Regional Financial Controller

Date: May 17, 2022

Location: Harvey, IL, US

Company: FUCHS Group

Welcome to the FUCHS Group, the world’s number one independent manufacturer of lubricants and related specialties. As a global company with roots in Germany, we expand the possibilities of whole industries, such as the automotive and aerospace sectors. More than 5,000 employees look closer, dig deeper and think further to create innovations and develop markets. That is what drives and connects us. We encourage our employees to expand their potential and grow together with us. Explore your specialties by joining us as
Regional Financial Controller Next possible start date | Harvey

Your responsibilities:

The position of Regional Financial Controller is a new role for the Americas based in Chicago, IL.  The Regional Financial Controller will report to the CEO and regional leader for the Americas, and will have responsibility to collect, analyze and report on sales, operational and financial data of the 8 operating companies in the Americas.


The successful candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Act as the liaison between American Executive leadership, Finance teams and Group Controlling and Accounting in Germany
  • Analysis and release of monthly sales reports for the region.
  • Analysis and release of monthly profit and loss reports for the region.
  • Preparation and release of Global Division pro forma P&Ls for the region.
  • Analysis and release of quarterly Balance Sheets and net operating working capital reports for the region.
  • Prepare and release reports for group controlling and group accounting purposes, such as capital spending, sustainability, and IT cost reports.
  • Reconcile and report on all intercompany transactions and balance sheet positions for the region.
  • Support the finance teams in the local companies with analysis of cash management requirements.
  • Provide support to the local subsidiaries in their reporting duties, particularly in preparation and submission of budget and forecast files and templates
  • Facilitate/coordinate changes to local reporting systems in order to adhere to global reporting requirements
  • Provide regional support to improve controlling and reporting tools, in close collaboration with Group Controlling.
  • Provide regional support for reviewing and improving business processes.
  • Active participation and voice in Group finance meetings, including suggesting recommendations for improvements to reporting processes and tools.
  • Participate in or lead Region specific projects in the Americas
  • Other duties as assigned



Qualifications we are looking for:


  • Master’s degree from an accredited university.  Finance/Accounting is strongly preferred, but other degrees with demonstrated accounting and/or controlling proficiency will be considered.
  • Deep understanding of group consolidation and international finance topics such as IFRS/US-GAAP.
  • Advanced SAP and Excel skills including pivot tables, VLOOKUP formulas, create/manipulate tables, etc.
  • Must have a flexible schedule to accommodate monthly, quarterly and annual deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication as well as natural leadership skills.
  • Strong analytical ability and attention to detail.



  • 5 + years accounting experience with responsibilities similar to those listed above.
  • Accounting experience in a manufacturing organization, with international subsidiaries.
  • Understanding of US GAAP and IFRS accounting rules.
  • US CPA or German Wirtschaftsprüfer degree preferred.
  • SAP or other comparable ERP system experience, including digital reporting solutions.
  • Intercultural communication skills to coordinate people and processes across both the North and South American regions as well as counterparts in other World regions.
  • Foreign language skills, German and/or Spanish preferred



These are your benefits:

Fuchs offers a challenging and rewarding working environment where employees are encouraged to develop and grow as professionals.  In this role, you will have the opportunity to work on projects that will expand your experience and challenge your abilities in the global marketplace.  The position also offers an excellent compensation package and a comprehensive suite of benefits. 


Fuchs Lubricants Co. is an equal employment opportunity (EEO)/AA employer and strongly supports diversity in the workplace (m/f/d/v).


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