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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 shape this change, external experts, action-orientated consultants and finance interim managers are more in demand than ever. Whether it's about an up-to-date specialist and methodological knowledge or extensive practical experience, Hays is where you will find the specialists who fit your company and your project.

By providing interim finance managers at short notice, we support your company in efficiently implementing projects and processing tasks that are to be assigned externally in the CFO department in a structured manner. This gives you access to over 91,000 experts with relevant finance-specific expertise in the quality-assured pool of specialists.

Benefit from the experience of our team of experts, who have already been successfully allocated to several thousand project assignments and interim mandates and have thus been able to contribute to the success of well-known companies.

Projects and mandates in the field of finance successfully carried out

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

Your contact persons

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  • Fabian Knobelspies
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  • Daniel Radermacher
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  • Marcus Lindmayer
    All employment types
  • Henning Weinmann
    All employment types

 

Daniel Radermacher

Devisional Manager
Dusseldorf, Region: North Rhine-Westphalia
Contact person for customers seeking executive managers in finance for permanent employment

T: +49 211 179388 218
E: daniel.radermacher@hays.de

 

Marcus Lindmayer

Divisional Manager
Stuttgart office, Region: Baden-Wuerttemberg, Hessen, Rhineland Palatinate und Saarland
Contact person for customers seeking executive managers in finance for permanent employment 

T: +49 711 34229 230
E: marcus.lindmayer@hays.de

 

Henning Weinmann

Divisonal Manager
Hamburg Office, Region: Hamburg, Bremen, Lower Saxony, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg Western Pomerania, Thuringia, Berlin
Contact person for customers seeking executive managers in finance for permanent employment 

T: +49 40 300859 241
E: henning.weinmann@hays.de

The right interim finance managers for important fields of application

There can be a variety of reasons why you need finance interim managers as long-term support or as an additional resource for certain projects or jobs. We base our search on your requirements and take your needs into account when selecting your finance interim managers. Our pool of experts includes a large number of experts who will provide you with support in the case of the following challenges using subject-specific expertise:

  • For project tasks and special tasks that require specific know-how or for issues that cannot be solved internally for reasons of corporate focus
  • For requirements where you wish to strengthen yourself with external specialists
  • Implementation of interim mandates on subject- and content-related project management levels
  • If additional specialist knowledge, best practices and industry expertise are required
  • Restructuring, reorganisation and realignment
  • Advice on succession planning
  • Process adaptations for a digital CFO organisation and digitalisation
  • Consulting and change projects, e.g., in the context of digitisation

Your benefits through the use of an interim finance manager

  • Can be used for technical, content-related management and project tasks or for complex operational issues
  • Quality-assured solutions that are tailored to your specific needs
  • 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
  • Access to a tens-of-thousands-strong pool of subject-matter experts, finance interim managers and consultants
  • Potential immediate use within 48 hours from request
  • Transparency in the selection of your expert, finance 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.

Interim finance experts with technical expertise

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Are you looking for external specialists who have a deep understanding of financial processes or in-depth knowledge of project management, controlling or accounting? When we work together, you can quickly and flexibly implement your upcoming projects and bridge resource bottlenecks. Within just 48 hours, we will be able to find you a suitable interim finance manager.

Be sure that the experts made available to you have best-practice experience and a high level of implementation skills. You bring subject-specific consulting expertise and methodological knowledge to your company and are characterised by a hands-on mentality.

We find suitable interim finance managers in the following areas:

Through in-depth practical knowledge from industry, consulting and auditing firms, our interim finance managers implement their new accounting standards, prepare financial statements, consolidate results, implement ERP solutions and optimise your accounting processes.

The services include:

  • Project management and specialists for the implementation of national and international accounting standards
  • Preparation of annual financial statements according to HGB (German commercial code), IFRS and US GAAP
  • Clarification of evaluation and fundamental issues of national and international accounting standards (IFRS, US GAAP)
  • Consolidation & financial reporting
  • Optimisation of closing and planning processes (fast close, hard close, RPA, P2P, O2C, e-balance)
  • Tax reporting (direct and indirect taxes)
  • International taxation and transfer pricing
  • Finance performance management (shared services))
  • Business valuation and audit-related consulting
  • Professional support of ERP implementations (S/4HANA)

Through in-depth practical knowledge from industry, consulting and auditing firms, our interim finance managers implement their new accounting standards, prepare financial statements, consolidate results, implement ERP solutions and optimise your accounting processes.

The services include:

  • Project management and specialists for the implementation of national and international accounting standards
  • Preparation of annual financial statements according to HGB (German commercial code), IFRS and US GAAP
  • Clarification of evaluation and fundamental issues of national and international accounting standards (IFRS, US GAAP)
  • Consolidation & financial reporting
  • Optimisation of closing and planning processes (fast close, hard close, RPA, P2P, O2C, e-balance)
  • Tax reporting (direct and indirect taxes)
  • International taxation and transfer pricing
  • Finance performance management (shared services))
  • Business valuation and audit-related consulting
  • Professional support of ERP implementations (S/4HANA)

Let your projects be optimised and thus increase the efficiency and performance of your company. Our interim finance experts offer you extensive knowledge in the field of controlling through in-depth practical knowledge from projects and activities in the fields of industry and consulting. These include the following services:

  • Development and optimisation of controlling processes and structures
  • Cost controlling, P&L analysis, KPI implementation
  • Management reporting, MIS and ad hoc analyses
  • Risk analysis and determination of key risk figures
  • Planning and forecast
  • Business and data analytics & modelling
  • Introduction of IT systems (ERP, BI tools)
  • Cloud computing (S/4HANA)

Let your projects be optimised and thus increase the efficiency and performance of your company. Our interim finance experts offer you extensive knowledge in the field of controlling through in-depth practical knowledge from projects and activities in the fields of industry and consulting. These include the following services:

  • Development and optimisation of controlling processes and structures
  • Cost controlling, P&L analysis, KPI implementation
  • Management reporting, MIS and ad hoc analyses
  • Risk analysis and determination of key risk figures
  • Planning and forecast
  • Business and data analytics & modelling
  • Introduction of IT systems (ERP, BI tools)
  • Cloud computing (S/4HANA)

Do you need the highest level of implementation competence and advice on all topics in treasury? We know your future interim finance manager, a manger who brings sound practical knowledge from industry, banks, consulting or auditing companies and applies it in your company.

In the area of treasury and corporate finance, we offer the following services:

  • Liquidity management and protection
  • Cash management, cash pooling and integrated liquidity planningg
  • Liquidity and risk reporting
  • Optimisation of time-to-cash and working capital management
  • Automation and process optimisation in treasury (e.g. RPA, e-invoice)
  • Valuation and hedging of financial positions
  • Financial data analytics and AI
  • Integrated risk management (FX, commodities, interest rates, etc.)
  • Corporate finance, rating and securities
  • Pension finance
  • green and sustainable finance
  • Professional introduction and further development of IT systems (SAP S/4HANA, BELLIN, TMS, Reval/EcoFinance)

Do you need the highest level of implementation competence and advice on all topics in treasury? We know your future interim finance manager, a manger who brings sound practical knowledge from industry, banks, consulting or auditing companies and applies it in your company.

In the area of treasury and corporate finance, we offer the following services:

  • Liquidity management and protection
  • Cash management, cash pooling and integrated liquidity planningg
  • Liquidity and risk reporting
  • Optimisation of time-to-cash and working capital management
  • Automation and process optimisation in treasury (e.g. RPA, e-invoice)
  • Valuation and hedging of financial positions
  • Financial data analytics and AI
  • Integrated risk management (FX, commodities, interest rates, etc.)
  • Corporate finance, rating and securities
  • Pension finance
  • green and sustainable finance
  • Professional introduction and further development of IT systems (SAP S/4HANA, BELLIN, TMS, Reval/EcoFinance)

Implement projects in the area of compliance & audit quickly and effectively by external experts. Our finance interim managers bring sound auditing and methodological knowledge from industry, banks, consulting and auditing companies – experience professional implementation competence and advice:

  • Planning and implementation of internal audits in accordance with GDPR
  • Continuous auditing/monitoring
  • Quality assurance review
  • Implementation and optimisation of internal control systems (ICS)
  • Implementation and optimisation of internal control systems (ICS)
  • Development of risk governance processes
  • Technical audits (e.g. IT audits, cyber security)
  • Forensic examinations (e.g. anti-fraud, anti-bribery, AML)
  • Compliance and corporate governance organisation
  • Automated analysis, data analytics and AI
  • Data protection compliance (GDPR, e-privacy)

Implement projects in the area of compliance & audit quickly and effectively by external experts. Our finance interim managers bring sound auditing and methodological knowledge from industry, banks, consulting and auditing companies – experience professional implementation competence and advice:

  • Planning and implementation of internal audits in accordance with GDPR
  • Continuous auditing/monitoring
  • Quality assurance review
  • Implementation and optimisation of internal control systems (ICS)
  • Implementation and optimisation of internal control systems (ICS)
  • Development of risk governance processes
  • Technical audits (e.g. IT audits, cyber security)
  • Forensic examinations (e.g. anti-fraud, anti-bribery, AML)
  • Compliance and corporate governance organisation
  • Automated analysis, data analytics and AI
  • Data protection compliance (GDPR, e-privacy)

React quickly and flexibly to takeover activities with M&A advisors. Through experts who have in-depth practical knowledge, you benefit from the highest level of implementation competence. Receive professional advice on all core topics in the field of M&A:

  • Due diligence (buy side und sell side)
  • Business valuation and evaluation
  • Financial modelling, data analytics und AI
  • Transaction financing / corporate finance
  • Consulting regarding carve-out, MBI, MBO and succession planning
  • Project management and quality assurance (e.g. data room)
  • Stakeholders and process management
  • Change management
  • Restructuring and reorganisation
  • Post-merger integration (e.g. standardisation of processes and systems)

React quickly and flexibly to takeover activities with M&A advisors. Through experts who have in-depth practical knowledge, you benefit from the highest level of implementation competence. Receive professional advice on all core topics in the field of M&A:

  • Due diligence (buy side und sell side)
  • Business valuation and evaluation
  • Financial modelling, data analytics und AI
  • Transaction financing / corporate finance
  • Consulting regarding carve-out, MBI, MBO and succession planning
  • Project management and quality assurance (e.g. data room)
  • Stakeholders and process management
  • Change management
  • Restructuring and reorganisation
  • Post-merger integration (e.g. standardisation of processes and systems)

Do you need to react quickly and flexibly to dynamic market changes? Ensure the financial stability of your company, increase productivity and optimise business processes with the expertise of our interim finance managers.

For the redesign of current business processes and operational structures, we offer you the following services:

  • Creation of turnaround concepts
  • Insourcing and outsourcing of business processes
  • Adaptation of market orientation and business model
  • Vulnerability management and rationalisation
  • Optimisation or development of risk management structures
  • Increase in efficiency and automation (e.g. RPA)
  • Organisational restructuring

We provide the following services for you when it comes to the renovation of parts of the company and permanent establishments:

  • Creation of restructuring concepts and determination of restructuring measures
  • Organisational and financial reorganisation
  • Working capital management
  • Analysis and optimisation of value chains
  • P&L, balance sheet and liquidity planning
  • Subsidy consulting
  • Analysis, conceptual design and operational implementation
  • (Risk) Controlling/accounting/payrolling
  • Liquidity planning/cash management/collection
  • Management systems / HR management
  • Organisational development and change management
  • M&A processes, due diligence, post-merger integration
  • Crisis management & business continuity management

Do you need to react quickly and flexibly to dynamic market changes? Ensure the financial stability of your company, increase productivity and optimise business processes with the expertise of our interim finance managers.

For the redesign of current business processes and operational structures, we offer you the following services:

  • Creation of turnaround concepts
  • Insourcing and outsourcing of business processes
  • Adaptation of market orientation and business model
  • Vulnerability management and rationalisation
  • Optimisation or development of risk management structures
  • Increase in efficiency and automation (e.g. RPA)
  • Organisational restructuring

We provide the following services for you when it comes to the renovation of parts of the company and permanent establishments:

  • Creation of restructuring concepts and determination of restructuring measures
  • Organisational and financial reorganisation
  • Working capital management
  • Analysis and optimisation of value chains
  • P&L, balance sheet and liquidity planning
  • Subsidy consulting
  • Analysis, conceptual design and operational implementation
  • (Risk) Controlling/accounting/payrolling
  • Liquidity planning/cash management/collection
  • Management systems / HR management
  • Organisational development and change management
  • M&A processes, due diligence, post-merger integration
  • Crisis management & business continuity management

In a fast-paced working world, transitional managers are increasingly needed to bridge staff shortages at short notice or to successfully complete time-limited projects within a very short time. In order to meet the job profile in interim management, the staff generally have skills in the following areas:

In a fast-paced working world, transitional managers are increasingly needed to bridge staff shortages at short notice or to successfully complete time-limited projects within a very short time. In order to meet the job profile in interim management, the staff generally have skills in the following areas:


Digitalisation of your financial sector

Digital Finance

Digitised processes have an impact on the transformation of a wide variety of business areas. The design of financial departments is also undergoing constant transformation and concrete measures and strategies for the use of digitisation processes for the financial functions of your company are required. In the future, the knowledge of controlling, data analytics and business intelligence will be interlinked in such a way that the information derived from them will offer optimal solutions for the realignment of the financial sector.

In order to support you in the strategic use of digitisation in the financial functions of your company, we offer you orientation for the implementation of digital financial strategy in the following areas:


  • 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
  • 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

  • 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. automated reading of contracts within the framework of IFRS 16
  • Blockchain
  • 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. automated reading of contracts within the framework of IFRS 16
  • Blockchain

  • Digital HR: From strategy to processes to HR organisation and systems
  • Self-services for employees and managers
  • Digital personnel file and digital workforce management
  • Digital culture and change
  • Innovation management
  • Digital upskilling
  • Organisational development
  • New work and collaboration
  • Hire to retire processes
  • Digital HR: From strategy to processes to HR organisation and systems
  • Self-services for employees and managers
  • Digital personnel file and digital workforce management
  • Digital culture and change
  • Innovation management
  • Digital upskilling
  • Organisational development
  • New work and collaboration
  • Hire to retire processes

  • Requirements analysis, technical conception and testing
  • Homogenisation of the system landscape
  • Process consulting for automated reading and use of data
  • Management of master data quality (data quality and consistency)
  • Consulting on cloud, ERP, SAP and data warehouse
  • Interface management
  • Rollouts and system introductions
  • Requirements analysis, technical conception and testing
  • Homogenisation of the system landscape
  • Process consulting for automated reading and use of data
  • Management of master data quality (data quality and consistency)
  • Consulting on cloud, ERP, SAP and data warehouse
  • Interface management
  • Rollouts and system introductions

  • Predictive analytics
  • Internal control analytics
  • Artificial intelligence (AI), identification of AI business cases with rapid prototyping
  • Process mining
  • Predictive analytics
  • Internal control analytics
  • Artificial intelligence (AI), identification of AI business cases with rapid prototyping
  • Process mining

  • Autonomes sourcing & tendering (AI)
  • Procurement2Pay (P2P)
  • Big data
  • Autonomes sourcing & tendering (AI)
  • Procurement2Pay (P2P)
  • Big data

  • Automation of end-to-end financial processes
  • Digital document entry and archiving (e.g. OCR)
  • Paperless accounting and complete electronic balance sheet file
  • Business process management (BPO)
  • Robotics process automation (RPA)
  • Automation of data exchange (EDI, etc.))
  • Order-to-cash processes
  • Insourcing of finance processes (reverse outsourcing)
  • Record-to-report processes
  • Automation of end-to-end financial processes
  • Digital document entry and archiving (e.g. OCR)
  • Paperless accounting and complete electronic balance sheet file
  • Business process management (BPO)
  • Robotics process automation (RPA)
  • Automation of data exchange (EDI, etc.))
  • Order-to-cash processes
  • Insourcing of finance processes (reverse outsourcing)
  • Record-to-report processes

  • Automated analysis of mass data
  • Continuous auditing/monitoring
  • Fraud management
  • Data protection
  • Cyber security, information governance
  • Risk modelling – automated validation of risk models and reporting of KPIs
  • Regulatory reporting – automated reporting of the bank's standard key figures (AnaCredit-like) to the supervisory authority – if necessary, also on demand as a self-service for the supervisory authority
  • Automated analysis of mass data
  • Continuous auditing/monitoring
  • Fraud management
  • Data protection
  • Cyber security, information governance
  • Risk modelling – automated validation of risk models and reporting of KPIs
  • Regulatory reporting – automated reporting of the bank's standard key figures (AnaCredit-like) to the supervisory authority – if necessary, also on demand as a self-service for the supervisory authority

  • Automatic credit analysis
  • Automatic valuation/due diligence/financial modeling:Automated data evaluation
  • Big data/data science
  • tool-based, automated audits
  • Automatic credit analysis
  • Automatic valuation/due diligence/financial modeling:Automated data evaluation
  • Big data/data science
  • tool-based, automated audits

  • Change management
  • Programmme management
  • (Sub-)project management
  • Agile transformation and SCRUM
  • Creative process techniques (design thinking)
  • Change management
  • Programmme management
  • (Sub-)project management
  • Agile transformation and SCRUM
  • Creative process techniques (design thinking)

Our staffing process in the field of interim finance management

Besetzungsprozess

We know that finding an interim finance manager can be complex and time-consuming. But with us as your partner, you will find your external specialist in Germany within 48 hours. In order to find the right interim finance manager for your company, we first carry out a detailed needs analysis with you in order to find a selection of experts for your requirements as quickly as possible. Professional interviews are conducted with these candidates. Within a day, the decision is made as to who is the most competent candidate for your vacancy. Let's find the finance interim managers for your project together and start redesigning your finance department the day after tomorrow. Your CFO will be pleased.

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