Financial Controller | EMEALA

Johnson Controls, Inc.
Mar 07, 2024
Apr 05, 2024
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Position: EMEALA - Financial Controller HQ

Job Summary:

The HQ Controller will drive results in the accounting functions that support a cluster of ledgers and countries for the segment EMEALA. This role, reporting through Controllership under the CATO organization, will serve as an advisor to the sub region CFOs and business/operations leaders to ensure accounting and reporting integrity and effective controls and compliance, confirming consistency to US GAAP and Company policy. This strategic individual will lead the reporting and monitoring of actual results and control of financial results consistent with long-term business objectives. This person will provide direction, training and counseling to its various stakeholders on a wide variety of business/financial/accounting issues to ensure achievement and alignment of business processes across the enterprise.

Principal Duties:
  • Proactively works with the business and operations to oversee, review and sign-off on the monthly, quarterly and annual closing processes. This includes review of key reserves and account reconciliations, and overall balance sheet and financial metric trends to ensure accuracy and potential gaps.
  • Ensure that strong controls are implemented and maintained for key projects that include entities migrations and ERP implementations. Identify opportunities and drive movement of activities to the Company's Center of Excellence ("COEs") (e.g. Record to Report "RTR"), including standardization. Liaison with cross functional teams (technical accounting, governance, RTR, business unit finance, etc.) and peers to ensure a harmonized environment throughout the Controllership organization.
  • Monitors and supports the internal control function to ensure controls in the represented cluster of countries are adequate, efficient and in line with the Company's and locally managed policies.
  • Participate on cross-functional teams to support financial accounting, reporting and control activities for complex transactions within the region (restructurings, supplier contracts, M&A, leases, etc.).
  • Collaborate with, coach and monitor the RTR teams that support the underlying or transactional details of each region. Create talent pipeline through the Company's RTR team to strengthen finance functions.
  • Engage and collaborates with FP&A surrounding the plans and forecasts for alignment with business objectives, market opportunities and the ability to execute. Provides recommendations and direction to the management team.
  • Proactively identifies business/financial opportunities and corrective actions and implements them or communicates them to management for implementation.
  • Provides financial leadership, training and direction to the financial and operating team to improve their financial and business skills so they can more effectively manage their responsibilities.
  • Identifies best business practices and facilitates the propagation of these practices throughout and indirectly impacting the countries/ledgers
  • Provides support for development and enhancement of IT financial and business systems.
  • Provides support for all accounting performed at the global business centers for the centralized functions.
  • Directs team in support of the above objectives.
  • Goal setting and performance reviews for all direct reports.

  • Chartered Accountants only
  • 16+ years progressive finance and accounting experience
  • Demonstrated ability to add value to business performance
  • Advanced computer skills including OneStream, Microsoft Office products and financial reporting software
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization

Desired Qualifications:
  • Public accounting and industrial experience
  • CPA
  • Management of a team with remote members

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