Manager Finance & Controlling smart Switzerland (f/m/d)

Date: 10-May-2022

Location: Dübendorf, ZH, CH

Company: smart

We are the brand for forward-thinkers. We celebrate challenging conventions and shaping the future of electric mobility. We focus on the essentials to bring perfection to customers. We make urban life more enjoyable and entertain our customers with new impulses.


Ever since smart exists, we rewrite the automotive industry’s rulebook. In the 1990s, we undermined the predominant philosophy of ‘bigger is better’ and designed a revolutionary car. Since 2020 we are the first car enterprise that switched to 100% electric! We aim to transform into a leading player in urban premium, electric & connected mobility provider.


Are you a forward thinker too? Then join us now!


Your responsibilities

  • You are the Finance business partner of the local entity CEO and Business stakeholders
  • You provide KPI and controlling reports to local entity CEO and Business stakeholders
  • You coordinate all local entity finance requirements with counterparts at smart Europe GmbH
  • You ensure close alignment with smart Europe's’ central CFO and respective functions to support Finance governance and standard Finance processes for all European markets
  • You provide in conjunction with local Business stakeholder and CEO, local entity budget requirements towards the central group planning activities based on the annual planning schedule
  • You monitor actuals to plan and provide input towards and updated planning during the year based on group planning schedule
  • You support the preparation of local GAAP financial statements in coordination with central Finance counterparts as part of financial audit process
  • You ensure all Finance and compliance requirements of the entity in the market is defined and incorporated into the standard group Finance processes (for fiscal compliance and internal audit)
  • You ensure all Finance documentation requirements for the local legal entity is defined and incorporated into Finance documentation ‘catalogue’
  • You ensure close alignment with smart Europe's’ Chief Compliance Officer and support the local CEO in all related affairs
  • You prepare and manage business requirement documents (BRD) and business blueprints (BBP) for local system enhancements based on the developed finance processes
  • You manage the local system configuration and implementation of the business requirements as described in the BRD and BBP (Business Blue Print)
  • You support standardization of Finance processes across smart Europe and its legal entities including automation where feasible (e.g. either via interface or RPA) by incorporating local entity requirements


What you bring along

  • You have a university degree in Business Administration, Accounting or comparable Finance related degree
  • You have 5+ years of operative experience in Finance area; experience in the automotive industry advantageous; experience in a joint venture context would be beneficial
  • You have proficient legal knowledge about finance processes in sales and distribution (ideally automotive)
  • You have working knowledge of SAP (user and configuration) advantageous
  • You have strong communication and analytical skills
  • You have strong organizational skills (ability to manage multiple tasks)
  • You are fluent in English; any other European language is a plus


We're building a workplace where amazing people like you can do their best work. Together with us, you enjoy the agile working atmosphere with cross-European responsibilities.


We're creating a culture where personal and professional growth are as important as business growth. Together with us, you'll build a diverse and inclusive environment where you feel you belong to.


We empower you to have ownership over work that directly impacts business. Together with us, you move fast and learn even faster; we emphasize on people and diversity. Due to our really diverse team, we expressly welcome applications from people with disabilities.