Senior Controller Job Description

Senior Controller Job Description

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Senior controller provides expertise in SAP analytics solution, such as BW on HANA, HANA SQL data warehouse, S4HANA embedded analytics and SAP BI systems.

Senior Controller Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Completion and successful audit of companies consolidated International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) financial statement
Development and implementation of appropriate IFRS accounting policies and procedures
Preparing monthly / quarterly / annual management and Group reporting for senior executives and board
Preparation and filing of all tax returns worldwide
Transferring pricing policies and strategies
Ownership of SAP ERP system and other accounting systems
Developing and implementing appropriate control structure
Coordinating payroll, benefits and other HR activities in liaison with HR and payroll providers
Supporting other initiatives as needed, including M&A
Working with the CFAO on appropriate currency hedging and tax strategies

Senior Controller Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Senior Controller

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, ACCA, CMA, MBA, CFA, CIMA, ACA, CIA, APICS, PHMSA

Education for Senior Controller

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Employers hiring for the senior controller job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business, Business/Administration, Management, MBA, English, Communication, Education

Skills for Senior Controller

Desired skills for senior controller include:

MS office applications
SAP ERP and SAP BO tools
Database management systems
Database management systems SAP Business Warehouse
Direct and indirect tax is mandatory
MS SQL Server
Microsoft Office
Oracle Hyperion Essbase Enterprise Planning and MS SQL Server
SAP BI
SAP Business Warehouse

Desired experience for senior controller includes:

Part of management team helping to set strategy and implement processes
Requires computer proficiency and the ability to learn specialized software, SAP experience a plus
Requires effective communication and writing skills
IAS/multi-company experience a plus
4 Year Degree and a minimum of 5 years of sourcing, procurement or finance work responsibilities
Bachelor in Finance and Accounting, CPA/CMA/ACCA or equivalent

Senior Controller Examples

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Senior Controller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of senior controller. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for senior controller
  • Monthly financial statement preparation with supporting schedules
  • Ad-hoc projects including ROI analysis
  • Processing bi-weekly payroll & employee expense and stipend reimbursements
  • Maintaining school financial accounts
  • Providing support to external auditors
  • Working directly with Executive Director on Finance-related projects as required
  • School budgeting & reporting
  • Dealing with clients in pursuit of outstanding debt
  • Ensuring timely collection of outstanding debt
  • Ability to influence prompt payment
Qualifications for senior controller
  • Minimum 10 years work experience (Finance, work experience in MNC, understand the business, solid success story)
  • Minimum 5 years management experience (Finance)
  • Outstanding, proactive
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting/ Finance or equivalent, CPA or ACCA qualified is preferred
  • Able to leading and coaching staff
  • Able to maintain complex database and perform relevant analysis accordingly
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Senior Controller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a senior controller. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for senior controller
  • Making sure that accurate, current information is disseminated in a timely manner and that documents are stored correctly and are easily accessible
  • Working closely with the Manager of Documents & Records Management and the Documents & Records and Project and Engineering teams
  • Establishing and maintaining close interface & liaison with the PSD Manager, team members and Client's department focal points
  • Prepare, review, analyze and comment Dynamic Forecast (DF) and financial performance by division and channel
  • Perform specific analysis, business cases and provide adequate support and recommendations to Management for decision making
  • Ensure accurate, transparent, consistent and timely Financial Accounting records and reporting submissions
  • Ensuring realistic rolling forecasts and gap analyses as an early warning system
  • People management of 4-5 Controllers
  • Handle customer queries and drive issue resolution
  • Manage relationship with customers, with the market (account managers, credit risk manager, Finance manager) and internally
Qualifications for senior controller
  • The ability to work independently with zero supervision and lots of autonomy
  • Proactive and “on-the-ball” ability flexibility and responsiveness to change
  • Ability to challenge the valuation methodologies proposed by the Business Unit quantitative strategists
  • The ideal candidate will possess at least 5 years working experience with proficiency in the theory and application of derivatives modeling
  • 8 to 10 years minimum of accounting, bookkeeping and/or Controller experience
  • Experience in an education or not-for-profit setting, a plus
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Senior Controller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a senior controller. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for senior controller
  • Support TL and manager (taking part in projects, reporting and analysis)
  • Add value to the decision making of the organization/managers in driving up profitability, to provide support and information around times of budgeting, forecasting, mid-year reviews and other planning processes as required
  • Work within the world area team in Dubai and regional offices back office resources to ensure completion of robust and accurate financial planning processes
  • This position will need to work with external auditors (PwC) to ensure a smooth and efficient audit of the business units
  • Gathers quantitative and qualitative information, with an appropriate formal methodology, to prepare income statement and balance sheet in accordance with US GAAP for SEC 10-Q and 10-K filings, reviewing income statement and balance sheet reconciliations to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the financial statements
  • Review / analyze actual costs versus planned costs
  • Reviews and takes on joint responsibility with Tender Manager on financial, commercial and tax aspects
  • Review / analyze actual project cash flow versus planned and drive results
  • Support Promis updates and training
  • Support Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Accounting and Regulation Guidelines (A&RG) and Division Instructions
Qualifications for senior controller
  • Prior manufacturing or distribution experience highly preferred, not a must
  • Experience in Excel, QuickBooks, ADP or other payroll software
  • Proven experience with finance systems
  • Relevant qualifications advantageous
  • Candidate should have 8 years or more experience of relevant experience
  • ACA, ACCA or CPA qualified with three or more years of experience working in a Controlling role
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a senior controller. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for senior controller
  • Identify process improvements, participate in 4Q projects as needed
  • Monitor the proper follow up on claims and back-charges
  • Manage currency risk, tax issues, financial reporting, accounting, revenue recognition methods, consortium administration
  • Participate in projects reviews and help drive control of projects
  • Work with the Project Managers and Project Assistants to achieve margin improvement or identify margin issues
  • Ensure that the projects are updated to reflect proper margins and are reported accurately in SAP and Promis
  • Analyze cost variances to with Project Managers and Project Assistants to support creation of action list if needed
  • Support monthly forecasts
  • Support periodic review with Division, Business Unit, Product Group and other reviews as needed
  • Open and support warranty projects with analysis of spending monthly
Qualifications for senior controller
  • Strong technical proficiency in US GAAP and IFRS is required
  • Recent experience working for a US company and be able to clearly demonstrate experience of Controlling skills with good working knowledge of SOX environment
  • Ideally with specific accounting experience within the IT and Insurance industry sectors
  • Able to develop effective working relationships, working collaboratively in a team
  • Able to work in a pressurized environment and deliver quality work to tight deadlines
  • Good planning and organizational skills to plan, balance and prioritize work
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Senior Controller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of senior controller. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for senior controller
  • Maintain a register of all guarantees between the company and client/banks/vendors
  • Ensure compliance with all local tax and commercial laws – including withholding taxes, VAT tax
  • Prepare lease vs
  • Assist the Head of Financial Control team for the strategic planning (definition, follow-up and analysis of strategic objectives)
  • Transversal projects and one -off analysis on request from Management/Executive Committee
  • Participate to the set-up of operational and financial performance framework on newly acquired entities
  • You will be responsible for the project controlling activities for 2-4 projects, herein prepare monthly forecasts for the Danish scope
  • You have special focus on financial topics related to VAT, Export control, Goods Accompanying Invoices, Hedging, Internal Control System
  • Assist the Global Technical Controller with the Company’s adoption of FASB ASC 606, which is effective January 1, 2018
  • Collaborate with the commercial and legal teams, and partner with the Global Technical Controller, to perform pre-execution commercial contract reviews and provide recommendations on optimal commercial contract terms and conditions, impacts to revenue recognition timing
Qualifications for senior controller
  • Project Document control skills
  • Minimum 3 years' overall relevant experience
  • At least 3 years' experience in an Oil & Gas project environment
  • Excellent communication and verbal skills with a proactive attitude
  • Capability to multi-task numerous projects at the same time and within tight deadlines
  • Apply relevant Controlling guidelines & policies

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