Position Type:
Permanent

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

Job Category:
Finance

Job Location:
Frankfurt (FRA) Germany

Education Required:
Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and/or Controlling. Germany 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 Germany entity, from journal entry via Reporting to Performance Management. The Financial Controller for these entities will be based in Germany, Frankfurt.

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:

  • Germany 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 German 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.