Early 2018 Schneider Electric Group has decided to implement the concept of a Territory Accounting Team (TAT). It is a new function within Schneider Electric Finance discipline. For the Dutch and Belgian legal entities, we search a Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) heading the TAT. The position is based in Hoofddorp.
Waar ga je als Chief Accounting Officer werken?
Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries. With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software. In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency. We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.
Wat ga je als Chief Accounting Officer doen?
In this new role, solid leadership experience and proven skills for change management, especially organizational change and process changes, are crucial. You need to build and lead the team, streamline and standardize accounting processes and procedures and manage your internal and external stakeholders carefully. The Chief Accounting Officer has strong accounting experience and is familiar with various reporting standards such as IFRS / Dutch GAAP / Belgium GAAP. The CAO is supervised by the Country CFO. Experience with international organizations and cooperation with an outsourced shared service center (India & Poland) provides a good background for the role. Knowledge of the operating environment and working culture from Netherlands and Belgium countries is a big advantage. Previous experience of using SAP speeds up entry.
Wat neem je als Chief Accounting Officer mee?
The new CAO has a positive drive & attitude and high energy level. He/she shows strong leadership and get the team members involved by empowerment and coaching. The management style is straightforward, but properly thoughtful and analytical. The person has the courage to question things (with a constructive dynamic) and make independently decisions, partly with inadequate information. Daring to act according to one’s own vision to speed up implementation.
M.sc or MBA degree in Finance and/or Control. CPA preferred.