DuPont Country Financial Controller Switzerland in Geneva, Switzerland

Country Financial Controller Switzerland (Job Number: COM00001229)

Description

The Specialty Products Division works with customers across multiple industries to advance their best ideas and deliver real-world products and smart solutions. From more nutritious food to more efficient cars, from better ways of connecting to new sources of energy, and from smarter homes to better protection for workers and the environment, the people of Specialty Products are focused on delivering the essential advances that our customers—and the world—needs to thrive.

The foundation of the Specialty Products Division is innovation, one that is strengthened by a rich heritage from DuPont and Dow. With a focus on customer-driven innovation, the technology-driven businesses of the Specialty Products Division apply market knowledge and deep expertise in science and application development to solve customer needs. Each of the businesses is well positioned to deliver value and growth with industry-leading talent, products and brands.

We are looking to fill Country Financial Controller Switzerland role for the future SpecCo company.

JOB PURPOSE:

  • The Country Controller provides oversight of all Controllership activities in country primarily focused on statutory accounts, internal controls and governance.

  • The Country Controller is the key contact for the accounting center on all country related accounting matters.

  • The Country Controllers is the key Finance contact for Country/Site Leadership and External Authorities (incl. External Auditors) and is ultimately accountable for the integrity of the financial reporting of legal entities residing in country.

Complexity Factors:

Direct

Number of indirect reports: 3

Number of countries in scope: 1

Number of legal entities: 9

Travel: up to 10%

Indirect

Majority of very large and complex entities

MAJOR CHALLENGE

  • The functional and process knowledge as well as the number of touch points and influencing skills necessary to deliver the role.

  • In order to deliver accurate and quality Controllership activities, the Country Controller works directly with local organization/s, Regional & Global Service Centers and all other functions feeding directly or indirectly into the Legal Entities Financial Statements (Tax, Treasury, HR, Supply Chain, Sourcing…).The Country Controller also acts as the steward of Internal Controls in all areas in scope.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Reviews the reporting and financial statements prepared by the Service Centers

  • Facilitates the accounting processes to ensure the integrity of the Legal Entity Financial Statements, including Financial Reporting, Accounting, Controls and Governance

  • Partners with Businesses and Functions locally providing guidance and support and participating in discussions and decisions

  • In countries where other Finance Competencies are not present, liaises and represents Finance when needed

  • Supports the Centers to address complex accounting matters

  • Is part of the regional Controllership organization in support of regional or global projects and initiatives

  • Is responsible to perform any Controllership activity remaining locally

  • Liaises with local PwC auditors as needed

  • Represents DuPont to External Authorities

  • Exercises fiduciary responsibilities directly through board membership or indirectly in advising board members

Qualifications

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Analysis & judgement

  • Decision Making/Accountability

  • Ability to influence organizations to ensure appropriate tone at the top and robust control environment

  • Communicating with impact

  • Networking and connectivity

FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES:

  • Broad knowledge of Legal and Regulatory Compliance Processes in the country/region

  • Broad accounting knowledge (USGAAP, Local GAAP, IFRS)

  • Strong financial accounting, tax and external reporting knowledge

  • Understanding of end-to-end processes and how they feed into LE & Business Financial Statements

  • Overall understanding of transactional and reporting systems and related interdependencies

  • Ability to interact in local languages within and outside DuPont

  • Solid SAP track record

KEY CONTACTS:

  • Country Leadership

  • Global Shared Service Centers Leaders, Supervisors, Team Leaders and accountants

  • Regional Business and Function Finance Managers

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • EDUCATION and Experience:

  • Degree in Accounting or equivalent

  • Minimum 5 years of Finance including relevant Accounting experience

  • Additional references preferred: CPA, MBA

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Primary Location: EMEA-Switzerland-Geneva-Grand Saconnex

Organization: Corporate

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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