Job details
Finance Business Partnerref: WL44642
Sector Finance
Type Full-time, Permanent
Location Germany - Near Frankfurt
Salary €60000 - 70000 / Year

A global Japanese chemical corporation is looking for Finance Business Partner.
The Finance Business Partneer will work in German office and be part of a virtual, international Finance team.
You will be responsible for support the local functions, especially the sales business with focus on Finance Operations.
Responsible for supporting business decisions effectively with analyses and recommendations. This position is new and offers ambitious experts extensive creative opportunities and advancement to a higher level with more responsibility.

Understanding of Japanese culture and some Japanese skill will be advantageous.
TYPE: Permanent, full-time
WORKING HOURS: from Monday to Friday, 39 hours a week
SALARY: €60-70K depending on experience
LOCATION: Near Frankfurt (Hybrid work style)
(Ref: WL44642)

Finance Business Partner RESPONSIBILITY:
• Managing the processing of invoice payments
• Support sales management as a sparring partner in the decision-making process • Co-development of business cases and evaluation of the potential of new sales initiatives
• Monitoring accounts payable and account receivable
• Schedule a payment plan and settle payments
• Handle all special or difficult transactions including special requests for payments, foreign cable transfers, etc.
• Alert status invoice payments (control of debitors ledger, send invoice reminders)
• Prepare credit analysis • Responsible for the monthly, quarterly and annual closing process and accounting reporting, prepare financial statements
• Support the European and local financial planning and forecasting processes as well as ad-hoc reporting and analysis
• Responsible for ensuring data integrity and completeness for financial KPIs
• Actively participate in regular business reviews with relevant stakeholders to support the business
• Deliver ad-hoc analysis to drive management decisions
• Support financial audits

Finance Business Partner IDEAL CANDIDATE:
• Professional qualifications (finance/business degree) and at least 5 years’ experience in operational and Business Partnering roles
• Ability to manage stakeholders and connections with virtual teams
• Cross-functional professional experience in various positions in finance (corporate & operational finance)
• Experience as a Finance Business Partner with a strong understanding of sales operations in a B2B environment in an international company
• Good accounting knowledge (HGB, US GAAP & IFRS) as well as solid understanding of financial statements (balance sheet, P&L & cash flow)
• Team player who enjoys working with others while having a self-starting personality
• Secure use of all relevant standard IT systems
• Being able to work independently and driving performance
• Strong communication skills at all levels of the organization
• Business fluent in German and English, Japanese would be an advantage

** All applicants for the Finance Business Partner must have the right to work in Germany as the Company is not able to offer visa support.