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Financial Controller

Schneider Electric

Leeds, United Kingdom

You will provide strong financial control, reporting and data analysis for the front office element (Imported products and packaged products) as a part of the Leeds medium voltage business unit. You will be a challenging partner to our project managers / tendering teams as well as divisional management. For sure you have a winning can-do mentality and desire to develop.

Essential functions:

· To provide strong financial control, reporting and data analysis and play a key role in helping to model best practice within the BU, monthly follow up of variances through the provision and/or review of various reports, including margin deviation, overdue debt, orders & sales act v forecast, backlog analysis.
· Understand the concepts of project accounting including POC / revenue recognition methods. Clear understanding on when revenue can be recognised in line with Group rules & IFRS / GAAP guidelines.
· Attend monthly project reviews ad hoc for high risk projects; report major deviations to Project Execution manager / Leeds Site Director.
· Strongly interact with contract management teams on a daily basis to ensure that project accounting is accurate and project costing is updated and in line with final expectations; identify high risk projects and ensure adequate risk provisions are maintained.
· Working capital / debts. Working closely with Credit Control; monitor significant risk items within the BU (front office element) and challenge project managers against target. Attend monthly high level divisional A.R reviews.
· Ownership of the front office element of the Leeds P&L. Manage month end close to Group reporting timetable and ensure that financial summary reports reflect the BU P&L.
· Support contracts execution team in understanding project accounting methodology (cash invoicing/revenue recognition) and oversee/own the accuracy of the Orderbook.

Qualifications and experience required:

· You will be a CIMA/ACCA qualified with related experience in this area.
· You need to have a Project Accounting experience and knowledge.
· Excellent relationship building skills with key colleagues including; project managers, FBPs, FP&A team members, Site Director, Site Leadership team, Leeds finance colleagues and the UK finance team
· Understanding of reporting tools (SAP, HFM, Cognos, BFO)
· Understand the financial processes and what outputs are required
· Excellent excel skills to analyse data & develop tools/reports
· Highly analytical nature for analysis and problem solving and a have a mindset of challenging everybody

This is a great opportunity to join Schneider Electric and power your career! You will be joining an international, dynamic, and responsible company, with an enviable reputation in the market. Schneider fosters the development of all its’ people around the world. Every day, we empower employees to achieve more and experience exciting careers. Find out how our values and unique position make Schneider Electric the employer of choice – apply now online.

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