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Job Title:  VP Finance/Business Unit Controller

Location: 

Bonndorf/Schwarzwald, BW, DE, D-79848

Business Unit:  Dunkermotoren
Posting Date:  Jul 22, 2022
Job Description: 

The Business Unit Controller is responsible for planning, coordinating, and administering the Dunkermotoren business unit's (BU) financial accounting activities to meet the business’ annual strategic plan.  They are responsible for managing the financial accounting, planning, forecasting, and analysis with regard to sales target revenue, inventory, working capital, and profit margins.  Additionally, responsible for managing and supervising information services and data processing for assigned BU(s).

 

What you will do:

  • Lead and directs Plant Controllers with financial strategies, reporting, and forecasting, and assist in driving financial results within the BU
  • Provide and direct procedures necessary to maintain proper records, afford adequate accounting controls and services, and meet various deadlines
  • Drive year-over-year improvements with working capital, sales, operating profits, and overall performance
  • Maintain effective internal control of all BU operations to ensure continued control and protection of its assets and an accurate reporting of its financial position
  • Assist, as needed, with financial due diligence of BU efforts, including acquisitions into the company
  • Prepare reports which summarize and forecast business activity and financial position in areas of income, expenses, and earnings based on past, present, and expected operations
  • Direct the preparation of budgets, review budget proposals, and prepare necessary supporting documentation and justification
  • Handle all BU compliance issues, such as public-company and government audits, provide guidance on rules and regulations, and collaborate within the BU to drive sustainable full compliance;  Arrange for audits of the company's accounts
  • Establish and monitor BU accounting policies, programs, and methods applicable to cost and inventory accounting, and ensure that proper standard costs and inventory systems are maintained by plant accounting personnel
  • Effectively and proactively collaborate with various departments to help drive business performance, financial acumen, and accountability in leadership and staff
  • Effectively communicate with leadership to provide a transparent perspective on financial performance while providing solutions as necessary;  In addition, present to senior management & CEO approximately 2-3x/year
  • Direct, manage, and supervise the provision of information technologies infrastructure, applications, data, and tools while delivering optimum service to internal and external customers
  • Ensure that all data structures, tools, and training are developed to provide timely access to information, establish proper standards and documentation, and to conform to Company financial and security policies and procedures

 

What we are looking for:

  • Master's degree or equivalent; or seven to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, and customers
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; Ability to interpret a wide variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Latitude in modifying practices and procedures
  • Strong PC and business systems knowledge
  • Excellent working knowledge of accounting principles
  • Ability to travel 15-25% of the time, both domestically and internationally
  • Demonstrated strong work ethic and unquestionable integrity
  • Effective communication skills tailored to different audiences

 

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