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Robinson Toms Recruitment Job Reference:: 2560
Job Title::
Location:: Europe
Salary:: Range to 65,000 + benefits

Our client a global lessor are seeking a Vienna based Leasing Controller to take responsibility for its business in Austria and Switzerland

You will be responsible for the Financial leadership of the Company’s Leasing Business, while implementing and manage robust and effective Leasing procedures to drive operational excellence through resource and process alignment.

Primary objectives:

  • Drive Financial Business Performance
  • Articulation of Key Financial Indicators for the Leasing Business
  • Period Out Looking and Planning (one year – Strategic Plans)
  • Partner with Leasing GM providing technical accounting advice
  • Provide Business Owners with insight and information about business activities
  • Design, Implementation and monitoring of key internal controls
  • Provide financial leadership and guidance supporting the overall company and principles
  • Liaise between the Leasing Business segment and the other Financial functions of the Company (Controller, Accounting, COE, Risk, OTC, FP&A, etc..) using influence to achieve business outcomes that are aligned with the Company accounting principles and standards
  • Drive operational excellence in performance management
  • Team management (KPI: Employee performance in accordance with PEP target)


A full job description can be provided to appropriately skilled applicants


Candidate Profile

You will need to be tri-lingual in English , Austrian and German and be living in Vienna or sustainably commutable to our clients Vienna offices and this is likely to be your second or perhaps third role.

Our client are keen to see applications from those who are not overqualified.

You will have the following skills, qualifications and experience :

  • Bachelor’s degree (minimum), preferably in Business, Management or Accounting
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working in Leasing Companies or similar as Finance Executive
  • USGAAP Revenue Recognition Experience ( this is important but less so than having a background in leasing )
  • Accuracy
  • Numerate & PC Literate
  • Expert in Microsoft Excel, Large Accounting Systems and Leasing Systems (SAP, Oracle, Profinance)
  • Diligent
  • Good Interpretation and Management skills
  • Disciplined and methodical with an eye for detail
  • Organized, efficient and thorough to capture gaps in the process
  • Possess a willingness to take prime responsibility for projects and manage through to completion
  • Ability to communicate effectively with other team members, colleagues in other departments in order to gain the correct information to perform the role and also to move the business forward by achieving buy-in to process improvements
  • Full understanding of the Leasing business and developments in the market
  • Understanding of finance agreements
  • International exposure with an understanding and appreciation of different cultures and environments
  • Fluency in English and at least two other languages used in the Country
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to manage virtual teams with conflicting deadlines
  • Self-motivated and team oriented with attention to detail

Desirable but not required to apply :

  • Understanding of the legal ramifications of contracts
  • MBA qualification



 Up to €65,000 + usual large company benefits – pension , life and health cover.

Contact:: Sean Toms
Phone:: + 44 ( 0 ) 1691 670466