Chief Accounting Officer

Barcelona, Spain
Competitive salary
19 Mar 2023
17 Apr 2023
Job role
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Do you dream of working in a compelling and engaging playground? For a worldwide key player in the sensors business with a strong brand that is recognized for its excellence and expertise, and with a development roadmap?

Join the team and unleash your innovative mindset to shape the future of Sensors!

We can guarantee that you will accelerate your learning curve and develop your experience as your energy will participate in creating a new growth environment for Sensors as part of new investor plan.

We are looking for a Chief Accounting Officer to manage finance operations on the newly created Telemecanique Sensor company in Spain (Barcelona). The scope will embrace Iberia and business export flows to MEA and South Am customers.
  • Overview of the job:

As head of local finance in the newly created entity, manage accounting, finance and audit tasks to achieve compliance with laws and internal instructions

Work alongside the regional CFO and Country management to support and secure financial operations

What will you do?
  • Main responsibilities
  • Financial analysis and budgeting: prepare financial statements and reports on current company financial position. Direct a monthly closing procedures. Review & consolidate balance sheet elements
  • Tax compliance: maintains conformity to all local and corporate laws and policies. Ensure tax filing.
  • Ensure controls are embedded locally for internal / external audit
  • Manage operations with accountant pool or external accounting firm to perform

monitor the general/sub ledger accounting
  • Handle local Credit collection, analyze risk and manage exposure to customer credit, in relation with Corporate Credit Manager
  • Treasury: Manages and analyzes financial operations including cash flow generation for a country. prepare paiements cash out and validation.

What are we looking for?
  • Experience

Various accounting positions in accounting & audit, with at least 5 years in senior accounting
  • Education level - master degree in accounting - CMA / CPA -
  • Language: Spanish, English, a 3rd language would be of benefit: French or German
  • Skills:
    • IT: SAP ledgers, advanced Excel
    • Technical accounting skills
    • Soft skills: Business acumen, Communication skills with a large range of internal / external support functions (audit firms, legal, business), personal development ambitions, agile and reactive, ownership- and achievement-oriented.

The legend of Telememecanique Sensors

Founded in 1924, Telemecanique Sensors invented its first contactor and quickly expanded its business in an attractive and fast-growing market.

With a century of continuous innovation in sensor technology, Telemecanique Sensors has a worldwide presence. We are a leading specialist in the design, development, and delivery of mission-critical electromechanical and electronic sensors.

As a global leader in the sensors market, we help our customers select the right technology to get the best performance and reliability from their machines.

Our beliefs

We have become experts in factory automation sensors as well as specialists in demanding applications, making our customers' lives "simply easy!" with our three core values:
  • Simplicity, we make it easy to choose, offering expert advice, as specialists
  • Proximity, we are close by, through a wide network of specialist distributors providing immediate advice and service
  • Expertise, we offer our knowledge to adapt solutions to your needs, providing solutions customers can trust

We would love to get to know you. Apply today!

In the meantime, discover more about our passionate company at and follow us on LinkedIn.

Why us?

Schneider Electric is leading the digital transformation of energy management and automation. Our technologies enable the world to use energy in a safe, efficient and sustainable manner. We strive to promote a global economy that is both ecologically viable and highly productive.

€25.7bn global revenue

137 000+ employees in 100+ countries

45% of revenue from IoT

5% of revenue devoted for R&D

You must submit an online application to be considered for any position with us. This position will be posted until filled

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