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Senior Financial Strategist - Cloud Business Division

Zurich | ELCA Cloud Services
Job number
Date posted Mar 22, 2024
Job category Finance / Legal Level of experience -
Job type Full time Employment type
Work site Zurich Company

About ELCA Cloud Services

ELCA Cloud Services is your one stop shop to get support for the complete spectrum of IT infrastructure services. We master the whole cloud adoption process, from Advisory, architecture, integration, migration to Operation & Maintenance. As part of the ELCA Group, our key differentiator stems from the unique combination of services, resources, innovative edge, experience and partnership models in the fields of Business Consulting, software maintenance, system integration, Digital platform and IT development.

Join Our Team as a Finance Manager for our prestigious Cloud business: ELCA Cloud Services!

Your role

As a Finance Manager at ELCA Cloud Services (ECS), you will hold a pivotal role in our organization, reporting directly to the Group CFO and maintaining a dotted line connection with the General Manager of ECS. Your responsibilities will encompass guiding senior leadership through meticulous, data-driven financial insights and analysis, shaping critical decisions that drive our business forward. With minimal supervision, you will adeptly manage a diverse array of finance, accounting, and administrative tasks, ensuring operational excellence and strategic alignment.

This exciting opportunity is based in Zurich, a vibrant hub of global finance and innovation.

What You Will Do

Team Management:

In this role, you will lead a team consisting of a Financial Analyst and an Accountant, both stationed in Granada, fostering collaboration and maximizing productivity across geographical boundaries.

Financial Reporting:

  • Prepare monthly Income Statements and Balance Sheets, conducting insightful analysis and highlighting key variances against budget and project milestones.
  • Supervise the work of the Accountant in Granada, ensuring alignment with management objectives.
  • Lead the annual budget preparation process and provide regular updates.
  • Compile comprehensive management reports on a quarterly basis and contribute actively to board and management meetings.
  • Coordinate with auditors to ensure timely completion of yearly audits.

Financial Analysis:

  • Conduct rigorous monthly analysis of business line P&L statements, offering strategic insights to drive performance.
  • Provide financial leadership in evaluating new business opportunities and structuring the pipeline.
  • Perform competitive analysis and benchmarking to inform strategic decision-making.
  • Contribute a strong business perspective to budget preparation and ECS Leadership Team discussions.
  • Promote cross-business best practices and oversee initiatives to reduce overhead costs.


  • Develop and monitor a 12-month rolling cash forecast, optimizing working capital requirements.
  • Propose and manage intercompany loans in accordance with tax regulations.

Your profile

  • Hold a Master’s degree in Economics, Finance, Mathematics, or a related field.
  • Bring over 10 years of experience as a Finance Manager in multinational or Big 4 companies.
  • Possess exceptional oral and written communication skills, with fluency in English and proficiency in German. French is advantageous.
  • Demonstrate a keen eye for detail, strong organizational skills, and a knack for problem-solving.

If you are a seasoned finance professional seeking a challenging yet rewarding opportunity to make a significant impact in a cutting-edge Cloud business, we encourage you to apply and become a vital part of our dynamic team.