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Formed in 2019, through the merger of Sivantos and Widex, WS Audiology combines over 140 years of experience in pioneering the use of technology to help people with hearing loss hear the sounds that make life wonderful. We are active in over 125 markets and employ 11,000 people worldwide. Our broad portfolio of hearing-related products and services generates annual revenues of around EUR 1.7 billion.
The role will collaborate with Corporate Functions leaders to develop financial strategies and analytics to enable business decision-making. You will coordinate forecasting and budgeting processes for Group Functions and provide detailed monthly reports and analysis directly to Business Leaders. The position will involve delivering important insights to senior leaders and require expert-level analysis and insight skills to deliver clear and measurable impact to the business.
Provide relevant, accurate, timely management information and support to the relevant stakeholders
Take accountability for defining functional expense and balance sheet accounting and reporting, ensuring appropriate processes and controls are in place, and that the financial position is correctly understood, interpreted and communicated to the relevant function
Take accountability and responsibility for complex decision-making and will interact with senior-level stakeholders
Commercial question & Stakeholder Management: Support and partner people within the division to which they are partnered to ensure robust strategic choice with solid financials evidenced
Direct the preparation of the annual business plan and analysis for corporate functions
Interpret and present key findings directly to senior leaders
Participates in preparing cost-benefit analysis to enable the business to carry out data-driven decision-making processes as requested. Dialogue around budget and spend to optimize budget and investments; return-on-investment discipline
Use financial expertise to model and formulate cost center and project advice and support decision-making through the month-end, forecast, budget, and planning cycles.
Be a part in establishing KPIs for Corporate functions and contribute to process improvements.
The candidate will have a deep background in finance and accounting, and demonstrated experience handling complex finance processes and experience engaging with business partners.
At least 6 years work experience in the Finance business partnering/controlling
Experience in annual budget planning and strategic financial forecasts
Proficient in Microsoft Excel (formulas, pivot table etc) and other Office tools
Experience in collaborating with the business and influencing key business decisions through financial data and focus
Ability to develop business KPIs, measure results, and influence outcomes at all levels of the organization
Performance and personal competencies
Good communication skills both written and verbal in English.
Ability to execute tasks with quality in a deadline-driven environment.
Stakeholder management skills with the ability to build good working relationships with multiple and matrix stakeholders.
A people-oriented person who is always looking for solutions and bringing quality improvements.