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  • Group Technology Finance Manager - Technology Competency Center Lisbon
  • Richemont in Lisbon, , Portugal
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  • 1 month ago

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Group Technology Finance Manager – Technology Competency Center (Lisbon)

MAIN PURPOSE

Participate to the set-up of our new Richemont Competency Center and to progressive Group Platforms operating model transformation for all finance related aspects.

Supporting Group Platforms function on all finance matters, business controlling, projects and services financial controlling, financial planning, internal allocation model management, and support for reporting and tax compliance.

Report to the Head of Group Technology Finance and functionally to TCC lead, you will collaborate with Tech domains being in Portugal, with Group Platforms Central teams in Switzerland for business partnering and transversal IT and financial topics across the Group technology domains.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Cost Controlling
• Animate and support the TCC lead and each TCC departments for the day-to-day follow-up of financial operations, ensuring an efficient and appropriate operating and financial control... system by responsibility and activities
• Act as a trusted, respected and reliable business partner. Develop close relationship with the managers in charge of the different activities / domain monitored, including continuously developing a costs awareness culture with business partners
• Work with business partners to drive operational efficiency and effectiveness. Support and challenge when appropriate. Perform all required analysis and ad-hoc financial reports and recommendations
• Develop and maintain valuation of services/products delivered to business stakeholders including internal allocation model across business units / Maisons
• Be the key contact point to Group Finance department in Switzerland for all financial operations related to monthly, quarterly and yearly closing activities (accruals proposal, commitments review, allocations cycles…), systems maintenance (purchases approval matrix, SAP masterdata…)

Projects and products controlling
• Animate and support business partners and the various stakeholders in relation to project management, specifically tracking and monitoring costs per projects, activities and services, including resources management (e.g. time tracking, resources allocation)
• Participate to implementation of new controlling solutions for monitoring costs per projects, activities, and services/products to accompany the current Group Technology Operating Model transformation
• Work closely with the Group Technology controllers in Switzerland on transversal IT and financial topics

Planning and forecasting processes
• Drive the planning and forecasting cycles inside the departments for Budget, Latest Estimate processes – challenging assumptions, build reporting / consolidation tools, summarize and communicate key messages within the organization, etc.
• Assist, advice but also act as challenging partner across each forecast cycle
• Review and consolidate all budget components (Investments, Operating expenses, Headcounts) impacting projects and operations for the supported perimeters
• Prepare monthly / quarterly actual reporting to the respective Management team. Analyze variances and review performance against Budgets and targets
• Provide assistance to the respective management team(s) as part of annual budget bottom-up process preparation

Financial commitments management
• Act as a key contributor in the purchasing cycle and financial commitments follow-up process: budget assumptions validation, vendors contracts consistency check, part of the purchase orders validation flow and invoice verification processes
• Provide financial support to the managers on business, contractual and commitments decisions
• Contribute to Capital Approval Request (CAR) process for the scope / projects under its responsibility

Accounting, reporting and Internal Controls policies application
• Ensure coherence and reliability of financials under local IFRS standards
• Support for statutory book-keeping, tax compliance and group reporting for the entity with Group Stakeholders and external advisory
• Check and ensure that Richemont internal controlling procedures are properly applied, without compromise within the managed departments. Detect gaps and weaknesses, properly communicate with Group Finance stakeholders, and when required drive the appropriate corrective actions

PRE-REQUISITES FOR THE JOB
• Master’s degree or equivalent in Finance or related fields
• Minimum 8-10 years+ experience proven experience international and/or multi-matrix contexts
• Experience across Finance missions (controlling, FP&A, finance project and accounting) and an experience in Audit required recommended
• Experience in SAP FICO (Project System module is a plus), BI/BW tools, Microsoft Office
• Real interest on Technology topics, in particular on Digital, Infrastructure, Cloud services areas, Agile methodologies and Product Owner organization. An experience across these domains is an asset.
• Fluent in Portuguese & English. French knowledge is a plus

REQUIRED APTITUDE AND QUALITIES
• Strong team and collegial spirit, emphatic, curious to learn, develop and challenge the status-quo
• Aptitude to work and act transversally across various teams, organizations and stakeholders, first experience as a manager is a plus
• Regular travels to HQ in Switzerland (~1/2 days per month)
• Good communication skills, at ease at different hierarchical levels, perseverant and precise
• Excellent analytical and quantitative skills. Ability to drill-down into details effectively
• Strong organizational abilities, autonomous, keen to work independently and manage ambiguity when necessary
• Able to work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines, and balance multiple priorities
Lisbon Portugal

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