Financial and Administration Manager (m/f/d)  

February 2024

We are looking to support and strengthen our team in the area of finance at the earliest possible date

Financial and Administration Manager (m/f/d)

The position is located in Brebières (France) and jointly reports to Site Manager in Brebières and Vice President Finance in our Head Office.

About us
Prefere Resins is a leading European manufacturer of phenolic, specialty urea and melamine resins. We also produce high-quality derivatives of methanol-(C1)-chemistry from such as paraformaldehyde, formaldehyde, and hexamethylene tetramine. As one of the global market leaders we supply our customers with a wide range of resins, basic chemical raw materials and additives - quickly and reliably from 14 production sites worldwide.

The Prefere Resins Group employs around 600 people and generates sales of around 550 million EUR. Together with our customers and employees, we constantly invest in new products and technologies for further growth.

We are a strongly customer-oriented company that focuses on high product quality, innovation and sustainability. With our "Mission Zero 2050", we are already on the way to climate-neutral production. Our vision is to make our production carbon-neutral through continuous development and research together with our employees and customers and to switch to bio-based raw materials in the long term.

About your tasks:

  • Leadership role for Financial Control, Accounting, Treasury and Taxes
  • Oversee all financial activities within the Site
  • Work closely with the Site Manager and the local leadership team
  • Responsible for external financial reporting
  • Manage the day to day financial activities
  • Identify potential operational inefficiencies and propose remedy measures
  • Drive the local execution of the business reporting cycle
  • Responsible that the Site’s financial infrastructure is working efficiently and is compliant with all relevant regulations as well as in line with the Group’s Finance function’s standards
  • Become a well-respected sparring partner for the management, consulting them on what’s driving the business and what levers to pull to increase performance
  • You will be part of the international Financial Controller team and work closely with your colleagues, particularly in compliance with and implementation of group-wide standardized strategies

 This makes you successful with us:

  • Master's degree in accounting and auditing, a higher diploma in accounting and management or a diploma with a specialization in finance and accounting (DCG, DSCG, Ecole de Commerce)
  • Relevant experience in a Finance function such as Financial/Business Controller, Business Partner Finance
  • Preferably experience in manufacturing
  • Possess strong analytical, communication and problem-solving skills
  • Be an integral part of our groupwide Controller and Finance Network
  • Pro-active, open and transparent, result oriented and structured way of working
  • Excellent knowledge of French accounting standards and principles as well as IFRS
  • Experience with ERP systems, Microsoft AX/ Dynamics 365 preferred and MS Office assumed
  • Very good written and verbal communications skills in both French and English

We offer you:

  • Varied and responsible activities in a future-oriented and expanding company in an international environment
  • An exciting job with your own individual scope for action
  • Permanent employment contract
  • Attractive and performance-related remuneration
  • Pleasant working atmosphere in a highly motivated, experienced team
  • Flat hierarchies, short decision-making processes

More information on position and applications:

Your contact details

If you would like to join our company, tell us why you think you are the person we are looking for. Send us your application in English, with a covering letter, CV, qualifications, salary expectations and potential starting date by email to :

Olivier Courcol – Financial and Administration Manager
Prefere Resins France SAS
10, rue Comtesse / CS 40005
62117 Brebières France

You will get a versatile job description in northern Europe's largest factory producing phenolic and amino resins, as well as formalin in the port of Hamina area.  Our turnover is about 80 M€ and we employ about 75 people. Our company was founded in 1968. We are part of the international Prefere Resins Group.  We mainly manufacture products for large industrial companies, mainly in different end-use areas of the construction industry, both for the Finnish and European markets.   Read more


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Prefere Resins France SAS
10, rue Comtesse / CS 40005
62117 Brebières France