Business Controller - S&B UK-SE

Application deadline 2018-08-18
Position description We have an exciting opportunity for a Business Controller to join our Seals and Bearings team for the UK and Sweden.

The successful applicant will be a forward thinking business partner for the Seals & Bearings (S&B) UK-SE product company and the main responsibilities include:

• To ensure that the reporting of S&B UK-SE Financial figures gives a true and fair view of the Product company’s financial position including analysis and detailed understanding of variances and key drivers

• To be accountable for S&B KPIs as a member of S&B UK-SE Management Teams

• To validate S&B closing and reporting according to Wärtsilä and local guidelines, ensuring robust internal controls, adherence to the company accounting manual and audit compliance (Corporate guidelines and IFRS/IAS/UKGAAP)

• To be actively involved in cost control and margin enhancement, to improve the profitability

• Improve business performance by acting as primary partner across functions to enable understanding and to enhance business performance

• Actively drive continuous improvement throughout the End-to-End Business, reaching from sales, commercial functions, through to production and delivery

• Ensure variance to target and forecast are clearly understood and take mitigating actions to ensure profitability targets are met

• Actively participate in strategy development and deployment locally and globally

• Participate in establishing and implementing strategies and actions plans with medium to long term focus based on global and/or business vision

• Point of contact within product line for all things financial

• Responsibility for financial planning and target setting include Capex budgets, FTE’s, costs and margins based on a sales-led top line forecast

• Ensure that local management have access to data to enable optimum running and control of the sites in layman’s terms

• Manage provisions and accruals in line with accounting policies to ensure that costs and risks correctly booked in the accounts

• Act as a gatekeeper for quotes and bids over a reasonable size to ensure that true costs are included with a view to protecting profitability whilst not stifling business growth

• Support and validate all business cases requiring investment

• Ensuring that controls are in place for a manufacturing business, including costing, margin analysis, manufacturing variances, inventory management etc

• Protect Seals and Bearings’ profitability by ensuring costs incurred are relevant and true whilst ensuring legal entity boundaries and transfer pricing rules are adhered to
Requirements Desired behaviours:

- Forward thinking
- Approachable
- Fair with a can-do attitude
- Achieving results
- Making change happen
- Decisiveness and action orientation
- Planning and target setting
- Developing self and others
- Communication
- Situational and cultural sensitivity
- Business and Customer focus

General Skills:

- Business and Customer focus
- Achieving results
- Innovative approach and making change happen
- Decisiveness and action orientation
- Ability to challenge
- Planning and target setting
- Developing self and others
- Good communication skills
- Situational and cultural sensitivity
- Good analytical skills
- Cost awareness & effectiveness
- Negotiation skills
- Presentation skills
- Reporting & analysing skills

Management & Leadership Competencies:

A. Strategic planning and target setting
B. Change management
C. Team building
D. Communication
E. Coaching
F. Management skills
G. Problem solving and decision making

Professional Skills – FICO:

- Financial knowledge
- Business understanding
- Corporate Governance
- Internal Controls and Auditing
- SAP FICO integration to other modules
MSc in Finance, preferably qualified CIMA/ACCA/ACA - Experience of SAP FICO modules
- Manufacturing environment experience
Country United Kingdom
Job area Finance & Control