Jobs at VSI Paris

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Financial Controller

We are looking for a strong Financial Controller to join our team and oversee the French finance function at VSI.  They will lead on all aspects of finance and seek to constantly improve the process, systems, and controls in line with the company growth and development of new systems within the business.

This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to work for a company where they can make a real contribution and play a key role in shaping the business.

This is a full-time position based in Paris.


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About the role: 

Reporting to the Managing Director, the successful candidate will work closely with the various Business Units and Group Financial Controller to produce monthly management accounts.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Managing the VSI Paris finance function ensuring internal processes and controls are communicated, followed, and continuously improved in line with the business needs and group controllership policies.
  • Producing the month Management Accounts Reporting Pack within the set deadlines ensuring high quality and accurate reporting. Perform high-level monthly reviews of VSI Paris’ results and provide summary Managing Director, Group Finance and Department Heads across the rest of the business, with a summary of areas of good performance & concerns, and a detailed variance analysis of turnover, COS, and overheads.
  • Managing the French audit and tax process liaising with external personnel and Group Finance as required.
  • Oversee major financial processes and provide guidance and support to the Managing Director, i.e., leading the annual budget setting and forecasting cycles.
  • Assist in ensuring that company financial systems are robust, compliant and support current activities and future growth. Lead in systems changes / upgrades and provide control over the process for the VSI Paris entity.
  • Monitor cash flow to ensure we can meet the business requirements and utilise funds in the most efficient manner.
  • Ensure both sales and purchase invoices are processed in a timely manner and that clients pay to terms and suppliers are paid to terms.
  • Ensure project profitability is analysed and reported to the Management team within the business.

About you:

  • Qualified member of an accountancy body or holder of an equivalent qualification or considerable experience in performing in such a role.
  • Proven track record of managing own time in order to deliver routine local controllership processes as well as complex improvement projects coordinated by other stakeholders where a fundamental contribution from the local controllership team is essential.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to effectively communicate with all levels across the business. Including ability to communicate with Group Finance in English.
  • Excellent numerical, analytical, and problem-solving skills and the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • High integrity and openness, combined with commitment to good governance.
  • Commercially astute, articulate, and influential leader with the ability to operate at both strategic and operational levels.
  • Dynamic, highly motivated, with an inquiring mind and a passion for excellence and innovation in pursuit of business growth and success.