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Finance Manager (fixed-term contract - maternity cover)

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:

As Finance Manager you will lead the accounting and the credit managment activities, accurately prepare the required statutory and group financal reports and statements, providing valuable reccomandation to the CFO and Country Manager.  Together with the CFO assure that the company processes and procedures are compliant with the local and group requirements.

Main Responsibilities:

 Ensure compliance with statutory and group requirements, maintain appropriate administrative and accounting processes. Ensure accuracy and general integrity of the accounting function and the related reports. Supervise the daily operations of the chief accountant and ensure her/his proper growth and development
 Oversee the daily activities of the credit manager especially in terms of proper communication with clients and internal department (sales, supply chain, controlling), follow-up and compliance with local and group credit procedures.
 Accurately and timely prepare and communicate to local authorities and Ferrero group financial reports and accounting statements, including:

  • Statutory Profit & Loss statement
  • Statutory and IFRS Balance Sheet by Session
  • Planning of Direct Cash Flow and Discretionary Cash flow

 Prepare Corporate tax calculations
 Provide the highest level of advice and recommendation to the CFO and the Country Manager based on the analysis of the above mentioned financial reports and statements
 Implement and regularly reviews policies and procedures in order to provide guidance to the different functions/departments so that their procedures meet the company’s regulations (local and group GRC requirements), accounting principles and standards.
 Set all necessary GRC controls related to the Finance Fuction
 Lead the year-end audit process and fiscal audits
 Ensure the proper communication with insurance companies and banks
 Operates in accordance with Group guidelines to recruit, manage, motivate, coach and develop own staff.
 Assures an effective and efficient management of assigned personnel defining activities planning.
 Directs and maintains various activities designed to promote and maintain a high level of employee engagement.

Who we are looking for:

 Bachelors’ degree in Economics
 Minimum 5 years of proven experience as Finance Manager in a multinational environment
 Good command of English
 MS Office knowledge
 SAP Knowledge
 In depth knowledge of corporate financial law and risk management practices
 Ability to perform complex account reconciliation
 Prior leadership experience and excellent leadership and managerial skills
 Strong analytical akills and problem solving oriented
 Ability to organise and meet deadlines
 Good communication skills
 Team player with pro-active approach and problem solving personality

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. 

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