Project Business Controller (France)

South East Paris area | Project financial "captain" | Fast growing global firm | Attractive salary!!

Ready to take on a this nice opportunity as Project Business Controller within a global firm?

Are you a real team player? Do you like working in a fast growing international company? Are you referred to as the “financial rock” that keeps the business in check and challenges the business based on carefully designed key figures? Do you enjoy working on projects with a huge added value?

Our client is a solid global player within their market that designs, manufactures and implements their solutions, fully tailor made for their clients. The have control of the full value chain!

The growth over the past years has been incredible thanks to laser sharp focus on the customer needs and speed of execution. The international platform of the group combined with an impressive solution arsenal from the different production sites and engineering teams, implies a highly adaptive organisation.

To drive their next level of growth, our client is currently looking for a Project Business Controller, a strategic role within the project team reporting to the Project Manager and into Finance. You will work in a matrix organisation

The location of this role is in the South Eastern part of Paris, France.

Your role

  • Part of the project team
  • Project forecasting including cashflow
  • Reviewing work in project throughout the project phases
  • Explains the variances compared to the planned scenario and able to dig into and present what the drivers of these variances are
  • Prepares and monitors the budget in conjunction with the Project manager for the projects assigned, and ensures its accuracy, following up on inconsistencies between actual expenses and budgeted figures.
  • Controls the set of financial KPI’s for the projects assigned and takes appropriate action where and when required in a proactive manner.
  • Controls month-end closing and verifies inconsistencies.
  • Follows up on monthly provisions (cost & revenue), ensuring completeness and accuracy and adjusting where needed.
  • Periodic project review meeting preparation with the project manager
  • Ensures that all relevant financial project master data is updated and maintained correctly.
  • Proper filing of all financial project-related information.

The ideal candidate

  • 3 to 5 years of experience within controlling or audit background
  • Affinity with project controlling is an asset but not mandatory
  • Master degree with finance or economics
  • Analytically strong
  • Able to function within a matrix organisation
  • Native French speaker and fluent in English. Other languages are welcome.
  • Experience with SAP is welcome
  • Empathy
  • Structured thinker and well organized.
  • Strong communication skills, more listening than speaking
  • No egos are allowed in this role 😉

The offer

  • Highly competitive gross salary
  • Nice perks
  • Insurance coverages
  • Pension plan
  • Work from home
  • Growth opportunities

About Key Figures Recruitment

Key Figures is a specialized niche finance recruitment firm based in Belgium and operating across Europe. We support our clients by helping them attract high performing Finance professionals focusing on key figures and critical processes to increase the profitability of your organization. We offer executive search, permanent recruitment services as well as short to midterm interim management solutions. We are also the producers of the first fully finance focused Podcast for the Finance community, The Key Figures Podcast.

This role is managed within Key Figures  by Bright Obeng, ex-Senior Business Controller with more than 10 experience within finance & controlling, who knows this role very well.