Finance Manager R&D

About Us:

Xenics is a pioneer of path-breaking infrared technology with a proven track record of more than 20 years. Xenics designs and markets infrared detectors, cores, and cameras of best-in-class image quality to support innovative R&D, industrial automation, machine vision, process control and high-end security applications. The company offers a complete portfolio of line-scan and area-scan products with a global sales network.


About the role:


You will lead the financial management of our R&D initiatives, ensuring accurate and transparent reporting. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, providing strategic financial guidance to support decision-making. This role requires a seasoned accounting professional with a deep understanding of the unique financial challenges associated with R&D projects. 


1.        Financial Leadership:

•         Provide strategic financial leadership for R&D initiatives, collaborating with R&D teams to align financial goals with project objectives.

•         Develop and implement financial policies, procedures, and controls tailored to the dynamic nature of research and development activities.

2.        Budgeting and Forecasting:

•         Lead the R&D budgeting and forecasting process, working closely with R&D leaders to develop accurate and realistic financial plans.

•         Monitor budget performance and provide regular variance analysis, identifying areas for improvement and optimization.

3.        Financial Reporting:

•         Oversee the preparation and presentation of financial statements for R&D projects, ensuring compliance with accounting principles and regulations.

•         Provide timely and accurate financial reports to key stakeholders, offering insights and recommendations.

4.        Cost Accounting:

•         Implement effective cost accounting methodologies to track and allocate expenses associated with R&D projects.

•         Analyze cost structures to identify opportunities for cost optimization and efficiency improvements.

5.        Compliance and Risk Management:

•         Ensure compliance with relevant accounting standards, tax regulations, and financial reporting requirements specific to R&D activities.

•         Identify and mitigate financial risks associated with R&D projects, implementing proactive measures to safeguard financial assets.

6.        Collaboration:

•         Work collaboratively with R&D teams, providing financial guidance and fostering a strong financial acumen within the R&D community.

•         Collaborate with other departments such as legal, procurement, and project management to streamline financial processes.


About you:


•         Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field; CPA or relevant professional certification preferred.

•         Proven experience as a Chief Accountant or similar role with a focus on Research and Development accounting.

•         In-depth knowledge of accounting principles, financial regulations, and cost accounting methodologies.

•         Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret complex financial data.

•         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams.

•         Familiarity with ERP systems and proficiency in financial software.


Our offer:

  • An attractive salary package in line with your skills and experiences
  • A stimulating and pleasant working environment with regular team activities
  • A financially healthy company with growth potential
  • Possibility to continuously learn and grow through in-house and external training


Embrace a big future with us !

  • Work with a dynamic team in a high-tech company full of challenges and opportunities ahead.
  • Our flexible working environment will give you many opportunities to take initiatives and responsibilities.

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