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Senior Business Unit Controller

Sector Location Job type Salary
CHF 150,000 - 160,000
Date added
9 December, 2022

Job Description

Our client, a global manufacturing group with a strong reputation in the market, is currently looking for a Senior Business Unit Controller, due to strong sales and growth.


The business is looking to appoint an experienced Business Unit Controller, who will manage a small team with global responsibility.


Senior Business Unit Controller , Zurich, Switzerland


You will add significant value across all operational areas of the business unit, with a particular focus on commercial and innovation finance topics, and act as business partner to several of the executive leadership team.


The offices are located north of Zurich, and a hybrid working model is allowed, ideally with three days per week in the office.


Duties of the Senior Business Unit Controller:

  • Challenging and influencing business managers, and acting as a sparring partner to the business unit head and operations
  • Meeting with the functional heads on a regular basis to challenge the status quo and ensure strong understanding of all the P&L cost elements within the team
  • Driving the annual budgeting process for the business unit
  • Owning the capital expenditure planning process
  • Providing forward looking, insightful financial analysis to drive improved profitability and support growth
  • Managing the periodic financial closing process
  • Developing, analysing and presenting business performance information
  • Reviewing process and procedures, working with the business managers in order to increase effectiveness and efficiency
  • Development of business cases and related economics
  • Providing leadership to a team of direct reports in Switzerland and indirect reports in various locations worldwide
  • Controlling strategic projects and initiatives



  • University degree in Finance, Economics or similar discipline
  • Track record of successes in a similar role gained in multi-national, industrial environment
  • Minimum of 7+ years of experience in Controlling and business partnering with the commercial functions
  • Commercial mindset - you should have a track record of adding value to relationships outside of Finance
  • Strong in Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel
  • Excellent analytical skills - able to utilize data to identify gaps and opportunities for efficiencies
  • Questioning and challenging in a constructive way; able to recommend change
  • Reliable delivery of high-quality results within fixed reporting deadlines
  • Fluency in English