Munich Office Finance Manager (m/f/d)

München, Germany

Job Description

About L.E.K. Consulting

L.E.K. Consulting is a global strategy consulting firm that addresses the most critical commercial issues for the leaders of some of the world\'s most successful businesses.

Clients come to us time and again because we are proven to act as an insightful expert and a trusted partner. We are uncompromising in our approach to help clients make better decisions at crucial moments, changing the trajectory of their enterprise, delivering improved business performance and creating greater shareholder returns.

Our teams combine our core capabilities of research, benchmarking, modelling, data & analytics and strategy development to create game-changing insights and practical solutions that seize competitive advantage and unlock new growth opportunities. We enable clients to make critical decisions with greater certainty and empower them to master their moments of truth.

With more than 1,900 professionals located across five continents, L.E.K. specialises in Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) support with clients across the full range of corporates and private equity. We are expert in a wide range of industries, including Life Sciences and healthcare, retail and consumer, financial services, industrials, energy and transportation.

Our global growth ambitions are huge. Be part of this growth.


The Finance Manager is a role leading the Munich and Poland finance function, in their day-to-day management and statutory reporting.

Reporting to the CFO - Europe and APAC you will demonstrate capability in financial accounting, reporting and team management. Your responsibilities may include budgeting, managing tax payments and audit management. You will act as a partner to senior managers, producing statutory reporting and overseeing the improvement of local finance operations. You will work closely with the wider European team to produce detailed reconciliations for management accounts and be responsible for preparing statutory accounts for the German entity.

This role is part of a highly motivated team who enjoy using data and numbers to generate insights and improve our business. The successful candidate will be comfortable communicating with colleagues of all levels across all functions.

Key accountabilities:


  • Prepare statutory financial reports and oversee financial reporting processes
  • Manage the monthly management reporting into group finance
  • Implement internal control processes and procedures to ensure compliance with IFRS standards and local GAAP
  • Delivering consistent, accurate and timely management information (financial and statistical) to all key stakeholders for regulatory and decision making purposes
  • Assist CFO with monthly Partner reporting and other ad-hoc reports
  • Work closely with Europe finance staff, to ensure alignment, consistency and best practice across the region


  • Oversee the annual budget and quarterly forecast preparation
  • Provide financial analysis to support the development of long-range plans
  • Analyse and report performance metrics against budget and forecast, and highlight areas of concerns to management including opportunity or remediation recommendations


  • Oversee all regulatory finance matters, including statutory compliance and tax reporting
  • Oversee all local tax filings
  • Preparation of annual tax packs and partnership distribution statements
  • Work closely with external auditor and company secretary to maintain all local business registers and statistical filings


  • Deliver best practice working capital management around Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and Work–in-Progress (WIP) to ensure efficiency in invoicing and collections
  • Oversight of ongoing cash forecasting ensuring credit risk management and day to day management of liquidity
  • Continuously improve the working capital and cash transaction process


  • Partnering with the business to ensure that the finance team provides value adding analysis that relates directly to delivering strategic objectives
  • Manage junior resources and interact extensively with the UK group finance team
  • Assist in the strategic planning and implementation of internal control policies and procedures and ensure their regular review for continuous improvement and regulatory requirements
  • Work closely with internal stakeholders to drive commercial spend efficiencies
  • Undertake peer firm benchmarking to identify improvement opportunities for systems, processes, cost reduction and generally challenge the status quo
  • Provide visible leadership in solving complex problems and drive new initiatives
  • Provide leadership across the Munich core services team on daily operational finance
  • Design of financial models, scenarios and sensitivities for case and client profitability analysis

The successful candidate

  • Minimum 6 years’ experience in finance/accounting, with 3 of which are post qualification working within an accounting function of a complex business
  • Successfully run finance teams within internationally matrixed organisations, ideally having progressed from Big 4 / Major 2nd Tier Audit into an industry role
  • Advanced skills in Excel and PowerPoint and experience in utilising budget and reporting software (e.g. Oracle PBC)
  • Prior experience with an ERP system (SAP preferred)
  • A good understanding of local tax requirements and regulatory landscape
  • A fast-paced learner who can hit the ground running
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment while maintaining composure and clarity of purpose
  • A track record of working under pressure to meet tight reporting deadlines
  • Interest in new disciplines and personal development including leadership, communication and presentation, project management and systems implementation techniques
  • As frequent communication with the group team is required, the candidate must have a strong command of business English.


  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting and/or related discipline
  • CA/CPA qualified with at least 3 years’ experience post qualification
  • Evidence of ongoing study and continuous personnel development

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