Head of Finance
When I first came to the office, I was excited about the young and eager company culture. - Mario, Operations
Senior
Finance
Paris
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ACT Commodities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions at ACT Commodities are made without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, family or parental status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
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ACT Commodities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions at ACT Commodities are made without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, family or parental status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
I excel when...
An eye for detail
An eye for policies and procedures
Close to the business
Love to challenge my brain
Stakeholder management
We excel at what we do. But unlike others, our success is not just the result of hard work and professional expertise: we apply a uniquely people-centric approach to trading.

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The Head of Finance will lead the Finance & Operations team of ACT France, a Consultative Sales company with an international product and client portfolio. This makes it a very diverse & international environment, which reflects in the job as well.

The head of finance is responsible for accurate and timely financial reporting in French GAAP and IFRS, the preparation of the annual budget and rolling forecasts. Additionally, the Head of Finance provides the top management team with valuable reports and analysis that help achieve the strategic goals.

The Head of Finance reports to the group CFO, has a functional reporting line to the Managing Director and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Finance operations in France.

The Head of Finance will internalize the accounting function which is currently outsourced, and set up a tight accounting organization (supervising annual accounts process, etc.). The Head of Finance works closely with various members of the Global FD Team together to determine reporting and analysis needs.

 

Job Description

Financial control

  • Ensure and monitor proper accounting concepts
  • Analyse and review of the Balance Sheet and P&L
  • Control balance sheet (checks, accruals, provisions, reconciliation)
  • Ensure maintenance of basic system data
  • Ensure maintenance of periods in financial system (open/close)
  • Manage Cash-Flow
  • Ensure accurate VAT set-up, prepare VAT returns, and lead VAT processes
  • Responsible for the financial administration (banking, debtor and creditor management, general ledger administration) 

 

Financial reporting

  • Ensure month- and year-end closing according to applicable deadlines
  • Ensure reliable, timely and complete financial accounts for designated legal entities in accordance with applicable Accounting principles
  • Prepare compliance towards legal entity requirements
  • Prepare compliance towards applicable statutory regulations
  • Prepare reporting packs

 

Internal control

  • Co-develop policies and procedures within financial control
  • Perform financial control processes and assist in improvements

 

External audit

  • Contribute to an efficient and effective Audit process

 

Stakeholder Management

  • Alignment with business stakeholders (sales consultants, operations, treasury)
  • Advisor for local and group management team
  • Working closely with other finance teams, including FP&A, strategy and business operations, working on cross team processes or initiatives, collaborating to achieve group wide goals as we strive to be a high performing global finance team

 

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor/Master degree in Accounting or related studies
  • Experience with financial control and accounting
  • At least 6-8 years’ experience (of which partly within Big 4 Audit firm)
  • Excellent knowledge and use of French and English
  • Knowledge of and experience with French GAAP and IFRS
  • IT system experience (implementation and/ or improvement)

Room to keep improving

At ACT Commodities I get the full support of my personal coach. I always know what my next goal is and how and with whom I’ll reach it.

Becoming the best I can be

I am a natural diplomat, easily connecting with people. Charming, attentive and sociable.
But don’t worry, you’re not on your own. We are there for you all the way.
Because at ACT we get things done together.

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ACT Commodities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions at ACT Commodities are made without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, family or parental status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
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