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Financial Controller

Job Location: ​North Sydney​

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 more than 50 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? 38,767  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.

About the Role:

As the Financial Controller, you will spearhead Ferrero’s financial annual budgeting and forecasts to ensure clarity of business performance, KPIs and scorecard measurement. You will be the analytical engine of the company and provide insights to support optimal business decision making and provide financial consulting and strategic support to senior management by preparing monthly financial presentations.

The role reports directly into the CFO and has two financial analysts who you will be responsible for managing and developing. 

Main Responsibilities:

Alongside the CFO, you will supervise the preparation of the annual Budget, Forecasts for the Profit & Loss (by SKU & by Customer) from Gross Sales through to Operating result.  This will involve working with key stakeholders in the business to receive reliable inputs on time, prepare and communicate planning calendars to the business, and ensure applicable data is uploaded to on time and in line with group reporting deadlines.

You will be responsible for reviewing and performing analysis on business performance, variances to forecast, risks and opportunities, new product development and benchmarking against other Ferrero subsidiaries. Key stakeholders will turn to you for support on decisions, where you will give your expertise on profitability, costing, and expense management, and provide advice to assist with decision making from a financial point of view. 

Our systems include Essbase, Hyperion and SAP, and you will ensure data integrity and maintain master data.As the Financial Controller, you will authorise purchases in alignment to the budget, ensuring correct coding, and supervise verification of pricing as per company projects.

Who we are looking for:

You are a degree qualified finance professional, who comfortably knows their way around financial statements, operational processes, budgets, forecasts, and internal control & audit. 

As the role works with many different internal stakeholders, you will need to build effective relationships through excellent communication and influencing skills, the ability to solve problems, and achieve set goals. 

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. 

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.

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Amministrazione, Finanza e Controllo di Gestione
North Sydney
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