Michael Page Suisse

Financial director / Consolidation



06 October Canton du Valais, Sierre Perm

Our Client, well known in his industry

The Manufacturing site is accountable for its financial result, health and safety, with no accident as a target, and high quality. The site is operated by a service but 2 different reporting remain for each BUs.
The Sales team, the Marketing team, the Strategy and R&D teams are under BUs leadership.
The Procurement teams, as well as IT, Finance & HR are under Group support functions responsibilities.

Finance :
The company is a Swiss legal entity. Reporting is done in IFRS.

Primary purpose

The Controller has a financial function within production factories.
He/She maintains an effective internal control structure ensuring compliance with the company's accounting policies, and provide counselling to Management in driving performance.
He/She is key in the reporting process.

Key accountabilities
*Analytical accounting, standard financial statements and budgets, cost/price variance review and analysis, activity-costing for the reporting unit.
*Month-end and year-end closing process, and in reporting duties
*Developing and maintaining accurate standards for material, labor, and overhead costs.
*Providing, counseling to Operations and Management on a wide variety of business/financial issues to ensure achievement of performance targets.
*Financial forecasts, budget and business plan, manufacturing projection and asset management plans.
*Reviewing standard costs for new products as well as existing products when processes or inputs change.
*Product pricing, alternative scenarios development, purchasing, reporting and charting financial data, cash management and treasury activities
*Compliance with company policy for the existence, the accuracy, and the completeness of inventory balances via physical verification.
*Developing financial material for Operational Reviews (business planning and forecasting) as well as Building Efficiency, and Hyperion reporting requirements.
*Identifying best business practices and facilitates the propagation of these practices throughout the business.
*Assisting in special projects and analysis as needed

Leadership competencies, technical skills requirement

Manufacturing environment

Requires strong experience in Controlling within production environment

*With a business or finance degree (HEG, HEC or equivalent, CPA or CIMA, Swiss degree Diplôme Fédéral d'Expert en Finance et Controlling/Eidg. dipl. Experte in Rechnungslegung und Controlling)
*Minimum of 10 years of broad financial experience in all aspects of business control.
*Experience in a manufacturing environment is a prerequisite (such as standard and job costing, understanding manufacturing processes, and the ability to trace the flow of information).
*A first experience in an audit accounting company is an asset.
*Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills
*Strong analytical dimension with a global overview of the business,
*Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees/management
*Strong problem solving capabilities.
*Ability to manage multiple, critical projects simultaneously and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment.
*Familiarity with IT systems as they relate to financial functions and operational areas (SAP, HFM, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint)
*Languages: French fluent & English fluent, good command of German is an asset,

Great career opportunity to join an industry leader for a long term career.