Head of Finance Excellence

Grundfos is one of the largest Danish companies, famous for its market leader pump manufacturing activities worldwide. We contribute to global sustainability by pioneering water technologies that improve quality of life for people and care for the planet.

At Grundfos Shared Services we are building up the global Finance Excellence team. As integrated part of the global finance organization we strive for excellence through applying industry best practices. Our journey is not over yet…

If you wish to work in the heart of the city in an office with 21st century solutions, people focus and Danish culture then do not miss this unique opportunity to join us! We are looking for highly-motivated, result oriented individuals for the following positions to be part of our growing team:

 

Head of Finance Excellence

 

Purpose of the job: 

Responsible for the on-going management, strategic direction and cost effectiveness of global finance processes, hereunder drive optimisation and automation of finance processes across all entities globally. This responsibility includes defining, designing, building and implementing global finance processes to achieve the performance goals and objectives set. This is in co-operation with project and delivery organisations as well as local Grundfos entities.

Responsible for finance transformation projects (Finance Streamline) and larger projects within ONE Finance e.g. standard chart of account, SAP 4/Hana implementation for Finance, SAP CONCUR, e-invoicing, etc.

Design strategy for potential future enterprise process ownership at the end-to-end at Finance level (and potentially cross functional level).

 

Location negotiable within Europe.

 

Main responsibilities:

Functional:

  • Provide leadership to Finance Excellence team to oversee definition, design, implementation and monitoring of global finance processes ensuring compliance with business requirements, global policies, guidelines, statutory governmental regulations, local accounting principles, internal control guidelines, etc.
  • Ownership of finance end-to-end process management including maintaining simplified, standardised, and integrated finance processes.  Investigate opportunities to increase automation to create more efficient and effective processes that achieve the targeted improvements.
  • Drive strategical projects, ensuring that business goals are achieved within the approved cost, time and quality.
  • Works closely with VP, Financial Shared Services providing support for the evaluation of new initiatives and extension of Shared Service Centre scope.
  • Manage relationships with key stakeholders across Grundfos and external ownership groups to drive strategic goals and broader process improvement

Management:

  • As a member of Financial Shared Services Senior Management team provides input to development of strategic roadmap. 
  • Works closely with Grundfos finance leaders to establish an environment of continuous improvement and increased efficiency and effectiveness as well as finance processes and systems.
  • Establish global policies/procedures and support compliance
  • Provide support to the business to develop a service led culture where high levels of collaboration partner satisfaction are achieved continuously
  • Responsible for implementation of internal controls within the processes set-out by Internal Controls
  • Enhance and maintain the KPI framework to measure performance by the delivery organisation as well as performance to external benchmarks. Ensure timeliness and accurate performance reporting.

 

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree within e.g. Finance, Processes
  • Deep understanding of (finance) processes in international organisations and international experience in SSC migrations and transformation projects
  • Have extended experience working with Shared Services processes and project experience working in an international group

  • Experience with change management
  • People management and leadership skills
  • Excellent level of English orally and in writing
  • Experience with SAP
  • Strategic focus and cross-organizational insights
  • Cultural understanding, networking, and efficient communication skills
  • Strong customer service orientation with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Well balanced and confident self-starter who can work independently to drive improvements – yet inviting and delegating
  • Delivers results within a culturally diverse environment
  • Detail oriented but not stuck in routines and “business as usual”

 

Reports to: 

Group VP, Financial Shared Services

 

Number of subordinates:

15 (majority based in Budapest, Hungary)

 

 

Additional information:

  • Truly international team with global responsibilities
  • Professional challenges and development opportunities in multinational environment
  • Teamwork in a young and energetic team
  • Competitive salary and benefits

 

If you have questions or want to know more about the position, please contact  Torben Stride Vingaard, Group Vice President, Financial Shared Services. 

Mobile: +4521542244

E-mail: tvingaard@grundfos.com

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