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Finance Controller

Job Location: Kuwait City

Company description

Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in 55 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? Nearly 35,000 dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them. 

Diversity Statement

Ferrero is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture in which all employees feel welcomed and appreciated and have the same opportunities. We believe all of our people are equally talented in their own way. In nurturing the curiosity and natural abilities of our employees, we provide them, generation after generation, the means to succeed personally and professionally, enabling them to craft their journey at Ferrero. The diversity of our talents is what makes our work environment multicultural, innovative and highly rewarding.

About the Role:

The Finance Controller manages all the controlling and reporting activities including providing financial information to Leadership Team in Kuwait (General Manager and its first line) and is responsible for managing the P&L for Kuwait while ensuring Implementation and coordination of financial Controlling procedures of the Company in accordance with local legislation and Group policies.

Main Responsibilities:

Planning, Budgeting, Forecasting

  • Lead budget and forecasting processes for Kuwait P&L working with department heads to prepare financial budgets and reports
  • Ensures accurate and timely reporting to management of scheduled reports
  • Makes recommendations to ensure fiscal year targets are achieved
  • Financial Systems
    Regularly upgrade systems as required per Company financial systems, ensuring data integrity between interface of different systems
  • Reporting/Controls
  • Ensure month end closing activities are performed in due time and performs analysis of each month end closing vs the latest forecasting scenarios
  • Responsible for financial simulations required by the management
  • Responsible of reporting of financial info. to regional and central HQ
  • Legal
  • Reviews contracts with customers from an administrative perspective to safeguard Ferrero’s economic interest
  • GRC
  • Responsible for the implementation of Group/Region policies and procedures at local level
  • Audit remediation
  • Manages risks and sensibilization of local colleagues to risk management

Who we are looking for:

  • Arabic Mother tongue, Fluent in English
  • 4-7 years of experience in relevant roles
  • Knowledge of financial and financial controlling in commercial environment, relevant experience in FMCG environment is a plus
  • Ability to establish and enforce administrative financial control systems, policies, and procedures
  • Knowledge of financial planning and budget management principles
  • Ability to gather and analyze data, compile information and prepare reports
  • Good knowledge of SAP, HFM knowledge is a plus

How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero:

Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world. 

Strong analytical mind, attention to details on one hand and great organisational skills on the other, are the key to success.  Employee contribution and engagement at Ferrero is based on the individual, team and organisation dimension, so you should have the ability to work independently, as a team member and build good relations with stakeholders on all levels.  Being flexible and dealing with a dynamic working environment and embedding new knowledge and skills in existing competencies will definitely help you to become a high performer here. 

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Finance, Administration & Control
Kuwait City
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