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Country Accounting and Reporting Manager CZ & SK


Date: Feb 10, 2019

Location: Prague, CZ

Company: DANONE

As a Country Accounting and Reporting Manager you will be working closely with other CBS teams and local businesses and you would be responsible for statutory and tax reporting of 2 Danone legal entities in Czech Republic and 2 Danone legal entities in Slovakia: Danone (Essential Dairy Products) and Nutricia (Early Life Nutrition and Advanced Medical Nutrition). Your main role would be to ensure compliance of local accounting activities and statutory reporting with group policies and applicable accounting and tax regulations and laws. You will be the leader of the Accounting and Reporting team.

Are you ready to join Danone, one of the biggest FMCG companies with the focus on bringing health through food to as many people as possible, and join us to contribute to a healthier world? Get onboard as:

Country Accounting and Reporting Manager CZ & SK

(Fulltime, Location: Prague)

As Country Accounting and Reporting Manager your key responsibilities are:

  • Ensure that financial processes are in place to comply with all local statutory and tax obligations (group policies and applicable regulations and laws)
  • Lead the preparation of all statistical and other statutory returns and reports required by the local legislation and ensure submission on time and in full
  • Prepare statutory financial statements and report to regulatory bodies and other institutions
  • Coordinate local annual financial audit by one of the BIG4 companies
  • Act as the key contact for all statutory and tax related matters in the country
  • Manage relationship with tax authorities (including managing tax audits) in close cooperation with Regional/Central Tax and local finance teams
  • Monitor tax risks and opportunities and support Regional/Central Tax in projects aimed at generation of tax savings and mitigation of tax exposures
  • Maintain up to date statutory accounting and tax knowledge within the company
  • Establish effective procedures and process improvements
  • Ensure that ERP systems are maintained correctly; all legislative changes are addressed appropriately in cooperation with local/central IT
  • Closely cooperate with the Shared Service Center located in Poland, local business controllers and Country Directors

We are looking for a Country Accounting and Reporting Manager with the following profile:

Experience & Technical Knowledge:

  • University degree in Finance or Accounting with a minimum of 8 years work experience in an accounting or finance management position;
  • Working experience in a multinational environment with ideal experience in a shared services environment
  • Czech chartered accountant certification is necessary and ACCA or equivalent related certificate would be an asset;
  • Good understanding of International Financial Reporting Standards;
  • Proficiency in local accounting and tax regulations;
  • Fluently in English and Czech, spoken and written;
  • Accounting ERP Systems knowledge (SAP or Navision would be a plus)

Skills & Competencies:

  • Passion for improvement, self-motivated, goal-oriented and proactive
  • Strong analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Strong business and commercial acumen
  • Highly structured thinker and communicator with the ability to explain complex accounting and tax issues in a simple way
  • Problem-solving mindset with ability to influence different stakeholders

What is in it for you?

  • Build your capabilities in a real-life context enabling you to grow in an organic manner via hands-on experience and day-to-day challenges
  • Be part of a new organization (a new SSC), playing a significant role in managing the accounting of Danone businesses in Czech
  • Good opportunities to develop professional career in international environment
  • Competitive salary
  • Social benefit package

Are you interested in joining us?
Apply directly via Applications via mail or Indeed are not taken into consideration. For more information about the position or the procedure please contact Eszter Bánhidi (Talent Manager EE).


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