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Controller (m/f/d) Reporting & Process Optimisation in Business Finance Operations

About the role

Location: We are rather flexible on your place of work

Hours: Full-time

Type of Contract: Permanent


Are you looking for a challenge linked to reporting and process optimisation? Do you have an analytical mindset? Is data integrity part of your mentality?

As Controller Reporting & Process Optimisation, you will be a financial business partner to our Business Group (BG) Operations and Business Finance. The job responsibility includes steering and driving continuous improvement of reporting and finance processes across multidisciplinary teams and supporting the HSEQ and ME teams in finance and reporting. The role-holder is also expected to support Operations initiatives as part of the BG strategy implementation as needed, to participate, lead projects and support specific processes in Business Finance.


We need your expertise for...

  • Providing support to the different processes in the Borealis Business Finance/Finance teams
  • Responsible to maintain the overview on reporting, analytics, data exploration and data preparation that may lead to insightful automated reporting/analytics visualisation for the Operations, HSEQ and Business Finance teams
  • Act as business partner and guide the different teams towards LEAN reporting and processes.
  • Develop the frame for reporting simplification and automation across the different Operations locations
  • Design standardisation and drive automation of reports and processes in close cooperation with the Operations, HSEQ and Business Finance teams
  • Define what good looks like, based on the identification of best practices. 
  • Coordinate cross-functional reporting in close cooperation with local teams (Plant teams and Local Leadership Teams members)
  • Design reporting governance, draft and maintain end-user documentation
  • Ensure existing finance and reporting processes are consistent and efficient with the needs of the Operations, HSEQ and Business Finance
  • Project leadership and participation in improvement projects and/or stream lead of more complex cross-functional projects
  • Responsible for analysing and processing data, tracking performance, and deriving optimization measures. This includes fixed/variable costs and operations metrics analysis and providing support to finance processes (i.e. forecasting and planning)

About you


Do you value teamwork and cooperation? Do you demonstrate concern for data quality and data integrity? Can you think conceptually? Do you demonstrate initiative?

As our ideal candidate, you will have an educational background or relevant experience in Economics, Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics and/or Data analytics. A general engineering background would be a strong asset. You will be able to demonstrate a good understanding of core financial processes and a strong interest for continuous improvement. 

In addition, you have...

  • Strong analytical skills and highly interested in analytical issues (in generating reports, statistics, and performance indicators).
  • Affinity and a strong interest in technology/IT tools. 
  • Strong knowledge in the Microsoft Office package (proficiency in Excel is required). Very good knowledge of Business Warehouse / Analysis for Office and SAP and Power BI. Knowledge of VBA and Microstrategy are an asset.
  • Project management skills in your previous career and you consider teamwork as essential to your activities
  • Accuracy and concern for quality are essential
  • Ideally, you have already gained experience in automation of reports and relevant processes
  • You are very structured and you focus on understanding internal customer needs, while providing simple, efficient and effective solutions to their reporting needs in order to better support decision making
  • You have strong communication and presentation skills, with the ability to manage large volumes of data and translate them into simple visualisation with insightful messages
  • Good knowledge of performance analysis & controlling, forecasting & planning and business modelling

About Borealis and our offer


We are here for you! If you have any questions, please contact Vanessa Glanzer, (vanessa.glanzer@borealisgroup.com). Please note that applications via e-mail will not be accepted since we are serious about protection of your personal data, so thank you for applying online.


Following Austrian law regulations, we offer, reflecting your experiences, skills and competencies, competitive compensation based on the collective labour agreement starting at EUR 80.000 annual gross salary (based on 38 hrs/week) and are willing to pay more based on your experience and background. In addition, we offer a yearly bonus and a voluntary company pension plan.


We will contact you after the application deadline on 18 January 2021.


With head offices in Vienna, Austria, Borealis employs 6,900 employees and operates in over 120 countries. In 2019, Borealis generated EUR 8.1 billion in sales revenue and a net profit of EUR 872 million. OMV, the Austria-based international oil and gas company, owns 75% of Borealis, while the remaining 25% is owned by a holding company of the Abu-Dhabi based Mubadala. We supply services and products to customers around the globe through Borealis and two important joint ventures: Borouge (with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, or ADNOC, based in UAE); and Baystar™ (with Total, based in the US). www.borealisgroup.com | www.borealiseverminds.com | careers.borealisgroup.com 


We go beyond boundaries. Together.




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