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.
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.
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