Bruker Corporation

Senior Financial Controller

7 months ago
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Temporary Full-Time


As one of the world’s leading analytical instrumentation companies, Bruker covers a broad spectrum of advanced solutions in all fields of research and development. All our systems and instruments are designed to improve safety of products, accelerate time-to-market and support industries in successfully enhancing quality of life. We’ve been driving innovation in analytical instrumentation for 50 years now. Today, worldwide more than 6,000 employees are working on this permanent challenge, at over 70 locations on all continents.





The position of the Senior Financial Controller for Bruker Sweden is quite comprehensive and the role owner has to cover a broad range of responsibilities.



Bruker is operating its businesses in a global operating model, meaning the divisions of the company have global decision rights and are responsible to develop their business in all countries. In that context the country divisional managers shall be freed-up from administrative burden and the Financial Controller shall be the statutory director for the sales entities in the countries. In Bruker’s understanding of the global operating model, the statutory director role is an administrative function only.


Part of this role is to secure that all legal requirements in Sweden are complied with. Moreover, the Senior Financial Controller shall take over the finance leadership role in organizing and driving the monthly local management team meetings.




Being the Senior Financial Controller of Sweden, the role owner is responsible for the following tasks.


Part of the role of the Senior Financial Controller is taking over a finance leadership role in Bruker Sweden, being the financial business partner of the local divisional managers, support them in decision making and adding value to their business.


Currently four staff members are directly reporting into the Senior Financial Controller, mainly performing the accounting and human resources.


Accounting & Reporting Tasks (monthly, quarterly and annually):

  • Accounting in Local & US GAAP
  • Local Tax & VAT reporting
  • Statistical reporting
  • Cash Management
  • Reviewing & Controlling Payments (accounts payable, salaries, funding, payroll taxes, and other taxes)
  • Control Invoicing Process
  • Ensure Revenue Recognition in Accordance with Company Policy
  • Safekeeping of Company Assets (Fixed Assed & Inventory Counts)
  • Support Internal & External Financial & Tax Audits
  • Implement & Execute Internal Controls and SOX
  • Budget & Forecast Process through liaison of commercial and operational managers as well as division and group controllers
  • Present budget targets and analysis to local management and to wider organizational stakeholders
  • Accounting Systems are SAP and Monitor, which shall be replaced in the near future by SAP


HR, Payroll and Benefits Management:

  • Payroll Responsibility
  • Maintain employee data base
  • Ownership of employee insurances
  • Review & Control all Employee Fringe Benefits
  • Travel Expenses, Sales Commissions, and Other Reimbursements
  • Headcount Reporting
  • Cooperate and support with HR EMEA to ensure that local legal changes are complied with and the company’s staff guide is regularly updated


Other Administrative Tasks

  • Management of the insurances of the company, partly in cooperation with the Headquarter
  • Responsible for contract renegotiation for company car’s
  • Owns all local legal matters like Accounting and Tax related actions, publication of local financial statements, registration at house of commerce





Degree & Work Experience:

  • Graduate degree in Finance & Accounting
  • minimum 5 years’ experience working in an comparable position in an international environment
  • very good IFRS knowledge – US-GAAP considered as a plus
  • Self-motivated, driven by deadlines and highly organized.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and multi-task
  • Experience in managing and leading a team
  • Experience in SAP-projects/merger (SAP FI/CO/SD/MM)
  • Excellent team working skills and hands-on mentality   
  • Accustomed to high performance, dynamic and ambitious working atmosphere
  • Strong communication skills and willingness to take ownership


Language skills:

  •  Excellent English reading & writing skills are a must


Software skills:

  • Very good knowledge of SAP FI/CO
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel Skills are a must
  • Proficiency in other Microsoft Products (Word, Power Point, Outlook, etc.)
  • BPC or any other experience with similar reporting tools (e.g. Hyperion) are a plus



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