Senior Manager, European Controller

Date:  May 24, 2024

Berlin, DE, D-10587 Munich, DE, 80333

Company:  Vista

Our Team:

Vista's Finance Organization empowers teams to focus on their domain and serve customers. We provide clear guardrails for strong engagement and efficiency across our lines of business, regional operations, and central functions. Our team members work cross-functionally, impacting every area of the company, from human resources and communications to finance and legal services. The Controllership team is a vital part of the broader Vista Finance organization. We are responsible for the global accounting operations, the accuracy of periodic financial results, financial policy, compliance, and control for all of Vista.


Remote, with approximately 4 days per month at our Venlo facility in the Netherlands

What You Will Do:

As the European Controller you will be responsible for the accounting operations, control environment and statutory compliance for Vista’s European business. This scope includes manufacturing, technology, marketing and customer service locations. As part of the Controllership Leadership Team, you will report directly to the Vista Controller and manage a team of accounting professionals across multiple European jurisdictions. As the leader of this team, you will be responsible for the timely and accurate execution of our monthly and quarterly reporting cycles, payroll and various country specific accounting matters. In this role, strategic thinking combined with unmatched execution is key.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Leadership and oversite of 10+ accounting professionals across multiple European jurisdictions.
  • Ownership of monthly/quarterly reporting cycles and payroll across Europe.
  • Responsible for the accuracy of our accounting transactions and compliance with US and local GAAP.
  • Responsible for oversight and execution of indirect tax filings and other local tax compliance matters.
  • Active partnership with business leaders and contributing to decision making through insight into financial outcomes of business transactions.
  • Maintenance and execution of an effective financial control environment across Europe.
  • Local statutory compliance and filing matters, including local financial audits, statement preparation and tax filings.
  • Development of team members and advancement of talent throughout the team.
  • Engagement with internal and external auditors to ensure compliance with our global accounting policy and local statutory requirements.

Your Qualifications:

At Vista, we are striving to hire individuals that add new insights and perspectives to our teams and enhance our culture. No matter your background or work experience, we strongly encourage you to apply—even if you feel that you don’t meet the exact requirements or have the same qualifications. You might be a great candidate for this or other opportunities!

  • Driven accounting professional with 10+ years of experience operating in a fast-paced global environment.
  • Leadership experience in managing a large diverse team, including identification and development of key talent.
  • Proven success in managing a multi-jurisdiction team within Europe, including the effective execution of repeating monthly and quarterly reporting cycles.
  • Experience in advanced accounting and financial topics, specifically manufacturing and technology business related transactions.
  • Strong knowledge of US and local GAAP. Working knowledge of reporting and compliance requirements across Europe is key.
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills with experience working closely with senior business leaders.
  • CPA or local accounting certification required.

Nice to Have:

  • Experience working for a US publicly registered company.


Why You'll Love Working Here:

There is a lot to love about working at Vista. We are an award winning Remote-First company. We’re an inclusive community. We’re growing (which means you can too). And to help orient us all in the same direction, we have our Vista Behaviors which exemplify the behavioral attributes that make us a culturally strong and high-performing team.

About Us:

Vista is the design and marketing partner to millions of small businesses around the world. For over 20 years we’ve been inspired by small businesses, and we work incessantly to deliver solutions to their evolving needs. VistaCreate, 99designs by Vista and VistaPrint, all under the parent brand Vista, represent a full-service design, digital and print solution, elevating small businesses’ presence in physical and digital spaces and powering them to achieve success. Vista is focused on making great marketing and design accessible to every small business owner, allowing them to create a cohesive brand image for use in-store, online and on-the-go.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion:

Vista exists to help our customers live their dreams. Each dream is unique – and the Vista team needs to be as well. We believe in the unique contributions of everyone within a diverse global organization. We are collaborative, inclusive, and innovative. We strive to role model and live an inclusive culture of fairness, respect and belonging for all. And we work together to empower each other, creating a space in which each of us can spark our next great idea.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Vista, a Cimpress company, is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, nationality, age, religion, citizenship, disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender presentation, legal or preferred name, marital status, pregnancy, family structure, veteran status or any other basis protected by human rights laws or regulations. This list is not exhaustive and, in fact, in many cases, we strive to do more than the law requires.



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