Controller Germany Holding Companies (m/f/d)

Date: Jul 15, 2022

Location: Montabaur, DE, 56412 Gendorf, DE, 84508

Company: Klöckner Pentaplast

Focused on delivering its vision: The Sustainable Protection of Everyday Needs, kp is a global leader in rigid and flexible packaging and specialty film solutions, serving the pharmaceutical, medical device, and protein markets, amongst others.  With a broad and innovative portfolio of packaging and product films and services, kp plays an integral role in the customer value chain by safeguarding product integrity, protecting brand reputation, and improving sustainability.  kp's "Investing in Better" sustainability strategy solidifies its commitment to achieving ten clear targets for long-term improvement by increasing recycling and recyclability of products, cutting carbon emissions and continuous improvement in employee engagement, safety, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.  kp has earned a gold rating from EcoVadis, the leading platform for environmental, social, and ethical performance ratings, putting kp in the top 3% of companies rated in the manufacturing of plastics products sector.  Founded in 1965, kp has 31 plants in 18 countries and employs over 5,700 people committed to serving customers worldwide in over 60 locations.


Interested in working for a company that puts sustainability at the forefront of everything? We are seeking a Group Controller for Germany to join our senior finance team. In this role you will be responsible for German, Luxembourg and Netherlands Holding Companies,  German international distribution company and legal entity Controllership of one German manufacturing company and a dormant French company. This role will have supervisory dotted-line responsibility for the other German manufacturing/holding companies and the Swiss manufacturing company. This position will also be accountable for IFRS/statutory and tax/legal/accounting matters, in liaison with local finance team/Shared Service Centre/consultants who maintain transactional accounting records and prepare reporting package for BPC consolidation

Your Responsibilities:

  • Controller for:
    •           the Germany Holding Companies Germany (Montabaur and Ritterhude),
    •           the Luxembourg Holding Companies,
    •           Klöckner Pentaplast Europe GmbH & Co. KG (Distribution entity with foreign branches in Italy, France and Netherlands),
    •           KP Netherlands (holding company) and KP France (dormant)
  • Overall Controller for Klöckner Pentaplast GmbH manufacturing entity balance sheet and combined P+L legal entity
  • Supervisor for local site controllers for other German and Swiss manufacturing entities so can act as “single point of contact” for German-speaking entities.
  • Coordinating with Group Tax, Legal, Controller Group, SSC and consolidation team. 
  • Support Group Tax/Finance/Treasury projects including Special Projects, leading in Germany/Luxembourg where required
  • Coordinating with local site controllers  in order to facilitate most efficient procedures for legal/tax compliance
  • Coordinating with auditors and external consultants
  • Coordinating with HR and Financial Planning & Analysis “FPA” (Corporate/ Divisional), including confidential HR/legal work
  • Monitoring and reviewing monthly results for entities under and with local controllers for German/Swiss production sites, following up on variance analysis
  • Correct financial treatment of special accounting items including restructuring approval processes and corresponding monitoring
  • Responsible for accounting (IFRS and local GAAP) for the Pension plans in Germany
  • Balance Sheet reviews of the German/Swiss/Luxembourg entities
  • Lead cost center planning process for entities under scope 
  • Strategically proactive role to look for efficiency gains and review opportunities for continuous improvements as well as “step changes”


Your Profile:

  • University Degree in accounting or related field(s)
  • Qualified accountant preferred (e.g. Wirtschaftsprüfer or international accounting qualification)
  • “Big 4” audit experience is a plus
  • German statutory accounting and tax skills
  • Sound accounting knowledge in accordance with IFRS
  • Fluent English and German language skills, further knowledge of European languages ​​is major advantage
  • Great organizational skills
  • Excellent excel, powerpoint, IT skills
  • Experience of Integrated IT systems like SAP (essential) and J.D.Edwards E1 (very useful)
  • Strategic thinker with excellent analytical, critical thinking, problem-solving, interpersonal, and relationship building skills
  • Team player with demonstrated ability to lead and influence others outside of their direct-reporting lines

Have we piqued your interest? Great. We look forward to receiving your application including your salary expectations and your earliest start date.

Klöckner Pentaplast is an equal opportunity employer, which makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, veteran status, handicap, disability, sexual preference or marital status.