DHL Express, Inc. Controlling Finance Analyst in Costa Rica


At DHL, people mean the world to us. That’s why our goal has always been to attract and retain the best talent across the globe. We provide challenge and opportunity for personal and professional development. We recognize the difference you bring to our business and together we share the pride of building one of the world’s largest leaders in logistics and supply chain solutions. Our purpose as the Logistics Company for the World is to connect people, improving their lives. We don’t just deliver parcels and packages - We also deliver prosperity, we transport health, we power growth and we deliver joy.

DHL Express is hiring a Controlling Finance Analystto join its Shared Service Center, Heredia, Costa Rica team. Reporting directly to the Controlling Manager, provides support for controlling activities and Business Case Analysis and maintains alignment with internal and external Business Partners with focus on: transparency on financial status and high quality reporting, clear view on positive or negative developments of financial performance, Identification of optimization potential. Additional tasks and accountabilities include but are not limited to:

Key Responsibilities

·Supports and performs the Financial Planning Analysis and Reporting of the Financial Operations for the controlling environment of the Americas Financial Services and its support areas in other countries.

·Establishes and maintains budgeting systems and procedures and monitors actual performance against budget.

·Identifies performance issues and makes recommendations to management for remedial actions.

·Adheres and applies guidelines and controls through Activity Based Cost Accounting concepts and Best Practices.

·Ensures all reports and disclosures comply with applicable governmental regulations, professional standards, and organizational policies.

·Maintains periodic alignment between Budget/Forecast/Actual data and works closely with local management to provide and ensure high quality of the analyses in regular reporting and variance explanations. Responsible for maintaining cost center structure.

·Assists in the development and measurement of annual budget and business planning process including the identification of trends and the development of measures to ensure budgets are followed.

·Develops and modifies financial systems and corporate models related to budgets, forecasts, and capital expenditures.

·Develops and modifies financial reports for executive management including Monthly Management Reports and Weekly Scorecard.

·May provide advice and counsel to line management on financial decisions.

·Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance with emphasis in International Finance, Economics and Statistical Cost Accounting Analysis a plus.

·Knowledge of Accounting Processes and Consolidation.

·Knowledge of SAP & CREST System.

·Minimum of 3 years experience in Financial Analysis and budgeting level a must, with multi cultural shared service center and/or industry finance experience preferred.

·Proficient in English and Spanish languages. (Professional English)

·Proficient in MS Office applications; Excel expertise with use of Macros and Database development. Financial Power Point presentations both visual and verbal a plus. Knowledge of IFRS Accounting guidelines.

·Ability and confident in communicating to Leadership and SMT members in an international environment.