Job Openings Lead Financial Analyst ( Projects + Services)

About the job Lead Financial Analyst ( Projects + Services)

The Lead Finance Analyst will partner with the sub-regional leadership team to drive business

processes, profitability and growth at EBIT level, deliver on cash targets related to the project

portfolio. He/she will need to provide clear and timely financials, metrics and analysis for

supporting business decisions. Provide finance support from commercial opportunity till execution

of the capital projects and various cost analysis; manage monthly/quarterly closing activities,

planning and audit requirements.

Required education and experience:

Bachelors degree in finance, controlling or accounting (or equivalent)

Minimum 10 years finance experience (project accounting /controlling/commercial finance or

similar) with increasing responsibilities

Fluency in English is a must;

Experience with ERP systems, SAP and Project Systems is an advantage;

Advanced Excel user - strong Excel skills in data compilation and aggregation;

Experience with Multinational Financial support

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Desired Characteristics

Previous project finance or commercial finance experience is preferred

IFRS or US GAAP or local GAAP knowledge, CPA ACCA or equivalent

Ability to anticipate, identify and resolve complex issues

Strong analytical skills: able to clearly link financial results to operational;

Self confidence with strong problem solving skills

Ability to work independently and make decisions in the given framework

French is an advantage as a second language

Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines;

Proven track record of adapting changes

Tableau system knowledge

Experience with SAP implementation is an advantage

Tasks and responsibilities:

Partnering with operations to deliver regional growth and execution

1. Operational partnership - Drive profitable growth of project business by providing analysis of

results and reporting key metrics while advising the Project management team financial impact of risks and opportunities, as well as recommending actions.

2. Controllership Make sure financial result of the portfolio is reliable including revenue and cost recognition and balance sheet. Liaise with external auditors related to project finance portfolio legal entity related duties. Support outsourced accounting team with account reconciliation as needed.

3. Process Improvement - Lead efforts on integrating analytical processes, with focus on keeping the operating teams connected to their financial targets whilst reducing any manual finance touch points. Develop and improve Finance reporting and Management reporting tools, budgeting and forecasting. Support business transition to the common ERP platform (SAP) and integration of the different business units.

4. Financial planning Lead order, revenue, cash and cost forecasts and yearly planning. Provide variance walks between plan and actuals, explain as sold as delivered financial results. Forecast and validate payroll of the project organization. Consolidate and analyze business results.

5. Commercial finance Partner with sales and proposal team to find best commercial terms including but not limited to payment security, billing milestones, payment terms, tax risks and provide guidance on order recognition rules.

6. Act on any other ad hoc business requirements