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European Finance Controller (m/f/d)

European Finance Controller (m/f/d)2021-05-10T04:55:14-04:00<p>&nbsp;</p> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 600;"><strong>European Finance Controller (m/f/d)</strong></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 300;">ThoughtWorks is a global software consultancy with an aim to create a positive impact on the world through technology. Our community of technologists thinks disruptively to deliver pragmatic solutions for our clients' most complex challenges.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 300;">This is a new position as a result of rapid growth at the organization and is an amazing opportunity to join our Global Controllership team. ThoughtWorks is seeking a Controller for our Europe region (Germany, Romania &amp; Spain) to drive immediate impact with the monthly financial close process, cash flow management and rolling out internal controls.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 300;">This position will be based in Hamburg, Germany and report to the Global Assistant Controller and work very closely with the Heads of Finance in Germany &amp; Spain. The Europe Controller will also work closely with and directly monitor the work of the Global Shared Services Team(s) in India, China &amp; Brazil.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 600;">As a European Finance Controller (m/w/d) at ThoughtWorks, you will:&nbsp;</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 300;"><span style="font-weight: 300;">Develop and maintain local accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements and audit(s)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 300;"><span style="font-weight: 300;">Prepare monthly cash flow forecasts by working closely with the finance teams</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 300;"><span style="font-weight: 300;">Monitor monthly cash flow; communicating with accounts payable &amp; receivable</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 300;"><span style="font-weight: 300;">Be accountable for the Europe reporting units of the global annual financial statement audit and local statutory audits</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 300;"><span style="font-weight: 300;">Work closely with the Heads of Finance in Germany &amp; Spain to understand monthly financial results compared to forecasts &amp; plan and document explanations&nbsp;</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 300;"><span style="font-weight: 300;">Maintain and develop robust internal controls through a thorough balance sheet review&nbsp;</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 300;"><span style="font-weight: 300;">Manage balance sheet for each of the Germany, Romania and Spain business units</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 300;"><span style="font-weight: 300;">Review transfer pricing calculations and manage intercompany payables and receivables</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 300;"><span style="font-weight: 300;">Perform various month-end activities, like posting general ledger journal entries to PeopleSoft, account reconciliation, regional income statement review, and reasonableness testing</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 300;"><span style="font-weight: 300;">Grow, educate, and provide direction to the Shared Services Team(s)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 300;"><span style="font-weight: 300;">Improve internal controls of the European businesses by working cross-functionally across the business to prioritize business changes as necessary</span></li> </ul> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><span style="font-weight: 600;">Here's what you'll bring:</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 300;"><span style="font-weight: 300;">Experience in public accounting – CPA (or equivalent) required</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 300;"><span style="font-weight: 300;">Excellent communications skills with friendly and upbeat attitude</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 300;"><span style="font-weight: 300;">Bachelor’s degree in Accounting (or equivalent)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 300;"><span style="font-weight: 300;">Internal control knowledge and ability to identify fraud risk factors in the business</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 300;"><span style="font-weight: 300;">Fluency in English (both written and spoken) is required</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 300;"><span style="font-weight: 300;">(Bonus**) Public company experience / SOX 404 compliance experience</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 300;"><span style="font-weight: 300;">(Bonus**) PeopleSoft Financials and Financial Force experience</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>And this is what you can expect:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 300;"><span style="font-weight: 300;">ThoughtWorks offers centrally located office spaces which enables agile and productive collaboration with a startup flair</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 300;"><span style="font-weight: 300;">You will receive a public transportation card, a personal development budget, training leave, a company pension scheme as well as an accident and business travel insurance</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 300;"><span style="font-weight: 300;">To do a great job, we provide you with a high-end Macbook Pro and libraries in our offices</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 300;"><span style="font-weight: 300;">Fruits, snacks and beverages are offered, next to a company lunch and learn session on each Friday. We also enjoy spending time together by playing ping-pong or doing other fun activities in the office</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 300;"><span style="font-weight: 300;">Besides our famous Annual Party, you can join us for a summer party, regular Office get-togethers, local office days, AwayDay and other social events</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 300;"><span style="font-weight: 300;">We are a global community of technologists and like to share our knowledge - not only within the company but also by writing articles, doing meetups or speaking at conferences - if you like.</span></li> </ul> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><strong>"Free to make your mark. Free to be yourself."<br></strong><span style="font-weight: 300;">You are always welcome here. </span><a href="https://www.thoughtworks.com/de/careers/inclusivity?utm_campaign=Recruiting&amp;utm_medium=website&amp;utm_source=jobads"><span style="font-weight: 300;">Inclusivity</span></a><span style="font-weight: 300;"> is in our DNA. Far above any tech skills, we value respect, empathy, and open-mindedness. We have zero tolerance for intolerance.</span></p> <p><strong>What are you waiting for?<br></strong><span style="font-weight: 300;">So, you can see yourself at ThoughtWorks? Then tell us who you are and let us know why you want to join by sending us your LinkedIn/XING profile or CV today!</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>&nbsp;<span style="font-weight: 600;">For more information about our office, see below:</span></p> <div> <div>&nbsp;<a href="https://www.thoughtworks.com/de/locations/hamburg" target="_blank"><img src="https://info.thoughtworks.com/rs/199-QDE-291/images/Hamburg%20Location.jpg" width="180" height="95"></a><span style="font-weight: 600;">&nbsp;</span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table>ThoughtworksHamburgGermany