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Business Controller / FP&A Specialist (German speaking)

Sector Location Job type Salary
Date added
3 February, 2023

Job Description

EMEA Recruitment is delighted to be working exclusively with one of its renowned Swiss international clients in the search for a German-Speaking Business Controller/FP&A Specialist. The role offers hybrid home and office working, the offices are situated in Zurich and St Gallen.


Our client is involved in many exciting projects, such as opening a new warehouse, entering new markets and expanding existing ones. Reporting to the Head of Controlling, this role sits within the Finance Controlling team and is instrumental to the growth and success of the company.


Business Controller/ FP&A Specialist (German speaking), Zurich, Switzerland.


Within this role you will act as a business partner to commercial departments and regional markets and be actively involved in profitability analysis, annual budget development/setting, and production of information enabling improved commercial decision making. Your exposure across the business will be far reaching, resulting in a varied and interesting opportunity.


The ideal background for this role would be Retail, Luxury or FMCG, and a qualification such as CPA or equivalent is desired. As the company is implementing Power BI, any prior experience in this area would be an advantage.


Your main responsibilities as the Business Controller/FP&A Specialist will be:

  • Working with business units to gather and analyse data for HQ function to make strategic financial decisions
  • Participating in costing projects to increase profitability
  • Actively involved in financial strategy for the business
  • Budgeting


Ideal profile:

  • Fluency in German (spoken + written) is a must
  • Strong communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance
  • Accounting qualification e.g. CPA or equivalent


In return our client offers:

  • Opportunity to grow within the company into a senior financial role
  • Generous holiday allowance

A flexible working policy

EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.