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Head of Finance and Controlling

Sector Location Job type Salary
CHF110000 - CHF120000
Date added
18 July, 2022

Job Description

We are seeking a Head of Finance and Controlling to take over this critical role for our well-respected international client.

Building on strong transformation work, this role will be responsible for the completion of the BU turnaround.

Head of Finance and Controlling - Biel, Bern, Switzerland

The successful candidate will manage a team to deliver the best production Finance processes and interact with senior leadership to ensure the overarching strategy is delivered.

The responsibilities for this role could grow rapidly. Hybrid working is available for this position/

The main duties of the Head of Finance and Controlling are:

  • Completion of a turnaround focused on cost in a manufacturing environment, ensuring transparency of information and robustness of reporting – monthly and annual
  • ERP upgrade, controlling - standard cost calculations, variance analysis, management of the Finance team, budget responsibility for 2 companies, monthly forecasting
  • POC for senior management and external stakeholders (e.g. auditors), delivery of work via shared service centre, ad-hoc Finance projects

The main skills required for the Head of Finance and Controlling position are:

  • SAP (primarily CO) modules, closing books under Swiss GAAP FER and Swiss CO, standard costing, variance analysis and sales (profitability) analysis, manufacturing
  • Extremely strong communication ability, with proven experience of gaining consensus and delivering Finance-led change in a pressured environment at speed
  • English language, either German (preference) or French desirable


If you are interested in applying for this Head of Finance and Controlling role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to or for a confidential conversation please call John Bower in our Zug office on +41 41 588 1861