Head of Group Controlling

16 April | Employee | 100%

Responsibility on delivering long term financial objectives leveraging proper capital structure to exit with a potential IPO.

Head of Group Controlling

Our client is a Private Equity owned global industrial company. Due to their expansion plan, we are searching for a Head of Group Controlling. This position will report directly to the CFO of the company and be part of the Group Finance Leadership Team.


  • You will assist with developing strategies and executing the Group initiatives to deliver the company's short, mid and long-term financial objectives by providing recommendations to the CFO/CEO, leveraging the Business Finance Organization jointly with the Businesses and Regions CFOs
  • Your role will involve oversight of Financial Reporting (internal and external), Financial Consolidation, Financial Planning & Analysis, Technical Accounting, Internal Controls, Statutory and Managerial financial information, Annual Report and accounts
  • Given the company relevant growth profile your role will involve continuous support to the CFO, the CEO, the M&A team in order to ensure proper tracking of deals before, during and after the acquisition
  • Financial Reporting - Implement integrated dashboard of KPIs (financial and non-financials) to track the business performance
  • Financial Consolidation - Ensure effective and efficient closing processes with consolidation of more than 100 legal entities in more than 50 countries globally spread over the world
  • Financial Planning and Analysis - Drive effectively the preparation of budgets, forecasts, business plans and provide the supporting analysis to the CFO, the CEO and the Group Executive Committee, for an optimized decision-making process
  • Technical Accounting - Ensure with the support of the Chief Accounting Officer, proper compliance with IFRS for internal and external reporting
  • Internal Controls - Coordinate with the support of the Chief Accounting Officer the implementation of the internal control framework to ensure future compliance with requirements of a publicly listed company in Switzerland
  • Staff of 2 direct reports (Group FP&A and Chief Accounting Officer)
  • Business partnership - validate business assumptions with the Businesses/Regions CFOs for an effective decision-making process
  • With Treasury on timeliness and effectiveness of financial planning and financial reporting activities (specific focus on Lenders reporting and Monthly financial calls documentation provided to ARC and PE shareholder representatives)
  • With Head of M&A on integrated approach for acquisitions or divestitures


  • Bachelor's degree in economics, business administration. CFA or MBA are an advantage
  • Proven track record in supporting CFOs to drive and optimize financial performance
  • 10-15 years of experience as (Head of) Group Controlling or a business unit CFO
  • Ability to navigate complex financial topics and translate results into recommendations for senior leadership is fundamental
  • Finance background with proficiency in modeling moderate to complex financial problems
  • Excellent knowledge of IFRS
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership and communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills incl MS Office
  • Fluent in English
  • 30-40% travel internationally

Job Offer

Potential IPO