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Experience HELM as a unique family business and an attractive employer. Through a constant exchange of ideas, our ultimate goal is to offer our customers future-oriented solutions within our global network. At any time, in any place. This allows us to work proactively and think long-term - in operations, quality management, process optimization, product development and distribution. We are innovation drivers, possibility makers and a reliable partner, all in one.

Vice President Corporate Finance (m/f/d)

Date:  May 18, 2024

Hamburg, DE, 20097

Business Unit:  Corporate Units
Job Function:  Finance / Controlling / Accounting / Tax
Level of Experience:  Executive

Reporting directly to the CFO, the Vice President Corporate Finance (m/f/d) will be responsible for leading the Corporate Finance team of HELM with more than 30 team members.

This role will encompass corporate controlling, accounting, taxes, treasury, and credit control.


The ideal candidate will be adept at developing and implementing strategies and initiatives for the finance functions to support the group's growth objectives while ensuring groupwide compliance and risk management.



Your responsibilities:


  • Lead and manage the functions of accounting, controlling, taxes, treasury, and credit control in Corporate Finance
  • Responsibility for the preparation of the monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements, financial planning with forecasts and reporting
  • Drive the further development and implementation of the corporate framework for the finance functions together with the heads of the individual corporate functions and the heads of Regional Service Units Finance
  • Ensure the implementation of the ongoing group-wide consolidation of internal and external reporting to streamline reporting processes and enhance transparency for the stakeholders
  • Proactively monitor and steer business performance, e.g., by developing further reports and key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Enhance the financing toolkit of the group to optimize capital structure and funding strategies
  • Foster collaboration across functions and stakeholders between the Business Units, Service Units and Corporate functions to assure alignment and level synergies.
  • Stay abreast of international financial regulations and market trends to ensure compliance, mitigate risks and enhance digitalization
  • Provide strategic guidance and recommendations to the CFO and executive team



Your profile:


  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, or a related field; MBA or advanced degree preferred
  • Professional certification such as (German) CPA or CMA highly desirable
  • At least 8+ years of progressive experience in finance, with a strong focus on accounting and in depth experience in controlling or any other of the mentioned corporate finance functions
  • Strong understanding of accounting principles, tax regulations, and treasury management practices
  • Proven track record of leadership and delivering results in a corporate finance environment, preferably within a multinational company
  • Excellent analytical, strategic planning, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels of the organization
  • Experience with SAP S4/HANA or another ERP systems and financial reporting tools
  • Highly adaptable and able to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Teamplayer, willing to develop and implement new ideas and to contribute as part of finance and leadership team

Every day, each one of us contributes to HELM's success with competence, the highest expertise and unique service. We reward this commitment - not only with international opportunities, possibilities for seminars and further training but also with benefits that offer optimal conditions to reach the perfect work-life balance.

Then please apply with all necessary documents via our application portal.

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