Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.

Valmet's net sales in 2017 were approximately EUR 3.2 billion. Our more than 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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Finance Controller

Business line: Services
Country: China
Location: Tianjin
Job description: - Manage the day-to-day financial activities of the organization; control its financial resources and ensure that all financial transactions, systems and procedures comply with regulations, accounting principles, and standards. Activities may include: financial analysis and reporting; taxation; insurance; credit control; accounts payable and receivable; inventory and costs control; and budgeting and forecasting. Drive business results and ensure appropriate internal control environment. Risk management. Active business partnering with management to support in meeting financial targets.
Safety
- Follow Valmet Safety Guidelines.
Quality
- Making sure financial activities comply with regulations, accounting principles and standards. All financial information is accurate and correct.
Financial Analysis and Reporting
- Prepare the organization’s financial reports and present findings and recommendations to the top executive group. Reports may include financial analyst reports; profit and loss statements and balance sheets; and regulatory reports and filings.
- To interpret financial information on costs, prices, expenses and revenues and make recommendations to senior management.
- Prepare in-depth evaluations of plans and identify new methods of analysis and presentation.
- Advise senior management on financial matters and on the potential impact of current and future laws and regulations on the operation of the organization.
Budget and forecasting
- Analyze the organization’s revenues, liabilities, credit conditions, and other financial indicators to forecast it's short, medium, and long-term cash flow position; evaluate and recommend investments, funding sources, and other financial instruments that will meet these cash flow needs.
- Assisting to establish and coordinate the budgeting system and procedures and produce budget and performance reports for senior management.
Accounting
- Manage day-to-day accounting activities in accordance with Valmet accounting policies and procedures. Accounting activities include accounts payable and receivable, general ledger maintenance, revenue and asset accounting etc.
- Review all financial reports to ensure they have been accurately prepared.
- Responsible for fixed asset management including working out the standard management procedures.
Inventory and cost control
- Regularly checking the financial data in SAP to make sure the costing data is correct all the time, review all inventory transactions related with costing issues.
- Communicates with BL/BU/Area Finance for annually setting and updating machine hours, labor hour’s rates.
- Interpret and disseminate the cost accounting information to management.
- Plan, direct and monitor the activities related to development and organization of Valmet Fabrics costing system, involving analysis of the real cost of the products and their respective contribution margins.
Taxation
- Evaluate the organizations’ current or proposed activities, policies, business practices and transactions to ensure that they comply with all relevant laws and regulations.
- Ensure all tax returns, tax declarations, and other required reports are submitted accurately and on time.
- Advise management on tax matters and on the potential impact of current and future laws and regulations on the operation of the organization.
- Select, and manage ongoing relationships with external consultants and advisors to ensure the organization receives satisfactory standards of service.
Leadership and Training
- Lead, direct, evaluate, and develop financial staff to ensure that the organization’s accounting activities are conducted accurately, ethically, consistently and according to relevant regulations, laws, and standards.
- Responsible for Financial department’s training plan and training activities.
Cost and Efficiency
- Complete the cost targets set by Valmet each year.
- Fulfill cost control function, detail see the above described.
Other tasks
- Provide technical expertise and advice on financial issues to functional or operational areas managers to help them develop revenue and expense budgets, understand financial reports, and manage their financial responsibilities.
- Participates in Management Meetings.
- Presents all the personnel needs to General Manager/HR Manager.
- Conducts other tasks assigned by General Manager. Understands and strictly follows Company’s Rules, Regulations, Policies, Instructions and Procedure to avoid unnecessary conflicts and to reach expected behavior and job performance.
- Detect potential risk and communicate with management team to control risk within acceptable impact.
- Drive business results and behave as business partner.
- Active participation in BL/BU/Area finance teams

Requirements: - Bachelor degree in accounting, CPA preferred.
- At least 5 years in finance manager position and preferred over 3 years in controller position.
- Speak, Read & Write fluent English & Mandarin.
- Familiar with PRC tax regulations.
- Knowledge on foreign exchange regulation.
- Strong business sense and Strong Leadership Skills
- Work with results and effective communication ability

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