Financial Controller

Michael Page Finance
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£55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Closing date
Nov 9, 2021

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Financial controller to provide financial and business support to a leading division of one of the world's leading FMCG organisations.

Client Details

My client are a multinational, leading FMCG business with 20,000 employees worldwide and a circa 8Bn turnover per annum.


  • Providing advice and decision support to the Northern Europe Managing Director,
  • Provide the management with clear understanding of the business, analyse sales, price increases, FTT management, A&P investments, overheads, profitability, product allocations
  • Consolidation of 11 subsidiaries and 1 distributor markets in NE during key phases and for key meetings
  • Follow-up and guidance to market finance teams, following the MD's direction
  • "Market Lead" within the Controlling team for these markets, building relevant relationships and specific knowledge, including Market visits as appropriate
  • Lead the Budget and its revisions for the European markets.
  • Establish the European budget calendar.
  • Provide guidance and support to the markets. Challenge budget assumptions. Follow-up of adjustments requested by the management of Europe and the group
  • Ensure the Risk & Opportunity and landing processes
  • Coordinate the reporting of Cash from markets to the group
  • Provide clear understanding of the impacts vs. previous year and vs. Budget
  • Consolidate comments from the European markets and provide European overview of the Cash
  • Ensure the Risk & Opportunity and landing processes
  • Ensure accurate, reliable and continuous product trace-ability throughout Europe Markets, liaising with the Supply Chain function, Market teams and other Regions as appropriate
  • Follow-up of actions implemented with markets, regions, and brand protection team.
  • Provide regular updates on the status of legal inter-Market product movements to Senior Mgt, advising actions in line with competition law scope, with a focus on TNT flows and Customer/Channel pricing
  • Price tracking across Europe markets, including involvement in rollout projects for relevant tools
  • Ad-hoc analysis to support management decisions
  • Animate the accounting community across Europe


  • Qualified Accountant ACA/ACCA/CIMA
  • Minimum 7 years' of experience in Finance & analysis background
  • Strong knowledge of finance and accounting principles combined with good commercial acumen
  • Project management experience
  • Experience with Tax, Cash and Working Capital reporting is preferred
  • International mindset with experience in a large Group is an advantage
  • Strong analytical skills, with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Action and result oriented, driving for improved performance
  • Good organisational skills and planning
  • IT literacy (SAP, Hyperion-Essbase, Cognos, MS Office)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Team player
  • Initiative and autonomy
  • Ambitious and eager to learn and take on new challenges
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • High levels of energy, drive, motivation, integrity and trust

Job Offer

£60,000 - £65,000, Car Allowance, Bonus, Pension.


Michael Page specialises in the permanent, temporary and interim recruitment of qualified accountants. In fact, our organisation was founded to provide selection and recruitment services for accounting professionals and has been a market leader in this field for more than 35 years.

We have earned the trust of clients in industry and commerce, the banking and financial services markets and the public and not-for-profit sector. We also have an exemplary track record of completing assignments for everyone from small, boutique practices to the Big Four firms.

Many of our consultants have a background in accounting and finance – that’s real, grass roots expertise at your disposal. Combine that with the global reach you get from a company that has over 155 offices in 36 countries and you’re looking at a pretty formidable package. We are confident no other consultancy is better qualified to help you make that crucial, next step in your career.

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