AECOM Business Finance Manager - DACH Region in Neu-Isenburg, Germany
Requisition/Vacancy No. 144908BR
Position Title Business Finance Manager - DACH Region
Job Category Finance and Accounting
Business Line Support/Cross Services
State/Province/Region DE - Hesse
Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com.
About the Business Line
AECOM Shared Services
We support our employees globally by coordinating and managing the day-to-day operations of General Accounting, Human Resources, Administration, Marketing and Information Technology. We pride ourselves on ensuring we deliver the best customer service possible to our people while building trust and relationships with all of our constituents.
The Business Finance Manager DACH Region reports to the Finance Director, Continental Europe and provides all levels of financial support to the Country Managers and Managing Directors in the region. This role will have the support of technical finance professionals reporting up the Financial Controllership line as well as Project Finance professionals, but they retain the full responsibility for ensuring that the Finances are managed in their countries and entities, including accurate reporting, banking and cash management, accurate forecasting, budgeting and all of the administrative financial processes.
Key Role Objectives
A key performance criterion for this role is to partner with the Operational Management team to provide an excellent level of financial support so that the Operational Management team can rely on the numbers and advice provided to manage their businesses in the correct way to maximise profitability.
A regional standard approach is required across Western Europe to improve the efficiency of financial processes, create a paperless accounting environment and move administrative accounting duties to a central Shared Service Centre (SSC). An annual performance score will be given based on the development of central shared process.
Ensure that all required business reports and forecasts, including cash forecasts, income statement forecasting, ad-hoc reporting requests and the annual budgeting process are completely accurately and on time
Ensure that all of the In-Country Controllership duties are being performed and immediately notify line manager of areas of concern. Score rated on performance of Financial Controllers.
Work with the Project Finance Managers within the region to ensure that projects are being controlled from a financial perspective from Bid Stage through to Completion. Ensure that revenue is accurately recognized in line with US GAAP and company policy. No Internal Audit write-ups on revenue trading. No surprise project losses.
Ensure that Payroll is processed accurately and on time every month.
Manage the Accounts Payable process to ensure that Cash is maximized within the operation but that the operation is not affected by late supplier payments. Ensure that annual budgeted DSO and Cash targets are achieved.
Manage the supplier invoicing and collection process to ensure that cash is maximized. Ensure that annual budgeted DSO and Cash targets are achieved.
Manage in country banking, ensuring that sufficient cash is available to run the business delegations and approvals are in line with company approvals credit. Ensure that the business remains liquid. No banking write-ups on Internal Audit Reports.
Maintain a risk and opportunity register for all potential income statement impacts, both project and non-project issues. Notify line management early of any impending impacts to the income statement. Zero surprise adjustments to the income statement.
Ensure that the internal control environment is strong and compliant with public company requirements and AECOM policy. Work with the Financial Controllers to ensure zero High or Moderate weaknesses in Internal Audit Reports.
Ensure that no fines or penalties are received for late or absent filings to government authorities.
Ensure that Corporate Policies and Procedures, including approval limits, are strictly maintained.
Ensure that all Capital Expenditure is researched prior to committing to the expense to ensure that profit is maximized as a result of the investment.
Ensure that an annual reconciliation of Management and Statutory accounts is performed in line with the filing of the Statutory accounts.
Assist with the development and centralization of systems and administrative accounting processes across Europe and drive a paperless accounting environment throughout the organisation. Zero paper requiring filing in the finance department (where permitted by local legislation). All administrative accounting processes to be centralized within the regional SSC’s.
An undergraduate degree in Finance, Accounting or other relevant field.
A post graduate qualification in Finance.
Level headed and able to thrive in a dynamic and complex environment
Excellent analytical, organizational and abstract reasoning skills; have a natural ability for being detail orientated and accurate with numbers and reporting
Ability to iteratively discuss financial results and assumptions with senior management in a respectful, efficient and confident manner
Great problem solver and ability to summarize and present reporting results, including explanations and variance analysis
Motivated self-starter; can do attitude and proven influencer, who can drive change, improve processes, and provide sound solutions to complex and routine business issues
Results and goal oriented with ability to demonstrate excellent judgment
Excellent written and oral communication skills
- fluent in German and English
What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.