Senior Financial Controller (Statutory reporting / Tax / Commodities) – Bremen, Germany

Posted 2 months ago

Reference No. SR-SFC-001

Job Description:

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join our client as a Senior Financial Controller to lead financial, management and statutory reporting in a timely and accurate manner, while adding value to the business through partnering with all stakeholders to deliver insightful financial planning and analysis (FP&A) data in line with strategic objectives. The role provides long term development potential for someone eager to demonstrate their skills and experience in the fast-paced soft commodities environment.



  • End to end ownership of the control environment for the full cycle of the business with a focus on the complete enterprise risk matrix of the organisation
  • Timely and accurate management and financial reporting (IFRS and HGB) for the company
  • Complete oversight of all external tax and compliance related requirements and reporting
  • Ensure compliance with all Internal financial and accounting policies and guidelines including authorisation matrixes
  • Ownership of all corporate reporting to group
  • Oversight of the company’s ERP systems and processes
  • Ownership of all historical organisation data related to management and financial reporting
  • Lead all regional FP&A assignments including:

  • Qualitative review of monthly financials and providing detailed analysis to stakeholders
  • Tracking cycle time efficiencies and reporting on all key business value drivers with a thorough understanding of the business value drivers
  • Developing and maintaining financial projections, forecasts and sensitivity analysis including detailed models in line with commercial strategies
  • Ownership of all budgeting processes and month on month variance analysis with detailed commentary of performance to drive cost efficiencies and identify opportunities
  • Perform all ad-hoc research as may be needed by the stakeholders
  • Working capital tracking and reporting on optimal balance sheet optimization including tracking all financial covenants of the organisation

  • Drive finance transformation with the Finance Director to improve synergy within the team and enhance collaboration with stakeholders in trade, commercial, operations, logistics, IT and corporate
  • Work with Finance Director to contribute to the bottom line through various structured trade finance opportunities
  • Provide thought leadership for their team with a focus on developing a best-in-class team
  • Align departmental short-term goals for maximum impact on organization strategy


Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Experience within traded commodities, manufacturing or FMCG
  • Business English and German language skills (C1 German language) – essential
  • Big four experience in audit – ADVANTAGEOUS
  • 7+ years of progressive experience in finance and accounting, with the at least 3 years of senior leadership within a finance department ex audit(preferable)/statutory reporting & tax ESSENTIAL
  • Professional qualification e.g. ACCA/ CMA/ CIMA/ CPA or relevant equivalent with current membership – essential
  • Bachelor’s degree and MBA in finance, accounting, or related field – preferred
  • Experience with financial modelling – advantageous
  • Experience with project management and IT implementations
  • Good team player with ability to work independently and lead cross functional teams
  • High attention to detail and open minded with a quick learning curve
  • Ability to work with diverse cultures


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Shearidan Rabsch

Recruitment Manager       

CA Global Finance


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