Finance Leader for a World-Leading Manufacturing Business

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Lower Saxony
Competitive salary and package
28 Apr 2021
12 May 2021
Accounting, Finance
Contract Type
English, German

The Client

Our client is a mid-size manufacturing business with a rich history and a broad geographical footprint. The Company has a well-deserved reputation for quality that is recognised worldwide. Its products are used in a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, transportation, energy, steel and mining. They are looking to appoint a best in class Manufacturing Controller.

The Role

In this highly visible role, you will be a part of the divisional leadership team, responsible for controlling and management reporting at two manufacturing units and the German transactional processing team. You will:

  • Act as a driver of change and improvement to support the growth agenda of the business.
  • Be instrumental in rebuilding the order intake post the pandemic and managing the cost base in line with what is recognised as the new norm.
  • Provide valuable costing insight and to the wider business.
  • Switching between strategic and granular levels, lead on the best practice, making a difference for the broader business.

The Candidate

You will be educated to a degree level and a qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA or ACCA) with post-qualification experience, obtained ideally in context of multi-operational, high SKU manufacturing environment. Knowledge of IFRS, German GAAP and taxation regulation as well as SOX or equivalent internal control processes is a must. Experience of modern ERP application is necessary and knowledge of Infor M3 and Datev is desirable.  You must have excellent communication skills in German and English.

A part of the key leadership team, support the transformation and growth of the business, with a potential to be a successor to the European FD or equivalent role in the wider group. This is a broad finance role with the opportunity to make a significant difference to the business as it enters its next exciting period.

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