A drive to ensure SLAs and key site metrics are enhanced
Six Sigma understanding
Any experience in an FMCG environment is an advantage
Fluent in German AND English is a must
Be proactive in promoting Health and Safety in the working environment
If you are interested in applying for this Lean Engineering Specialist role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to email@example.com or for a confidential conversation please call Sienna in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.
Our global FMCG client is undergoing an exciting transition in the Finance function and are looking to hire into a newly created position - Finance Manager, Emerging Markets.
Finance Manager, Emerging Markets - Amsterdam, Noord Holland
With ambitious growth plans, this household name is looking for a self-starter to join their dynamic organisation.
In the role of Finance Manager, Emerging Markets, you will be a key contributor in the progression of the emerging markets, working with the Head of Finance and your team of two Analysts, to provide key insights to support business decisions.
The company recognises high potential talent, offering excellent career progression opportunities for your longer-term career!
Responsibilities of the Finance Manager, Emerging Markets:
Delivery of accurate and insightful insights on financial market performance, including actuals vs. forecast.
Liaising with senior management across the matrix organisation, including Finance leaders and Commercial partners; collaborating on key transformation projects.
Supporting the Head of Finance with longer-term and strategic planning.
Regular review and advice on KPIs with provision of performance information for the regional Finance team.
Ownership of accurate forecast and budget information, and setting of financial planning timetable.
Working as Business Partner between the Demand Planning organisation and the Commercial organisation.
5+ years’ Finance experience – ideally in FMCG or High Tech organisation
Minimum bachelor’s degree with additional master’s or professional Finance/Accounting qualification preferred
Energetic self-starter with desire to make an impact on company performance
Ability to establish and maintain excellent internal relationships, working as an effective Business Partner
Experience in preparing and presenting key insights to stakeholders across Finance and non-Finance
Experience in an FP&A or having provided analytical information
Strong communication skills with ability to challenge in an effective manner
If you are interested in applying for this Finance Manager, Emerging Markets role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or for a confidential conversation please call Jenny Callum in our Amsterdam office on +31 20 808 11 02.
On behalf of the Swiss entity of one of our multinational clients, we are seeking a trilingual (English-, French-) German-speaking accountant to take over all financial accounting activities for the country. As well as working in an international environment to deliver the highest standards of accounting, this position sits in a streamlined team. This means direct access to the CFO, and input into strategic decisions.
German and French-Speaking Accountant, Geneva, Switzerland
The main duties of the German and French-Speaking Accountant role are:
Supporting the head of accounting on a daily basis
Reconciliations, treasury transactions (including bank management), AP, AR
Reporting, respecting internal controls
Deputising for the head of accounting
Manage the relationship with external partners, including credit facility management
Improve systems and processes
Analysis, monthly reporting, KPIs
Supporting internal and external audit
The main skills required are:
University degree in finance and accounting (Brevet preferred)
Strong exposure to accounting in a professional environment
English, French, German languages
SAP and SAP BI (or Oracle BI), Excel
Open, flexible mindset, with the ability to work in a multicultural workplace
If you are interested in applying for this German and French-Speaking Accountant role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to email@example.com or for a confidential conversation please call Hannah Eden our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.
In collaboration with our client, who are a market-leader in their field, we are seeking a German speaking Tax Compliance Specialist to join their team based in Zug.
The ideal candidate will have a rounded tax profile, who can offer strategical solutions to the Group, being experienced in leading local tax, international group tax projects and transfer pricing.
Tax Compliance Specialist, Zug, Switzerland
We are looking for a high calibre Tax Compliance Specialist with the following experience:
Taking a lead role for tax across the organization.
Managing transfer pricing, ensuring policies and process are updated for the Group.
Developing tax compliance across the organization and Group, liaising with internal stakeholders and partners.
Leading tax projects and strategic solutions to the organization.
Coordination of global tax compliance to parent company.
Handling external relationships, including tax authorities and audit, managing relationships with local and federal tax authorities both locally and internationally.
Working alongside senior leadership on Swiss tax matters, including tax calculations and risk.
Fluent in English and German ideally, if not, extensive experience dealing with Swiss tax authorities is required.
Strong knowledge of Swiss tax law, via either extensive Big 4 experience, or within a similar in-house tax role.
If you are interested in applying for this Tax Compliance Specialist role, please register your interest using the link below. Alternatively, please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or for a confidential conversation please call Mike in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.
For one of our prestigious multinational clients, we are seeking a Business Controller to provide financial controlling and business partnering across two divisions while investigating, enabling, and promoting the finance shift to a digital working environment.
Business Controller (Digital) – Geneva
If you have a strong foundation in financial controlling coupled with direct experience of data visualisation tools, this role will be of interest.
This position has a flexible working policy – 3 days office, 2 days home
The main duties and responsibilities of the Business Controller (Digital) are:
Controlling responsibilities for two Swiss divisions, discussing performance with stakeholders and recommending improvements
Development of the digital finance strategy in line with group guidelines. Recommendation and testing of tools, presentation of findings to group. Database automation.
Monthly closing in conjunction with accounting department – review, control
Budgeting for and with local divisions, budget vs actual measurement and actions
Process improvement across sales operations and support functions
Ad hoc projects
The required skills and experience of the Business Controller (Digital) are:
Tableau, Qlik suite, programming languages and databases (Python, R, SQL) will be a benefit
Strong background in controlling, budgets, forecasts
Excellent commercial/soft skills – business partnering with diverse stakeholders
Strong prioritisation skills – ability to complete multiple tasks quickly and competently
French and English languages
If you are interested in applying for this Business Controller (Digital) role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to email@example.com or for a confidential conversation please call John Bower in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.
For one of our value driven, multi-national clients, we are seeking a Financial Systems Specialist to drive innovation across processes and their use of technology within Finance.
This role is for an excellent organization with a people-first approach, which is forward thinking in its approach towards employee wellbeing and flexible working.
Financial Systems Lead, Baar, Zug, Switzerland
If you are passionate about driving change and innovation within financial systems and processes, this role will be of interest.
The main duties and responsibilities of the Financial Systems Lead role:
Act as the process expert for a planned SAP FICO global rollout.
Drive projects across the organization surrounding the automation of financial processes.
Lead standardization across controlling practices, producing training manuals surrounding the usage of tooling, such as SAP, BW & Power BI.
Development Global KPIs.
Engage with stakeholders across the organization, to ensure the rollout is fulfilling the requirements of the business.
Provide support on wider companywide projects.
The required skills and experience of the Financial Systems Lead are:
University degree in a relevant Finance or IT-related field.
5+ years in SAP FI/ CO projects.
Strong Controlling experience.
Extensive knowledge of SAP, Business Warehouse and Power BI.
Experienced in the integration of additional SAP modules.
The ability to drive change through effective communication.
If you are interested in applying for this Financial Systems Lead role, please register your interest using the link below. Alternatively, please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or for a confidential conversation please call Mike Baldwin in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.