Reporting to the CFO based in Luxembourg, this function has responsibilities which span both Luxembourg & Ireland. The Controller is responsible for financial management, budgeting, forecasting and control for the Luxembourg / Ireland region.
He / she will combine baseline finance knowledge and functionality with a focus on analysis and supporting business development.
He / she works closely as a business partner with TA Senior Management in both locations; other IFDS locations which provide accounting and finance support as well as with the other stakeholders (eg State Street, DST, IFDS UK, IFDS Canada).
Given the cross-company nature of the structure, the Controller liaises daily with the dedicated IFDS accounting personnel in IFDS UK and / or IFDS Canada.
He / she is expected to provide not only clear leadership and guidance to this team in relation to the TA business but is also expected, given the evolving nature of the role, to be a hands-
on member of the team.Responsible for : Monthly accounting close Luxembourg / Ireland, in conjunction with finance team of IFDS UK and / or IFDS Canada.
Preparing and submitting cash flows, forecasts, budgets for Luxembourg / Ireland.Reviewing and finalizing VAT and tax information prepared by the accounting team for submission to our VAT and tax advisors.
Analysing results against forecast and budget and provide advice regarding remedial action, if required.Preparing and submitting financial reporting to our shareholders (DST / State Street) and other stakeholders.
Review and approve invoices for payment.Preparing ad-hoc analysis and reporting as required.Provide support to the CFO as required.
Delegate for the CFO in case of absence.Assist in pricing new business and in setting up new revenue opportunities.This role will take part in all important decisions regarding company structure, headcount decisions, investment decisions, new client opportunities, risks to the business etc and is expected to provide a finance perspective to all of these subjects as well as act as a sounding board for operational management.
Qualifications and Experience : Masters degree in Finance / Accounting, Management or EconomicsAround 7+ years of applicable business experienceProven track record in analytical roles with strong financial discipline, skills and knowledgeFluent in both oral and written EnglishAdvanced skills in Microsoft Office suiteAbility to work independently and together with colleagues across different locations.
Strong interpersonal, presentation and written communication skills with ability to interact professionally with all levels of local and regional management.
Previous experience of financial services would be an advantage.Previous experience at a Big Four accounting firm would be an advantage.
Accounting qualification (CA, CPA, ) desirable.Knowledge of French or German a definite plus.Regular travel required. >