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Business Unit Controller - FP&A Director

Houston, TX

Business Unit Controller 
Financial Planning & Analysis Director


Purpose of the job

The position holder is responsible for the financial lead of the Business Unit. Together with regional director, they are driving profitable growth within the region and maintain execution discipline and financial success of the region. 

Position holder will be member of the Regional Management team. 


  • Formulate financial plans, budget and financial KPIs, cascade cohesive objectives and target-setting backed up by clear ownership, accountability and structured management framework

  • Partner with Head Region to drive achievement of business (components + service) and financial targets. Facilitate efficient resource allocation to ensure execution per plan

  • Set-up and drive performance controlling routines, institutionalize good quality forecasting and early warning processes. Ensure timely intervention and response plan in event of slippages

  • Deliver performance reporting and management communication

  • Enforce strong cash culture. 

  • Foster strong performance culture, build capabilities, develop talent bench-strength, promote collaborative engagement.

  • Partner with Regional Head and leadership team to perform strategic planning and financial modeling, develop business plans and determine financial targets to be agreed with Division

  • Deploy cohesive risk and opportunity management framework across Region in alignment with Division, such as ERM, financial risk management processes, commercial and project risk reviews, internal controls and DOA

Educational background & professional experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business administration

  • 15+ years of experience in Finance & Controlling of global engineering and manufacturing company

  • Highly developed skills in internal financial reporting, application of accounting principles, financial decision making and internal control

  • Prior work experience in both Northern and Latin American countries a plus; comfortable in managing various cultures

  • Proficient MS Office, incl. Excel and PowerPoint

  • Proven experience with integrated ERP, preferably SAP

  • Project management skills

  • Excellent communication skills (concise messages, to the point), inter-personal skills at all levels, negotiation, influencing (align teams to work to achieve common goals) and presentation skills

  • Very strong communication and interpersonal skills, as required in working effectively internally with the various functions / teams as well as externally with relevant parties (auditor / officials etc)

  • Strong, energetic + collaborative business partner with “can do” attitude, hungry to learn and drive (+ roll-up his sleeves)

  • Good business sense, both in manufacturing and service setup and having experience in related controlling / risk management aspects

  • Ability to drive for results by empowering, engaging others and holding people accountable.

  • Strong commercial awareness and deep business understanding (ability to speak and partner in business language, not only finance language)

  • Excellent analytical skills, very strong problem solving and organizational skills

  • Ability to coordinate and manage multiple improvement initiatives at once

  • Ability to manage teams in a high-performance organization with demonstrated ability to support a variety of business areas

  • Pro-active and self-motivated mindset, highest level of integrity
  • International work experience in Northern or Latin American countries a plus; international in thinking and acting
Other requirements
  • Fluent in English, other languages are a plus

  • Readiness to travel frequently internationally, in particular between the subsidiaries in Mexico City, Tulsa (Oklahoma, US) and Houston (US).

  • Has worked in stock exchange traded company under IFRS or US GAAP accounting standard


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