R&D Financial Controller

Job Location / Endroit US-GA-Lawrenceville
Type / Type d’emploi
Regular Full-Time
Category / Catégorie
Job ID / Numéro d'identification d'emploi

Summary / Emploi Aperçu

Technicolor, a worldwide technology leader in the media and entertainment sector, is at the forefront of digital innovation. Our world class research and innovation laboratories enable us to lead the market in delivering advanced video services to content creators and distributors. We also benefit from an extensive intellectual property portfolio focused on imaging technologies. Our commitment: supporting the delivery of exciting new experiences for consumers in theaters, homes and on-the-go.


Technicolor Connected Home’s mission is to constantly ensure that customers feel the wonder of smarter digital life experiences, regardless of place, device, time of context. Weaving content, applications, data and devices together, predicting and delivering what consumers want and need.

From connectivity excellence to immersive content experiences to Internet of Things (IoT), we are at work to open the door to new business models and innovative market positioning, allowing service delivery from any source to any device with the fastest speeds possible. We help our customers deliver on consumer demands for interoperability, high performance, enhanced content discovery and viewing, crisp and constant sound and image quality, intuitive usability and beautiful designs at home and on the go. All of this in a scalable range of applications, devices and services that can integrate across platforms to guarantee cost-effective growth while differentiating our customers’ offering to drive lasting consumer relationships.

Today Technicolor is #2 in CPE, with a 15% market share, 60 million devices shipped every year, with 2,400 employees and 1,200+ engineers. Technicolor is in a position to create an even stronger impact on the marketplace in 3 domains:

  • Bring the highest quality, most integrated and completed content experiences for consumers at home, across all networks;
  • Bring the fastest speeds to the home and within the home that fuels the appetite for more demanding applications, games and content consumption.
  • Support the deployment of market-leading Immersive Experiences around the world.

Responsibilities /Responsabilités

At Technicolor Connected Home US, we are offering an exciting position for a senior financial R&D controller. The job content is particularly rich with a dual role :

  • Finance Business partner for 3 Global Product Development Units leaders (PDU) SVP with labs presence in US, China, India and Europe (France/ Belgium)
  • R&D controller for all Connected Home activities for the US legal entity (labs in Atlanta, Indianapolis and California).

Your principal accountabilities will be:


Business Controlling responsibilities

  • Provide Financial support to the Global PDU leaders to control their organization and project costs
  • Support R&D Product investment decisions with business models and ROI-calculations and ensure process adherence during Project development phase review process
  • Responsible for budget and monthly forecast cycles
  • Define and monitor R&D Key Performance Indicators, including preparing variance analysis (Actual vs Budget/ Forecast) for PDU and Legal Unit Engineering OPEX (Manpower, contractor, outsourcing, project specific costs and allocations), R&D Capitalization, amortization (under IFRS- IAS38), and Labs CAPEX.
  • Monitor the R&D Capitalization process in the company management books under IFRS (IAS 38)
  • Identify and optimize external subsidies relative to research activities
  • Cooperate with Europe and Asia based R&D controllers for transversal and consolidated analysis of R&D Capitalization, or cost by nature (outsourcing, Specific Costs, Workforce)
  • Participate to the implementation of IT tools and ERP to improve R&D monitoring for Costs Structure and Outsourcing to continuously improve the R&D controlling Processes


Financial Accounting/ Statutory duties

  • Monitor the monthly book closing in close relation with the Legal Entity Controller and the Financial Shared Service Center, responsible for transactional accounting
  • Ensure accounts integrity for supported R&D organizations and Projects, justifying expenses and accruals on cost centers, capitalized R&D as intangible assets in the balance sheet
  • Ensure full compliance to Group financial procedures and policies including respect of spending authorizations, follow up of restructuring reserves, R&D Capitalization
  • Provide all information required for external and internal audit related to the R&D activities

Qualifications / Qualifications

  • 5-10+ years’ experience in controlling
  • Demonstrated experience working in “network” with virtual and remote teams, as this role involves cooperating with an Accounting Shared Service Center, R&D managers and other PDU controllers located across multiple sites
  • Prior experience working in an international, matrix mode, fast paced environment
  • Solid accounting knowledge of IFRS and US GAAP (CPA preferred)
  • Advanced technical skills in Excel, PowerPoint
  • Strong ERP system background (SAP preferred)
  • Professional experience/ knowledge in various finance disciplines: business planning and performance, investment analysis, portfolio analysis, management accounting, process improvement, and cost management
  • Demonstrated change management capabilities and contribution to profitable growth
  • Demonstrated interest for technologies
  • Pro-active and hands on attitude
  • True team player
  • Strong analytical skills with capability of switching between high level review and detailed analysis
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

This position is based in the greater Atlanta area, and might require occasional travel (mostly domestic to our Indianapolis lab). As part of the on-boarding process, the successful candidate will go to Paris for new hire orientation in Europe of 1 week.



Why apply and join us?


If you are looking for a next step in your career and take a challenging assignment, involving dealing with complex issues in a multinational high tech company, this job is for you.


To be successful in this job, you will have to tap in and grow your organizational and influence skills. As a R&D Controller in the Connected Home Division of Technicolor, you will be embedded in the product development process, which is the core activity in this division with 50% of the total manpower. Besides honing your controlling and accounting skills, this role will expand your analytical, operational, and problem solving skills.  You will be part of a cohesive, inclusive, professional though demanding team of international controllers.


Ready for the challenge? Please apply!


Technicolor is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, medical condition (including genetic characteristics), mental and/or physical disability or handicap, marital status, sex, age, veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political party preference, political belief, socioeconomic status, familial status, registered domestic partner status, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions and any other characteristic or activity protected by federal, state or local law.

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