Position Type:
Permanent

Experience Required:
3+ years relevant and progressive work experience in similar role.

Job Category:
Finance

Job Location:
Paris (CDG) France

Education Required:
Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and/or Controlling. French Statutory / Legal / Tax / VAT comprehensive knowledge.

Financial Controller (Station)

Position Overview:

This role will be the Finance point of contact for the respective line management.  The Financial Controller manages the financial end-to-end process for the French entity and another entity, from journal entry via Reporting to Performance Management. The Financial Controller for these entities will be based in France, Paris.

General Responsibilities:

Month-end closing:

  • Ascertain high quality and transparency of entities financial books and in line with statutory and IFRS guidelines.
  • Entertain close relationship with Shared Service Centre (O2C & P2P).
  • Reconciliation of subsystems with SAP.
  • Accountable for month-end closing including monthly reporting package.

Audit & Internal Control System:

  • Single point of contact for external audit for entities in scope; incl. coordination of information requests, preparation of reconciliations etc.
  • Support the annual group interim and final IFRS consolidated audit.
  • Enforcement of groupwide Internal Control System and operational working instructions.

Legal / Tax / Insurance / Payroll:

  • Monitor legal requirements for entities in scope.
  • Ensure timely invitation and complete agenda setting of board of director meetings.
  • Maintain complete legal / tax documentation for entities in scope.
  • Identify, mitigate & escalate timely legal risks.
  • Monitor insurance requirements and cover.
  • Alignment with HR on payroll issues.

Procurement:

  • Review POs associated with respective entities.
  • Enforce group policies, with focus on Procurement and Treasury.

Performance Management:

  • Work closely together with direct line management (at the Station).
  • Challenge management at Business Unit Leadership Team and ELT level.
  • Understand financial results, analyze underlying drivers, propose mitigating measures.
  • Maintain deep level of knowledge of operational situation at stations.
  • CAPEX controlling per entity.
  • Ability to achieve bottom-line impact also by influence without authority.

Business Cases:

  • Responsible for valuation of new business opportunities as financial representative in “deal team”.
  • Apply understanding of local situation and operational challenges to estimate cost and revenue for business opportunities with new or existing customers.

Reporting:

  • Design, create and maintain Reporting with e.g. PowerPoint, Excel.
  • Prepare monthly management reports as per guidance from Head of Controlling.
  • Accountable for Statutory Reporting of selected entities.
  • Ad hoc reporting and controlling tasks.

Additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • French Statutory / Legal / Tax / VAT comprehensive knowledge.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and/or Controlling.
  • 3+ years relevant and progressive work experience in similar role.
  • Prior experience in Aviation industry would be advantageous.
  • Demonstratable advanced excel skills.
  • Work experience with an accounting system a must; knowledge of SAPByD advantageous.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite at superuser level.
  • Excellent French and English verbal and written communications skills.
  • Working knowledge of all functions in a Finance organization in international environment.
  • Knowledge of relevant GAAP and IFRS principles.
  • High degree of self-organization in order to meet deadlines.
  • Flexible and open attitude to work.
  • Experience in a partnering role in an international company necessary; both at Business Unit and at Group level.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Self-motivated team-player with high energy level.
  • Hands-on, solution-oriented work ethic, focused on providing on time in spec.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, open for change.
  • Readiness to “dig down into the journals” when conducting e.g. cost analysis; inquisitiveness & eagerness to understand the driver behind a KPI variance.
  • Effective in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Possibility and ability to travel (sporadically).
  • Strong attention to detail and organization.
  • Ability to multi-task.