Financial Controller

| Birmingham, West Midlands, England, GBR
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Company Description

QAD is building a world-class SaaS company, and we are growing. We are looking for talented individuals who want to join us on our mission to help solve relevant real-world problems in manufacturing and the supply chain.

We are a virtual first company and your primary work experience will be virtual / working from your home. Occasional travel to a physical office may be required to enhance working relationships, collaboration, design, strategy and alignment.

Job Description

QAD has a great opportunity for a Financial Controller who will play a key role in overseeing the financial operations and reporting for specific countries within the organization, namely the Netherlands and Germany. This position requires a detail-oriented individual with strong financial acumen, analytical skills, and the ability to manage financial processes in accordance with local regulations and corporate policies. You will provide tax, statutory, statistical and other reports required by government regulations. You'll review, analyze, and interpret financial and budgetary reports, and you'll assist with the preparation of annual financial forecasts. You will utilize financial accounting systems needed to maintain reporting requirements, and you should be able to work with the shared services teams and provide guidance on the local requirements.

The role is fully remote form the UK, ideally from the West Midlands region. 

What will you do:

Financial Management:

  • Oversee the financial operations and reporting for specific countries within the organization, namely the Netherlands and Germany.

  • Review the transactional data the Global shared services teams processed, including AP, billing, revenue, collection, payroll, and GL.

  • Manage and coordinate the month-end and year-end close processes, ensuring accuracy and timeliness of financial reporting.

  • Prepare financial statements, reporting, and analysis for internal and external stakeholders.

  • Monitor and analyze financial performance against budget, forecasts, and targets, identifying variances and providing insights to management.

  • Oversee the US GAAP accounting and ownership of the US GAAP to Local GAAP adjustments. 

Budgeting and Forecasting:

  • Assist in annual budgets and forecasts for the designated countries in collaboration with regional and corporate finance teams.

  • Monitor budget performance throughout the fiscal year, identifying areas of concern and recommending corrective actions as needed.

Compliance and Risk Management:

  • Ensure compliance with the designated countries' local financial regulations, accounting standards, and tax requirements.

  • Work closely with internal and external auditors to facilitate audits and address any audit findings or recommendations.

  • Identify and assess financial risks and implement controls to mitigate risks effectively.

Financial Analysis and Decision Support:

  • Conduct financial analysis to support strategic decision-making and business initiatives.

  • Evaluate investment proposals, pricing strategies, and other financial decisions, providing recommendations to management.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to analyze the financial implications of business initiatives and projects.

Qualifications

Professional degree: Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field; MBA or CPA qualification preferred. Mix of 5 years experience of controllership in the German and/or Dutch Accounting context.

Computer skills: Proficient in Google Suite (Sheets/Documents/Slides) or MS Office Suite, particularly Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Proficiency in financial software and ERP systems; knowledge of Netsuite is a plus.

Other knowledge / skills: 

  • Strong understanding of financial principles, practices, and regulations.

  • Experience in financial management, reporting, and analysis, preferably in a multinational environment

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively with stakeholders at all levels

  • Analytical thinking and exceptional organization of work and keen eye for detail

  • Self-motivation and problem solving skills are crucial in this role

Languages: English, Dutch or German

Additional Information

  • Your health and well being are important to us at QAD. We provide programs that help you strike a healthy work-life balance.
  • Opportunity to join a growing business, launching into its next phase of expansion and transformation.
  • Collaborative culture of smart and hard-working people who support one another to get the job done.
  • An atmosphere of growth and opportunity, where idea-sharing is always prioritized over level or hierarchy.
  • Compensation packages based on experience and desired skill set

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About QAD:

QAD Inc. is a leading provider of adaptive, cloud-based enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies. Global manufacturers face ever-increasing disruption caused by technology-driven innovation and changing consumer preferences. In order to survive and thrive, manufacturers must be able to innovate and change business models at unprecedented rates of speed. QAD calls these companies Adaptive Manufacturing Enterprises. QAD solutions help customers in the automotive, life sciences, packaging, consumer products, food and beverage, high tech and industrial manufacturing industries rapidly adapt to change and innovate for competitive advantage.

QAD is committed to ensuring that every employee feels they work in an environment that values their contributions, respects their unique perspectives and provides opportunities for growth regardless of background. QAD’s DEI program is driving higher levels of diversity, equity and inclusion so that employees can bring their whole self to work.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. 

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More Information on QAD
QAD operates in the Software industry. The company is located in Santa Barbara, CA. QAD was founded in 1979. It has 1678 total employees. To see all 23 open jobs at QAD, click here.
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