Financial Controller

Key Responsibilities And Accountabilities

Ensure high quality accounting and compliance by managing the entire controls environment and developing this in line with internal and external regulations
Responsible for a sharp month end close and development of strong management reporting tools
Oversee Balance Sheet and AP process, reviewing the pay run and ensuring correct governance is always followed
Prepare year end audit files for review by external auditors
Ensure insurance policies are in place.
Responsible from General Ledger Accounting, work closely with global process owners and ensure all financial accounting activities and processes are executed effectively and efficiently with appropriate controls and end to end view
Manage Month End Close, Accruals, Employee Related Adjustments, Prepayments, Fixed Assets accounting and reporting and the overall Controls framework across the enterprise
Process compliance: with all relevant legislation and company procedures (General ledger, Treasury, Purchase to Pay)
Primary contact point for external auditors in guidance of Financial Accounting & Reporting.
Close alliance with Tax planning, compliance, analysis, Purchase to Pay (P2P)} support in the Tax area, reporting
General Accounting: JE preparation/posting, allocations, intercompany reconciliations, deferred revenue, accruals/pre-payments, prepaid expenses, intangibles, reporting and account analysis
Responsible for ensuring compliance with financial regulations both locally and required for IFRS and Upfield control standards through Control Self-Assessment and inform relevant Leadership team in breach of any key controls
Responsible for ensuring compliance with local tax and fiduciary submissions

Skills, Experience And Qualifications

A qualified, registered accountant with either CPA or ACCA
At least 5 years on similar role in FMCG
Preferably experience from the big 4 audit firms
Working knowledge with an ERP system preferably SAP is required


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