Senior Financial Analyst Tradall (Geneva)

Function:
Finance
Role:
Administrative
Employment Type:
Permanent
Hours:
Full Time
Region:
Europe
Area:
Any
Salary:
Competitive
Posted:
03-Dec-19
Recruiter:
Bacardi-Martini Ltd
Job Ref:
2635

About the role

The role is to ensure that the company's financial accounting is complete and accurate, in line with internal and external standards, that the processes are compliant with Bacardi policies and guidelines,

that the relevant controls are in place and adapted to the business model.

This is reached by:

- Ensuring the financial accounts in SAP completely and accurately reflect the underlying assets and liabilities, through making sure the business is following the internal control procedures and necessary analytical review

- Identifying risks in line with the evolving business model and ensure the adequacy of internal controls to prevent financial losses

- Ensuring that standard processes and procedures are properly implemented and followed-up (mainly in the Procure-To-Pay area), in alignment with the involved stakeholders

- Leading continual simplification and improvement efforts and challenging status-quo

- Ensuring a successful collaboration with multifunctional colleagues and worldwide stakeholders

- The role is varied and requires flexibility and adaptability to the changing environment

Responsibilities

Control environment and financial statements

- Trial Balance selected accounts reviews, analysis of movements, identify gaps or risks, take corrective action or escalate

- Freight costs account control, payments reconciliations with carriers, accounts clearing

- Accts Payable and Accts Receivable review for Co-Packers, ensure no overdue nor aged items

- Vendors debit balances review and follow-up, in liaison with the Shared Service Center

- Regular review of main suppliers

- Responsible for local accounting exceptions

- Support the annual review of the SOX controls matrix, check adequacy with the business environment

- Coordinate SOX deficiencies remediation with control owners

- Control owner for some SOX controls

- Support implementation of new USGAAP standards

- Support new controls implementation as per business model evolution

- Have regular or ad-hoc calls with stakeholders (Operations Centers, Shared Service Center, global functions, etc) to ensure constant alignment and gaps resolution follow-up

- Coordinate or provide support to recurring or ad-hoc requests

Process improvement and projects

- Implement and monitor non-standard Procure-To-Pay processes, identify gaps and take relevant action

- Provide full support to global projects as relevant in the Procure-To-Pay area

- Ongoing review of processes with external service providers, map, improve, adapt and follow-up as necessary

- Support global projects or initiatives impacting accounting by playing the coordination role for Tradall

Audit support and coordination

- Coordinate intermediate & year-end Financial and SOX audit with the auditors and the relevant parties (functions, Shared Services, the Finance community, etc...)

- Coordination and communication for year-end Tradall stock count for Group entities & Third-Party service providers. Align with auditors for plants selection, stock count dates, and control documentation

- Interact with the Global SOX team as relevant

- Support internal or external audits as appropriate

- Support the compliance team on ad-hoc requests

Skills and Experience

- Internal control expert and able to support the control environment in line with group financial policies

- Ability to identify the root cause of issues and develop plans to resolve

- Understand business risks

- Data analysis skills

- Result-driven, able to measure performance through KPIs and metrics

- Communication and presentation skills

- Highly organized, motivated, detail-oriented, a sense of urgency, and an ability to prioritize tasks

- Influencing skills

- Able to deliver continuous improvement in effectiveness and efficiency

- At ease with matrix organization

Education:

- University or similar degree in finance, accounting & controlling

- Experience:

- 6-7 years of experience in a controlled environment

- Good accounting skills

- Good understanding of a strong internal control environment

- Process design and review experience

- Big-4 experience an asset

- Procure-To-Pay process knowledge an asset

Languages:

- English fluent

- Other languages an asset

Functional Excellence:

- Ownership and responsibility

- Process mindset

- Autonomy

- Proactivity

- Challenging mindset

- Problem-solving

- Curiosity

Technical Skills

- SAP knowledge an advantage

- MS Office tools (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

Leadership Excellence

Living our Values and demonstrating high Learning Agility will be fundamental not only for success in this role but also for potential growth to other roles across Bacardi in the future.

We are looking for people who are globally mobile and have aspirations to experience different

cultures

Our culture

We share the passion and entrepreneurial flair of our founder and are guided by our three culture pillars - Fearless, Family and Founders, they inspire our Primos to be the best they can be and drive us forward in all we do. But what does this mean?

· Being Fearless; means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable trying new things and taking risks. We are empowered to question, challenge and innovate.

· Family; We treat each other, and our communities, like Family. Always.

· Founders; The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do. We see the business as if it's our own. We do the right thing for the business and we all take accountability for our work.

When you join Bacardi, you become part of our family and gain more than just a job.

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