• Competitive
  • Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
  • Permanent, Full time
  • PER, Private Equity Recruitment
  • 16 Mar 18

Head of Accounting & Controlling, Global Services Provider, Southern Germany

Reference: 2523 /25C

Great opportunity to join a PE-backed services firm as Head of Accounting & Controlling, based in southwest Germany

Our client is a fast growing global service provider to industrial clients, backed by a successful private equity fund. They are seeking to hire a Head of Accounting & Controlling to support the organisation in their strong and exciting growth path. The position will be based in the firm’s headquarters in a major city in southwest Germany.


  • Setting up and leading a highly efficient accounting and controlling function (ability to attract, maintain and develop talent), working closely with the CFO in an international environment
  • Implementing and optimising best-in-class management information systems and KPIs
  • Coordination and preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements (income statement, balance sheet, cash flow)
  • Reporting financial results to the management board, advisory board and investor as well as preparing adhoc analyses
  • Responsibility for the planning of the firm’s budgets as well as financial forecasts
  • Providing business decisions based on KPI analyses
  • Cash flow and working capital management
  • Involvement in all phases of M&A activities
  • Leading financial post-merger integrations projects
  • Continuous improvement and optimisation of finance processes as well as controlling instruments and tools
  • Involvement in preparation, planning and execution of the exit (at a later stage)


  • Excellent academic record, ideally with a focus on Business Administration, Finance or Controlling
  • Ideally significant experience in an operational finance leadership position with prior consulting background
  • Sector experience in Industrials, Automotive Services or Industrial Services is helpful
  • Past experience working with private equity investors is advantageous
  • Ability to work in a highly complex and dynamic work environment
  • Pro-active, pragmatic and hands-on approach is essential to cope with the multifaceted role requirements
  • Excellent analytical skills and outstanding business judgement
  • Strong communication and presentation skills are a must
  • An affinity for IT is beneficial
  • Fluency in German and English



Recruiters Reference: 2523 /25C

Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany Stuttgart Baden-Wurttemberg DE