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Vice President Finance (m/f)

Location: NRW, NRW, Germany
Job # 10857943
International Executive Recruiting – IER, is an executive search company dedicated to helping organizations to find the best executive management professionals in Germany, Europe and worldwide. The international network with a unique search process gives IER an edge over many other executive search firms.
We are seeking for our international client a Vice President Finance (m/f).
  • Being part of the management team “Digitalization Finance & Business Support” which is responsible for the financial reporting systems and the digital transformation within Accounting & Financial Controlling by driving all activities to ensure a highly efficient finance organization
  • Develop and propose a divisional strategy for digitalization of Accounting & Financial Controlling organization in the areas of strategy, processes, technology and security
  • Analyse, develop and prepare implementation of innovative digital opportunities and solutions (e.g. robotic process automation, machine learning, cognitive automation, predictive analytics) across the Accounting & Financial Controlling processes to improve efficiency and effectiveness
  • Represent Accounting & Financial Controlling in respective value creating networks (inside and outside)
  • Coach the Accounting & Financial Controlling organization regarding digital innovation and transformation and drive change management process
  • Gather requirements from customers, evaluate business cases for digital initiatives and select vendors for digital solutions
  • Manage and develop the relationship between Accounting & Financial Controlling and IT regarding digital solutions, being the first contact for all digitalization initiatives within Accounting & Financial Controlling
  • Develop and optimize the group-wide SAP ERP Controlling-Model and its utilization by collecting business requirements and implementing these in SAP CO and SAP BI in close cooperation with our Controlling and IT departments
  • Build, lead and develop a small team of highly skilled functional experts with a strong entrepreneurial and customer-focused culture and manage changing interdisciplinary and partly virtual teams
  • A degree in Business Administration, Economics, Finance or IT with a focus on finance, accounting or information services
  • Several years of professional experience in a respective position or in a very senior project manager position, some managerial responsibility in the past would be a plus
  • Mature understanding of Accounting & Financial Controlling processes, in addition a good understanding of the energy sector be a plus
  • Experience with Advanced Analytics tools, expertise or demonstrable knowledge in Big Data, machine learning or data science
  • Experience with operational Controlling and its processes and familiarity with SAP CO and SAP BI
  • Strong analytical skills, with attention to detail, whilst remaining conscious of the big picture
  • Demonstrated understanding of the adoption of technology and its impact to future operating models and organizational structures
  • Proven management capabilities and interpersonal skills with strong team orientation and the ability to lead and inspire, experience in leading groups in workshop environments
  • High level assertiveness, ability to manage a complex network of stakeholders at various levels, strong communication skills in an international environment and highly performance driven with close eye on customer needs
  • Fluent German and English language skills


  • NRW
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