Senior Finance and Transformation Profile

  • Posted: 14/02/2024
  • Salary: 90000
  • Location: Freiburg, Germany
  • Job Type: Permanent/Fixed Term
Finance Transformation Manager (f/m/x)

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Finance Transformation Manager to join our client in Freiburg. As the Finance Transformation Manager, you will be instrumental in driving strategic initiatives within our finance department, contributing to the optimization of processes, and enhancing overall operational efficiency. This role reports directly to the Head of Global Business Excellence and is a hybrid function between finance and project management.

  • Lead initiatives outlined in our finance transformation roadmap, aligning them with the organization's strategic goals.
  • Identify areas for improvement, optimize financial processes, enhance reporting capabilities, and drive automation and digitization.
  • Design and implement streamlined processes to boost operational efficiency and reduce manual work.
  • Collaborate with IT teams and stakeholders to evaluate, select, and implement software solutions supporting finance transformation initiatives and the upcoming S/4 HANA migration of our ERP system.
  • Drive mindset change by effectively communicating the vision, benefits, and objectives of our finance transformation.
  • Develop and execute training programs and communication strategies to ensure smooth adoption of new processes and systems.
  • Collaborate closely with finance leaders, business partners, and other cross-functional teams to understand requirements, gather feedback, and align with transformation initiative needs.
  • Develop and implement key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to measure the success and impact of finance transformation initiatives.
  • Monitor and report on project progress, tracking performance against targets.
  • Proactively identify opportunities for continuous improvement and innovation in financial processes, tools, and systems.

  • Hold a Master’s Degree in business, sciences, or related fields.
  • Fluent in English is mandatory.
  • Hold a EU passport or have the right to work in Germany.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in process optimization and data analysis, demonstrating a proven track record in leading finance transformation initiatives.
  • Strong knowledge of finance processes, including financial planning and analysis, accounting, budgeting, and reporting.
  • Experience in optimizing finance processes and proficient use of the SAP ERP Module FI/CO.
  • Excellent project management skills with a track record of successfully delivering complex initiatives on time and within budget.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, underpinned by a data-driven mindset.
  • Very good communication and presentation skills, with the ability to influence and engage stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Continuous learning mindset and a genuine passion for processes and technology.
  • Affinity to work with process mining and analysis tools.
  • Success-oriented, self-motivated, and ready to take on responsibility.
  • Team player with an open, positive attitude, demonstrating respect for others and a strong customer focus.

If you are an experienced Finance Transformation professional with a passion for driving change, we invite you to apply. Join us in shaping the future.

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