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Financial Controller

Publish Date:  May 11, 2021


Company:  Atos

About Atos

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 110,000 employees in 73 countries and annual revenue of € 12 billion. European number one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and High-Performance Computing, the Group provides end-to-end Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Big Data, Business Applications and Digital Workplace solutions. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The purpose of Atos is to help design the future of the information space. Its expertise and services support the development of knowledge, education and research in a multicultural approach and contribute to the development of scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the Group enables its customers and employees, and members of societies at large to live, work and develop sustainably, in a safe and secure information space.




Direct and coordinate financial planning, budgeting, and forecasts on a large client account. Lead on investment appraisal and management of the contract lifecycle P&L. Provide early warning of problems and opportunities – no surprises. 



  • Lead on the month end close process and production of client financial reporting including monthly, quarterly and ad hoc dashboards and reporting.
  • Manage of team of financial analysts and work closely with all areas of operations.
  • Lead all aspects of ensuring the quality of controls around all financial planning and reporting within the unit, consistent with the US control environment.
  • Engage in financial discussions at all levels with respect to ongoing bids and existing contracts.
  • Ensure that the finance business partnership model is embedded within the onshore and offshore finance team.
  • Drive initiatives to improve business performance & change for greater efficiency within the business.
  • Manage internal/external auditors for annual and adhoc reviews throughout the year.
  • Provide management with adequate training and guidance in both financial issues and key performance indicators.
  • Working the dotted line relationships with cross-divisional finance ensuring good communications and availability of right data to inform business decisions.
  • Communication of results and forecasts to North America Management and managing ad hoc requests as required
  • Overseeing and reporting on performance to business case for the contract lifecycle P&L with a key focus on cost control and validating and reporting on the key business case assumptions
  • Accountable for the accounting service including close review of controls in place and their effectiveness.
  • Manage the working capital and balance sheet structures and promote best practice on working capital reduction, including leading on changes to billing arrangements with the client.
  • Overall financial responsibility of contracted B2B business including attending relevant customer meetings
  • Building and maintaining relationships with other North America finance and non-finance stakeholders.



  • Clearly communicating the Atos strategy and direction to others at various levels.
  • Committed to building excellent, long term relationships with customers, based on a full understanding of their needs and a dedication to meeting their expectations
  • Demonstrating an ability to make a decision and move the business forward.
  • Flexing influencing/negotiating style to achieve win/win solutions at executive level
  • Ability to build relationships with all stakeholders including clients.
  • Assertive and self-confident, including in customer meetings and committees.
  • Actively listening to the views and concerns of others and factoring these into own thinking where appropriate
  • Displaying an ability to work under pressure to meet reporting time scales and support multiple projects and initiatives company wide
  • Adopting a professional integrity driven approach to inspire confidence in clients, executive management, peers and junior staff
  • Ability to work in a complex and dynamic environment with the intent of remaining focused to deliver to priorities as and when the situation dictates



  • Strong leadership skill set in a change environment.
  • Providing clear communication and direction to others
  • Providing appropriate development opportunities to stretch the capabilities of staff within the SL framework.
  • Analytical skills and detail oriented
  • Problem solving
  • Competence using the Microsoft Office suite and SAP

Here at Atos, we want all of our employees to feel valued, appreciated, and free to be who they are at work. Our employee lifecycle processes are designed to prevent discrimination against our people regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes them unique. Across the globe, we have created a variety of programs to embed our Atos culture of inclusivity, and work hard to ensure that all of our employees have an equal opportunity to contribute and feel that they are exactly where they belong.