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Financial Controller with German

Posted: 30 Jul 2020 Closes: 29 Aug 2020
London Competitive
Permanent & Full-time 731053882

Company Overview

At Motorola Solutions, we create technologies our customers refer to as their lifeline. Our technology platforms in communications, software, video and services help our customers work safely and more efficiently. Whether it's helping firefighters see through smoke, enabling police officers to see around street corners, or reliably keeping the lights on in homes and businesses around the world, our work supports those who put their lives on the line to keep us safe. Bring your passion, potential and talents to Motorola Solutions, and help us usher in a new era in public safety and security.

Department Overview

The Finance Team is responsible for cost accounting, planning, forecasting and controlling in Europe. Furthermore the team provides valid advice in commercial and sales related activities while driving growth in alignment with the business partners at the region.
Job Description

* Please note we canonly accept applicationsfromcandidateswho speak fluent German as this is role requirement *

Financial Controller is responsible for cost accounting, planning, forecasting, reporting, controlling and all pre-sales related Finance activities within DACH and Southern Europe.

Key areas of responsibilities of the Financial Controller:
Business Partner and financial advisor:
  • Act as trusted business partner and financial advisor to sales leadership and together drive growth and profitability in our Western Europe market.
  • Provide thought leadership and financial tools & structures.
  • Improve alignment of the company's profitability expectations to market positioning of current and new businesses.
  • Support regional tax, treasury, accounting and other support finance teams on compliance and various corporate finance matters.

Controlling and P&L:
  • Drive financial as well as commercial rigor and enhance pricing and cost discipline during the bid and contracting phase.
  • Review and aim to improve the terms and conditions, cash flow profile, revenue recognition outcome, risk profile and margin position of each opportunity.
  • Collaborate with sales, services, competitive intelligence and legal functions.

  • Manage Business planning and financial forecasting for DACH and Southern Europe (annual and quarterly forecasts, budgets, long range planning).
  • Ensure robust planning & analysis and execution against forecast (orders, sales, margins, cash flow, collections etc.).

Basic Requirements

Key qualifications of the Financial Controller:
  • 10 years+ experience in various finance roles including 3+ years experience in controllershipat systems sales and deployment and/or selling and delivering managed service contracts
  • Languages: English and German - fluent. Other languages - an advantage
  • CPA/MBA/CFA qualifications will be required for the role
  • Experienced in negotiating complex commercial contracts on large scale technology infrastructure roll-outs and project risk management
  • Strong understanding of local accounting and US GAAP standards. Deep knowledge of corporate and operating finance fundamentals
  • Quick learner and critical thinker, ability to manage and resolve problems
  • Strong communicator at leadership level and effective in working across functions and in matrix environments.

Travel Requirements

Relocation Provided

Position Type

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