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Financial Analyst for R&D Finance EMEA Region - FMC

Do you have experience  in setting up a state-of-art R&D project controlling function?

FMC Corporation is one of the world’s leading specialty chemical companies and acquired Cheminova A/S in 2015. The combined turnover of the two companies is appr. 3.3 billion US $ generated by 6000 employees. We are proud that our chemistries are helping to grow the world’s food, enabling new innovations in the pharmaceutical delivery, enhancing foods and beverages, contributing to a more sustainable energy supply, improving health, and advancing the manufacture of hundreds of essential products. 

In the spring it was announced that FMC will acquire a significant portion of DuPont’s Crop Protection Business and simultaneous sell the Health and Nutrion business to DuPont. After closing of the acquisition, FMC Agricultural Solutions will become the fifth largest crop protection chemical company in the world by revenue, with estimated annual revenue of approximately $3.8 billion. 

FMC is a globally diverse organization that offers its employees exciting opportunities to work on challenging projects that are important to the achievement of our strategic objectives. Your education and professional experience are valued and put to use from day one. Your success at completing key initiatives can result in a varied, progressive and fulfilling career with FMC. With a corporate culture of innovation, integrity, responsibility and customer intimacy, we foster “The Right Chemistry” in everything we do.

FMC’s European Headquarter and Innovation Center, with advanced laboratories, greenhouses, offices, and more than 150 employees from all over the world, is located at Scion DTU in Hørsholm. The Innovation Center in Hørsholm has a high focus on research and development in new biological agent, in recognition of a growing concern about the use of chemical agents, and is spending the majority of research funds on biologicals.

The Scion DTU research park provides a unique environment with forests around, while still being close to Copenhagen.


The Financial Analyst will provide independent support to the R&D Finance Director (FD) in the EMEA Region and will be an integral part of the FMC R&D Finance Team. FMC recently established their EMEA HQ I Hørsholm, and you will play an important role in establishing project controlling, including setting up relevant processes. You will create the overview over projects, and thereby provide a basis for optimal decisions, and reduce the risk of financial surprises late in projects.


  • Prepare a monthly financial forecast for FD through review of cost center/project spending and discussion with managers in EMEA
  • Design and issue a monthly financial reporting package for FD, including cost and headcount summary.
  • Prepare quarterly project reports to analyze internal and external costs.
  • Put together the annual cost center and project budgets for EMEA region
  • Assist with preparation and review of AFE’s.  Track capital spending and monitor that levels are within the capital plan.
  • Assist with the implementation and observation of the internal controls in the R&D department
  • Identify opportunities to improve efficiencies and reduce costs.  Work closely with Procurement to identify cost reduction opportunities.
  • Manage EMEA R&D fixed asset inventory through annual managerial review of asset lists.  Oversee the implementation of an asset tag system to improve fixed asset inventory tracking.
  • Monitor the consultant costs and service period to ensure compliance to FMC policy.
  • Work closely with Corporate Tax Department to ensure expenses are provided the appropriate accounting treatment with regard to intercompany transfer pricing; and to prepare required detail for the R&D tax credit as requested
  • Provide day to day financial support to R&D EMEA managers and staff.
  • Financial modeling for product innovation (PI) projects (NPV, ROI, etc.)
  • Special projects as assigned including projects initiated by FMC Ag Philadelphia


It’s important, that you know how  R&D controlling functions, understand the processes and have experience in interacting with R&D Project Managers and scientists, preferably in an international setting.

  • Graduate degree in Finance or Accounting required
  • Demonstrated skills in financial management, analysis, accounting and reporting
  • Minimum of 5 years “relevant” experience in financial functions preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and improve business processes
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tenacity for bringing issues/projects to closure
  • Solid understanding of accounting and skilled in financial analysis 
  • Excellent computer skills particularly power point and excel and SAP
  • Financial Modeling

As a person:

You’re a team worker, but you are also able to challenge and gain the respect of highly competent scientists, who are dedicated to their research, and might hold strong opinions on how things should be done. You take full ownership of R&D controlling. Further you are both able to look at the full picture and go into details and processes. You must be able to stand up for your tasks in such a way, that you will get results, and still be seen as a help, rather than a control.

  • Self-starter who is results and improvement-oriented.  Ability to take initiative, work independently or as a member of team, and report back at milestones
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Learning agility
  • Teamwork
  • Technical acumen
  • Interpersonal savvy

FMC offers 

FCM offers an international and dynamic working environment with good opportunities to develop professionally and personally. At FMC, we value our employees. Cooperation based upon confidence, straightforward communication and clear objectives gives job satisfaction and good colleagues. We wish to motivate our employees to take responsibility and influence their own work situation.  

For more information about this position

Lisberg Executive Search is recruitment partner for this position. Do not hesistate to contact Partner at Lisberg Executive Search, Jens Christian Mathiesen, +45 30 927 122, or Senior Consultant Linda Stargaard, +45 22 190 286, if you need more information or if you want to discuss your opportunity in this unique challenge.

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