Topics- Finance Contracting

Are you looking for a finance expert or interim manager
for a project assignment?

Whether it is the introduction of new accounting standards, new key figures, the further development of reporting processes or the automation of the process landscape – your CFO organisation is constantly changing. In order to successfully manage this change, external experts, interim managers and consultants with a strong drive to get things done are more in demand than ever before. Be it up-to-date specialist and methodological knowledge or extensive practical experience, Hays will find you a solution that suits your needs.

By providing interim managers, specialists and consultants at short notice, we support your company in reacting quickly, implementing projects efficiently and bridging resource bottlenecks in the CFO department. With Hays, you gain access to more than 91,000 experts with extensive financial expertise in our quality-assured pool of specialists.

With several thousand successful project assignments and interim engagements, we have further expanded our position as a market leader in the past few years. In the fiscal year 2018/2019, the Finance Contracting unit achieved a turnover of EUR 185 million.

projects and engagements in finance successfully realised

companies in the D-A-CH region are customers of Hays Finance

The right experts for important tasks and situations

  • For project activities and special tasks that require specific know-how or cannot be solved internally due to capacity reasons
  • For bottlenecks caused by order peaks and unplanned vacancies, which can be solved with flexible resources
  • For requirements for which you need support from external specialists
  • For interim assignments at specialist and management level (e.g. interim CFO)
  • If additional specialist knowledge, best practices and industry expertise are required
  • For periods of restructuring and reorganisation
  • For succession planning
  • In case of process adaptations for a digital CFO organisation and digitalisation
  • For consulting and change projects, e.g. related to digitalisation

Your benefits

Individual solutions

  • Support for management and project tasks or in complex operational situations
  • • Quality-assured solutions that are precisely tailored to your specific needs

Experience and expertise

  • Our experts have several years of experience and practical knowledge as employees in companies, management consultancies or auditing firms
  • Consulting expertise and implementation skills for your company

Large pool of experts

  • Access to a pool of tens of thousands of specialists, interim managers and consultants
  • Provision of experts within 48 hours

Transparent process

  • Transparency in the selection of your expert, interim manager or consultant through interviews
  • Quick know-how transfer
  • Legally compliant processes and digital processing of assignments

Specialisation in a certain area and industry

Both your contact persons at Hays as well as the interim experts in our network are specialised in a particular field and in the respective industry. Our long-term experience is based on filling thousands of projects and positions in the business management departments of banks, insurance companies and industrial firms. Communicate at eye level with a partner that understands your specific requirements.

Skills of our experts

Finance Contracting -Branchenspezialisierung

Accounting & Tax

  • National and international accounting
  • National and international taxation
  • Digitalisation and automation
  • Financial statements and consolidation
  • Project and process management
  • Financial reporting
  • Deferred taxes
  • Transfer pricing
  • Tax risk planning
Fact sheet “Accounting”

A fact sheet on our service portfolio in accounting


  • Management reporting and MIS
  • Group and investment controlling
  • Production/plant controlling
  • HR controlling
  • Financial and risk controlling
  • Sales controlling
  • Project controlling
  • Cost controlling
Fact sheet “Controlling”

A fact sheet on our service portfolio in controlling, reporting and business management

Treasury & corporate finance

  • Valuation and hedging
  • Risk management
  • Automation
  • Liquidity management
  • Corporate finance
Fact sheet “Treasury”

A fact sheet on our service portfolio in treasury, cash and claims management.

Internal auditing & compliance

  • Risk governance
  • Data protection
  • Audit and assurance
  • Data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Compliance
  • Forensics
Fact sheet “Internal Audit”

A fact sheet on our service portfolio in internal auditing, compliance and auditing


  • Valuation
  • Post-merger integration
  • Carve-out, MBI, MBO and succession planning
  • Due diligence
  • Corporate finance
Fact sheet “M&A”

A fact sheet on our service portfolio in the field of mergers & acquisitions

Crisis management and restructuring

  • Crisis management
  • Reorganisation and restructuring
  • Cash and collection management
  • BCM
  • Accounting and performance management
Fact sheet “Crisis management”

A fact sheet on our service portfolio related to crisis management, restructuring and reorganisation

Interim management

  • Controlling
  • Accounting and taxation
  • M&A
  • HR management
  • Internal auditing & compliance
  • Treasury and corporate finance
  • Process consulting and restructuring
  • Procurement
Fact sheet “Interim management”

A fact sheet on our service portfolio for interim management positions

Project management

  • Programme, project and multi-project management
  • Project methods
  • Project Management Office
  • Project controlling

Specialist consulting in the IT environment

  • Cloud, ERP, SAP and data warehouse (DWH/BI)
  • Roll-out and system implementations
  • Requirements analysis, technical concepts and testing
  • Homogenisation of the system landscape
  • Business analysis
  • Master data management

Experts in digital finance

Digital Finance

Process automation in finance

  • Automation of end-to-end financial processes
  • Digital document entry and archiving (e.g. OCR)
  • Paperless accounting and electronic balance sheets
  • Business process management (BPO)
  • Robotics process automation (RPA)
  • Order-to-cash processes
  • Insourcing of financial processes (reverse outsourcing)
  • Record-to-report processes
  • Digitalisation and Tax 4.0

New technologies in finance

  • Self-service reporting
  • Automation of accounting decisions (artificial intelligence (AI) and decision models)
  • Introduction of in-memory databases (e.g. SAP HANA)/cloud computing)
  • Visualisation of key figures
  • Rule-based systems (e.g. robotic process automation/software bots)
  • Machine learning -> e.g. automatic read-out of contracts in the context of IFRS 16
  • Blockchain

Data science and big data

  • Predictive analytics
  • Internal control analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence; identification of AI business cases with rapid prototyping
  • Process mining

Project management

  • Change management
  • Programme management
  • Project/sub-project management
  • Agile transformation and SCRUM
  • Creative process techniques (design thinking)
Fact sheet “Experts in digital finance”

A fact sheet on our service portfolio in digital finance

Our staffing process


Are you looking for a finance expert or interim manager
for a project assignment?