More about the job
As Financial Director for the Local Operating Company (LOC) ACT Commodities & Energy, you will be responsible for the entire financial reporting, control and management information. You will coordinate between different departments to further develop straight through automated processing aimed at building a highly efficient transaction processing environment. When it comes to new opportunities in the market, you will act as a business partner.
What’s most characteristic for the Financial Director role within ACT’s new organizational environment is the close connection to the business. As Financial Director you will report to the (Global) CFO and have a dotted line to the Managing Director(s) of Commodities.
The focus of this role is on taking ownership and accountability of the finance functions of the LOC. This means further establishing full control of the trade cycle and building a straight through processing environment, which meets the requirements of the governing authorities.
The Shared Services Centre (KPI and SLA driven) provides support on generic finance.
Objectives and challenges
Continuing to build an independently operating LOC is the main objective. The team supporting the FD will benefit from professional guidance and become inspired to become best in class. The LOC finance team focuses mainly on reporting, analysing and forecasting KPIs such as gross margin, EBITDA, and working capital. In addition, in close cooperation with the LOC leadership areas are identified to improve overall business performance, against the background of a solid control framework.
Main tasks and responsibilities
- Taking final responsibility for financial reporting, including planning cycle and performance analysis;
- Providing management information to key stakeholders;
- Managing a team of around 20 professionals;
- Supporting the growth objectives through a sound process and systems set up;
- Taking a role as a Business Partner of the Managing Director of LOC ACT Commodities;
- Working closely with the Director of the Shared Service Centre;
IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE
As a Financial Director you are hands on, ambitious and stress resistant. You are focused on quality and have a clear vision. You possess leadership and planning and organizing skills. Furthermore you recognize yourself in the following criteria:
- Completed Master’s degree in Finance or Accounting and 7+ years’ experience in progressively senior finance roles, preferably with a post graduate qualification (RA/RC);
- Experience in managing a team
- Excellent understanding of IFRS Fair Value accounting;
- Extensive experience in setting up frameworks that create measurable business objectives (KPIs) supporting management decision;
- Deep understanding of financial products, including derivatives;
- Experience with a fast growing and multicultural company;
- Someone with a process oriented personality
- Fluent in English;
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