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Corporate Controller

Location: 

Zaventem, BE

MISSION AND CONTEXT

Corporate Controller will assist Head of Controlling and Consolidation, the CFO and the CEO in all Group and cross business financial analysis.

REPORTING LINE

Reports to Head of Controlling and Consolidation.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Identify, in interaction with finance business partners in divisions and in operations, group performance drivers, trends, hot spots and points of attention to allow understanding of financial performance, with a special focus on Sales, REBITDA, free cash flow and working capital evolution.

Performance review

  • Monthly overall performance, assisting group management and divisions and to identify hot spots / points of attention / trends and allow understanding of financial performance, with a special focus on operating recurring free cash flow evolution (ie, next to sales and REBITDA, focus on Capex and working capital evolution).
  • Prepare presentation of monthly performance review, quarterly results, forecast and business plans for Group purposes including comments in collaboration with finance business partners in divisions and in operations as well as the consolidation team, in order to get a macro view on Etex and divisional performance and functions.
  • Compare and benchmark key performances indicators of major business units.

Working capital

  • Prepare monthly working capital reporting, including comments on evolution by divisions.
  • Contribute to shape working capital improvement and share best practices.

Reporting design

  • Maintain and promote common templates across operating divisions for the performance review
  • Contribute to the evolution of the reporting & consolidation tool used by businesses (Cognos Controller), in close cooperation with Consolidation team and the finance community.
  • Cooperate with Business Process Owners & IT on Finance and Controlling projects on ERP (SAP) and BI / reporting tools.
  • Ensure know-how & understanding of the reporting functionalities of SAP (EUSAP) within Controlling & Consolidation department.

CFO Office, ie contribute to ad hoc requests, such as:

  • In depth review of businesses (market environment, cost structure, …)
  • Cost analysis cross business and contribute to cross entities cost reduction initiatives,
  • Assist on business development files on ad-hoc basis,
  • Simulate financial impacts at Group level of Mergers, Acquisitions, Disposals in close collaboration with Consolidation Manager and division finance,
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REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

Minimum 6 years experience in Controlling/Finance environment.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Fluent in English, other languages are an asset.

 

FUNCTIONAL KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

Fluent usage of IT tools applied to financial analysis (Office Suite, SAP, Cognos Controller, ….).

Excellent analytical and synthesis skills.

Excellent self-organisation, ability to be very independent in own work and good team player.

Excellent communication skills.

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION

Master Degree in Economics / Finance or equivalent;

 

WORK LOCATION

Based at Etex headquarters, located in Zaventem, Brussels area