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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Financial Controller (m/f)

Business line: EMEA
Country: Germany
Location: Darmstadt
Job description: If you know the German tax regulations, if IFRS and HGB is very familiar to you, then this offer might be interesting for you!
Accounting and Bookkeeping:
Meeting local statutory accounts and local bookkeeping, annual closing end monthly reports requirements as well as Valmet reporting (IFRS) and financial requirements for a German business unit located in Darmstadt, with assistance of Valmet Financial Services and local finance. Accurate and timely tax items handling covering VAT issues. Open to change you have an active role in developing current practices and making sure that latest accounting principles are applied.
Tax, tax audits & statistics:
Accurate and timely completion of company VAT returns on monthly level for German authorities and on quarterly basis for Swiss and Poland authorities. Ensuring all necessary information accurate and available for annual external statutory audit, main local contact for external auditors regarding statutory accounts, Valmet Corporate Finance actively involved. EU refund procedure for Input tax, tax return for taxes based on income with vendors annually, main local contact, Valmet Corporate Finance tax department actively involved. Completion and reporting of monthly/quarterly/annual documentation for local authorities for Statistics. Monitoring of the internal compliance rules at Valmet
Reporting, Budgeting & Estimating:
Valmet Corporate monthly reporting actual, budgeting and estimating in defined areas, covering mainly items mentioned in previous sections. Sales Office and Sales costs reporting, covering actual, budgeted and estimated figures. Development of costs reporting and awareness of costs controlling in organization. And of course you will be the one who works closely with relevant auditors.
Requirements: For this opportunity within a global group, in the best case you bring along:
A recognized qualification in controlling and accounting on at least a senior accountant level and a minimum of five years experience in a similar position.
Qualification according to the German “Bilanzbuchhalter (IHK)”, additional qualification to “IFRS (IHK)” accountant with stress on taxation is necessary.
Furthermore experience of working in an international organization and matrix would be an advantage.
Organizational skills combined with high service orientation, team work and the ability to work also independently. Communicate effectively is required.
Excellent working knowledge of both German and English (fluency in speaking and writing) is essential for this position.
Proficient with personal computers, accounting software and excel.
We offer: A unique position within a healthy and dynamic group.
The opportunity to take real responsibility and to move things forward.
A solid and fair package with a fixed salary with the multiplier 13.5, bonus and other benefits.

We offer a great opportunity to take part in the development of Finance Services, great colleagues with team-oriented, informal, international and inspiring working environment. We encourage and cherish an innovative culture - Valmet is the right place for development minded people who enjoy working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment full of opportunities!
Additional information: If you would like to join the team, please apply on our career portal
For further information please contact Frank Merl mobile: +49 173 3080 532 or Hannele Salminen mobile: +35 840 8429 684