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For our location in Thalheim - Bitterfeld-Wolfen, we are looking for an Operations Support Manager (OSM) / Finance Manager (permanent contract)


Reporting directly to the Plant Manager and functionally to the Regional Operation Support Manager core responsibilities include: 

  1. As a key member of the local operational management team providing financial business partnering to that team 
  2. Supervision and talent management for the local plant accounting team 
  3. Financial reporting – including financial statements in local GAAP, US GAAP (in Euro and $) 
  4. External and internal compliance 
  5. Supporting functional and regional initiatives – including current ongoing system and financial structure projects 

Core Expectations:

  • Business partnering: 
  • Structured monthly business reviews of financial results 
  • Identification and support for operational efficiency, cost analysis and leadership for active cost management of “controllable costs” 
  • Own core decision making tools: sales and profitability analysis, cost modelling, and forecasting models. 
  • Support the creation and realisation of the locations business strategy, initiatives (including any capital projects), and KPI’s to drive achievement of the locations business plan. 
  • Performance management and development of the team, including routine feedback and development plans. 
  • All financial reporting is accurate, submission timescales met, and is policy compliant. 
  • Maintain appropriate internal controls, and oversee all external compliance reporting: Local accounts preparation and auditor coordination, tax returns (direct and indirect: VAT). 
  • Support regional and global accounting initiatives. 
Core skills required:

  • Accounting degree 
  • English language 
  • Prior experience in a production environment controlling role is preferred 
  • International mobility is also preferred 

Key words: Rechnungswesen / accounting / accountant / Buchhaltung / Buchhalter / controlling / controller / Finanzmanager 

What do we offer?

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Rechnungswesen, Accounting, accountant, Buchhaltung, Buchhalter, Controlling, Controller, Finanzmanager, Management, Auditor,, Empfehlungsbund