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Sr. Director, Finance EU (m/f/x)

Finance & Insight   |   Job ID  1025758
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Job Summary

Audible GmbH, an Amazon company, is the leading provider of premium digital spoken audio information and entertainment on the internet, offering customers a new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day. Titles downloaded from Audible are compatible with hundreds of mobile devices, including the iPhone and Android smartphones.

Based in Berlin, audible is looking for a Senior Director Finance – EU (m/f/x) to lead our Finance team for our Continental European business.

You will report to the Vice President of International Finance within this dynamic and growing online media company, with exposure to all areas of the finance function. The role encompasses full responsibility for Financial Planning & Controlling and Financial Reporting for our Continental European businesses, currently three marketplaces serving three different territories. Key requirements include setting up, scaling and continuously developing a team (~12 team members; 3 direct reports), organizational structure, processes and systems to support the related tasks in a complex environment of rapid growth and change. Furthermore, the role involves extensive business partnering, using expert professional knowledge and acumen, and integrating critical information from diverse functions, to advise senior leadership on strategic decisions and strategy development.

Main Responsibilities:

Financial Planning and Analysis and Strategy
· Be a member of the EU Senior Leadership team. Act as sparring partner for business owners in evaluating new initiatives, improving business operations and developing a strategy
· Take an active role in identifying key business unit metrics and communicating them in an effective manner. Work closely with the Country Managers, the VP International Finance as well as with our BI/Data Science team to ensure KPIs are met
· Ensure that an appropriate financial framework is in place to guide the company’s financial decision making, among other things covering our significant investments into marketing and content productions
· Contribute to the preparation of and ensure the appropriateness of the key assumptions included in the company’s strategic and financial budget proposals. Collaborate closely with the US FP&A team in the preparation of annual budget and forecast

Reporting, Accounting, Audit and Compliance
· Ensure quality of financial reporting. Collaborate with International Finance teams in developing accounting policies, systems and processes involved
· Reporting and accounting according to US GAAP and German GAAP, including taxation (corporate, VAT, payroll), annual reports and accounts
· Monthly delivery and interpretation of management accounts
· Annual delivery of audited financial accounts
· Manage royalty costs and help develop strategies to improve margin. Monitor and process all publisher payments and ensure all external payment and reporting deadlines are met

Basic Qualifications

We are looking for a seasoned Finance leader with significant experience in fast-paced, ideally e-commerce businesses. The ability to scale from low-level day-to-day activities to providing financial guidance as a member of the senior management teams is essential. The candidate will need to be proactive, and easy-going to fit into the dynamic team, as well as being flexible in their approach to work; willing to take on ad-hoc tasks as required.

With key colleagues in the UK, Japan, India and the US, strong English-language communication skills are critical to your success in this role.

Preferred Qualifications

Sounds interesting? If you are looking for a new challenge in an innovative company, where you will have the opportunity to shape and influence the business with the results of your work, where you will be surrounded by an engaged and fun team, Audible is your next stop! Do not hesitate to send us your application with all details together with your cover letter.

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