Group Financial Controller

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  1. Permanent
  2. English
  3. Director
  4. Finance & Accounting
  5. Basel
  6. Commodities & Natural Resource
  7. Accounting, Controlling, Business Partnering, FP&A, Consolidation, Reporting, IFRS, Swiss GAAP, ERP, Commodity Trading
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Our client is an international and well-established Commodity Trading group in Basel.

Mandated by our client, Swisslinx is looking for an experienced and business oriented Group Financial Controller (Group CFO -1) to play a key role in providing financial leadership of the Group Finance function and directly leading 10 people.

Your mission

- Take the lead on all Group Accounting, Controlling, Consolidation, Reporting and Audit activities to ensure a globally harmonised approach to performance measurement and reporting flows
- Establish and develop modern and automated systems, processes and tools
- Lead and develop a team of Finance Business Partners, establishing a business-focussed FP&A function that deeply understands the business drivers
- Analyse and report financial, corporate and management information to an Executive-level audience

Your background

- Minimum 10 years of experience in senior financial management roles within an international environment
- Experience in leading Accounting, Controlling, FP&A, Consolidation and Reporting functions
- Previous experience in working for a Commodity Trading company and a solid understanding of the business (incl. derivatives/paper trading) and its drivers
- Strong knowledge of IFRS and Swiss GAAP
- Solid experience in participating to system improvement as well as in change management
- Business partner approach with solid communication skills
- Experience in leading and motivating a team
- Fluent in English, German and/or any other language is a strong advantage
- Ability to be permanently based in Basel

What’s on offer

Our client is a stable and well-recognised player in the commodity trading sector who is currently experiencing growth. This opportunity will ideally suit a hands-on and seasoned Commodity Trading professional who wants to make a positive impact by being the key interface between the business and Finance.

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