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Financial Controller

Job Description

Business Controller

Our client, an ambitious Luxembourg based company in the energy industry and part of a larger group is urgently seeking an experienced Business Controller with fluent French and English language skills who will assist the CFO in all aspect of Finance.  As Business Controller, you will be a strong business partner and a key leader in the accounting and finance organization.   Reporting directly to the CFO, you will supervise and interact with the controllers of operational departments, finance & accounting staff, operational and business leaders, executives and internal and external audit, to ensure the organization is optimal in its compliance, reporting and financial management.

The Responsibilities

Lead the controlling function of the entity and ensure that all group internal controls and  financial policies are applied and adhered to

Build and deliver robust, structured financial reporting and processes for the operational                 departments and the entity as a whole, that are well understood and well communicated

Get actively involved in supporting new projects and initiatives, driving performance, and building plans for the future, as well as managing regular reporting, forecasting, and general planning

Ensure that internal reporting requirements are met (i.e. monthly projects financial follow up delivered on time by operational departments), including thorough  understanding of variances to budget and forecast.

Providing leadership to controllers of operational departments to drive best practice and  consistent processe

Identifying and communicating issues to senior management

Manage departments and company DSO's & past dues

Appreciation of Group's KPIs and understanding departments KPIs and their impact.

Improve visibility and importance of finance within the operational departments,ensuring buy-in from all operational areas

Ad hoc projects as required by Executives or group finance.

The Competencies

Ideally 4-6 years of relevant experience in Finance/Controlling/Accounting, preferably in an industrial environment

University background (Finance, Business Administration).

IFRS + ideally Lux GAAP knowledge

Advanced Excel user, with knowledge of Navision an advantage

The ideal candidate will be creative and analytical problem solver

Perfect command of French and English, with German being a definite plus.

Hands-on, assertive with ability to influence at all levels

Capacity to work independently on own initiative

Stress resistant, team player, proactive, results-oriented