Drive finance transformation and manage the daily financial HQ’s operations to strengthen global business execution

RHI Magnesita is the global leader and driving force in the refractory business. The company is a merger between an Austrian (RHI) and a Brazilian (Magnesita) company with HQ in Vienna. The company has 14.000 employees, 3.1 bn. Euro in turnover, 45 production and raw material sites in 16 countries. RHI Magnesita serves more than 10.000 customers within steel, cement, glass, metals, energy, chemical, non-ferrous metals and similar industries. RHI Magnesita has a 2025 strategy plan dictating growth to 4.5 bn. Euro, substantial investments in R&D and development of the company culture.

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Drive the financial transformation and ensure compliant financial operations
The finance department is under major development and integration to streamline the operating model concentrating risk/rewards whilst improving processes, controls & governance. Outsourcing transactional processes to an internal Shared Service Center (GBS), digitalizing and standardizing processes are some of the tasks being conducted with the purpose to strengthen a performance-based culture, ensure a customer centric organization and cross functional and cross geographical collaboration – in short to support global business execution and unlock the company’s full potential.

As part of the Accounting & Reporting team, your overall responsibility is to proactively manage all finance-related matters related to RHI Magnesita Group Legal Entities based in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Your daily tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Be the ultimate process owner and accountable of local statutory audit and reporting and ensure compliance with local accounting & tax (ie. F/S) regulations;
  • Montly IFRS reporting compliant with Group requirements, with transactional support from GBS;
  • Liaise with other Finance departments (Accounting & Reporting, Tax, Treasury, FP&A) as well as the GBS to complete assigned accounting tasks within deadlines;
  • Visit regularly and interact constantly with remotely-managed locations (office, plants, services, local advisors in Germany and Switzerland) to ensure quality on the financial administration;
  • Act as the local finance point person for auditors, banks, authorities, among others, liaising with local advisors, when applicable;

You will report to the EMEA & SEA Finance Director based in Rotterdam, and your daily workplace is the RHI Magnesita’s HQ in Vienna. You get an opportunity to travel occasionally to the RHIM legal entities in Austria, Germany and Switzerland.

Chartered Account with international industry experience 
The ideal candidate for the position has an educational background as Chartered Accountant. Further it is absolutely key that you have worked some years in a similar Senior Finance Expert, Senior Financial Controller or similar HQ role in an international company that develop, produce and sell products. You possess strong knowledge in General Accounting (local and IFRS GAAP), AP, AR, Direct and Indirect Tax and Treasury among other topics as well as good knowledge of SAP. Experience with Oracle Hyperion (HFM) is an advantage. If you have some years’ experience from an acknowledged auditing firm working for internationally listed companies, it is an advantage, but not a requirement.

Further the right candidate holds the following personal traits and skills – you:

  • Are driven by creating a great finance function that excels in supporting business execution
  • Manage to keep the great overview while you are still aware of the important details
  • Have a sharp eye for constant development and improvement of processes
  • Are flexible and motivated to work in a dynamic environment of constant integration
  • Thrive in the role as trusted adviser for stakeholders at all levels from top management to team members and colleagues at the GBS centers
  • Are fully proficient in German both in speaking and writing

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About RHI Magnesita

RHI Magnesita is the result of the combination of RHI and Magnesita to form the global leading supplier of high-grade refractory products, systems and services. With more than 14,000 employees across more than 35 countries and € 3.1 billion in revenues we are the driving force of the refractory industry. But to deliver results for customers, that technology has to be put to work effectively. By people. That’s why we attach so much importance to our employees.

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Location: Vienna

Deadline: No Deadline. Interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis.


For this position we are working with the executive search company, Brinch & Partners, based in Copenhagen. If you would like to know more about this opportunity, please feel free to contact Partner Arne Kyed. In order to apply for the position, click “Apply for the Position” above and upload your CV – an application is not necessary.

Partner Arne Kyed
Phone: +45 29702031

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