Business Unit Controller

Job requirements and skills
* Relevant academic background (e.g. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Auditing, or Finance; Master’s degree preferred).
* Minimum of 3 years’ experience in (commercial) fixed asset accounting or investment budget control; thorough knowledge of accounting principles (IFRS), tax filing and real estate aspects.
* Deep understanding of financial analysis and reporting, key business metrics, forecasting, and annual budgeting.
* Analytical mindset with the ability to steer results using (financial) data; sound organization, prioritization and time management skills to handle multiple, ongoing projects in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment; strong attention to detail.
* Well-developed interpersonal and inter-department communication skills; able to effectively communicate with diverse stakeholders; teamplayer.
* Computer literate particularly with Excel and PowerPoint.

Result areas
1. Financial Management
* Develops and monitors a comprehensive set of controls and procedures to enhance the accuracy of financial administration, reporting and planning & control, whilst ensuring compliance with local legislation and group  guidelines;
- Provides accurate IFRS and Tax (REIT and non-REIT regime) compliant financial information.
- Responsible for detailed review, analysis, and reconciliation of newly-acquired assets, tracking existing assets, recording depreciation, and accounting for asset disposition.
- Ensures the preparation of annual accounts.
- Maintains financial records, manuals and filing to ensure information is readily retrievable and up-to-date.
* Manages and ensures a correct valuation process (internal/external); reports and advises relevant stakeholders accordingly.
* Provides the quarterly VAT declaration (including oversights VAT review).
* Coordinates the annual and interim financial statement audits with external auditors including preparation of all supporting
* Oversees the accounting operations of subsidiary corporations, especially their control systems, transaction-processing operations, and policies and procedures.

2. Operational Management
* Provides (financial) project control concerning the development pipeline; analyses the financial/ fiscal aspects of proposed (dis)investments (economic feasibility studies), assists in the preparation of capital budgeting, monitors and reports progress (quality, timing and cost control).
* Assists in the preparation of the annual (operating) budget for the shopping centres, along with monthly and full year forecasts.
* Work closely with the BU team to ensure accurate and timely capture of all financial and operating metrics; appraises operating results versus established objectives in terms of profitability, performance against budget, and other matters related to financial performance and operating effectiveness; provides active support to develop and identify additional cost savings opportunities.
* Supports the development of improved financial performance  measurement processess; recommends benchmarks against which to measure business operations.
* Contributes to the development of effective standard practices to achieve operational excellence across BUs; signals opportunities and proactively initiates new innovative concepts to improve internal processes, level of control, etc.

3. Reporting
* Manages and provides, on a monthly and quarterly basis, the preparation and analyses of local forecasts, budgets and (KPI) management reporting (e.g. WBR, monthly operational report, etc).
* Analyses General Ledger account results, signals budget/forecasts  variances and reports significant issues accordingly.

4. People Management
* Is responsible for defining a solid team; oversees the operations of the Finance department, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the department's goals and objectives.
* Is responsible for the development of individual employees.
* Gives direct and constructive feedback about the delivered performance to your team.
* Stimulates employees to join in on the thought process and to actively contribute to the development of new ideas and to learn from his/her own experiences and those of others.

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