Purpose & Function Description :
The general purpose is to be a financial consultant to the respective business partner by giving recommendations to enable and drive fact-based decision-making.
These functions support and steer the business to achieve (financial) targets as well as the strategy based on the analysis of number indicators.
This is supported by the creation of transparency about business performance through cost (-center) controlling, business controlling and eventually performance management.
As part of the Group Functions Finance, TECH Finance is responsible for financial controlling and cost management and provides tailored key performance indicators for the TECH organization.
As a business partner we enable fact-based decision making, best practise sharing and continuous process improvement by creating transparency on impact and dependencies of core cost and service drivers.
We derive corresponding solution through application of state of the are analytical tools and business expertise.
Key Responsibilities :
Partner with the assigned TECH areas and respective Finance stakeholders
Enable fact-based decision by creating transparency throughout the Budget and Forecast process
Communicate timelines and deliverables to appropriate Finance and business contacts
Consolidate all assigned TECH area locations and ensure global transparency
Communicate timely and relevant overviews to senior management for appropriate decisions during the processes
Manage medium sized projects and / or actively participate in projects; implement results and ensure sustainability of achievements
Develop and implement adequate and aligned communication packages to present results, recommendations and solutions
Constantly optimize day to day processes and systems
Develop and implement state of the art analytic tools
Support the execution of business partner and Finance strategy. Works towards the achievement of department targets
Identify improvement potential through variance analysis, derive solutions and facilitate related decisions
Manage & execute standardized reporting and ad hoc analysis
Manage cost centres and support cost centre managers in all financial tasks (e.g. investment and recruitment requests, cost recharges, etc.)
Be primary contact to cost center managers for assigned area of responsibility
Provide expertise for assigned functional areas / systems and processes towards team and business partners.
Ensure smooth operation of day to day business by taking on ownership for related actions
Key Relationships :
TECH assigned area of responsibility relevant 1st and 2nd line Managers
Group Finance support area for market locations
Respective market FP&A teams
HRM of respective TECH area / market
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :
Deep business understanding of processes and structure
High degree of customer orientation
Very good communication and influencing skills
Being able to communicate clearly in order to deliver information and recommendations to key business partners at Senior Management level
Ability to maneuver in consistently challenging environment
Ability to operate cross-functionally and understanding of external business drivers
Understanding of the complexity, interactions and dynamics within an international company
Experience in Project Management
Fluent in English (written and spoken)
Very good analytical skills
Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications :
University Degree in Business Administration / Finance / Controlling
System expertise : Very good knowledge of MS Office products Excel and Powerpoint, SAP skills are preferred
Generic knowledge of IFRS and local GAAP
5 years of work experience
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