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Date: Nov 7, 2017

Location: Warsaw, PL

Company: DANONE

Danone is a leader of creating tasty and healthy high quality dairy products made with the best polish milk, expert knowledge and years of experience. You definitely know such brands as Activia, Danio, Danonki, Fantasia, Actimel, Danone Yogurt, but also Gratka, DanMleko, Danacol or Kiri's Cheese.


Currently we are looking for:


Financial Controller Head Office - Central Europe and Nordics



Mission of the role:


As a part of Financial Planning & Reporting & Financing Team you will be responsible for optimisation and cost control of Headoffice function for the Central Europe & Nordic region (10 countries) closely cooperating with Board of Directors of Central Europe and Nordic region (main business partners).


Key responsibilities:


Ensure effective cost controls in Headoffice functions in the Central Europe & Nordics region:

  • Play key role in coordinating and challenging estimations
  • Manage Period Closing process for 10 countries
  • Present Headoffice cost to Finance Director including analysis of risks & opportunities
  • Provide comprehensive reporting to Function Heads (mostly members of Board of Directors)
  • Monitor actual performance including reporting of variance analysis, trends and comments
  • Challenge the business with a critical view and recommend solutions
  • Be able to explain finance complexities to non-finance Business Partners

Manage Overheads Database in BI tool (Oracle Essbase):

  • Upload and reconcile actuals and estimations
  • Maintain reliable base for preparation of managerial reports and mirror business changes in BI tool (cost centres hierarchy, costs by nature)

Prepare Overheads part for Consolidated Financial Statements both for actual and forecasted results in terms of:

  • Quaterly reporting in line with Danone Groupe guidelines
  • Communication of full year landing to Planning & Reporting and Financing Manager 

Reporting tools optimization


Ideal Candidate:

  • University degree in finance/numerical related field (economics, finance, banking, accounting, mathematics, quantitative methods or similar)
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in financial control/analysis area
  • Solid experience in financial and management accounting, budgeting and forecasting as well as financial statements preparation
  • Knowledge of SAP / Hyperion - would be a strong asset
  • Advanced Excel
  • Very good English
  • ACCA/CIMA would be an advantage
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills - ability to see through figures to highlight business trends and impacts to both finance and non finance community
  • Excellent communication skills - Strong ability to convince, setting up relation on various company levels of hierarchy
  • Ability to anticipate, prioritise activities and work under pressure in dynamic FMCG environment


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