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Financial Controller (f/m/d)

Date:  Feb 1, 2023

Ulm, DE

Job Function:  Business
Business Unit:  WITec

At Oxford Instruments, we enable the world’s leading industrial companies and scientific research communities to image, analyse and manipulate materials down to the atomic and molecular level. With a sixty-year history, and fourteen Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, our world-class products and technologies are helping our customers to address the greatest challenges of the 21st century.


Part of the Oxford Instruments Group, WITec GmbH is a leading global manufacturer of high-resolution, nanoanalytical microscopy systems. Our customers - university and industrial research laboratories - greatly value the precision, versatility and flexibility of our instruments.


WITec’s product range features the world's best confocal Raman microscopes, which can be equipped with AFM, SNOM, and even SEM in select configurations. Our systems can be adapted to the individual requirements of our customers. They contribute worldwide to new insights and solutions in many areas of science, research and development.


To support our growth, we are looking for a motivated colleague to join our multinational and interdisciplinary finance team in Ulm, Germany.

Financial Controller (f/m/d)

Your Tasks:

  • Preparing the monthly consolidated accounts for the WITec Business Unit and working with Finance Managers internationally to ensure reports are accurate
  • Preparing analysis and commentary monthly to support the financial statements for the WITec Business Unit
  • Preparation of monthly forecasts and submission to head office
  • Working with the business to create the budget on an annual basis
  • Preparation of weekly, monthly and ad-hoc reports & analysis for the Materials Analysis Group and Head Office in the UK
  • Regular review of reports with respect to key KPIs (revenue, margin, order and sales analysis, overheads) for the companies in Germany and on a consolidated basis  
  • Proactive preparation, analysis of financial data and resulting advice to decision makers (e.g. Manager R&D, Operations)
  • Support and integration of any new finance function should the business make an acquisition
  • Intra-company allocations for personnel, materials and expenses
  • Assist in liaison with auditors and preparation of financial statements

Your Qualifications:

  • Completed studies with a focus on Finance, Accounting & Controlling.
  • Proven knowledge in consolidation, budgeting and forecasting within a complex, international company
  • Sound understanding of P&L, balance sheet and cash flow accounting, planning and reporting (IFRS/HGB)
  • Strong numerical understanding and analytical skills
  • Practical approach, efficient communication skills on various stakeholder levels
  • Very good German and English language skills
  • Team player with service orientation

Our Offer:

  • Permanent position in an expanding and globally active nanotechnology company
  • Performance-related remuneration and company pension scheme
  • Versatile, interesting tasks with room for own ideas
  • Fast decision-making and flat hierarchies
  • Modern equipment, attractive and familiar working environment in a new building at a location with high recreational value
  • Good accessibility by public transport, convenient transport connections and free parking in the heart of Science Park II Ulm
  • Home office, company parties and much more


Do you find the opportunity exciting? In that case, we look forward to receiving your application documents (incl. references), stating your availability and salary expectations.





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