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Senior Financial Controller - Group (f/m/d)

  • Burchardstraße 11, 20095 Hamburg
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Senior Financial Controller (f/m/d)

The Bauer Media Group is one of the most successful media companies in the world. More than 600 magazines, over 150 audio brands, comparison portals in 7 European countries and over 400 digital products reach millions of people around the globe.
The Group's turnover is stable at more than two billion euros. With a new global positioning strategy, the Bauer Media Group underscores its passion for people and brands. The claim "We think popular." highlights the Bauer Media Group's perception of itself as a publisher of popular media and provides inspiration and motivation to its more than 16,000 employees in 14 countries.

We’re gearing up for our most exciting chapter yet – and have started transforming Bauer to take it to the next level.

Group Finance is the team at Bauer that is responsible for building the consolidated financial / strategic plans at the group level, analysing performance against those for the Board and Shareholders, and has Finance Business Partnering responsibility for key Group functions.

The role is based in Hamburg (when in the office), reporting to the Head of Group Finance.  You will be a Finance Business Partner for Group Functions, Services and Investments and support Bauer in achieving its short- and long-term financial objectives through the design and operation of core Group finance process, delivering insightful analysis that drives business action and outcomes, in addition to contributing to the transformation of the Finance function.

Your Tasks

Planning and Performance Management
  • Managing and supporting the key Planning Processes (Long Term Strategic Plans, Budgets and in-year Forecasts) – working with your counterparts in the Group Functions.
  • Responsible for ensuring timely and accurate month-end Profit & Loss and Cash Flow reporting; by proactive management of the Group Business Partners Functions and the Accounting team.
  • Implementation and optimisation of processes to analyse financial performance and cost efficiency of Group Functions and to support decision making e.g. based on KPI dashboarding and driver based reporting.
  • Supporting other Finance activities that sit with Group Finance & Ad hoc Group Financial analysis.
  • Opportunity to support the implementation of the new Group wide ERP / EPM system – we are in the middle of a 4-year SAP implementation programme with much of the programme focusing on Group ahead of us.
  • Ongoing collaboration and support of Planning, Reporting and Analysis initiatives that deliver improvements to centralised reporting and KPI dashboards, embedding these into day-to-day operating rhythm of Finance. Partnering with the Centre of Excellence in the FP&A governance / design.

Your Profile

We are looking for a driven, collaborative and outcome orientated person, who is looking to support Bauer as we establish the building blocks for our next phase of growth, and who wants to progress their career within Finance.
You will be someone that is able to simplify complex issues to get the essence of the story, and a proactive change agent looking to drive better process/ways of working/data and insight to shape the future finance function.
Specific qualities we are looking for:
  • Finance professional, with the relevant professional qualification e.g. BSc or MSc in Finance in Germany, Chartered or Management Accountant in the UK, or equivalent elsewhere
  • 5 years or more Finance experience (especially Planning, Analysis and Reporting is valued).
  • Open mindset of willingness to learn and drive change, looking to move the finance. function forward through process, reporting and data enhancements.
  • Systems and tools experience e.g. MS office, PowerBI, SAP. S4 Hana / SAP analytics Cloud would be a plus.
  • Good working level of English (verbally and written).

We offer

We want to inspire not only our customers, we also want to inspire our colleagues. How? By giving you the opportunity to take on responsibility and by offering you a long-term perspective. You can also benefit from our attractive offers:
  • Individual solutions for the flexible organisation of working hours and location
  • Targeted and individual training for your professional and personal development
  • A central location in Hamburg's city centre with good transport options (bus & train)
  • Subsidy for HVV ProfiTicket & bike leasing
  • Effective health management (e.g. health week, free sports programmes & Gympass)
  • 30 days of holiday & frequent events for employees
  • Company restaurant, free magazines & various discounts via corporate benefits
  • A culture in which personal responsibility, teamwork and creativity are valued and you have room for creativity and for exciting and challenging tasks

If you are looking for an independent position and would like to enrich our existing team with fresh impulses, we look forward to receiving your complete application documents.

Your contact for this position is Sarah (Osswald).
Reference number: 2023-BFKH/03