Roplan designs, develops and manufactures mechanical shaft seals for rotating machinery. The Company, founded in 1977, was acquired by IDEX Corporation in 2019. Roplan has a turnover of about Euro 30 million, a good profitability and some 160 employees. The Company is global with its headquarters in Tumba, just South of Stockholm, Sweden, and has subsidiaries in China, UK and USA. Roplan is one of the leading suppliers of Mechanical Seals to demanding Producers of Equipment and Machines with Rotating Shafts, all over the World. Highly specialized in customized design, Roplan can offer sealing solutions to virtually any application. www.roplan.com
Roplan is, assisted by Novare Search & Selection, now looking for a Senior Business Controller!
Preparatory & review tasks
As Senior Business Controller you will lead the preparations of the monthly forecast and quarterly operating review as well as the annual process for setting standard costs. You will also prepare and review product cost estimates as requested by the Sales and Engineering Departments as well as various daily and weekly operating metrics to monitor business performance.
In this role you will analyze variances in sales, manufacturing, and general expenses ensuring alignment with budget, forecast and prior year. You will also analyze and propose improvements in working capital, perform product line profitability analysis as well as analyze and review bills of material to ensure accurate product costing. Last, but not least, you will prepare ad-hoc financial analysis to support senior management decisions.
Reoccurring operative tasks
You will participate in the month-end close, including preparation of the month-end analysis package and may include preparation of required journal entries and account reconciliations.
You will participate in the annual strategic planning and budgeting processes including establishing assumptions, spreadsheet modeling, consolidation, analysis and presentation preparation. You will also coordinate and compile annual physical inventory including end of life and full absorption reserve balances.
Travels to the new production facility in Timrå will be required initially and regularly to understand the processes and to be able to support production. Also international travels can be relevant occasionally.
In this role you will also lead and/or participate in special projects and assignments when required.
The Senior Business Controller will report and work closely with Roplan’s CFO.
What’s in it for you?
With Roplan you will join a world class industrial operation with dedicated friendly people, a new dedicated owner with relevant adjoining business as well as the opportunity to see yourself in a key role in the heart of the business. From May 2020, you will find yourself in a brand-new office in Årsta.
You have several years of experience of accounting, including product costing, in a manufacturing environment as well as a relevant academic degree in Accounting or Finance. You also have experience from preparing, analyzing, and implementing accounting and reporting requirements.
You have excellent computer and technological skills, including high proficiency in Hyperion or Onestream (preferably), ERP, and Microsoft Office Applications and superior verbal and written communication skills in English and preferably Swedish.
Success in this position requires the ability to build a strong partnership with the FM and Business Unit Senior Managers and frequent communication with finance peers. These relationships must be built on respect, integrity, cooperation, teamwork and professionalism.
Hence you should have developed an ability to develop and maintain relationships at all levels within and outside the organization.
- Clear, precise communication skills
- Strong business acumen and analytical skills with a demonstrated ability to gather, analyze and present data
- Operations and commercial literacy
- Ability to organize and drive multiple projects and responsibilities as well as meet deadlines under pressure
- Process oriented with attention to detail
- Strong sense of urgency
If this sounds like your kind of challenge, please apply today! For more information about the position or the process, please contact Helene Sköld, email@example.com or Ninve Dallachi, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that we do not accept applications through e-mail, due to GDPR.