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International Business Controller



Accounting & Finance
Prague, Czechia · Prague, Czechia
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2024

Purpose of the role:

The Business Unit Controller owns the completeness and accuracy of the relevant Regional Balance Sheet and P&L, ensuring its compliance with IFRS for Management Reporting and with Local GAAP for Statutory Reporting purposes, and, ensuring it is in line with the relevant internal controls in place.

The Business Unit Controller also have a day-to-day responsibility for an external audit and other third-party advisory relationships when it comes to the assigned region.

From the Business Finance perspective, the Business Unit Controller will cooperate closely with the Finance Business Partners and with other colleagues from the FP&A Team to ensure an accurate accounting guidance is provided in support of forecasting and management decision-making as well as being the escalation point for any significant or unusual accounting issues.

Also, equal partnership and collaboration between the Business Unit Controller role and the Finance Business Partner role is expected when working together on the variance analyses of the assigned entities based upon the mutually shared business know-how.

The Business Unit Controller will internally report to the Controlling Manager.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Proactive management of the accuracy of the assigned Balance Sheet and P&L.
  • Monthly Balance Sheet and P&L variance analysis.
  • Quarterly Balance Sheet variance analysis review and presentation to Controlling Manager and Group Financial Controller.
  • Quarterly Balance Sheet reconciliations review.
  • Ensure regional compliance with applicable accounting policies – IFRS for management reporting, Local GAAP for statutory reporting.
  • Provide input to BSC team on judgmental accounting issues, liaising with technical accounting, where applicable.
  • Working closely with the Business Finance Team on solving the applicable variance analyses.
  • Cooperation with the Reporting Team and the Controlling Team regarding further implementation of process improvements.
  • Ownership of the integrity of the regional financial statements and ownership of the related internal controls.
  • High risk journal review and approval.

Ownership of the statutory reporting for the region:

  • Statutory Year End Closing preparation under the local GAAP.
  • Preparation of the drafted financial statements.
  • Cooperation with KPMG in an area of corporation tax, withholding tax, and other local applicable taxes.
  • Strong professional relationship building with the statutory auditor and other external third-party advisors.
  • VAT / income tax compliance oversight for the assigned region (liaison with KPMG, Keyloop VAT and Tax Team).


  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office
  • Experience in finance (accounting, financial controlling or external audit)
  • Strong project management and time/priority management skills
  • Great communication skills and proactive approach in issue resolution
  • Experience with statutory audits and financial statements preparation process
  • Experience with IFRS (International financial reporting standards)
  • Nice to have criteria
    • Experience with SSC (Shared Service Center) Model
    • Experience with M&A transactions
    • ACCA or CIMA qualification – either fully or partially completed
    • Experience with ERP and other reporting systems such as MS Business Central, Dynamics NAV, Oracle NetSuite, Hyperion Reporting, etc.

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