Finance Business Partner DACH
Country / Location : Munich or Dusseldorf, Germany
As Finance Business Partner DACH you serve as key business partner and contributor for the DACH management in support of ongoing growth strategies, tactics and long-
term planning, ensuring that current revenue-generating strategies create enterprise value.
You actively partner with relevant business colleagues to optimize business performance by maximizing the use of technology to bring an analytical approach to framing and solving problems, and to identifying opportunities.
Build a collaborative relationship with the business and be seen as an integral and accepted function within the company, especially within the DACH Management and Sales team.
At QlikTech, the business actively comes to Finance for support. We make the business successful by working closely with our business partner and actively participate in all key business decisions.
It is a win-win relationship.
Key Responsibilities :
Establish an active partnership with both the assigned local management and the global Finance management team (especially EMEA) to provide real time support, to be a trusted advisor and to add value that will assist the local DACH management and Sales team in decision making.
Be the interface and translator between the languages of Finance and Operations.
Work closely with local DACH management to drive the forecasting process for the assigned segment of business operations.
Maintain the monthly forecast model that is coordinated with the local leadership and budget.
Work with corporate FP&A, establish key performance indicators (KPIs) and scorecards within DACH to monitor the business specifically with regard to efficiency, profitability and time and resource management.
Partner with the business in a commercial capacity to support business growth in DACH and where appropriate engage directly with strategic clients on large deals.
Provide early deal engagement shaping and maximize economic value. As appropriate help generate customer ROI business cases to secure budgets.
Be able to identify improvement opportunities in processes.
Direct preparation of the annual sales plan and operating budget. Review actuals with management and provide for an understanding of variances.
Complete special financial, administrative and ad hoc projects as directed by your senior management.
Be a Qlik champion in the finance function, demonstrating the value internally of our business discovery platform. Be the regional expert user of standard corporate apps (financial and operational) and develop apps on an ad hoc basis as required to increase the credibility of the finance function and its analysis and conclusions when facing off with operating management.
Work alongside the shared service center in region to who will provide the following functions : invoicing, maintenance renewals, payroll, accounting, Concur, accrual and commission calculation.
Ensure internal controls, procedures, and guidelines are conform to corporate directives, HR policies, industry practices and government rules.
Key Challenges :
You bring the right mix of analytical, commercial and communication skills, which are the heart of our successful finance business partnering.
Be impactful from day one and drive and embed the financial operations model that is consistently applied across the region ensuring best practice applied and Finance contributing to overall success of the business.
Help finance evolve as an organistion to the value added Business Partner function we aspire to be.
Finding ways to say yes’ whilst ensuring we are in compliance both in terms of local regional regulatory requirements and global company policy.
Be an active voice in regional DACH adaptation of policies, both financial and operating.
Key Competencies Required :
Strong Financial Acumen, analytical skills and business expertise. Actively participate in all key business decisions.
Commercial savvy and sales acumen able to earn credibility and trust. Also to be comfortable from a business perspective operating in partnership with the business and field sales.
Bring experience, provide independent view point, involvement, assess risks, identify barriers, negotiate and influence (internally as well as externally)
Analytical skills must address the full range of issues including marketing, strategic planning, technological and economics from an operational and strategic standpoint.
Familiar with and capable of impacting financial and operating metrics, able to analyze the business from an operational driver-
based view and tie to financial outcomes, not limited to financial statement analysis.
Advanced aptitude in problem solving, including the ability to logically structure an appropriate analytical framework.
Provide relevant information and analysis, clarification and guidance.
Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills to be easy to do business’ with and with the ability to influence and build strong business relationships.
Strong strategic agility and capability as well as ability to drive operational excellence - ability and inclination to roll up sleeves and dig in.
Dependence on and confidence in own abilities to get things done.
Good leadership skills able to lead, develop, motivate and manage a small team.
Ability to learn on the fly and bring value to the business very quickly.
Innovation and creative thinking and decision making capability.
Very strong drive, dedication and work ethic and you stand up for these principles. Be able to say NO
Extremely team oriented with the ability to contribute.
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with a hands-on mentality.
Open communicator, inquisitive and not afraid to challenge. Ability to keep the sales organization aligned and honest’ in their transactions.
Detail, process and control oriented.
Bachelor Degree equivalent mandatory
Finance or equivalent qualification
A Masters degree in Accounting or MBA desirable
Business level English and German mandatory
Other relevant languages would be an advantage
Experience (technical, commercial, industry / product / functional expertise, etc.)
Minimum 5+ years experience in Finance with experience as a business partner
First experience in leading a small team
Experience of working within a centralized Finance model
Knowledge of and / or experience within the software industry working for small fast growth and larger organizations
Sound understanding of process principles and tactics
Experience with all accounting principles (GAAP) and international financial reporting standards (IFRS)
Knowledge of ERP systems is highly desired
Expertise in Microsoft Office products
Demonstrated experience using Excel to build and maintain complex financial models as well as perform financial and data analysis
Knowledge in QLIK products is an advantage
Job Requirements (For US Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance. Please indicate physical and mental effort required to perform the essential functions of the job.
Examples include travel requirements, performing complex mathematical calculations, weight lifting requirements etc)
Mobility 10% of travel time required.