Financial Planning and Analysis - German Speaking

Financial Planning and Analysis - German Speaking

Job Title: Financial Planning and Analysis - German Speaking
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Austria
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 002_1581957178
Contact Name: Marcus Barnes
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 17, 2020 16:32

Job Description

My client is looking for a German Speaking FP&A lead to look after their European business based in Austria. The successful candidate will be open to travel around European sites on a regular basis (30-40%) and must be fluent in spoken and written German.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure Internal & External Financial Reporting is Accurate, Reliable and Timely
  • Support Month End / Quarter End Financial Close Process - US GAAP Consolidation
  • Own (Take Accountability) for the Sub Regional Consolidation - Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow - Understand the Actuals (by Entity & Account)
  • Standardisation & Improvement of Financial Processes & Procedures (e.g. Financial Walks)
  • Ensure Compliance to Policies & Procedures, Local GAAP, US GAAP
  • Lead Internal Management Reporting - Europe & US - Financial Walks (Monthly, Quarterly, Year To Date, Forecast, Sequential etc & Business Presentations
  • Work closely with local Management (Sales, Operations, Finance, IT) to have the Data, Analysis, Supporting Documentation to truly Understand Operational Performance
  • Support Management Decision Making Processes Through Broad Ranging Detailed Financial Analysis
  • Lead Annual Budget & LRFF Process - Site, Country, Region
  • Support Capex Approval Process - Initial Business Case Analysis, Preparation of Business Cases, Execution, Tracking Act vs Expected

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Qualified Accountant
  • Manufacturing sector experience
  • Detailed understanding of complex finance operations
  • Proven track record of introducing new processes effectively into finance
  • Experience of data manipulation, transformation & interpretation
  • Experience of implementing ERP systems an advantage (SAP preferred)


  • English - written and spoken fluency required
  • German - written and spoken fluency is a must

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