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CFO Brasil (m/f/d)


One of the world’s largest companies in the energy market
- located near to São Paulo, the Headquarter is in Germany -
is looking for a Chief Financial Officer.

The company is one of the largest system providers for
food and energy processes.
As an internationally operating technology group, the company focuses on
process technology and components for demanding production processes in
various end markets.

The group generates about 70 percent of its revenue from the long-term
growing food and energy industries.

Job description

Job Objectives 
  • To improve management performance and company results by increasing
    cost efficiency, enhancing process standards, fostering integration of structures 
  • To achieve high performance in the Financial (Accounting, Finance, Treasury,
    and Controlling) and Administrative (Health and Work Security, IT and Services) areas

Main tasks
  • Oversees all company accounting practices, including accounting, controlling
    and financial departments, preparation of budgets, financial reports, tax and audit functions
  • Directs financial strategy, planning and forecasts, conferring with Managing Director
    and department heads 
  • Supervises investment and works with bank and/or investment bankers to raise
    additional capital as required for expansion
  • Studies analyses and reports on trends, opportunity for expansion
    and projection of future growth 
  • Leads teams and all activities in Finance, Accounting, Tax, Corporate Controlling
    and Information Systems areas
  • Monitor and control effective interface between heads of these areas 
  • Interface with Controlling and Financial areas in headquarters in Germany 
  • Assure compliance with parent company financial policies. 
  • Actively participates in Strategic Planning and organizational development 
  • Contributes with financial expertise to business plans and
    share responsibility for business decisions 
  • Responsible for IT Organization and Structure, including all IT related projects and budget

Position within the company
  • The owner of the position reports to the Managing Director Brazil.

  • Team work 
    Team: approx. 15 employees; Finance / Controlling, Purchasing, IT

Requirements profile
  • Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration
    or Economics plus MBA in Business Management (desirable)

Professional experience
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in a senior role in Financial area,
    with large experience in Controlling 
  • Deep knowledge of local Accounting Law 
  • Good experience in elaboration of internal reports and management
    reports to headquarters in Europe or North America 
  • Focus on cost reduction and optimization.
    Interface with suppliers and customers.
  • Up to date knowledge of current financial and accounting computer
    applications / software 
  • Knowledge of international accounting practice preferably
    IFRS or US-GAAP 
  • Knowledge in SAP R3, FI, CO 
  • Availability to work in a global, matrix organization

Personal skills
  • Strong analytical capabilities
  • Direct and open communication style on all businesslevels 
  • “Hands-on”, result oriented and problem solver profile 
  • Strong negotiation skills 
  • High level of self-motivation and persistency in achieving targets

  • Portuguese - mother tongue preferred
  • English - business fluent 
  • German – nice to have

Soft skills
  • Team-oriented but can work independently as well
  • Person of honesty and integrity 
  • Ability to work under pressure