Finance Manager/ Controller - BNANO BIO AFM

As one of the world’s leading analytical instrumentation companies, Bruker covers a broad spectrum of advanced solutions in all fields of research and development. All our systems and instruments are designed to improve safety of products, accelerate time-to-market and support industries in successfully enhancing quality of life. We have been driving innovation in analytical instrumentation for 60 years now. Today, worldwide more than 7,200 employees are working on this permanent challenge, at over 50 locations on all continents.

The Bruker JPK BioAFM Business is the global market leader for nano-analytics instruments, in particular, atomic force microscopes (AFM) and optical tweezers (OT) in the applications fields from soft matter physics to nano optics, from surface chemistry to cellular and molecular biology. These high-performance instruments are developed, produced and supported at the Bruker facility in Berlin (Germany) and sold worldwide.

For the JPK BioAFM headquarters in Berlin we are currently looking for a Finance Manager / Controller (m/f/d).

Your activity:

New opportunity for a Finance Manager based in Berlin Germany to lead, drive, and manage accounting related activities for the JPK business unit, including: cost accounting, P&L management, spending control, internal control, and Corporate reporting requirements. Assures business unit compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act; and supervises staff. Provides hands-on technical and general accounting guidance, maintains the integrity of financial reporting systems. Provides high quality financial reporting that meets BNANO management process standards.

Financial Reporting, Budgeting and Forecasting

  • Prepare annual budgets and monthly forecasts consistent with the detailed BNANO financial reporting methodology
  • Provide monthly update of sales, booking and accounting data - communicates results to corporate consolidation and BNS management
  • Responsible for meeting all monthly financial close deadlines and submitting accurate results to BNS financial management
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate books of record, compliant with both German and US GAAP
  • Provide required data for Monthly Forecast Calls including updated P&L forecast, updated bookings and revenue forecasts
  • Provide monthly updates of the spending forecast; reviews variances with business unit management
  • Maintain accurate product cost in the ERP system

Business Partnering and Financial Analysis

  • Manage the quarterly revenue forecast, partnering with operations, marketing and sales
  • Maintain the forecast in the BNS revenue model
  • Partner with the business unit and BNS management to provide business insights into improving profitability and cash flow
  • Provide required analytical financial data for BNS Quarterly Business Reviews
  • Provide analysis of business trends in bookings and revenue
  • Support operations with reporting on cost reduction initiatives
  • Develop inventory analysis data, supporting operations in optimizing inventory investments
  • Follow up on outstanding accounts receivable payments
  • Provide timely response for ad hoc financial analyses as required, including gross margin analysis of pricing, product cost and mix
  • Support SAP integration activities
  • Provide leadership of financial integration
  • Drive process improvement opportunities where required

Compliance and Control:

  • Support SOX compliance with procedure documentation and testing
  • Support the BNS Division Controller with quarter end compliance documentation and reporting
  • Support internal audit and year end external audit with prompt, accurate data

Perform other duties as assigned.

Your profile:

  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Minimum 10 years of work experience which includes at least 5 recent years of related management work experience as a Controller in a manufacturing environment with strong and advanced cost accounting experience.
  • Professional certification as a CPA or CMA or equivalent is preferred.
  • Maintains high ethical standards, communicates material issues as they arise.
  • Thorough knowledge of US GAAP financial and accounting practices and procedures.
  • Strong work experience with cost accounting, inventory reporting and controls.
  • Complete understanding and hands-on experience with the monthly closing process, forecasting, and budgeting processes.
  • Proven understanding of controls requirements (i.e., Sarbanes Oxley) and importance of strong of internal controls.
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, computer, analytical, and technical communication organizational, and presentation skills, including advanced MS Office proficiency and SAP experience.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the company.
  • Solid analytical and cost accounting skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Strong problem solving, data analysis, and time management skills.
  • Viewed as a trusted partner and change agent with ability to navigate complex organizational topics, make progress, and build strong relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead multiple activities, manage resources, apply project management techniques and tools, focus on continuous process improvement, and use appropriate metrics.
  • Possesses behavioural attributes such as teamwork, customer-orientation, tactful communication, leading and developing people, strategic orientation, results orientation, embraces change and innovation.

Bruker is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and other protected characteristics.

Are you interested? Then please send us your online application including details of your salary expectations and availability.

Please note that all applications must be completed using the online form – we do not accept applications via e-mail.

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Bruker Nano GmbH
Am Studio 2d
12489 Berlin

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Bruker Nano GmbH
Am Studio 2d
12489 Berlin