For one of our market leading global clients who pride themselves on their reputation, we are looking for an experienced Head of Group Controlling to support their continued success as a company. With the ideal candidate having a strong background in controlling and internal audit.
Head of Group Controlling, Zug, Switzerland
This role would be the perfect opportunity for someone looking for a leading role in a large international organization.
Head of Group Controlling responsibilities:
Controlling and reporting, consolidation and preparation of the group annual reports, planning processes and management reporting.
Oversee the preparation and creation of the consolidated financial statements according to IFRS (annual and semi- annual financial statements).
Internal and external benchmarking and performance management.
Group-wide investment controlling.
Support on M&A activity when required.
Oversee internal Audit and development of internal control system.
Work alongside Tax and Transfer Pricing to ensure compliance.
Collaboration in the creation of the monthly reporting to the management.
Oversee budget and forecast processes and of ad hoc reports and analyzes.
Oversee creation of presentations for board members, group management, media and investors.
Participation in business projects such as the integration of acquired companies.
A higher level of education in Finance, CPA preferred but not essential.
A background within internal audit or extensive experience in handling audit.
Experience in IFRS & local accounting standards.
German and English language skills are essential
A strong communicator
Experienced with financial systems, SAP & Cognos advantageous.
If you are interested in applying for this Head of Group Controlling 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 Mike Baldwin in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.
In the process of a key transformation, due to company growth, our client is looking for a dedicated and ambitious individual to join the Finance function.
As Senior Financial Controller, you will work at the right hand of the Finance Director, overseeing the implementation of a new Finance Service Centre (located in Amsterdam) and the integration of the operating companies into the new structure.
Overseeing a team of 5 people, your role will be varied, with a range of both monthly Management Accounting and project focused responsibilities.
Responsibilities of the Senior Financial Controller:
Creation of an aligned and efficient Accounting and Reporting function supporting the Group’s operations
Manage and develop the team of 5 across AR, AP and Cash
Ensure accurate and timely reporting of P&Ls and balance sheets in accordance with IFRS
Overseeing reconciliation of the balance sheet
Review, improve and standardise Accounting and Finance processes across all operating companies
Cost control management and detailed understanding of the balance sheet
Management of FX, review of bank reconciliations and currency revaluation as required
In partnership with the Risk & Control department, ensure adherence to SOX, internal policies and external audits
Preparation of the statutory accounts and liaison with external auditors for year-end audit (IFRS), and audit of the statutory accounts
To manage all major tax areas, including VAT, Corporate Tax, Wage Tax and Transfer Pricing
Minimum master’s degree and/or a professional Finance Accounting certification (e.g. RA, RC, CPA, ACCA)
6–10 years’ experience in global company environments
Ability to concisely and clearly present information to colleagues both in Finance and in other business areas
Previous SOX experience would be preferred
Thorough knowledge of IFRS and Dutch GAAP
Strong leadership and team player skills
Excellent organisation and time management skills, with a drive for continuous improvement
If you are interested in applying for this Senior Financial 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 1102.
Our client, a global pharmaceutical company based in Utrecht, is recruiting a Senior Financial Controller to join a growing team.
Senior Financial Controller - Utrecht, Amsterdam
The ideal candidate will have 8+ years’ experience working within Finance and have a passion for Technology. We are looking for someone who had proven experience of using multiple ERP systems and ideally implementations.
Reporting into the European Finance Director, the Senior Financial Controller will be their right hand, while managing the Financial Administration and a small team.
You will also have the opportunity to optimize Finance processes and focus on change management projects. This role also gives you the opportunity to work with both external and internal stakeholders.
Responsibilities of the Senior Financial Controller:
Financial Accounting and Reporting: Ensure accurate, complete and up-to-date Accounting records are maintained, in order to ensure both internal and external financial reports and statements are based on those records
Control: Ensure a strong internal Control environment is maintained, in which custody of assets, company records, authorization procedures, standard operating procedures and management supervision meets Company Governance standards
Managing the Finance team to an even higher professional and efficient business support function
Stakeholder Management: Sustainable and accessible internal network that contributes to the positioning of the team within and outside the organization
HBO/master’s level Accounting/CMA
In depth understanding of principles of Finance, Bookkeeping and Accounting (Dutch GAAP/IFRS)
Sound knowledge of Dutch tax regulations (especially on salaries, income tax and VAT) is a plus
8-10 years of experience in Accounting/Finance, of which a significant amount of years as GL Accountant/Financial Controller, as well as Business Controller/Analyst
Experience in setting up/developing financial processes and/or ERP systems from a financial point of view
Management experience of both processes and people
Experience with working in an agile environment
Supply Chain knowledge preferred
Fluency in Dutch and English required. French is a plus
If you would like a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Gemma Hart for Gemma.email@example.com for a confidential discussion.
An ideal opportunity for a candidate seeking to progress their experience in an international treasury team, working in a business with a hard-working, yet open and family-feel culture.
In this varied position, you will work on many different aspects of treasury including treasury controlling, supporting the Accounting & Consolidation team and project work.
Key responsibilities of the Treasury Analyst/Controller:
Regular treasury reporting and the related accounting and consolidation bookings.
Produce debt and cost forecasts.
Maintenance of the in-house banking system, updates in the TMS (Quantum)
Ensure compliance with internal controls procedures.
Assist with the treasury sections of the company annual report.
Participate in the company-wide ERP implementation project from a treasury perspective.
Other ad-hoc projects as required
Key requirements for the role:
Bachelors degree in Finance or Accounting, CFC de commerce or equivalent.
Previous experience in a Treasury Accounting/Controlling role.
Excellent communication skills, ability to liaise with the treasury, wider finance and non-finance teams on a range of topics.
Attention to detail and a problem-solving attitude.
Fluency in English, French and any other languages an advantage.
If you are interested in applying for this Treasury Analyst role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to Emma.Feneley@emearecruitment.com or for a confidential conversation please call Emma in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.
For our multi-national client in Geneva, we are seeking a Consolidation Controller.
With exposure to the strategic development of a growing company, this person will need a high degree of autonomy, coupled with excellent Accounting skills.
Consolidation Controller - Geneva, Switzerland
In return, you will get exposure to a high degree of change on a variety of projects.
Hybrid working is available for this position.
The main duties and responsibilities for the Consolidation Controller are:
Assisting in the preparation of the annual report
Contribution to group Accounting and Consolidation projects
Performing Consolidation tasks within the company’s Consolidation tool
Consolidation and IFRS adjustments
Monthly closing at group level in cooperation with country Finance teams
Reporting packages for shareholder review
Continuous improvement of systems and processes
Ad hoc analysis as required
The skills and experience required for the Consolidation Controller are:
Public Accounting complemented by industry Consolidation is desirable
IFRS technical experience
Swiss GAAP desirable
University degree in Finance and Accounting or equivalent
Demonstrable proactivity and flexibility, ability to communicate at group and country level
Attention to detail and ability to hit deadlines
Strong Excel and Consolidation tools
English essential, French desirable
If you are interested in applying for this Consolidation 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 John Bower in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.
Our client is a pioneer within the Telecommunication, Media and Technology sector, and they are searching for an ambitious Senior Financial Controller. This position offers an opportunity to work within an organization that has vast expansion plans and opportunity to be part of their journey.
Senior Financial Controller, Hilversum, Noord Holland
This universal business is currently seeking a proven Senior Financial Controller, to be based in their Hilversum office. Here, there is the opportunity to really make an impact on the business, and a strong focus on building relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
The ideal candidate will be entrepreneurial, a self-starter and someone who has strong communication skills. In return, our client offers the opportunity to work in a dynamic, international business with the prospects a great career development.
Tasks of the Senior Financial Controller:
The further development of the Accounting, Reporting & Controlling processes
Business partner for sales and marketing stakeholders across the business
Report quarterly and annual closings
Drafting financial reports for internal and external parties
Support in corporate Finance activities
Fluent in English
Bachelor’s degree qualified
Have at least 8 years of relevant work experience, preferably gained at a Big Four firm and have a ACCA/CPA/RA
Have extensive experience with financial reporting processes within a fast growing organization
Stress resistant and used to working with tight deadlines
Accurate and critical, quality-oriented, and have good communication and analytical skills
If you are interested in applying for this Senior Financial Controller role, please register your interest using the link below. Alternatively, please send your CV to Hannah.email@example.com or for a confidential conversation please call Hannah Mallia in our Amsterdam office on +31 20 808 1102.
Opportunity to join a dynamic and growing international business with a strong emphasis on the development of their employees.
You will bring experience in accounting as well as a first exposure to controlling.
Junior Controller - Zürich, Switzerland
They have a highly multicultural environment with a lot of potential for future progression for an ambitious individual.
The role will include:
Analysis of key KPI’s
Support the budget and forecast process.
Provide analyses and management reports to key stakeholders.
Provide recommendations for increasing profitability.
Involvement in a range of projects.
The successful candidate will have:
Approximately 4 years’ experience, including a background in accounting before moving into controlling.
Strong educational background with a minimum degree level qualification in Finance and Accounting or related subject.
A keenness to grow and develop, undertaking additional trainings.
Strong communication and relationship building skills.
Fluency in English. Additional languages are beneficial, particularly German.
Strong analytical skills.
If you are interested in applying for this __ role please register your interest using the link below, send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or for a confidential conversation please call Meriel in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.
EMEA Recruitment is partnering with our global fashion retail client in their search for a Business Controller. The position would be perfect for a strong Finance Business Partner, ideally with industry knowledge – although this is not a must.
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Controlling team, overseeing specific product divisions. In this role, you are expected to be the expert on all P&L components of this business function, impacted through the work of the product teams.
This means you will get a full understanding of all the processes that drive the business and provide best estimates of the future performance and direction on European business.
Business Controller - Amsterdam, Noord Holland, Netherlands
As part of the annual budget process, the Business Controller assists in target setting and works with the business to translate their strategies into meaningful budgets.
Key responsibilities of the Business Controller:
Form strong trusted relationships with the business and support management in decision-making with financial implications for your area
Gain full brand performance understanding and all aspects of the business, including global landscape
Improve and simplify monthly reporting packs - with the aim to explain key developments to both Finance and non-Finance stakeholders
Responsible for the budget target setting and month end process
Planning of hedged product margins with input from business on product costs and developments
Understanding of gross margin, including controllable product cost variance items and dilution
Proactively identify and drive profitability improvement initiatives, and actively challenge existing ways of working
Undertake and participate in cost scenario analysis impacting the P&L
Identify risks and suggest how to overcome them
The ideal candidate:
University/bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Finance
Experience working in a commercial environment, preferably in apparel industry, with 5+ years of experience
Clear understanding of Controlling and Finance Planning best practice
Solid knowledge of business processes and product life cycle
Strong analytical skills and attention to detail, including a strong control focus
Strong technical skills in using Excel and PowerPoint, translating Finance results into relevant business updates
Experience with SAP BW, BPC Netweaver platform is preferred
Able to work proactively, independently, yet at the same time a prime example of a collaborator
Capable of prioritizing multiple tasks, while looking for ways to improve processes
Excellent communication and negotiation skills are essential, due to the frequent interaction with various business partners
If you would like a confidential discussion – please contact Hannah Mallia at Hannah.email@example.com or on +31208081102. We look forward to hearing from you
EMEA Recruitment is partnering with our global Fashion Retail client to find a Financial Controller, reporting in to the Senior Manager within the Controlling department.
In this newly created role, you are expected to drive the full payroll planning process for the HQ in Amsterdam, and become an expert on all payroll and headcount insights from a financial perspective.
Manage and control the full payroll planning process for the HQ functions within Amsterdam
Support in setting and overseeing headcount approval process
Participate in projects with the scope of automation and digitialization of the full planning process and reporting landscape, including the roll-out of BPC embedded for payroll and headcount planning process
On top of payroll developments and setting up KPI framework to measure success
Share best practice across the Finance and Controlling community to drive effective business understanding and decision-making
Support month end Controlling activities, monthly re-estimates and yearly budget
Form trusted relationships with key stakeholders within the organization, which are Individual Brand and/or Department Controllers, HR Payroll and Benefits team, HR Operations, HR Business Partners and Analytics & Business Intelligence team
Identify opportunities and suggest how to capture them
Identify risks and suggest how to overcome them
Actively question existing ways of working
The ideal candidate:
University degree – master’s in Accounting and Control/Business Administration/Finance
EMEA Recruitment are delighted to be supporting our global fashion retailer client in their search for a Cost Controlling Manager.
This is an exciting opportunity to join their Business Controlling team. In this role, your focus will be to build, develop and maintain the financial bridges between Finance and each department located in the Europe HQ, resulting in an increased predictability and cost control across the organization. Additionally, you will be leading various projects focused on accounting system enhancements.