Commercial Controller Manager
ESL
Barcelone, Espagne
hace 4 días

Company Description

ESL Languages is the leading European study abroad agency. We have been organising language courses abroad throughout the world since 1996.

Our presence is international, with more than 35 sales offices across Europe.

Beyond linguistic, cultural and geographical borders, more than 25 thousand students every year make the choice to book with ESL and make their goal of learning a language and discovering the world a reality.

ESL received many industry accolades over the years. We entered into the eternal Hall of Fame as Best European Study Abroad Agency in Europe in 2016 after winning 5 times in 6 consecutive years.

This prestigious ST award is based on the votes of thousands of language schools around the world and rewards the quality counseling and high service provided by all of the ESL staff.

In 2019, ESL became part of the Kaplan Languages Group, one of the largest global chains of English language schools. ESL continues to work an independent agency within the KLG group.

Job Description

Reporting to the CFO the Commercial Controller manager will :

  • Coordinate and direct the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts of the Company in close coordination with the CFO
  • Review, supervise and green light the month-end and year-end close processes in close coordination with both the CFO and the Accounting team
  • Prepare accurate monthly and annual reports identifying results, trends and financial variances as well as proposing actions plans to mitigate deviances
  • Dedicated business partnering by supporting the Management of the Company and / or the rest of the departments in any type of exercise, projection or simulation where the finance input may be needed.
  • Preparation of key commercial reports including Revenue trends, P&Ls, Leads trend analysis, etc
  • P&L and Cost Control daily management and monitoring in close coordination with the rest of the departments of the Company
  • Main Tasks

  • Coordinate and direct the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts of the Company in close coordination with the CFO
  • Review, supervise and green light the month-end and year-end close processes in close coordination with both the CFO and the Accounting team
  • Prepare monthly and annual reports identifying results, trends and financial variances as well as proposing actions plans to mitigate deviances
  • Dedicated business partnering by supporting the Management of the Company and / or the rest of the departments in any type of exercise, projection or simulation where the finance input may be needed
  • Preparation of key commercial reports including P&Ls, Leads trend analysis, etc
  • P&L and Cost Control daily management and monitoring in close coordination with the rest of the departments of the Company
  • Support the CFO and the Accounting Manager in any ad hoc finance project that may arise
  • Manage Ad hoc projects to improve controls / reporting within the Commercial Controlling department
  • Management and daily update of the Business Intelligence tool used by the Company (Power BI)
  • Process and procedure standardization to improve internal control in Sales and Marketing function by focusing on efficiency and productivity gains
  • Support controllership in external and internal audits
  • Reporting to the Head Offices based in both London and Barcelona
  • Assist Managers in risk management and controls and in compliance checks
  • Support the CEO and the CFO in preparing analyses and reports
  • Continuously look for new ideas or potential improvements & propose to relevant people in the Organization
  • Qualifications

  • University Degree in Finance / Business
  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years of experience as Commercial Controller Manager, managing a small team
  • Languages : English ( fluent) & Spanish (fluent ). Other languages (French, Italian and / or German) would be an asset
  • Results oriented
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Proactive
  • Excellent verbal and written communication abilities across all level of an organisation
  • Proficient in Excel and Power point
  • Experience in presenting business cases to the top management of the Company
  • Experience in managing Business Intelligence tools. Power BI knowledge will be a plus
  • Used to deliver under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Experience with CRM Systems (Sales Force system will be a plus)
  • Ability to effectively communicate, discuss and convince Finance and non-Finance partners (experience with Digital Marketing will be a plus)
  • Excellent organisational skills including ability to keep accurate records
  • Good understanding on business challenges
  • Excellent team working skills
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