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Employment Opportunities

Our responsibility as a company is to provide the highest quality of services to our customers and to do so we strive to be more efficient and economical than our competitors.

The exciting and challenging careers we offer may be the right path for you. We are seeking highly trained, passionate and committed staff in all areas of our business including accounting and finance, information technology, human resources, sales, operations, marketing, graphic design and more.

Why Messe Frankfurt?

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Paid Time Off: Employees accrue 20 days a calendar year and this increases by 1 day for each continuous year of service thereafter, to a maximum of 30 days.
  • Holidays: Eleven each year. Separate from PTO.
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • and more!

Current Openings

Oversees all financial aspects of company strategy and is responsible for the flow of financial information to the President, Management team and, where necessary, external parties such as investors or financial institutions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Define the process and implement the infrastructure/systems needed to maintain financial integrity and support substantial growth over the next five to ten years.

Manage effective and streamlined administrative/financial systems, including financial, accounting, legal, information technology (IT), and human resources (HR).
As a member of the management team, the director will be involved in strategic planning, budget control, and financial evaluation.

Responsibilities

Financial Accounting and Reporting

  • Develop and maintain timely and accurate financial statements and reports that are appropriate for the users and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles
  • Develop, implement, and ensure compliance with internal financial and accounting policies and procedures
  • Ensure that all statutory requirements of the organization are met
  • Prepare all supporting information for the annual audit and liaise with the Board's Audit Committee and the external auditors as necessary
  • Document and maintain complete and accurate supporting information for all financial transactions
  • Develop and maintain financial accounting systems for cash management, accounts payable, accounts receivable, credit control, and petty cash
  • Reconcile bank and investment accounts
  • Review monthly results and implement monthly variance reporting
  • Manage the cash flow and prepare cash flow forecasts in accordance with policy
  • Oversee the bookkeeping function including maintenance of the general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure that personnel and financial information is secure and stored in compliance with current legislation
  • Manage the acquisition of capital assets and ensure that assets are properly recorded, amortized, and disposed of as appropriate
  • Liaise with the Headquarters’ Treasury, Finance and/or Audit as appropriate
  • Assist the CEO and management team with financial reporting as required at Board Meeting and the Annual General Meetings

Payroll Preparation and Administration

  • Oversee all payroll functions to ensure that employees are paid in a timely and accurate manner
  • Negotiate and manage the employee insurance and benefits plans
  • Process and submit statutory and benefits remittances on time

Budget Preparation

  • Establish guidelines for budget and forecast preparation, and prepare the annual budget in consultation with the CEO
  • Assist Directors and Senior Managers with the preparation of budgets for funding applications

Project Management Accounting

  • Maintain financial records for each project in a manner that facilitates management reports
  • Ensure that accurate and timely financial statements are prepared in accordance with agreements
  • Provide accurate and timely reporting on the financial activity of individual projects

Information Technology

  • Evaluate the need for new technology to meet the organization's financial data processing, control, and reporting requirements
  • Advice on appropriate technology that meets the organization's information requirements and financial resources

Risk Management

  • Monitor risk management policies and procedures to ensure that program and organizational risks are minimized
  • Advise the organization's leadership on appropriate insurance coverage for the organization
  • Maximize income where possible and appropriate
  • Negotiate with banks for lines of credit or other financial services as required and appropriate

Office Administration

  • Oversee and supervise the administrative function of the organization including reception, property/facility management, safety of the work environment, and provision of furnishings and equipment necessary for effective operations
  • Oversee the management of all leases, contracts and other financial commitments
  • Monitor all legislation relevant to the organization (employment standards, occupation health and safety, human rights, etc) and all regulations on professional certification to ensure that the organization is compliant

Education

  • Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Management / Administration or related field
  • Qualified member of an accountancy body or holder of an equivalent qualification i.e. Chartered Certified Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, Certified Public Accountant, Certified Financial Planner etc.

Qualifications & Work Experience

  •  Significant experience in finance in a corporate environment executive level
  • Financial reporting (GAAP or related)
  • Strategic financial planning, system implementation
  • Managing a diverse workforce, multinational and multicultural
  • Merger and acquisition - integrations, divestments, restructuring

Personal Attributes

  • High ethical standards; demonstrates sound work ethics, ethical traits include integrity, objectivity, honesty, trustworthy, respectful, due care and hospitality.
  • Self-motivated and independent
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Organized and efficient, excellent attention to detail
  • Acts confidently and assuredly; communicates competently with different groups of persons, reacts in a relaxed way to critical requesting; persuasive, responsive and always proactive
  • Shows high commitment and high willingness to perform; takes over additional tasks and responsibility on own initiative; team player
  • Is resilient in difficult situations; is able to cope with setbacks; reacts in a flexible way to unexpected events; can handle pressure and work to tight deadlines.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to manage projects from inception through execution
  • Entrepreneurial, self-starter with a hands-on approach

Computer Skills

  • Expert level in the use of Outlook
  • SalesLogix
  • Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

Other Skills

  • Closing, prospecting and presentation skills
  • Strong client management skills
  • Analytical and problem solving
  • Research & analysis expertise
  • Financial literacy
  • High degree of numeracy
  • Team building
  • Decision making
  • Effective verbal and listening communications
  • Stress and time management
  • Excellent communication skills

Required Competencies

Change

  • Deals objectively with upcoming changes and accepts them
  • Applies new procedures and processes to own field of activity
  • Is interested in other cultures; is informed about other cultures and open to diversity

Problem Solving

  • Becomes acquainted with new problems within a reasonable lapse of time; analyzes systematically and proposes solutions
  • Structures complex problems; plans systematically necessary working steps for himself and others
  • Collects actively relevant information for decision-making; balances pros and cons of decisions; supports their execution actively

Behavioral

  • Able to work in a fast pace environment
  • Is assertive and has the ability to take charge of situations
  • Follows policies, accepts external controls and supervision and works within the rules
  • Possess a positive attitude
  • Uses available information to make quick decisions
  • Able to think clearly and be objective in decision making

Social

  • Listens actively; delivers content and shares opinions clearly; inquires in case of uncertainties;
  • Interacts with colleagues; is able to integrate in existing teams; accepts different opinions
  • Discerns interpersonal conflicts; avoids personal attacks; aims at objective solutions; searches for compromise
  • People-oriented and participates with colleagues; sociable 

Entrepreneurial

  • Adjusts planning and execution of tasks to the achievement of the department’s targets (short-term or long-term strategy)
  • Is mindful of cost reduction and, if possible, of maximizing profit; respects cost planning

Leadership

  • Sets clear and realistic targets for him/herself and others; respects priorities and higher-level general framework, passes on necessary information for objectives
  • Is interested in the personal and technical development of employees/colleagues; identifies and formulates development needs; provides feedback to employees
  • Challenges others to develop as leaders while serving as a role model and mentor.
  • Inspires coworkers to attain goals and pursue excellence.
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement and makes constructive suggestions for change.
  • Manages the process of innovative change effectively.
  • Remains at the forefront of emerging industry practices.

Physical Demands

The physical demands listed here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of his/her job.  Under the ADA, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to sit, stand, walk up and down stairs, crouch, stoop and reach.
  • Ability to lift up to 25-50 lbs.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics listed here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Under the ADA, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an individual assigned to this position.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified.  Messe Frankfurt, Inc. reserves the right to modify this job description at any time.

As a Sales Coordinator you will be responsible for exhibit space sales and exhibitor related communications for specific brands and trade shows assisting the Sales Manager in the administration and communication of effective customer support activities.  As a sales professional you will perform a variety of administrative duties and sales related support.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Specific duties and responsibilities in the administration sales programs for MFI trade shows include the following, but the individual will also be expected to perform all the duties necessary which are customarily performed by a person holding this position. Other duties may be assigned.

Responsibilities

  • Provide general sales and exhibitor related communications support for specific brands and trade shows and assisting the Sales Manager with customer support activities.
  • Identify, qualify and close US exhibitor prospects for the portfolio of international and domestic events as assigned by the Sales Manager.
  • Perform administrative tasks, including mailing functions, organizational projects, invoices, produce and distribute sales reports, timelines and general record keeping.
  • Maintain effective sales database for relevant trade shows.
  • Maintain an updated floor plan for relevant trade shows and coordinate with Sales Manager and operations team.
  • Working in SalesLogix, track communications with exhibitors and follow up on invoices, payments, confirmations, deadlines, catalogue orders, ancillary MFI services and general communications.
  • General exhibitor request fulfillment (specific request to be handled by Sales Manager).
  • Contribute to identifying ideas on increasing show revenues through alternatives to booth and sponsorship sales.
  • Coordination of services provided to exhibitors, attendees and miscellaneous projects required by Sales Manager prior to and during the onsite operation of relevant trade shows.
  • Assist with Sales Managers’ campaigns.
  • Research and develop content for Sales Manager campaigns.
  • Address exhibitor concerns, requests and questions prior, during and after trade show.
  • Assist Sales Manager with the coordination, preparation and execution of sales campaigns.
  • Working with Expo Cad, confirm booth placements with the Sales Manager to exhibitors.
  • Assist international and domestic Sales Partners with questions.
  • Assist with exhibitor registration and the production of the directory.
  • Maintain industry and product knowledge and inform company of changing market conditions and competitive issues.
  • Train/supervise temporary staff.
  • Additional support functions in the daily communication, record keeping and strategic positioning of the shows.

Knowledge and Abilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed here are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required.  Under the American Disabilities Act (ADA), reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to be present in the office.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Ability to pass a background check and drug screening test.

Education

  • BA or equivalent work experience.

Qualifications & Work Experience

  • Attention to detail, strong planning and organizing skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office and comprehension of contact management databases
  • 2-3 years of administrative office experience a plus
  • Sales experience and the strong desire to develop as a sales professional

Physical Demands

The physical demands listed here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of his/her job.  Under the ADA, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to work long hours on-site during shows.
  • Ability to sit, stand, walk, travel to shows and walk up and down stairs, crouch, stoop and reach.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics listed here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Under the ADA, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Basic office environment
  • Trade show environment

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an individual assigned to this position.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified.

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Messe Frankfurt Inc.
3200 Windy Hill Road SE,
Suite 500 West
Atlanta, GA, USA 30339
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