Michael Page Suisse

Direction financière / Consolidation

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Global business finance director H/F

21 septembre Kanton Zürich, Zürich CDI

Our client is a global materials company with strong business growth. We are searching for a new Global Business Finance Director.

As the finance leader for the segment, participate as a decision maker with the business directors and business management teams on the development of the operational and financial strategy of the segments. Act as a catalyst instilling a financial approach and mind set throughout the organization, translating operational metrics into measures of performance, helping the organization execute on its short-term and long-term objectives; communicating value and risk issues up through senior leadership.




Be the financial steward of the segments, preserving the assets of the organization by managing risks and ensuring accurate reporting of segment results, taking ownership of the segment results and financial statements including the P&L, balance sheet and statement of cash flows. Support the monthly forecast, annual plan and five year strategy processes with financial projections, reporting and communicating the financial impacts of business operations, various strategic initiatives, and changes in the market/competitive environment. Assist the financial close process analysing results, communicating deviations, assisting with audit requests, and working with the Controllers organization to ensure segment financial results are free from material misstatements. Ensure the ongoing development, monitoring, and adherence to the Company's control systems as they relate to segment business operations and financial reporting.



Assume a leadership role in various cross-functional initiatives including, but not limited to, working capital management with a focus on optimizing accounts receivable/credit and inventories, Integrated Business Execution (IBE), M&A & divestitures, capital investment analysis/allocation, customer/product/plant profitability analysis and improvement, competitor analysis, fixed costs spending, and resource planning; constantly evaluating levers to improve business performance across all these areas.



Develop close working relationship with Global Finance Leaders (FLT - Finance Leadership Team) and develop a deep understanding of the Global Finance Processes including quarterly investor interactions, earnings news release, Treasury, Tax, Accounting, and Internal Controls. Provide Corporate and Global Financial insights to the segment.

Global Business Finance Director

In Zurich

At least 10 years of finance and accounting experience.Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance. CPA or MBA preferred.Experience in FP&A and cost accounting with strong financial accounting skillsVery strong verbal and written communication skills - critical due to communications with the executive committee and board membersProficient English language skills, any other language is a plusStrong business partnering experience and proven ability to understand business strategy as well as macro-economic trends and how they impact business strategy, results, and forecasts; understanding of market factors and customer interactions and how they impact business resultsCollaboration & teamwork; build high value relationships; ability to constructively engage and align others and move ideas and programs forwardProficiency in business process leadership; being able to drive project plans from planning process, implementation and communicationSupports global initiatives with sensitivity to local customers and understands and balances global and local perspectivesMaintain a culture of regulatory compliance and adherence to internal policies and procedures

Our client will offer a very competitive salary package to the successfully chosen candidate.