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Global Planning and Reporting Manager

Posted on Mar 25, 2020 by Harvey Nash IT Recruitment Switzerland

Zürich, Switzerland
Accountancy
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For our client in Opfikon (Zurich) we are looking for a Global Planning and Reporting Manager for a 1-year project

Job Title: Global Planning and Reporting Manager

Location: Opfikon (Zurich)

Duration: 20/04/2020 - 19/04/2021

Workload: 100%

OBJECTIVES/PURPOSE
The job holder ensures the global consolidation of GMS global functions and will act as finance business partner supporting GMS Senior Management responsible global functions.
This role also plays a key role in global finance initiatives, supporting in particular integration activities and finance systems implementation.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

Financial Reporting:

  • Coordination and submission of financial results into Takeda reporting systems
  • Support in general accounting and closing support
  • Collection and analysis of data for consolidation and management reporting
  • Coordination of monthly reporting to the GMS global functions heads
  • Update and comment on the monthly KPI dashboard measuring the operational performance of the division

Business & Financial Planning:

  • Perform planning activities, in particular annual budget, mid-year commitment, next year preview, latest best estimate, and mid-range plan
  • Provide GMS global functions heads with financial expertise for short and mid-term cost estimate to deliver on GMS synergy targets
  • Develop budget models and budget roll ups, facilitating the forecasting process across the organization
  • Assess risks and opportunities in order to anticipate performance variances versus budget and forecasts

Business analysis & Decision Support:

  • Actively support team members of corporate functions to achieve financial targets
  • Develop analytics that help understand the key performance drivers
  • Business partnering with the management team and other parts of the business to develop and implement action plans to drive performance and productivity
  • Identify and roll out functional best practices globally
  • Conduct ad hoc in-depth financial analysis to support business requirements or decision-making

DIMENSIONS AND ASPECTS

Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise:

  • Breadth and depth of knowledge, application and complexity of technical knowledge
  • In-depth knowledge of Financial reporting and analysis methodologies
  • Strong analytical skill and ability to successfully manage, organize & analyse large volumes of data
  • Experience with SAP, BI, HFM, TM1, Oracle preferred
  • Excellent communication in English

Leadership:

  • Vision, strategy and business alignment, people management, communication, influencing others, managing change
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to both liaise with and challenge senior managers within the organization
  • Highly analytical skills with the ability to stand back and understand the 'big picture' and translate this into action orientated results
  • Capability to manage ambiguity and perate effectively, even when things are not certain or the way for-ward is not clear

Decision-making and Autonomy:

  • The capacity and authority to make organizational decisions, autonomy in decision-making, complexity of decisions, impact of decisions, problem-solving
  • Ability to work independently, and proceed with objectives and deliverables with minimal supervision

Interaction:

  • The span and nature of one's engagement with others when performing one's job, internal and external relation-ships
  • Regular interactions with the head of GMS Global Functions, Global BP&A and all GMSGQ finance team members

Innovation:

  • The required level of scientific knowledge, knowledge sharing, innovation and risk taking
  • Strong problem-solving capabilities

Complexity:

  • Products managed, mix of businesses, internal and/or external business environment, cultural considerations
  • High level of complexity due to the diversity of GMS manufacturing network and the existence of multiple ERPs

EDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

  • Education: Completed business studies with focus on management/accounting/controlling. CMA, CPA, Master in Finance or MBA education preferred
  • Experience: years of professional experience in a finance/controlling position, proficiency with MS Excel and Powerpoint is expected, solid knowledge of SAP would be an advantage
  • Languages: Excellent English skills
  • Profile: Structured & process-oriented, strategic mind-set, proactive and driven, problem-solver, strong communication skills, team player

For further details please contact Aleksandra Kalicka:
(see below)

Reference: 871095725

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