Senior Finance Manager and Operations Support

  • Mövenstrasse 18, 9015 St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Full-time

Company Description

bluesign technologies is a globally operating company with its headquarters in St. Gallen, Switzerland. We offer environmental solutions for the textile and apparel supply chains and our company is characterized by the unique combination of expertise in key segments of the textile production such as chemistry, textile technology, environmental technology and supply chain management.  Our employees include motivated professionals, focused specialists and industry experts. Our customers include global chemical suppliers, textile manufactures and international brands including both apparel and footwear.

SGS, the world’s leading inspection, audit, and certification company, and bluesign technologies ag are cooperating to further develop the growth and acceptance of the independent bluesign system. This partnership simplifies the worldwide implementation of the bluesign system in the entire supply chain by allowing access to the extensive and globally established SGS network of approved specialists.

Job Description

Primary Responsibilities

The Senior Finance Manager & Operations Support will:

  • Support the Head of Finance, IT & Operations in all aspect of Business Controlling, Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A).
  • Work closely with the SGS Group Finance Team (based in Geneva), for all financial reporting related to bluesign’s operations
  • Together with the accountant, prepare both the statutory accounts (Swiss GAP) as well as the monthly financial statements for Group reporting (IFRS) to SGS.
  • Be the pivot person for the relations with the SGS Geneva HQ (80% Finance, 20% Operations, such as HR, Legal and Taxes)

Specific Responsibilities

FINANCE 

  • Ensure timely, and accurate financial reporting of Bluesign AG
  • Report a consolidated global financial picture for all of our regions.
  • Supervise the accounting for Bluesign AG and supervision of accounting for Bluesign Augsburg branch Germany and consolidated statements for the global Bluesign Group.
  • Report a consolidated global financial picture for all of our regions.
  • Support the Head of Finance for reviewing and analyzing monthly performance of the business sector and assisting management in evaluating strengths and weaknesses in different activities of the business
  • Support the Head of Finance, It & Operations with annual budgeting process as well as long term planning and able to provide strategic recommendations based on financial analysis and projections, cost analysis, and operations plans.  
  • Partner proactively with the Business team to gain and maintain an awareness of business activities, key events, progress of projects and general trends in order the support the divisional management team with the financial assessment of performance and decision making
  • Responsible for all aspect of financial control, including budget monitoring, forecasting etc) over the Business Management costs or projects under the direct responsibility of the Division
  • Monitor, analyze and drive monthly financial reporting highlighting performance variances and working closely with affiliates to identify cause, and to propose correcting measures.
  • Coordinate with other Divisional controllers to ensure an efficient and standardiae approach to Divisional Controlling
  • Give necessary support to the commercial staff to collect receivables and reduce DSO.
  • Prepare monthly revenue and sales statistics and reports, as well as ad hoc analysis.
  • Filling tax return in cooperation with SGS Group Taxation.
  • Handling of withholding tax issues with foreign customer.
  • Ensure that internal controls are in place and that internal control matrices are kept up to date at all times.

 

HR  

  • Act as a liaison between Bluesign AG and SGS Human Resources management for Swiss subsidiaries based in Geneva, concerning administrative tasks, or supporting the recruitment approval process.

Qualifications

Profile

  • Qualified Chartered Accountant
  • Minimum of 5-8 years of financial experience in an international environment
  • Business analysis and project management skills and experience (at least 5 years)
  • Experience of management and financial reporting within a Group as well as internal controls
  • Experience of multi-cultural and matrix driven environments 
  • Experience working with EPM Solutions mandatory (Essbase, HFM, Hyperions Planning, etc) 
  • Familiar with international accounting standards (IAS/IFRS) 
  • Fluent in English and Swiss German

Required Skills

  • At all times, comply with SGS Code of Integrity and Professional Conduct
  • Leadership qualities 
  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • Mature, enthusiastic team player with excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to operate independently and to be flexible 
  • Self-starter and resourceful 
  • Ability to cope with pressure
  • Develop Self and Others.
  • Collaborates Effectively 
  • Delivers Superior Results 
  • Analytical skills
  • Attention to details
  • At ease with SAP B1, Oracle, Hyperion or other similar financial systems
  • Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Word)
     

Additional Information

Workplace: St-Gallen

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