Nordic Finance Operations Manager - Brno, Czech Republic

DRILL B.S. spol. s r.o.

Place of work
Brno, Czechia
Contract type
full-time, trade licence
Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Managing the relationship between the CoE and Elkjop Finance in Elkjop HQ and the local (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland) and functional (Infocare) Finance Directors/ CFOs to whom it delivers its services, including responsibility for KPI & SLA reporting and adherence.
Managing a team of Finance Operations Managers and Controllers, providing coaching and mentoring to a wider finance management team.
Mobilizing and encouraging the CoE Nordic Finance team to be true drivers of transformation towards a CoE. Building capabilities for the future.
Be at the core of Brno organization’s transformational efforts to be developed and recognized as a true Centre of Excellence, providing leadership, guidance, best practices, support and training to our business partners across the Group.
Supporting all strategic pillars including: 1. Driving measurable business value, 2. Recruiting, nurturing and developing talents for future, 3. Creating a culture of Continuous Improvement and E2E process excellence, 4. Continuing to drive customer service culture (Customer Experience), 5. Implementing Operational Excellence framework allowing for systematic approach to service delivery and allowing for progress towards a CoE, 6. Driving service digitization and RPA implementation.
Continuously identifying new opportunities for integration into the Finance Shared Services within the larger client´s Carphone Finance organization.
Ensuring that the CoE costs are allocated back to the business units based on their use, and that the CoE continuously strives for balance and optimize the quality and costs of the service by optimising finance processes across the centre.
Acting as an ambassador of process transformation through LEAN, Operations Excellence Framework and RPA and making sure annual cost efficiency targets of 6% are achieved.
Supporting financial audit process and resolving financial audit points that are assigned to the CoE by Internal or External Auditors.
Ensuring adherence to the Group Accounting Policy and local statutory requirements in the countries it serves.
The jobholder will also be expert in balancing several priorities simultaneously and devolving responsibility efficiently.

Employee perks, benefits

Modern office right in Brno city centre with an amazing terrace.
You can mix benefits of your choice in our Cafeteria benefit system.
Bonus scheme, loyalty bonuses.
Self-development opportunities in the form of trainings, courses, possibilities to attend various conferences.
25 vacation days, sick days, lunch vouchers, flexible working hours, contribution to pension scheme and a gym membership
Plenty of social events and charity activities.

Company on whose behalf the position is being filled

Other administrative and support service activities

In Brno, Czech Republic we operate a Centre of Excellence (CoE) which opened in 2007. The centre is international, young and dynamic. We have over 600 employees from more than 28 different countries supporting our retail business to prove it. Our company culture is characterized by the drive to be World Class in supporting our retail operations for UK&Ireland and the Nordic countries.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Educational Specialization


Language skills

English - Advanced (C1)

Personality requirements and skills

A min. of 6-years of experience on senior managerial finance role (CoE/SSC environment is welcome) with very strong leadership capabilities.
Experience as a service delivery manager role in a high-volume Finance CoE environment is welcome.
Proven track record with leading and managing large teams through managers/team leaders (up to 100 FTEs)
Good commercial awareness and business acumen, analytical, judgment and decision making skills, coupled with good problem solving skills and ability to filter and prioritize information.
A Master’s degree within Finance or Accounting, be a Qualified Accountant, or have an MBA degree with Finance or Accounting focus.
Thorough knowledge of AR, AP, Fixed Assets and G/L processes.
A thorough understanding of the commercial issues facing a Finance CoE and a pan-European multichannel electronics retailer.
The ability to multi-task in a high-pressure environment with a “can do” style.


Brief description of the company

Our core business activities are concentrated in three main areas:
* Comprehensive HR Solutions;
* Outsourcing of Support Functions and Service Units;
* Professional Services & Management Consulting.

The company is a holder of a licence to offer recruitment services.

Number of employees

50-99 employees

Company address

DRILL B.S., spol. s r. o.
Jakubovo námestie 13
811 09 Bratislava


Contact person: Marcel Figura
Tel.: +421 911 011 571
E-mail: send CV
ID: 3574048   Dátum zverejnenia: 9.1.2019   Základná zložka mzdy (brutto) a ďalšie odmeny:   5000