Finance Manager Germany
Avient
Wiltz, Diekirch, Luxembourg
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Avient Corporation (NYSE : AVNT), with 2021 revenues of $4.8 billion, provides specialized and sustainable material solutions that transform customer challenges into opportunities, bringing new products to life for a better world. Examples include :

  • Unique technologies that improve the recyclability of products and enable recycled content to be incorporated, thus advancing a more circular economy
  • Light-weighting solutions that replace heavier traditional materials like metal, glass and wood, which can improve fuel efficiency in all modes of transportation and reduce carbon footprint
  • Sustainable infrastructure solutions that increase energy efficiency, renewable energy, natural resource conservation and fiber optic / 5G network accessibility
  • Avient employs approximately 8,400 associates and is certified ACC Responsible Care®, a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste and certified Great Place to Work®.

    For more information, visit www.avient.com.

    ABOUT THE ROLE

    Finance Manager, based out of Pommerloch, Luxembourg, is a key role reporting to the Lead Regional Controller EMEA. This role has primary responsibility for preparation and support of various aspects of the monthly close process.

    The Finance Manager is responsible for managing also tax filings, reconciliation reporting, variance analysis, preparing statutory accounts, managing audits, following global accounting policies and other ad-hoc projects.

    This role faces several key customers as part of both daily responsibilities and as part of project teams, including Finance, Business Unit Finance and Analytical Finance.

    WHERE YOUR EXPERTISE IS NEEDED

  • Country responsibility over 7 German legal entities
  • Supervising annual accounts preparation and managing statutory audits
  • Leading the team of 7 finance professionals
  • Reviewing monthly income tax calculation, quarterly income tax provision - current and deferred taxes, income tax accounting
  • Partnering with EMEA core finance team in their various projects and initiatives
  • Key contact person for corporate Tax, Accounting, Legal and Treasure functions when it comes to German statutory and compliance matters
  • Takes ownership and drives completion of other activities and processes such as SOX, external audits, tax audits and internal audits
  • Other financial information submissions
  • Working with external consultants on annual income tax return preparation and Transfer Pricing documentation
  • Supervising all SAP general ledger and all accounting activities. Primary responsibilities include managing the monthly and quarterly closing process for Germany, company financial statements, including providing direct oversight to other corporate accounting functions and reviewing journal entries and reconciliations of judgmental and / or complex balance sheet and income statements accounts.
  • Managing the liquidity flow for the German legal entity collaborating with Regional and Corporate Treasury
  • Lease accounting support
  • Owns initiatives to improve and create new process where applicable, to optimize and standardize our global accounting processes in local company.
  • Manages team members and works cross functionally with those in other areas, such as Analytical Finance, Treasury and Tax, to drive process improvements that result in more effective and efficient monthly and quarterly close processes

  • Responsible for leading the efforts to finalize the preparation of daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual accounting requirements, including, but not limited to, journal entries, reconciliations, analysis of activities and reporting.
  • Specific areas of responsibility include primary oversight of the Corporate accounting process and capital authorization approval process, various judgmental accruals and reserves, as well as assistance with other miscellaneous close activities

  • Assists and provides cross functional support, guidance and escalation management of activities from our internal business partners
  • Other projects as needed
  • WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

    Essential

  • Graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent
  • 7 years + experience in Finance and Accounting according to German law
  • Income Tax / VAT practical knowledge according to German law
  • Proficiency in written and spoken German and English
  • Strong communication skills
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a leadership role and operating in a manufacturing environment with a hands-on mentality.
  • Organizational skills, a self-starter with high level of analytical skills and resilience
  • Working knowledge of SAP highly desirable
  • Desirable

  • CPA, ACCA or local equivalent completed
  • Experience with US GAAP and SOX Compliance
  • Working knowledge of Hyperion
  • PERKS AT WORK

  • Culture of trust, empowerment and constructive feedback, we also provide our associates with robust development programs such as Avient Academy, Lean Six Sigma, and various leadership workshops to allow for career growth in a variety of ways.
  • With workplace flexibility, health and wellness programs, casual dress days, and paid time off for community service, we are committed to building upon our positive momentum.
  • Extensive onboarding, mentoring and personal development opportunities and an international team of experts
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