Job details Controller

Posting Period

From August 19, 2021
to October 31, 2021

Country or region

Germany

Location

May vary

Business Unit

Plant Care

Department

Accounting / Finance

Entry date

As soon as possible

Job Status

Permanent - Full time

Minimal required work experience

6 to 9 years

Minimal education level required

Bachelor's Degree

Salary

Based on experience

Benefits

Competitive social benefits

Controller

Main Functions

We are currently seeking for a controller that is searching for a unique and exciting opportunity to work from the ground up. Are you looking for remarkable professional challenges that will enrich your career in all levels: implementing the corporate ERP system; key liaison person with all departments and head office. If so this exceptional offer is for you!

Reporting to the Business Unit Controller, the Entity Controller is responsible for all accounting and financial functions. The selected candidate will be responsible for all the day-to-day activities of the accounting department and will take ownership for accounting, reporting, internal controls, budgeting and operational analysis. This position also plays a critical role in ensuring all information is available in a timely manner to provide feedback, recommendations and KPIs to various department managers.  This position will be in Wismar (Germany).  It's an exciting opportunity available for a controller role and a great chance to join Lallemand Group. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for day-to-day financial functions including accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank reconciliations, tax filing, control of inventory and maintaining an accurate general ledger of accounts
  • Build accurate inventory production costs and prepare monthly analysis of variances
  • Monitor the financial performance of the entity
  • Coordinate, create, review and analyze annual operating budget
  • Compile and analyze financial reporting packages monthly for corporate reporting
  • Communicate financial metrics to both corporate and department managers
  • Manage financial controls in accordance with the company’s internal protocols and procedures
  • Review of all expenses incurred to ensure accuracy and legitimacy
  • Prepare and analyze financial statements for the entity globally but also by business unit and cost centers
  • Manage relationships with various internal and external clients
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations
  • Create and implement policies and procedures to identify, resolve and document accounting issues in addition to creating procedures to make the monthly closing and reporting processes more efficient and accurate
  • Assist with ad-hoc requests, special projects and other responsibilities as required

Technical skills

Required

  • Professional accounting designation / certification with minimum 3-5 years’ relevant accounting experience
  • Experience with cost accounting, standard costs and production variance analysis
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel (advanced skills with pivot tables & linking) and other Microsoft Office products
  • Experience in developing and managing budgets
  • Analytical skills to develop financial models and projections

An asset

  • Knowledge of SAP/Concur
  • Knowledge of IBM Cognos BI/Cognos Controller/Cognos TM1
  • Experience with inter-company and inter-division transactions and multi-currency transactions

Personal abilities

Required

  • Ability to adapt to change and multi-task
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Organized and effectively manage priorities
  • Respect for standards, procedures and deadlines
  • Ability to work closely with management teams, both locally and abroad
  • Conscientious about timeliness of assignments and quality of work product/Attention to detail
  • Autonomous and sense of responsibility
  • Responsive team player

General criteria

Required

  • Language spoken and written German and English

Organization

Lallemand is a privately held Canadian company founded in the late 19th century, which develops, produces, and markets microorganisms for various markets. The administrative offices of the parent company are in Montreal, Canada. Today, Lallemand employs more than 4,500 people working in more than 45 countries on 5 continents.

Yeasts, bacteria, fungi: microorganisms have always lived in harmony with plants since their origin and are now recognized for their multiple agronomic benefits. As a world specialist in microorganisms, Lallemand Plant Care carefully selects strains for agricultural use, to improve the nutrition, health, and productivity of plants.

Lallemand Plant Care is a growing business unit and offers many opportunities for career development and professional development on a local and international scale. Joining the Lallemand Plant Care team means collaborating with people who work passionately to develop sustainable, efficient, and clean solutions for agriculture professionals, horticulture, green spaces, and the forestry sector. We regularly recruit new talent from around the world to support our growth and our sales, logistics, marketing, production and research and development efforts.

Please take note that accommodations will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

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