Senior Business Controller – Defense – KSA Jobs in Riyadh at Thales

Title: Senior Business Controller – Defense – KSA

Company: Thales

Location: Riyadh

Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

In fast changing markets, customers worldwide rely on Thales. Thales is a business where brilliant people from all over the world come together to share ideas and inspire each other. In aerospace, transportation, defence, security and space, our architects design innovative solutions that make our tomorrow’s possible.

We have been present in Saudi Arabia for 40 years and with over 600 employees to date, we are growing rapidly. Together we are delivering our signalling, control and train protection systems for the North –South Railway (NSR), the longest system of it’s kind in the world. Together we are key suppliers of In-flight entertainment and connectivity systems as well as air traffic management solutions in Saudi. We are making Saudi Arabia a safer place by securing the country’s critical infrastructure and e-security solutions that secure the country’s electronic payment systems. Thales has been selected to supply major electronic systems for air defence and the Group also supplied communication and optronic systems for the Army, the Saudi Arabia National Guards and the Air Force.

JOB OBJECTIVEIn a fast-changing environment, the support from the finance department is key. With so many different stakeholders, a changing organization (JV STES), and lots of new bids in the pipeline the Defense Finance Manager is the cornerstone of the organization. Efficiency and agility are mandatory as this function can quickly become the bottleneck of the whole organization. ROLES &RESPONSIBILITIESAct As Thales Finance Representative TowardsJV STES as Budget, Bids & Projects Finance manager (as nominated by JV STES’CEO)

Act as one of the 10 permanent Steering Committee members (5 Thales, 5 SAMI)

Manage the relationship with Thales Business Lines and SAMI partner

Prepare BIDS and maintain high level of quality and transparency towards SAMI while protecting Thales’s interest

Supervise the bank relationship and bank transfer between Thalisa, JV STES and the SUBS (Thales Business Lines and local suppliers)

Build a strong finance team (accounting, treasury and controlling and supervise shared services in Tax) based on Thales best practices and Chorus

Manage the periodic accounting closing process: Organize, coordinate, process, analyze, and challenge the monthly and quarterly closings (1)

Provide JV STES performance analysis on key drivers of performance on OI, Sales, margin and cost (1)

Prepare the financial assumptions for forecast and budget and submit to the management for approval (1)

Assist in audit process Act as Bid Finance Manager for defense business (Thalisa and JV STES)

Prepared Consolidate Price and Cash Sheet (“PCS”) bid offers

Prepare gate pack in coordination with the Operations teams and the Business Lines

Participate to Gate review and protect Thalisa/JV STES interest

Prepare and monthly update the BID Tracker and review with Operations Director and Sales team Act as Financial Project Controller:

Supervise the monthly financial dashboard process for existing military projects

Organize the review and meet with BL’s and local project managers

Be a business partner for Project Activities

Manage key relationships with Intercompany partners in Europe and other countries

Ensure follow up on cash for project execution – Prepare/ Review detailed forecast and budget and report in Magnitude

Participate through Accounting Department to the relationship with Infosys (outsourcing …

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