Director of Finance and Accounting

<div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="section"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Our client is a well-recognized global retailer and manufacturer of optical products. They offer a high level of visibility to their associates by allowing the development of robust and long-lasting relationships through professional advance and international opportunities.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div>

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Career Opportunities International (C.O.I.)

<p>Your Global Talent Partner</p> <p>Career Opportunities International (C.O.I.) is a dynamic and progressive international search firm with offices in the US and Europe. C.O.I. assists companies large and small, across international borders, to find highly qualified professionals to fill mid and upper-level management positions.</p> <p>We have an international team of executive recruiters and partners who understand business from a global perspective but also have an in-depth understanding of local business practices in a multi-cultural society. We are dedicated and experienced professionals with the ability to identify the perfect match in the shortest time possible.</p> <p>Our clients trust that we will maintain the highest standards of integrity with a commitment to deliver unsurpassed results.</p>

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Overview: <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="section"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Our confidential client is looking for an experienced Director of Finance &amp; Accounting to ensure seamless operations within the organization. Reporting directly to the CFO, this position is responsible for all financial accounting operations on site including preparing financial reports, performing research and analysis, maintaining the general ledger, performing account reconciliations, assisting with audit preparations, and carrying out other accounting duties as required. This finance leader will ensure compliance with all applicable tax and accounting regulations and manage the preparation and filing of all required financial statements. The ideal candidate will be a technologically and systems savvy individual, with a proven track of experience in the financial accounting area, preferably within the retail industry.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Interacts in the collaboration, coordination and sharing responsibility with local Finance employees (Accounting/Controlling), as well as with the outsourced accounting of the organization</li> <li>Has overall responsibility for accounting, controlling, and local tax matters of all Slovenian subsidiaries</li> <li>Responsible for the timely preparation of financial statements and reporting for Group Accounting and Group Controlling</li> <li>Oversees and manages all financial transactions</li> <li>Responsible for the effective management and organization of the financial administration area</li> <li>Serves as a business partner in topics including business development, revenue analysis, and reporting, providing financial accounting guidance to department heads, as well as ensuring that all financial decisions are in alignment with the organization&rsquo;s strategic goals</li> <li>Responsible for day-to-day tasks in the areas of accounting and management of working capital</li> <li>Responsible for controlling and derivation of measures for optimal operational productivity</li> <li>Supervise, develop, and mentor accounting staff team</li> <li>Takes over any additional projects and assignments inherent to his/ her activity or arising from other operational requirements by serving as a subject matter expert in financial accounting topics</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in business administration/economics, accounting, finance, or related field</li> <li>10 years of overall experience in international accounting, controlling, and financial management, with 3-5 years in only Big 4/7 consultancy companies</li> <li>Profound knowledge in financial controlling</li> <li>Profound knowledge in accounting (IFRS and local GAAP)</li> <li>Accounting advisory experience from a consulting firm</li> <li>Extensive SAP experience</li> <li>Hands-on mindset in day-to-day operations</li> <li>Strong analytical and creative problem solving skills, as well as ability to interpret complex data</li> <li>Personal strength and entrepreneurial thinking</li> <li>Proven track record of complex process improvement</li> <li>Team oriented and strong communication, presentation skills</li> <li>Ability to partner in collaboration with own team and other members of the organization</li> <li>Professional language proficiency in English and Slovenian; German language is a plus</li> </ul>