Financial Controller Manufacturing

Employment Type:
Full Time
Bacardi-Martini Ltd
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About the role

Key role in partnering with and advising the Operations team, in both strategic and operational areas, delivering best in class financial analysis, enabling decision making to deliver excellence in execution across key performance indicators.

Responsible of delivering value added performance reporting and driving Operations accountability on financial results. Ensuring effective cost control for local management and challenge status quo to help improve overall Operations performance.

Fully engaged member of France Operation Center (OC) team to deliver Finance Business support

Key accountabilities and responsibilities

Finance Business Partner of Operations : understand business drivers, share his opinion and challenge Operations to improve performance

- Monitor performance: understand business drivers and analyse facts to understand true performance

- Drive discussions with managers on deviations to plan and recovery actions

- Bring a clear culture of accountability throught fact based reporting, shared with managers

- Challenge performance and status quo to influence forecasts : provide forward looking analysis

- Lead business case costing (new product development, CAPEX and savings,...)

Responsible for Financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting

- Manage all aspects of the month end performance reporting based on SAP & TM1 tools and year end closing, including Purchase Price Variance, production variances, production costs, ...

- Owner and leader of budgeting & forecasting process

- Identify business Risks and Opportunities with financial impacts

- Standards costing and SAP Product Costing : annual standard costs preparation, validation and communication

Projects and Capital Expenditure

- Support Lean Manufacturing project implementation

- Appraise new projects, including savings and payback calculations

- CAPEX controlling, support delivery of project within agreed budgets, including both capex and savings if relevant

Internal control & compliance

- Ensure compliance with US GAAP and with Group Financial Reporting rules

- Responsible of SOX procedures for sites

Measures of success

- Financial Results - Develop, communicate and achieve key Financial metrics - Sales, Cost Control, Regional EFO, DSO

- Transparency - Communicate in a fully transparent manner and timely fashion with peers and senior management

- Talent: Deliver against talent management activities

- Integration in Operations team, positive feedback in terms of Finance value added and business partnership

Critical experiences for success

- Degree in finance / accounting / controlling

- 5 years finance experience, plant controller and/or financial auditor

- Fluent French & English

- Experience within changing environments, multinational organisations

- Ability to connect to operations in the fied (connect figures & business case with plant's reality)

- Team spirit: team first, then the individual, offers trust, solidarity

- Autonomous / Anticipating / Proactive / Result oriented

- SAP experience

Our ways of working

Our family legacy has positively influenced our ways of working and has shaped the values to which our employees aspire. We're caring, like a family, and not only internally, but also in the wider communities in which we operate. This is demonstrated by our commitment to both act responsibly and promote the choice to drink responsibly. We trust one another, and through that trust are able to forge strong teams and networks that empower our matrix organization structure. We're passionate, reflecting our Latin heritage, and this means that we commit more than just time to our work: we commit energy, heart and soul. We are dedicated to being a role model in our industry, and we approach everything we do with Integrity First. Together, our values help us create what we're most proud of: our True Heart and Winning Spirit - both in our home markets and across the world.

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