Chief Financial Officer (f/m)

SCI Selection
  • Großraum Graz
  • Vollzeit
  • Projekt-, Bereichsleitung
  • 16.4.2019

Our client is a globally leading high-end producer in the electronic industry with more than 10.000 employees worldwide, plants in Central Europe and Asia and sales service offices around the globe.

To facilitate their continuous global policy of expansion, our client is constantly looking for experienced professionals with high commitment and willingness to drive change. Engagement and flexibility are essential factors to our client's consequent policy of growth.

In the course of corporate succession planning, our client is looking for an experienced Executive Manager for one of the company's business units, based at its headquarters in Austria for the following opening:

Chief Financial Officer (f/m)

Business Unit Industrial

Areas of responsibility

  • Manage, direct and control all BU financial, administrative and legal activities in line with group standards and strategy (including companies assigned to the BU)
  • Assess market dynamics to ensure competitive position of the company and participate in defining the BU's future strategic direction
  • Actively support execution of the company's vision, mission, strategy, budget and forecast
  • Perform financial planning, annual budgeting and reporting for the BU, ensuring full transparency on the financial performance of the BU
  • Take over responsibility for the financial performance of the BU
  • Ensure budget monitoring, cost awareness, identify cost and cash improvements and supervise target-performance comparison to initiate corrective actions where needed
  • Take over responsibility for the BU Risk Management, actively and clearly communicate risks in a timely manner
  • Manage financial controls and accounting procedures
  • Ensure compliance with latest statutory (IFRS, local GAAPs), financing and tax regulations for the BU and assigned companies
  • Align and negotiate with external stakeholders and ensure coordination with authorities
  • Disciplinary responsibility for the Finance, Purchasing, Legal, Logistics and IT teams for the assigned manufacturing plants in Austria and Asia
  • Provide leadership to the organization, spearhead and develop assigned teams
  • Take over executive and/or non-executive roles in companies assigned to the BU
  • Build strong cross-functional relationships with internal stakeholders to implement financial business strategies
  • Represent and foster a culture of integrity, ethics and transparency


  • University degree in Business Administration
  • Energetic personality of high integrity, positive attitude, high communication skills and intercultural sensitivity
  • Successful track record of performance in an international executive finance position of a mid- to large-sized global company
  • Experience in the manufacturing industry - high volume production
  • In-depth knowledge as well as strategic know-how in Accounting (IFRS), Controlling, Tax and Risk management and awareness for Legal matters
  • Experienced in dealing with legal and finance authorities and the ability to represent the company towards external partners and institutions
  • Demonstrated track record of proactive leadership, team building and business process re-engineering
  • Strong business acumen and analytical skills
  • Results-oriented, strategic thinker and planner
  • Ability to lead a finance organization in a dynamic, fast changing industry
  • International work experience preferably in Asia - good understanding of Asian culture
  • Excellent German skills and high proficiency in English are a must-requirement
  • High willingness to travel internationally

As required by law, we advise that the collectively agreed base annual salary for this position is set at a minimum of EUR 150.000,-- gross. Your actual salary will be based on your qualifications and prior experience.

Please send your documents (preferably as pdf) to:

Katharina Mosor
Tel.: +43 1 516 26 - 0

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