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Regional Controller Southern Europe in Barcelona, Spain at Nobel Biocare

Date Posted: 2/3/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: NOB002765

About Us

Nobel Biocare is a world leader in the field of innovative implant-based dental restorations – from single-tooth to fully edentulous indications. Nobel Biocare offers you a great place to work by giving you the opportunity to grow and be recognized for your effort and achievements.


We are looking for a Regional Controller Southern Europe who will be responsible for directing the overall Nobel Biocare Finance activities, Forecasting, Budgeting and financial analysis in his/her scope area. 

Reports to: Head of Regional Controlling EMEA & EDM.

Main accountabilities

  • Responsible for the oversight of the finance/accounting activities of the region comprised of Spain, Portugal and Italy selling units including development and implementation of accounting policies, coordination of systems and procedures, and the preparation of financial statements

  • Directs activities associated with the establishment of a robust operational financial controls and reporting environment for the region supporting the business growth objectives

  • Work closely with functional and country managers in conducting detailed financial and business analyses to identify potential problems, determine root causes and recommend appropriate solutions

  • Develop and maintain forecasting processes that accurately predict future performance and motivate actions to insure it hits agreed upon target

  • Drive operational business improvement initiatives on Gross Margin, Working Capital & Operating expenses.

  • Managing the accounting team to support submission of accurate financial statements that are compliance with US GAAP and DHR accounting practices as well as statutory accounting

  • Ensures all policies, processes and transactions are in conformance with the overall Op Co and Danaher Corporate Policy; ensure adequate internal controls are in place, attend to Internal and Statutory audits as well as SOX compliance procedures

  • Eliminate breaches of internal controls and ensure compliance with Danaher Corporate control and compliance standards

  • Drive the use of corporate tools for continuous improvement within the Finance Organization and the wider  business

  • Function as business partner for Regional Team members assisting them in budgeting, forecasting and managing spending

  • Support acquisition and management of talent, assess performance, devise development plans and motivate the team to build a strong and effective financial management team

Job Requirements


  • BA Degree in Finance or Accounting required; MBA Degree and/or CPA are preferred

  • 3 - 5 years of experience in a similar role and managing direct reports

  • Knowledge of various reporting systems – SAP and Cognos; ability to create reports and presentations for senior leadership is essential

  • Strong strategic financial acumen to anticipate consequences and business impacts, drive levers to affect financial results, and make recommendations for business growth and controllership improvements

  • Excellent analytical skills including the ability to perform and train others in variance analysis

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and experience working closely with internal and external stakeholders

  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities and focus self and team on critical assignments

  • Highly self-motivated, possess executive presence in terms of managing up in the organization and be able to communicate clearly, effectively and efficiently issues that have substantial impact to the business

  • Strong technical knowledge (Accounting, Controlling,  US GAAP & SOX)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate at all levels and cross culturally
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills demonstrating the ability to take on new projects and responsibilities with minimal guidance and to understand key drivers/trends of the business.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast paced environment.  Big 4 experience preferred
  • Experience to work under pressure.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.