Financial Controller

Newbury Permanent £55,000 - £65,000
  • FTSE 250 exposure
  • Huge progression opportunities.

About Our Client

My client are a multinational, leading FMCG business with 20,000 employees worldwide and a circa 8Bn turnover per annum.

Job Description

  • Providing advice and decision support to the Northern Europe Managing Director,
  • Provide the management with clear understanding of the business, analyse sales, price increases, FTT management, A&P investments, overheads, profitability, product allocations
  • Consolidation of 11 subsidiaries and 1 distributor markets in NE during key phases and for key meetings
  • Follow-up and guidance to market finance teams, following the MD's direction
  • "Market Lead" within the Controlling team for these markets, building relevant relationships and specific knowledge, including Market visits as appropriate
  • Lead the Budget and its revisions for the European markets.
  • Establish the European budget calendar.
  • Provide guidance and support to the markets. Challenge budget assumptions. Follow-up of adjustments requested by the management of Europe and the group
  • Ensure the Risk & Opportunity and landing processes
  • Coordinate the reporting of Cash from markets to the group
  • Provide clear understanding of the impacts vs. previous year and vs. Budget
  • Consolidate comments from the European markets and provide European overview of the Cash
  • Ensure the Risk & Opportunity and landing processes
  • Ensure accurate, reliable and continuous product trace-ability throughout Europe Markets, liaising with the Supply Chain function, Market teams and other Regions as appropriate
  • Follow-up of actions implemented with markets, regions, and brand protection team.
  • Provide regular updates on the status of legal inter-Market product movements to Senior Mgt, advising actions in line with competition law scope, with a focus on TNT flows and Customer/Channel pricing
  • Price tracking across Europe markets, including involvement in rollout projects for relevant tools
  • Ad-hoc analysis to support management decisions
  • Animate the accounting community across Europe

The Successful Applicant

  • Qualified Accountant ACA/ACCA/CIMA
  • Minimum 7 years' of experience in Finance & analysis background
  • Strong knowledge of finance and accounting principles combined with good commercial acumen
  • Project management experience
  • Experience with Tax, Cash and Working Capital reporting is preferred
  • International mindset with experience in a large Group is an advantage
  • Strong analytical skills, with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Action and result oriented, driving for improved performance
  • Good organisational skills and planning
  • IT literacy (SAP, Hyperion-Essbase, Cognos, MS Office)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Team player
  • Initiative and autonomy
  • Ambitious and eager to learn and take on new challenges
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • High levels of energy, drive, motivation, integrity and trust

What's on Offer

£60,000 - £65,000, Car Allowance, Bonus, Pension.

Josh MacDonnell
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Phone number
+44 118 955 9068

Job summary

Financial Controller
FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)
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Consultant name
Josh MacDonnell
Consultant phone
+44 118 955 9068
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